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MIUI 12 announced by Xiaomi, with new animations, better Dark mode and enhanced privacy


MIUI is Xiaomi’s own twist on Android, in a similar fashion to how Samsung has One UI. Often regarded by Xiaomi users as better than how stock Android looks and feels, MIUI has an Apple-esque look, and some great built-in features that many Android devices lack, such as a screen recorder.

Now, Xiaomi has announced the next version of its operating system – MIUI 12, which is to feature refined and enhanced system animations and an overall cleaner, flatter, simplified look, along with a focus on security and privacy.

Dark mode, which initially came with a MIUI 10 update, is said to be improved in MIUI 12, while the system’s navigation gestures have been changed to now match what we have on Android 10. In addition, new and customizable options have been added for multitasking, including floating windows for games, chat apps, and video playback apps.

Also noteworthy is Xiaomi’s addition of its own gorgeous 3D live wallpapers, which react to the phone unlocking, or the user scrolling through the launcher and opening folders, as seen in the video by XDA Developers below.

Privacy-conscious Xiaomi users will also be happy to know that MIUI 12 introduces alerts for apps that are accessing your sensitive information, or when the camera, microphone and location services are being used, with an option to deny such permissions to the app in question.

Xiaomi is expected to start rolling out the MIUI 12 update by the end of June on several of its recent devices, currently only in China, while a global release hasn’t been announced yet, but is likely to follow suit.

Some of the devices confirmed to get the update in China are the Redmi K30 and K20 series, the Redmi 8 and Note 8 series, and some of Xiaomi’s earlier smartphones, while we’re yet to see the company announce its list of global devices which will get MIUI 12.



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