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MIUI 14: preview the new features of Xiaomi’s Android interface

MIUI 14, the next version of Xiaomi’s Android-based overlay, was due to land on December 1, 2022. Finally, the launch of the manufacturer’s interface was postponed. But we can however console ourselves thanks to the complete patchlog which has just leaked on the web. The opportunity for us to discover all the new features brought by this version.

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As you may know, the Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro were expected to land this Thursday, December 1, 2022. Logically, the manufacturer should also present MIUI 14, the new version of its overlay based on Android 13.

But finally, the Chinese brand announced on Wednesday the postponement to an indefinite date of the launch of the Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro. For the moment, Xiaomi has not revealed the precise reasons for this discrepancy, even if several specialists cite the death of former Chinese President Jiang Zemin as the main cause.

Despite everything, the user Kacper Skrzypek decided to occupy the media scene in the place of the manufacturer by revealing on Twitter the complete MIUI 14 patchlog. The opportunity for fans of the brand to discover in preview the new features introduced in this version.

MIUI 14: here is the list of new features on Xiaomi’s overlay

First, we learn that MIUI 14 will take up less storage space on your device (-23% compared to MIUI 13) and that it will benefit from an improved system architecture. Thanks to it, the performance of pre-installed and third-party apps on MIUI 14 will be boosted and consume less energy. Moreover, we know that it will be possible to uninstall all native apps, except Phone or Messages for example.

In addition, MIUI 14 will visibly emphasize customization with new widget formats to offer more possible combinations. The overlay will also offer “Super Icons” to give your home screen a new look. Another novelty, users will be able to have a plant or an animal always present on their home screen, we suspect that it is a kind of animated avatar.

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Interconnectivity will also be at the center of the experience:

  • Mi Smart Hub will benefit from a significant redesign, with more compatible devices and better performance
  • Discovering, connecting and transferring with other devices will be faster and easier
  • In the same vein, connecting your phone with wireless headphones, tablet or TV will be faster
  • Incoming calls can be transferred easily to your tablet

Finally, the MI AI voice assistant can now be used to scan, translate or perform complex tasks via voice commands. It can also filter unwanted calls and take over your communications if you are unavailable. We conclude this overview with the possibility of boost your internet connection by using mobile data if the Wi-Fi signal is weak.

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