Xiaomi announces MIUI 12

Just now Xiaomi have launched their latest iteration of MIUI 12 – their Android-based OS. The rollout will begin in the next few weeks and you’ll see the Redmi Note 9, Mi 10, Mi Note 10 and POCO F2 Pro getting the update… but not, it seems, the Mix 3 5G model. Bit weird that, but the Mix 3 is getting it so hopefully the 5G model will be done too.

Optimizations, additional privacy protection and a greater control over permissions are all part of this update, with the camera, microphone, contacts, call history, calendar and storage permissions only allowed in the “While using the app” mode. In addition, location information and metadata can be stripped from photos before being shared on social media and through other apps.

There’s an all-new UI and slick system animations to create a more “lifelike OS experience”. In addition, there’s something called “Super Wallpaper” which adds some gorgeous space-themed imagery based on NASA photos. This is all combined with the Always-on display, Home screen, and Lock screen to create a “space mission”.

Other improvements include multitasking (via global floating windows which can be moved, closed and resized merely by gesture), Casting (sending documents, apps, videos and games to the big screen with Multitasking windows supported hee too), Ultra Battery Saver, Dark Mode and an App Drawer to make your Home screen cleaner and neater.

Further details on this blog post, but the roll-out schedule is as follows…

First rollout: starting from June, 2020
Mi 9/ Mi 9T/ Mi 9T Pro/ Redmi K20/ Redmi K20 Pro

The rest will be rolled out model by model
Redmi Note 7/ Redmi Note 7 Pro/ Redmi Note 8 Pro/ Redmi Note 9/POCOPHONE F1/ POCO F1/ Mi 10 Pro/ Mi 10/ POCO F2 Pro/ POCO X2/ Mi 10 Lite/ Mi Note 10/ Mi 8/ Mi 8 Pro/ Mi MIX 3/ Mi MIX 2S/ Mi 9 SE/ Mi 9 Lite/Redmi Note 7S /Mi Note 3/ Mi MIX 2/ Mi MAX 3/ Mi 8 Lite/ Redmi Y2/ Redmi S2/ Redmi Note 5/ Redmi Note 5 Pro / Redmi 6A/ Redmi 6/ Redmi 6 Pro/ Redmi Note 6 Pro/ Redmi Y3/ Redmi 7/ Redmi 7A/ Redmi Note 8/ Redmi Note 8T/ Redmi 8/ Redmi 8A/ Redmi 8A Dual/ Redmi Note 9s/ Redmi Note 9 Pro/ Redmi Note 9 Pro Max/ Mi Note 10 Lite