In mid-December last year at the presentation of the new Xiaomi 13 line, the imminent release of MIUI 14 based on Android 13 was also announced. Now the stable global version of the system has begun to arrive to smartphones of the previous Xiaomi 12 line. With it, users will also receive current security updates.
As the company says, it is currently the most optimized and simplified version of MIUI available. The system architecture has been updated at the level of the Android kernel, making it easier for the processor and graphics to work, reducing the size of the firmware and memory usage. As an example, MIUI 14 on the Xiaomi 12S Ultra should run 60% smoother compared to the previous version of the system.
Among other updates, it is worth noting that now only 8 applications cannot be removed from the system, which is a significant step for the manufacturer. In addition, the system has learned compression for applications that are hardly used, and has disabled permanent notifications.
At the same time, MIUI 14 is better able to process duplicate files, and the recognition of text and objects in images in the gallery has improved. Users of branded accessories will be able to more conveniently connect them with other devices through the control center. Confidentiality with end-to-end encryption and local data processing on the device is highlighted separately.
In the design, you can now find more settings for folders with application icons and new widgets, among which there are even Tamagotchi-like animals and plants that “live” on the desktop.
Users of family accounts will be able to share photos with up to nine people through the company’s “cloud” service. It also allows you to share vital signs information from “smart” watches, which will allow you to track the current condition of family members.
Currently, only users in China and subscribers to the beta testing program (Mi Pilot Program) can download the new version of the OS. Everyone else is unlikely to have to wait long.