Xiaomi has started teasing MIUI 14 on Chinese social media. Although the company has yet to make an official announcement, it is allowing executives to discuss the upcoming operating system on platforms like Weibo. As seen in the screenshot below, Xiaomi is trying to pitch MIUI 14 as the responsive version of its smartphone and tablet operating system, with entrepreneur Jin Fan going so far as to claim that the update is simpler and lighter than any other offshoot of Android.
Supposedly, the MIUI team has spent this year eliminating the bloat of MIUI, which comes with many pre-installed and third-party apps and services. Currently it is possible to install many of these that Xiaomi includes in MIUI 13, although there are differences between the ROMs that Xiaomi distributes in China and in other markets, including Europe and the United States. India. Therefore, it remains to be seen whether Fan is referring to all MIUI versions or just MIUI 14 that Xiaomi intends to release in China.
Also, Xiaomi has promoted older MIUI editions under these conditions. For example, Xiaomi promised only a year ago that MIUI 12.5 would be “faster and smoother” than MIUI 12, so we’d take official statements regarding MIUI 14 with a healthy dose of skepticism for now. MIUI 14 is expected to debut in the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro, which are expected to launch next month in China. Based on earlier versions of MIUI, MIUI 14 should be available with Android 12 and Android 13 running below, but a global rollout might not start until early 2023.
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