More than half a year ago it was rumored that Xiaomi was to launch a tablet named Mipad and there were some leaked photos. But Xiaomi launched a smart TV instead later in the year.

Lei Jun, CEO of Xiaomi, later admitted that Xiaomi was developing a variety of smart devices but wouldn’t mass-produce all of them.

Last week Xiaomi released a MIUI for Nexus 7 Ⅱ– MIUI is a custom Android system brand used for Xiaomi’s hardware products including Xiaomi phones and the smart TV. With that, it is speculated the Mipad will come soon.

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Tracey Xiang

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