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MIUI 11 is already in development

The new version of MIUI should be available soon. (Source: Xiaomi)
The new version of MIUI should be available soon. (Source: Xiaomi)
The new version of MIUI, Xiaomi's skin for Android, is officially open for development, according to an OEM executive. This announcement was made recently at the Xiaomi MIUI Core Experience Annual Meeting. Therefore, this new OS, MIUI 11, is likely to be installed on new Xiaomi flagships when they are released later this year.

MIUI is Xiaomi's take on the Android operating system, the function of which may be a matter of taste for its users. Much like the stock version of the software it is based on, it gets a major update once a year. Xiaomi has announced that the project to develop 2019 version of MIUI has been implemented already. This statement was made at the Xiaomi MIUI Core Experience Annual Meeting earlier this week.

Xiaomi appears to attach a particular attribute to every new version of MIUI that comes along. For example, MIUI 9 was touted as the "lightning fast" iteration of the OS, whereas MIUI 10 is promoted as a 'fullscreen AI experience'. MIUI 11, on the other hand, is said to focus on a 'humanized' experience instead. These remarks were made by a company executive, Liu Ming, at the Annual Meeting.

This is a useful point of insight as to what could be expected by new Xiaomi flagships that could now run MIUI 11 out of the box. Then again, MIUI 10 has a good few months left in its life-cycle. The meeting also presented findings that this OS version has been installed on approximately 40 different Xiaomi- and Redmi-brand devices by now. In addition, it seems that over 300 million devices worldwide now run MIUI in all its forms. It will be interesting to see how MIUI 11 can change this figure in the future.


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-01-13 (Update: 2019-01-13)