MIUI 14 official in China: more optimized, more secure and more private

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MIUI 14, based on Android 13, is official in China: it debuts alongside Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro, the company’s new generation of premium smartphones. As expected in recent days, Xiaomi focuses on efficiency, security and privacy. Project Razor it is the initiative that aims to optimize the consumption of system resources to the utmost, especially from the point of view of volatile memory and archiving. One of the highlights:

  • Reduction in factory installed apps and increase in apps that can be uninstalled
  • Compression of infrequently used apps
  • In the case of duplicate files, only one copy is saved which takes up space

HOW THE HOME SCREEN CHANGES

Xiaomi also contributed pretty significant interface changes, focusing on the three shapes you see in the first image above: circle, “pill” (basically a rectangle with two semicircles as shorter sides), and “squircle” (square with rounded corners). They are taken over by widgets and icons on the home screen, which can be filled with various combinations and joints. Icons can also be organized into folders, and a screenshot suggests that even subfolders are supported.

PRIVACY AND SECURITY

Xiaomi said it has invested heavily in improving OS security and focus on privacy. One of the most important details is the reduce cloud usage: The company says information processing is now done locally for “more than 30 scenarios” – what exactly is meant by “scenarios” is currently unclear due to a language barrier, but a feature recognition function has shown text from images that resemble one of them. Xiaomi also claimed to have obtained various certifications from independent bodies and researchers.

FORWARD WITH THE IOT

The IoT sector has always been one of Xiaomi’s big priorities, especially in China; the company showed new paradigms of smartphone interaction with connected devices – in particular, the ability to display each of these in specific “bubbles”, each with specialized controls according to need. With audio products, for example, you can change the output with drag & drop. In addition, there is a tabbed layout for all smart devices of the Mijia family.

FIRST DEVICES SUPPORTED AND TIMELINE

MIUI 14 will arrive from February 2023 (obviously the reference market is always the Chinese one) on the following smartphones:

  • Xiaomi 12S Ultra, 12S Pro, 12S
  • Xiaomi 12 Pro, 12 Pro Dimension, 12
  • Xiaomi MIX Fold 2
  • Redmi K50 Pro, K50 Extreme, K50 Gaming, K50

As for tablets, however, we will have to wait until the beginning of April 2023. Among the first affected devices are:

  • Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro 12.4, Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro 5G, Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
  • redmi pad

According to Xiaomi user interfacethis is the list of devices that may be compatible with the update, but for now we have no detailed timing or official confirmation (the source is still very reliable).

XIAOMI

  • Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro, Xiaomi 12X, Xiaomi 12 Lite
  • Xiaomi 12S Ultra, Xiaomi 12S, Xiaomi 12S Pro, Xiaomi 12 Pro Dimension Edition
  • Xiaomi 12T, Xiaomi 12T Pro
  • Xiaomi 11T, Xiaomi 11T Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 4G, Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G, Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
  • Xiaomi Mi 11 LE, Xiaomi Mi 11, Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 11X, Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro
  • Xiaomi 11i, Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge
  • Xiaomi MIX4
  • Xiaomi MIX FOLD
  • Xiaomi MIX FOLD 2
  • Xiaomi Civi, Xiaomi Civi 1S, Xiaomi Civi 2
  • Xiaomi Mi 10, Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite Zoom, Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra, Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G, Xiaomi Mi 10S,
  • Xiaomi Mi 10T, Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro, Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite
  • Xiaomi Pad 5, Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro, Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro 12.4, Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro 5G

REDEEM

  • Redmi Note 12, Redmi Note 12 Pro, Redmi Note 12 Pro+, Redmi Note 12 Discovery Edition
  • Redmi Note 11, Redmi Note 11 5G, Redmi Note 11 SE, Redmi Note 11 SE (India), Redmi Note 11 4G
  • Redmi Note 11T 5G, Redmi Note 11T Pro, Redmi Note 11T Pro+
  • Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G, Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G, Redmi Note 11 Pro 4G
  • Redmi Note 11S, Redmi Note 11S 5G
  • Redmi Note 11E, Redmi Note 11E Pro
  • Redmi Notes 11R
  • Redmi Note 10 Pro, Redmi Note 10 Pro Max, Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G
  • Redmi Note 10, Redmi Note 10 Lite, Redmi Note 10 5G
  • Redmi Note 10T 5G, Redmi Note 10T Japan, Redmi Note 10S
  • Redmi Note 9 4G, Redmi Note 9 5G, Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G
  • Redmi Note 9T 5G
  • Redmi K50, Redmi K50 Pro, Redmi K50 Gaming, Redmi K50i, Redmi K50 Ultra
  • Redmi K40S, Redmi K40 Pro, Redmi K40 Pro+, Redmi K40, Redmi K40 Gaming
  • Redmi K30S Ultra, Redmi K30 Ultra, Redmi K30 4G, Redmi K30 Pro
  • Redmi Notes 8 (2021)
  • Redmi 11 Prime, Redmi 11 Prime 5G
  • Red Mi 10C, Red Mi 10A
  • Redmi 10 Power, Redmi 10, Redmi 10 5G, Redmi 10 Prime+ 5G, Redmi 10 (India), Redmi 10 Prime, Redmi 10 Prime 2022, Redmi 10 2022
  • Redmi 9T, Redmi 9 Power
  • redmi pad

SMALL

  • POCO M3, POCO M3 Pro 5G
  • POCO M4 Pro 4G, POCO M4 5G, POCO M4 Pro 5G
  • SMALL M5, SMALL M5s
  • POCO X4 Pro 5G, POCO X4 GT
  • POCO X3 / NFC, POCO X3 Pro, POCO X3 GT
  • SMALL F4
  • POCO F3, POCO F3 GT
  • SMALL C40, SMALL C40+
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