- MIUI 12 has officially been launched in India.
- MIUI 12 now brings a host of new features with itself.
- The UI from Xiaomi focuses heavily on privacy
It has been a few months since the launch of the MIUI 12 at the global stage, and now the company has finally announced this new software in India. This new version of Xiaomi's operating system for smartphones brings visual changes and a number of feature upgrades.
The MIUI 12 had previously been brought to the country as a beta version. This new MIUI 12 OS is almost identical to the Chinese version of the software which had been announced with improved UI elements and Super Wallpapers, that have been quite popular with users till now.
Commenting on the roll-out, Muralikrishnan B, Chief Operating Officer, Xiaomi India, said, "At Xiaomi, we are constantly taking customer feedback into consideration and working towards pushing our software capabilities to offer a seamless user experience. From integrating Visual IVR with MIUI 7, dual support apps on MIUI 8, improved gesture shortcuts and AI face unlock with MIUI 9, MIUI has gone through numerous crucial updates. India specific features such as Panchang, Copy OTP, Smart IRCTC SMS, MIUI SMS Caller ID etc have been greatly appreciated by our Mi Fans. Features like these make MIUI stand out from the other flavours of Android."
"With MIUI 12, our pursuit to improve and enhance user experience continues. Equipped with an optimised interface, refreshed UI design and class-leading features such as Magic Clone, Super Wallpaper, etc.we are confident that this software version will elevate the overall user experience."
MIUI 12 roll-out schedule
Xiaomi had previously announced that MIUI 12 will be coming to phones as old as the Redmi Note 5 as well as to the latest flagship models. However, the roll-out of the software will be done in phases in the coming weeks and months. During the event, Xiaomi has claimed that MIUI 12 will be rolled out to most of the Xiaomi devices available in India. The phone will be available on Mi 10 in the coming days.
MIUI 12 rollout begins in August 2020, with the first update rolling out on Mi 10, Redmi Note 9/ Redmi Note 9 Pro, Redmi Note 8/ Redmi Note 8 Pro and Redmi Note 7/ Redmi Note 7 Pro.
MIUI 12: Features
As for the software itself, the company claims that the MIUI 12 has been built from the ground up, with new animations and features spread through the UI. Xiaomi has also added Mi Light Core Animation framework to ensure the system smoothness of the software.
This latest version of the company's take on Google's Android OS comes with a number of new features and visual upgrades over its predecessor. With its upgrades, MIUI 12 promises not only smooth performance but also enhanced functionality with the help of features such as an updated version of dark mode, AI calling, new privacy and security tools, multi-tasking features, animations and wallpapers. Interestingly, Xiaomi also claims that MIUI 12 is also the first mobile operating system that has passed TÜV Rheinland's "Android System Enhanced Privacy Protection Test."
MIUI 12 also gets massive upgrades in the privacy section. The OS will now notify every time an app is accessing a sensitive feature such as the cameras, microphone, contacts, location and more. Users can now block access to such apps with a single tap. Sadly, the virtual ID feature from the Chinese ROM did not make it to the global ROM.
As for multitasking features, there are now apps running floating windows while you use another. Xiaomi has also added a new Privacy Cast feature that lets you cast your screen to Miracast supported TVs without showing notifications.