Xiaomi’s Twitter Poll let users choose between MIUI or Android One, but the results do not please


Android One

When Xiaomi decided to launch the Mi A1 under the Android One Program, a lot of users had an old dream realized: A potent Xiaomi smartphone running Vanilla Android without any interference from the company’s MIUI.

A few days ago, Xiaomi decided to test the popularity of its Mi A1 against the vast majority of smartphones. The company created a poll on its official Twitter account asking users if they prefer the heavily modified MIUI or the lacking resources, but pure, Android AOSP ROM. However, the results did not please the company, and just a few time after creating it, Xiaomi deleted the post.


Despite the company’s effort, a Twitter user @rajupp was able to grab a screenshot showing the controversial results. From 14.769 votes, 57% of the users preferred Android One, while the remaining 43% opted for MIUI. It wasn’t a very wide win for the Android One bandwagon, but the results combined with the total of votes were enough to make a bad day for the company.

It’s not a big surprise that many fans of Xiaomi’s hardware are fans of stock Android. According to LineageOS (AOSP-based Custom ROM) India and China are the number 1 and 3 regions, respectivelly, for LineageOS installs and Xiaomi has a big participation in both countries.

At the moment it’s unknown if the company will take the results to heart, or if this was just an attempt to engage its audience in a poll that backfired the social media team expectations. The results show us an embarrassing and funny truth, companies need to research before posting mindless polls, especially when they expect their product to be the winner.

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12 Comments

  1. Frandi
    February 12, 2018

    Up to self like to android no detection

  2. Allanitomwesh
    February 12, 2018

    Now if some other company, like say, Umidigi or Leagoo, took a hint from what is popular between stock android and theming…

  3. joe mont
    February 12, 2018

    Meh, they are both simply Android, Xiaomi cant slap a skin on Android and call it something else. They still lap up updates from Google like a hungry dog.

  4. Korky
    February 12, 2018

    I love the miui and when I get hands on a1 i was surprised that it’s not so good. Right u get clean android updaupd but what else? U need also download ton of apps and in muiu i get security updateu no problem. Definitely miui winner

  5. Filipp
    February 12, 2018

    localized oreo miui on my mi6 is just the best firmware ever
    moreover, miui changelog is much more rich than android’s one
    MIUI9 was a huge step forward while oreo changed almost nothing

  6. Frandi
    February 12, 2018

    Up to self like to android no detection

  7. Allanitomwesh
    February 12, 2018

    Now if some other company, like say, Umidigi or Leagoo, took a hint from what is popular between stock android and theming…

  8. Guest
    February 12, 2018

    Meh, they are both simply Android, Xiaomi cant slap a skin on Android and call it something else. They still lap up updates from Google like a hungry dog.

  9. Guest
    February 12, 2018

    I love the miui and when I get hands on a1 i was surprised that it’s not so good. Right u get clean android updaupd but what else? U need also download ton of apps and in muiu i get security updateu no problem. Definitely miui winner

  10. Filipp
    February 12, 2018

    localized oreo miui on my mi6 is just the best firmware ever
    moreover, miui changelog is much more rich than android’s one
    MIUI9 was a huge step forward while oreo changed almost nothing

  11. EasyJoe
    February 13, 2018

    Problem with MIUI is not they are bad look.

    It just MIUI is very resource hogging so after the user using for couple months with more data and apps installed then you will notice lag. Also no need to mentioned all the per-installed apps that cannot be remove.

    Pure android is waaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy better. Just installed Lineage (nougat version) to my old redmi 2, literally it back from death with reasonably fast response.

    Earlier with miui already crawling like hell, I reset to factory default still cannot help.
    Gave to my yournger kid and he keep comparing his redmi 2 (Lineage) with his brother redmi note 2 (with MIUI) LOL

  12. Guest
    February 13, 2018

    Problem with MIUI is not they are bad look.

    It just MIUI is very resource hogging so after the user using for couple months with more data and apps installed then you will notice lag. Also no need to mentioned all the per-installed apps that cannot be remove.

    Pure android is waaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy better. Just installed Lineage (nougat version) to my old redmi 2, literally it back from death with reasonably fast response.

    Earlier with miui already crawling like hell, I reset to factory default still cannot help.
    Gave to my yournger kid and he keep comparing his redmi 2 (Lineage) with his brother redmi note 2 (with MIUI) LOL