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Original story (published on Jan 10) follows:

Asian phone makers love to create additional layers on top of stock Android, and MIUI from Xiaomi is perhaps the most popular distribution among them. The latest version of this skin aka MIUI 11 was accidentally teased by the OEM itself long before public release.

Xiaomi pushed an unintentional test build to the public

On September 24, the company officially unveiled the eleventh iteration of MIUI in China. Global release took some more days, as Xiaomi started to rollout new builds in a gradual manner from late October.

As the version of MIUI is not directly correlated with the underlying Android layer, Xiaomi engineers kickstarted the development of the next major release. In fact, Xu Jieyun, General Manager of Public Relations in Xiaomi did confirm that the OEM began working on the successor to MIUI 11.


Cut to now, the ‘MIUI 12’ branding as well as the logo are official – thanks to a surprising teaser made via the official handle of MIUI in Weibo.


Interestingly, there are speculations in the community about the arrival of an incremental update over MIUI 11. Often referred to as ‘MIUI 11.1’ or ‘MIUI 11.5’, the new build is supposed to address various limitations in the current iteration.

Back in November, IT Home reported that Xiaomi might introduce an enhanced version of the system-wide dark mode with the upcoming update of MIUI. The term ‘MIUI 12’ was not mentioned explicitly, but the official logo does feature a black background. ?


What are your expectations from the future version of MIUI? Let us know by commenting below.

Update 1 (March 18)

The purported roadmap for MIUI 12 can be seen here.

Update 2 (April 25)

Before the official release, Xiaomi’s co-founder Lei Jun has teased the new MIUI 12 moniker.

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I came from a mixed background of Statistics and Computer Science. My research domains included embedded computer systems, mobile computing and delay tolerant networks in post-disaster scenarios. Apart from tinkering with gadgets or building hackintosh, I like to hop on various subreddits and forums like MyDigitalLife and XDA.

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