MIUI 12 new features added in Xiaomi’s Android OS

Xiaomi’s custom Android skin, MIUI, may not even remotely look or function like stock Android, but that’s what makes it one of the most popular third-party skins out there. MIUI is full of useful features, which are sometimes much better than their stock Android counterparts. Xiaomi also adds exciting features that often inspire Google to adapt them for all Android users—one can argue MIUI’s full-screen navigation swipe gestures is one of those features. Despite the continuous improvements and routine additions of new features in existing versions of MIUI, Xiaomi continues to bring loads of exciting new features in each incremental MIUI update. Xiaomi announced the latest version, MIUI 12, recently, and it brings a slew of aesthetic improvements and beautiful animations for Mi and Redmi-branded devices. Xiaomi also included several new features for privacy and health.

MIUI 12 update full changelog:-
Privacy protection

  • New: MIUI 12 is the first Android-based mobile OS that went through the rigorous enhanced privacy protection testing.
  • New: Reset your device ID and control how it’s used based on virtual ID technology.
  • New: Grant permissions that will be used only while you’re using an app.
  • New: You can also grant permissions just once, and decide again next time a permission is required.
  • New: Restrict access to telephony to third party apps.
  • New: Return blank messages to the apps that require personal information.
  • New: Receive notifications whenever apps record audio, use camera, or access your location.
  • New: Use secure sharing to control what additional data is sent along with shared items.
  • New: Get comprehensive stats on how apps use permissions in app behavior history.
  • New: Visit privacy.miui.com to learn how MIUI protects your privacy. Optimization: Apps aren’t allowed to launch other apps in the background now.
  • New: You can create folders with notes now.
  • New: New dynamic backgrounds look gorgeous!
  • New: Tasks are completed with a satisfying animation now.
  • New: Checklists of subtasks make managing your agenda much simpler.
  • New: New animations feel natural and refreshing.
  • New: Keep your home safe with smart home device alerts.
  • New: Binging your favorite shows will be more convenient with our new video toolbox.
Xiaomi Cloud
  • New: Shared family storage plan is available now.
  • New: New layout tailored for landscape orientation is available now.
  • New: We added lots of fresh animations that will accompany your actions.
  • New: Calendar cards will remind you about important events and anniversaries.

AI Call Assistant
  • New: Mi AI can answer your calls now!
  • New: You can record a customized greeting that will be played to the other person during AI calls.
  • New: Customized greetings are also supported for outgoing calls.

Xiaomi Health
  • New: All-new Xiaomi Health gives you more options and makes your health stats more accurate.
  • New: Put your device next to you before falling asleep to analyze your sleep cycle and record talking and snoring.
  • New: You can sync data with supported wearable and smart home devices.
  • New: Xiaomi Health can remind you to stand up and move when it detects that you’ve been sitting down for too long.
  • New: The app also analyzes your stats and gives you simple health advice.

Control center
  • New: Swipe down from the upper right corner of your screen to open Control center.
  • New: Animated icons are a joy to look at!

  • New: Mi Ditto combines dictation and speech output, making mobile devices more convenient for people who have difficulties using conventionally designed smartphones.

  • New: Traffic and suggested routes to airports and train stations.
  • New: You can track your previous trips now.
  • New: Checklists for trips.
  • New: Alarms for train arrivals.

Mi Carrier Services
  • New: View your SIM balance and mobile data usage stats.
  • New: Save frequently used phone numbers to top up balance and buy mobile data later.
  • New: Buy SIM cards and services.

  • New: Promotional messages are grouped according to their content now.
  • Status bar, Notification shade
  • New: All-new design.

  • New: New animations bring the weather from outside directly to your screen.

  • New: Security introduces new comprehensive privacy protection mechanisms.
  • New: Lite mode simplifies your device and brings essential features upfront.

File Manager
  • New: Use the floating shortcut to filter and sort items, as well as switch view.

System animations
  • New: All-new physically based animation engine with advanced architecture will refresh your 
  • device’s look.
  • New: Dynamic window technology takes switching screen orientation to a new level.

System visuals
  • Brand new visual design works for all types of content and languages.
  • Magazine-level layouts bring important things into the spotlight and make content structure clear.

Miui 12 Eligible devices:-

List of devices that will get Miui 12 are-
First Batch
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 10
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth Edition
  • Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro
  • Redmi K30 Pro
  • Redmi K30
  • Redmi K20 Pro
  • Redmi K20
Second Batch
  • Mi Mix 3
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 series
  • Redmi Note 8 Pro
  • Redmi Note 7
  • Redmi Note 7 Pro
Third Batch
  • Mi Mix 2
  • Redmi 8, 8A
  • Redmi 7, 7A
  • Mi CC9
  • Mi CC9 Pro
  • Mi CC9e

MIUI 12: Final Impressions

These thoughts are just after a single day of using the MIUI 12 closed beta ROM from China. We’ve chosen only the 12 most interesting features even though there are many more new features to talk about. Due to language restrictions and geographical factors playing a role in the availability of features, we cannot confirm which of these features will make it into the global variants of MIUI 12. The stable rollout of MIUI 12 is slated to begin at the end of June but that’s only the case in China as we don’t have a global rollout announcement yet.

Xiaomi has also shared the update schedule for the rollout of stable builds and listed the devices that will be receiving this update initially, but it must be noted that the following list only applies to China and not other regions.

U can download the beta builds of Miui 12 from here

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