Buggy MIUI 12 forces Xiaomi to open survey for Global ROM smartphone users
Xiaomi’s MIUI Android overlay appears to have something of an either love it or hate it effect on users. While there are plenty of forum pages full of comments from frustrated smartphone owners dealing with the latest MIUI-related bug or complaining about the bloatware Xiaomi stuffs on its phones, there are also many MIUI fans out there who don’t understand why it seems so fashionable to bash on the much-maligned skin. However, there are clearly problems that need ironing out, so Xiaomi has set up an online survey to try to find out exactly what features users want out of MIUI and what bugs have been affecting them.
The survey post states “we are designing the brand new MIUI system”, and it is aimed at Global ROM smartphone users, although the feedback form notes that this covers MI, Europe, Russia, Indonesia, India, Turkey, and Taiwan. The survey starts with a couple of questions about the Xiaomi device owned, followed by asking what features are wanted in MIUI. Then there are a few more queries all concerning MIUI bugs, with question 5 directly stating “which bug you want us to solve first?”. The forum post for the survey is already filling up with hundreds of comments – some from satisfied users and some from those struggling with one unfixed bug or another.
While most Android skins from OEMs will feature unexpected bugs and issues, the MIUI series from Xiaomi frequently hits news headlines, most likely because of the combination of the huge growing popularity of the company and the fact that there seem to be new Xiaomi, Redmi, or POCO phones released on a monthly basis. The MIUI 12 bug tracker, which is already on volume 2, features dozens of issues with many still listed with a “reported” (unfixed) status. POCO F1 or Xiaomi Mi 9 and Mi 9T owners should definitely be aware of how many issues an update to the MIUI 12 Global ROM might bring with it according to the numerous bug-related entries for those particular smartphones.
Update: Xiaomi has currently closed the survey.