Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo has announced its internet of things (IoT) strategy with the launch of its first connected platform: Jovi IoT.

At the announcement event in Beijing on September 6, the company detailed that it hoped to take on the smart home market, allowing users to control the devices in their homes using their smartphones through integration with its voice assistant, according to the local media.

In July, Vivo—along with appliance manufacturer Midea, smartphone manufactuer OPPO, and others—formed the IoT Open Ecology Alliance to ensure interoperability between devices, ease of use for consumers, and streamlining of development for manufacturers.

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Chris Udemans

Christopher Udemans is a Shanghai-based data and graphics reporter. He covers Chinese artificial intelligence, mobility, and cybersecurity. You can contact him at chrisudemans [at] technode [dot] com.