Xiaomi Launches MIUI 12 In China
Xiaomi, after a lot of deliberation has announced the next major version of its skin — MIUI 12. The latest version of the UI skin from Xiaomi brings a number of new features and improvements including improved privacy controls, new system animations, enhanced Dark mode etc. Here are the following few features.
New system animations and 'Super Wallpapers
An interesting new feature is Super Wallpapers. Xiaomi has created animated 3D models of Mars and Earth and they are super detailed. On the lock screen, you will get an overview of the planet while unlocking your device will zoom into the model.
- Better gesture navigation
Xiaomi's also bettered its own gesture system and based it off the Android 10 gesture navigation system introduced by Google last year. There are other new gestures as well including the ability to open notifications from chat apps in a floating window using a simple swipe down gesture.
Improved AI Calling
Taking a cue from Google's Screen Calling feature, Xiaomi is also adding a new AI Calling feature in MIUI 12. This feature will automatically transcribe audio to text to help users with hearing disabilities and also offer those AI-generated responses.
Users will now have the option to grant access to apps only while they are using it or only once. There is a new feature called 'Flare' that will also keep a log of all the permissions and information accessed by apps on your phone. a new 'Mask System' feature that will prevent untrusted apps from accessing sensitive information like call logs, calendar, contacts, etc. It offers an option to spoof these details for apps that try to obtain such information. Photo sharing will also be safer. Xiaomi says sensitive information such as device details will be removed from image files before you share them with anyone.
MIUI 12 comes with a built-in sleep tracker that can not only track your sleep pattern but also determine the quality of sleep. Using the gyroscope on its phones, Xiaomi will also track the physical activities of users like walking, cycling and more.
Xiaomi says the stable MIUI 12 update for eligible Mi and Redmi phones will begin rolling out by the end of June.