Xiaomi announces Android-based MIUI 12 operating system for its smartphones

Chinese electronics maker Xiaomi on Wednesday announced its Android-based MIUI 12 operating system in India. The MIUI 12 brings smooth animations with improved details to the icons, new calendar features, AI calling, privacy and security tools, multi-tasking features, animated wallpapers, and several other improvements -- said the company in a statement.

The update will roll out on Mi 10, Redmi Note 9/ Note 9 Pro, Note 8/ Note 8 Pro and Note 7/ Note 7 Pro device in August.

"MIUI has gone through numerous crucial updates. India-specific features such as Panchang, Copy OTP, Smart IRCTC SMS, MIUI SMS Caller ID etc have been greatly appreciated by our Mi Fans. Features like these make MIUI stand out from the other flavours of Android," Muralikrishnan B, Chief Operating Officer, Xiaomi India, said in a statement.

The OS will notify every time an app is accessing a sensitive feature such as the cameras, microphone, contacts, location and more.

With MIUI 12, users can now remove sensitive information like the location and the metadata before sharing a picture with anyone.

It also allows one to delete a screenshot automatically after sharing, which in turn helps one save space and maintain privacy.

The new OS also comes with an ultra-battery saver which would enable a user to extend the phone's standby time and reduce power consumption. With this even at 5 per cent, the phone can last for an additional 5 hours with ultra-battery saver.

Xiaomi has also added 'Mi Light Core Animation' framework to ensure the system smoothness of the software.

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