Announced in December for the Chinese market alongside the launch of the Xiaomi 13 series, MIUI 14, based on Android 13, is finally making its way to the global markets via Xiaomi’s 2022 flagships, the Xiaomi 12 series.
While MIUI 14 is available to everyone in China on selected phones including the Xiaomi 12 and 13 series and the Redmi K50 series, the global version is only available to users on the beta channel.
Before a stable build is rolled out to the public, Xiaomi typically goes through three levels of limited release, the first being through the “Mi Pilot”, Xiaomi’s global beta program which is only available to those who specifically sign up for it, then comes the “stable beta” which is a stable build available to a small percentage of the public to ensure unforeseen bugs do not negatively affect a large percentage of users, and then finally when everything is working as expected, the final build released as “stable” is rolled out to all eligible users.
The MIUI 14 update for global Xiaomi 12 users is currently only available to those on the beta program and has the version number MIUI 22.214.171.124 (TLCMIXM). Interestingly, it is only available to base Xiaomi 12 users and missing for those rocking the Pro version of the series
MIUI 14 promises a more streamlined experience compared to the earlier versions, with reduced bloat and the ability to uninstall most of the applications you won’t find useful. The company says there are only 8 system applications that can not be uninstalled.
Other additions include the ability to compress applications that have not been used for a while freeing up some space on your device, the ability to process duplicate files which also saves on space and better recognition of text and objects in the gallery among other fixes and patches that touch on security
With the global rollout now underway, we expect a few more devices, especially the older flagships like the Xiaomi 11 series to get access to the MIUI 14 beta program in the coming weeks with the stable version following suit a few months later.