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Xiaomi says MIUI 11 will focus on real consumer needs, won't be different from MIUI 10

Xiaomi has confirmed that MIUI 10 will be pushed to 33 devices in Mi and Redmi series.

  • Published: July 5, 2018 3:37 PM IST
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Xiaomi recently detailed the list of devices that will be compatible with MIUI 10, the next version of its forked Android user experience. The Chinese smartphone maker has confirmed that MIUI 10 based on Android Oreo will be pushed to up to 33 models across the Mi and Redmi series.

Now, the team behind MIUI has published an article today which details the design story behind the MIUI 10. Interestingly, the article also talks a bit about company’s approach with MIUI 11, which will arrive later next year. With the next version of MIUI, Xiaomi says it will primarily focus on evolution of the UI elements like it did this year. The team notes that the new MIUI 10 was initially conceived with smartphones supporting 16:9 aspect ratio displays in mind but was later redesigned for mobile displays that support taller 18:9 aspect ratio.

With MIUI 10, Xiaomi has designed the interface to take entire space of the taller displays and have even been adopted for devices that feature a notched display. Xiaomi’s MIUI is not the worst mobile interface but it fails to deliver on timely software updates. The MIUI 10 announced late in May is based on Android 8.0 Oreo and is expected to reach all Mi and Redmi smartphones by the end of this year.

Google is expected to release Android 9.0 (also referred to as Android P) sometime in third quarter and likely next month. Xiaomi won’t be among OEM partners that push update at an early stage. The operating system should serve as base layer for MIUI 11, which Xiaomi says will not bring big difference in terms of user interface for those switching from MIUI 10.

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MyDrivers notes that MIUI 11 will focus on the real needs of consumers. It is not clear what the company means by the term “real needs” but could be related to AI-based user interface and predictive app suggestions among others. Xiaomi MIUI 11 is not expected to arrive until second half of 2019.

  • Published Date: July 5, 2018 3:37 PM IST