MIUI 12 is a modified version of the Android OS with several customizations and user experience improvements. It has been developed for the MI and Redmi phones manufactured by Xiaomi. MIUI 12 is a great step change from MIUI 11, based on its revamped features. This includes better privacy settings, usability, and interface improvements coupled with enhanced styling. The release schedule is expected to start in June 2020 with Mi 9, Mi 9T Pro/ Redmi K20, and ProMi 9T/ Redmi K20 phones. Other phones will follow thereafter.
Key Features and Specs
It comes with an exciting interface design and features that enhance the user experience. This includes new privacy settings, real-time colors, smoother animations, better interface, and health tracking app among others. Let’s delve at some of these features.
Enhanced Data Security and Privacy
Included in the new software is better privacy protection. In its development, Xiaomi put a lot of consideration into its customers’ privacy and security. Users have been given greater control of personal data and information while using the phone.
Every time an app needs to access a camera or location, a message will come up indicating if you want to grant access or deny it. Additionally, permissions required by an app will be shown to you in the phone’s usage history. Furthermore, Xiaomi included a new feature where the system will not provide any data to apps that request access to personal data.
Great Control Center
Possibly, the biggest transformation is the adoption of a more robust and intuitive control center. The icon in the control center resembles the real images. The settings panel appears when you swipe down the notification shade.
When you swipe down the right side of the home screen, it will open the control center. Likewise, swiping on the left side displays the notification pane. This improves your ability to use the phone one-handed.
MIUI 12 comes with live animated wallpapers that have a great zooming feature when the phone is unlocked. The graphics and the color motion are a sight to behold. You need to get hold of the new software to appreciate the virtual reality that they’ve created.
Intuitive Weather App
Also included on the home screen is a new weather app to keep you updated on what is happening in your environment, also giving you a satellite view of the sky on your screen. With this, you will have a better feel of what’s happening outside.
MIUI 12 also comes with a better multitasking experience. Various games or apps don’t support the ability to split-screen. Xiaomi developed the floating apps feature ‘Picture-In-Picture’ to resolve this shortcoming. This will let users use the apps in float mode. Additional features such as gesture control have also been added.
A Great User Interface
Xiaomi has developed a more intuitive interface putting into consideration the user experience. The icons are clean and well organized in addition to being animated. The dynamic icons will now be prompted by their individual icons making it more organized to manage and use.
Health Tracking App
Major brands have been offering health apps for some time now. Xiaomi is now the new entrant into this segment. MIUI 12 has adopted a modified app that can record the steps walked, stairs climbed, and distance run, etc. Xiaomi has in also included the ability to record sleep data while using the app.
Experience the New MIUI 12
Smartphone users want to be up to date with the latest features and trends and MIUI has lived to their expectations. The software is the heart and soul of a smartphone, so making it intuitive just enhances the appeal and consumer experience. Following the successful reception of MIUI 11, Xiaomi has introduced the brand new MIUI 12 Android software that promises to be a great hit with fans as well.