Xiaomi is reportedly planning to overhaul its Android-based user interface system. According to a reliable tipster, Xiaomi might ditch MIUI, its popular custom skin that has been around since 2010, and introduce a new operating system called MiOS.
MIUI, which stands for Mi User Interface, has been a key selling point for Xiaomi devices, offering a range of features and customizations that enhance the Android experience. It currently has over 564 million monthly active users worldwide and the latest version is MIUI 14, which was launched in December 2022.
However, it seems that Xiaomi is looking for a change with the next iteration of its software ecosystem. The tipster, who goes by the name of Digital Chat Station, claims that MIUI 14 will be the last version of MIUI and that Xiaomi will replace it with MiOS. Some reports suggests the new UI system might debut with the upcoming Xiaomi 14 series.
It was also revealed that Xiaomi has already registered the domain name mios.cn and trademarked the MiOS name in China. However, other rumors suggest that Xiaomi is working on a self-developed operating system that will be compatible with Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and will be used for various devices, including smartphones, tablets, wearables, and even electric vehicles.
The true nature of MiOS is still a mystery, as there is no official confirmation from Xiaomi yet. There’s also the possibility that it could just be a rebrand, signifying the evolution of the OS to encompass a larger ecosystem of devices. It is unclear whether MiOS will be just another Android overlay UI like MIUI or a completely new OS that will offer a different user experience.
Whatever the case may be, we’re sure Xiaomi’s fans will be eagerly waiting for the official announcement of MiOS, which are expected to bring some exciting changes and innovations to the tech world. Stay tuned for more updates on Xiaomi’s MiOS and the future of its user interface.