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MIUI 14 goes official: Features, release schedule, and more
- Xiaomi has announced MIUI 14 features, release date, and eligible devices.
- The updated software brings new design, security, and system optimization features for Xiaomi phones.
For starters, the updated MIUI platform is focused on system space optimization and faster operations. Xiaomi says MIUI 14 cuts unremovable system applications down to eight. This takes up 1.5GB less system space. The software also reduces system memory consumption and introduces optimizations for third-party apps to make them run faster and smoother.
Additionally, MIUI 14 brings minor visual changes to Xiaomi phones. Users can choose four different icon sizes and add interactive “cute things” like cat avatars and more to make the home screen more interesting. MIUI 14 also offers new widgets, customizable folders, and other design tweaks to the system.
On the privacy front, MIUI 14 enhances on-device operations to keep your activities more private. Xiaomi claims the new OS will rely entirely on local computing, covering over 30 system scenarios, including image recognition, text extraction from photos, subtitles for video calls, recording and translation, and more.
Another major update is coming in the form of XiaoAi AI Assistant version 6.0. It has a new recommendation function that learns user habits and actively provides shortcuts to payment and transportation codes in advance, specifically catering to Chinese users. It also offers multi-functional reminders for scheduling, smart home, travel, and more.
MIUI 14 release schedule
Xiaomi has posted an official release schedule for MIUI 14. This schedule applies to Xiaomi devices in China, so you’ll have to wait for a global release roster to know when to expect the new software on your Xiaomi phones. Anyhow, Xiaomi tends to update its most recent devices first, so you can pretty much expect the company to follow a similar schedule for its phones globally.
In saying that, the first batch of Xiaomi phones mentioned in the image above will start getting MIUI 14 beginning January 2023. Some significant devices from the list that are also available globally include the Xiaomi 12 series phones. Other devices in the list include some Redmi K50 series phones that were launched globally as POCO devices.