Xiaomi announced a new operating system called HyperOS, which will eventually replace its long-standing MIUI software. The news was revealed by Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun on X, formerly Twitter.
HyperOS is still based on Android but also incorporates Xiaomi’s own Vela system, which is designed to support its ecosystem of devices and applications across 200 categories, including smart home products, cars, and more.
According to Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun, HyperOS will provide a unified system framework for the Internet of Everything, which will connect tens of billions of devices and users in the future.
Jun also said the first smartphones to run on HyperOS will be the Xiaomi 14 series, which is expected to launch later this month.
The company has not yet revealed when the new OS will be available globally, or how it will affect the existing MIUI users. However, Jun hinted that the company will share more details soon.
MIUI is one of the most popular Android skins in the world, with over 564 million active users as of December 2022. It was launched in 2010 as a custom ROM for Android devices and has since evolved into a full-fledged operating system with various features and customizations. The latest version of MIUI, MIUI 14, was announced in December 2022 and is currently running on Xiaomi’s flagship devices like the Xiaomi 13 Pro.