Finally, after the long speculation and official confirmation period, the MIUI 12 US from Xiaomi is now official. According to the company, this system builds from scratch and it believes that it is on par with iOS. From animation to icons and other elements, the Xiaomi MIUI 12 is absolutely new. Interestingly, 22 models are currently in beta testing and the stable version will roll out in June.
Xiaomi phones to get the MIUI 12 update for now
The models include Redmi K30, Redmi K20, Xiaomi CC9 Pro, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, Xiaomi CC9, Xiaomi CC9 Mito Custom Edition, Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi Note 7, Xiaomi Mi 8, Xiaomi Mi 8 on-screen fingerprint version, Xiaomi Mi MIX 3, Xiaomi Mi 8 Transparent Edition, Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S, Xiaomi Mi Note 3, Xiaomi Mi Max 3, Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition, Xiaomi Mi MIX 2, Redmi Note 5, Xiaomi Mi 6X, Xiaomi Mi 8 SE, Xiaomi Mi 6. After applying for the MIUI 12 internal testing, OTA upgrades will be available at 18:00 tonight.
On MIUI 12, Xiaomi’s goal is to challenge iOS basically in terms of animation. For this reason, Xiaomi has started a completely new research and it now has an extremely advanced technical architecture. The MIUI 12 comes with dynamic icons, dynamic forms, dynamic weather, and other design technologies from Xiaomi. The company emphasizes that these technologies are new. We guess it is trying to convince Mi fans that it is not a copy of iOS.
In terms of UI, MIUI 12 brings a completely new set of wallpaper function. Xiaomi brings a model of celestial bodies such as Mars, Earth, etc and turns them into dynamic wallpapers.
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MIUI 12 is safe and secure
For security and privacy, this new system has also done a lot of leading industry work over the past 10 years. MIUI 12 responds to the increasing serious information leak therefore, it obtained multiple authoritative privacy certifications. This system comes with new features such as flares and interceptors. The former can seamlessly record application behaviors and report all sensitive/suspicious behaviors to users. Furthermore, when an app requires permission for the camera, recording, and GPS, the system will give an obvious prompt, click the prompt to control the request.
The interceptors further regulate APP permissions, completely prohibits the use of cameras and background wake-ups in the background. When the application obtains permission, you can choose to allow it only during use or at a specific time. Also, MIUI 12 is the world’s first mobile operating system that passed TÜV Rheinland’s “Android System Enhanced Privacy Protection Test” to fully protect user data security.
In terms of multitasking, MIUI 12 supports a global free window. This adapts to multiple usage scenarios. For instance, if you enter a news section, you can gently slide down to expand into a small window mode, and slide up to exit. If you only need to check an app status, drag to the corner of the screen to hang and preview the status page. The MIUI global free window may be the world’s best mobile multitasking solution.
This system takes AI application to a new level
For AI, MIUI 12’s AI phone assistant is officially updated for AI calls. Users can customize the active language, switch between automatic answering or manual reply, and can also automatically answer the call without touching the phone. At the same time, you can set the AI to make a call at a specific time.
In terms of health, MIUI also brings brand-new functions that rely on a series of new algorithms and motion sensors. With your phone in your pocket, you can automatically record a full day of walking, running, cycling, and climbing stairs. More importantly, power consumption is less than 1% throughout the day!
Finally, Xiaomi also launched an MIUI menu that reproduces the classic themes of the past 10 years in high-definition. MIUI users can now get that theme which they love so much regardless of how old it is.