An end to all leaking, rumors, and reports, Xiaomi has finally unveiled its next-gen software platform for its devices, the Android 12-based MIUI 13 OS, alongside the Xiaomi 12 smartphones in China. Along with MIUI 13, Xiaomi has also unveiled MIUI 13 Pad, MIUI Watch, MIUI Home and MIUI TV to create a closed ecosystem between connected devices. They bring several new features and changes in privacy department, UI design and other customization features to eligible Xiaomi devices. Let’s take a look at them in the next segment.
Xiaomi MIUI 13 Multi-Device Platform: What’s New?
Starting with MIUI 13, Xiaomi’s latest Android 12-based mobile operating system offers high-level privacy features in three main departments: facial authentication protection, privacy watermarking, and electronic fraud protection.
With the face verification protection in MIUI 13, the face verification app will capture the entire upper body of users. The company has also added a new privacy recording mode, an intelligent facial recognition system and other such changes to help users protect their privacy with MIUI 13.
With the privacy watermark feature, MIUI 13 allows users to add a new privacy watermark to their ID photos stored on their digital devices. This is intended to restrict the use of official user ID images by third-party developers of home rental apps, verification apps, and other apps that require users to upload an image of their original IDs.
Apart from this, MIUI 13 brings a full-link system-level anti-fraud system to protect users from fraudulent calls, messages, and applications. The system is designed to provide email fraud alerts, fraud application protection and transfer protection to users.
In the UI department, MIUI 13 brings several visual and system changes for users to customize their devices. First, Xiaomi introduced the new Mi Sans font, a flat style font that is more conducive to the screen, to the system running MIUI 13. Then the company added new dynamic wallpapers, which reflect the shape and changes of the crystal formation by a polarizing microscope in 8K time-lapse photography.
Finally, Xiaomi has added support widgets of various applications to help users browse relevant data and information right from their home screen. The company has also added some fun and interesting widgets, such as a “Super Countdown Timer” widget and a “What to eat today” widget.
Now coming to the MIUI 13 Pad, Xiaomi has categorized its Android-based digital platform just like Apple did with the introduction of the iPadOS platform. The MIUI 13 Pad is designed and optimized for large screen devices, such as tablets, to make the most of the screen space.
It offers various multitasking features and layouts to help users work on different apps at the same time to customize their workflow. The MIUI 13 Pad also supports simple drag-and-drop functionality and a universal taskbar to open or switch applications from any screen and use quick shortcuts.
In addition to MIUI 13 and MIUI 13 Pad, Xiaomi also announced the release of MIUI Watch, MIUI Home and MIUI TV at the event. The Chinese giant is aiming for a closed ecosystem with the MIUI platforms for a seamless flow of data and content between connected devices.
For example, it introduced a new Mi Magic Center feature for the MIUI 13 and MIUI 13 Pad that allows users to seamlessly transfer media content between devices in real time. Users can simply drag a song playing to different connected devices, such as a smart TV or smart speaker, to move the media between devices. The Mi Magic Center also allows users to customize the appearance of the icons of the connected devices with stickers and other items.
These are some of the key information about Xiaomi’s new MIUI family for smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, smart home appliances and smartwatches. The company will continue to improve the ecosystem in the coming years with user feedback to further refine it for the users.
So, what do you think of the new MIUI platforms? Are you excited about the new features and changes? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.