Xiaomi new MIUI 12
Xiaomi launched a new version of its Android skin MIUI. We all know how succeeding MIUI 11 is in the market, the latest MIUI 12 software will come up with a number of UI and visual improvements to eligible Xiaomi phones. It also has added some new features such as a revamped dark mode, improved privacy and security tools, new animations, new wallpapers, and much more.
At its MIUI 12 reveal event, Xiaomi also reported that MIUI now has 310 million monthly active users. Obviously, the new version is the first mobile operating system that has come up by passing TUV Rheinland’s “Android System Enhanced Privacy Protection Test.”
What is MIUI 12?
MIUI 12 is a custom skin based on the Android operating system for Mi and Redmi phones. In addition, MIUI 12 is one of the latest modified versions of Android OS with infinite customization options. It brings several exciting features including Dark Mode 2.0, Dynamic Always-on Display with over 1000+ custom animated styles, AI Calling, Navigation gestures, and more.
[highlight color=”yellow”]List of possible features of MIUI 12[/highlight]
- Sensory Visual Design.
- Super Wallpapers.
- New animations.
- Health tracking.
- AI calling.
- Enhanced Privacy.
- New navigation and gestures.
- Better camera UI.
- Perfect dark mode.
- New notification system.
- System-level changes.
- Optimized ad services.
Sensory Visual Design:
In MIUI12, Xiaomi foresaw the core system information, enabling you to imagine the status of the system at a glance. Xiaomi is saying this the new “Sensory Visual Design.” What this actually means is that now when you go through the Settings page on your phone or check out things like storage availability or more. You will recognize the system information presented in the form of graphs and visual diagrams, which makes it easier to understand and consume.
Xiaomi also identified “Super Wallpapers” with MIUI 12. The company built high-precision animated 3D models of Mars and Earth which are based on the data available for space exploration from NASA. You can easily set these Super Wallpapers on both your locked and unlocked phone screens. Whenever you turn on the dark mode, the planet chosen by you for the wallpaper will also appear night time, thereby enhancing your visual experience.
Xiaomi saw a lot on a visual redesign when it comes to MIUI 12. The new skin will come up with realistic weather animations and show real-time weather changes that appeared in the form of a time-lapse movie on your screen.
The animation of app icons will also get a refreshment time. App icons will now produce real-time feedback which is based on your gestures. Xiaomi tells that changes in gesture direction and speed might cause application icons to react in a different way.
For instance, whenever you delete an application, the ripple animation also affects the surrounding app icons.
In other areas, you’ll recognize new animations for screen rotation, buttons, charging, opening and closing apps, and more.
With MIUI 12, Xiaomi users can record their daily health activities like walking, running, cycling, and climbing stairs, by just keeping their phones in their pockets. Xiaomi also says that it uses a self-developed “AI motion behavior perception algorithm” which helps to record accurate health data and also save power at a particular time.
Xiaomi also wants you to sleep with your phone by placing it on your pillow. MIUI 12 will come up with sleep tracking that will work by keeping your phone on your pillow while you sleep. This, the company declares that it can easily track when you went to bed, how long you slept, how deep you slept, and whether you have dreams or snored.
Xiaomi trained it’s AI assistant — Xiao AI —in order to answer calls from some of the users since last year. It’s moreover the same as Google’s Call Screening feature which was identified with Pixel 3.
Xiaomi has now recognized that after half a year of testing, the AI phone assistant answered 4 million calls for the closed beta users. With MIUI 12, Xiaomi has officially updated the AI phone assistant to a feature called “AI Calling.” With it, users customize the language in which they want their calls to get answered. They will also be able to switch between automatic or manual call answering.
MIUI 12 also comes up with intensifying privacy features to Xiaomi phones. For instance, you can now select to grant permissions to apps only once or only while you’re using them. Permissions will be canceled once you’re done using an app. For apps that don’t justify the use of permissions on your phone, the “Always Allow” option will not be available.
MIUI 12 will also serve users to keep track of app behavior. You will see a record of how an app behaves on your phone, the information it collects, the other applications it uses, etc, all located in one place. You’ll also get a reminder on the top of your phone screens when sensitive permission, such as your location, is being used by an app.
Another amazing feature of Xiaomi defines as the “Mask System” offers rogue apps with empty information and a virtual identity to protect user data for five permissions containing contact lists, calendars, and call records.
The feature of photo-sharing will also be safer. Xiaomi says sensitive information such as device details will be rooted out from image files before you share them with anyone.
New navigation and gestures:
MIUI 12 release will provide a revamped navigation settings for Xiaomi devices. This new navigations button at the bottom will display more refined and will surely come up with new gesture controls too. This provides MIUI 12 a whole new iOS type experience if it didn’t already feel inspired enough.
