Xiaomi has released the stable version of MIUI 14 to the flagship Xiaomi 12 series globally. The new user interface update was first announced in Xiaomi’s home market last month. The MIUI 14 has already reached Xiaomi 12 smartphones in China earlier this month. The stable version of the software update will however start with Xiaomi 12 flagship models globally.
The MIUI 14 is based on Android 13 and delivers the January 2023 security update. The update is available for users who have been on the beta channel. The file size that must be downloaded is 4.43GB. The full version number is MIUI 188.8.131.52 (TLCMIXM) and is not yet available for the Xiaomi 12 Pro.
The update is only available for a select category of beta testers and it can only be gotten over the wire. There are no automatic updates yet but Xiaomi hopes to finetune the MIUI 14 with feedback from this select group. Subsequently, the MIUI 14 update will become available for all associated smartphones on the Xiaomi stables. Then, users will get a simple notification and OTA downloads will be possible.
Since 2010 when the first MIUI was launched, it currently has an excess of 564 million active users monthly across the world. The MIUI 14 is the latest Android 13-based interface for Xiaomi smartphones. It comes with a highly optimized and streamlined interface.
It also starts with Project Razor with a substantial upgrade of the system architecture. The improvements include CPU, GPU, and memory resource scheduling, decreased memory usage, and a lighter firmware size.
MIUI 14 improvements also include automatic compression for inactive apps and a toggle option to turn off permanent notifications. There are only eight system apps in MIUI 14 that cannot be uninstalled, which is the lowest so far.
The new user interface has customizable folders, animated flowers, pet widgets, duplicated file mergers, and improved text recognition. There are also improvements in privacy using MIUI 14 with its end-to-end encryption.