Xiaomi reportedly is in talks to buy Dashi, an Android ROM porting tool, for more than $50 million. (in Chinese) Dashi is able to identify an Android phone model quickly and install a customized ROM for the phone.

(Update: Su Guangsheng, founder of Dashi, confirmed of the acquisition with local media. The price wasn’t disclosed. (via Sohu IT))

Having been installed in 14 million Xiaomi phones shipped and with several million separate downloads, MIUI, the custom Android ROM by Xiaomi, now has over 20 million active users worldwide.

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Tracey Xiang

Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com