Better camera UI:
One of the most exciting changes will come to the camera UI of MIUI. With all the hardware developments in recent times with mobile lenses, software revamp should also be a welcome change. Nothing much about it is known now and we will have to wait patiently to see how it pans out.
Perfect dark mode:
Yes, that’s the phrase that is out there about this new feature. MIUI 11 already has got a perfect dark mode but it has left its users to need for as it feels somewhat unpolished. But with the new MIUI 12, we can predict a big alter here as system applications will have a better optimized dark mode.
One of the MIUI’s engineer has also reported that the upcoming MIUI 12 will bring global system-wide dark mode support. That means dark mode feature can be used by a user in almost all third-party apps. The dark theme will change the background color to black or dark grey and text color to white. Moreover, the dark theme will drain the battery and strain on the eyes.
New notification system:
With the new MIUI 12, it is predicted that we will see a completely revamped notification center. Over the years it had brought the same interface but this time around we might see a big change here with the feature of new notification manager. It will enable the user to control everything about the notification from style, design to the font.
This could be great news to many as Xiaomi is adding some new additions to the system UI overall, towards possibly some new health services.
Optimized ad services:
MIUI users avoid ad services but they know they don’t have a choice. However, with MIUI 12 it is predicted that we have some new optimizes to the advertising services. Maybe we will have an option to disable it, or maybe we can tweak settings around to make it less disturbing.
MIUI 12 release date and availability:
Xiaomi declares that it’ll start releasing in the market of MIUI 12 by the end of June 2020.
A list of phones confirmed to receive MIUI 12 updates
|Xiaomi Mi 10||Redmi Note 8 Pro||Xiaomi Mi 9|
|Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro||Mi Note 3||Mi 6X|
|Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth Edition||Mi Mix 2||Mi CC9 Meitu Custom Edition|
|Xiaomi Mix 2s||Xiaomi Mix 3||Mi 6|
|Mi Max 3||Mi 8 Explorer Edition||Xiaomi Mi CC9e|
|Redmi K30 4G||Mi 8 Youth Edition||Xiaomi Mi CC9|
|Redmi K30 5G||Mi 8 SE||Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro|
|Redmi K30 Pro||Mi 8||Redmi Note 7|
|Redmi K20 Pro Premium Edition||Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition||Redmi Note 7 Pro|
|Redmi K20 Pro||Redmi K20||Redmi Note 5|
|Xiaomi Mi 9 SE||Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G||Redmi S2|
|Redmi 7A||Redmi 7||Redmi 8|
|Redmi 8A||Redmi 6A||Redmi 6 Pro|
These Xiaomi devices may also get the next MIUI Custom ROM
|Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G||Redmi Y1||Mi Note 10 Pro|
|Mi 9T Pro||Redmi Y2||Mi 8 Lite|
|Mi 9T||Xiaomi Mi A2||Redmi 5|
|Redmi Note 9 Pro||Xiaomi MI A3||Redmi 5 Plus|
|Redmi Note 9S||Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite||Redmi 5A|
|Redmi Note 9 Pro Max||Redmi Note 5 Pro||Redmi Note 4|
|Redmi Note 8||Redmi Note 5 Plus||Redmi Note 4X|
|Redmi Note 5A||Mi Max 2||Mi Note 10|
|Pocophone F1||Redmi Y3||Mi Play|
|Poco F1||Redmi Note 5A Prime||Mi 5X|
|Redmi Note 7S||Redmi 8A Dual||Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite|
|Redmi Note 8T||Poco X2||Xiaomi Mi A1|
Some Important Questions to Discuss
1. Will Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro get Miui 12?
Xiaomi purchased MIUI 11 to global markets in October and rolled out its creations for phones such as the Redmi K20, Redmi Note 7 Pro, and Poco F1 soon after knowing its global update roadmap in India. However, the latest version will be the 12th in the series of MIUI versions launched so far.
2. Is Miui good?
MIUI is similar to any other skin, gives Xiaomi a great amount of freedom to enhance certain tweaks to the software like adding some features that the company feels would be useful to the end consumer and generally providing a little more seamless experience.
3. Is MIUI an open-source?
Since it has one of the best open-source software, tech companies which can use it free of cost. They can change it as per their choice and create a new ROM based on Android. It is given by Xiaomi, the modified ROM goes by the name MIUI.
4. Why is MIUI the best?
The second Redmi 2 Pro also has MIUI features. MIUI is the combined one of stable and rich feature user interface with lots of customization. MIUI is one of the best customized ROM which is available today. Stock Android is always better than Samsung’s crappy TouchWiz UI.
5. Which is better Android one or MIUI?
An Android One device has a pure, clean Android software with no more customizations or added features and also no bloatware. The MIUI of the new version is not the same as the MIUI of a few years ago. In fact, MIUI 10 serves with the features that are the same as what you get with Android 9 Pie like a multitasking menu and gesture controls.