Contrary to the forecasts of insiders, Xiaomi refused to release firmware MIUI 13.5. But fans of the proprietary UI should not be sad, but, on the contrary, should be glad, because Chinese programmers are immediately ready to release MIUI 14. And it will happen very soon. We found out what features the upcoming update will offer, when it will be released, which smartphone owners will be able to install the update, and who will be left behind, content with the functions of MIUI 13.

MIUI 14 update – what will happen

You probably remember the pomp with which MIUI 12 was introduced in 2020. And all that was needed was to rethink the design and add animated wallpapers. If you are waiting for some global changes from MIUI 14 , then we recommend that you immediately cool your ardor. No, this will not be a minor update with bug fixes, but such a redesign as when moving from the eleventh generation to the twelfth will not happen either.

One of the main features of MIUI 13 is the panel with widgets. But here’s the problem: only owners of smartphones on Chinese firmware got access to the function. With the release of MIUI 14 , this oversight of Chinese developers will be corrected, and customizable widgets will appear both on the global assembly and on the version for the Chinese market.

Previously, the widget panel was implemented on the Chinese version of MIUI 13

Among the features that were never implemented in last year’s global, we should expect one-handed control. It will also be possible to prevent the application from showing persistent notifications through the curtain, and the developers will also slightly change its design, adapting the style to other elements of the system.

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The Alarm Clock app has undergone a visual overhaul . You probably noticed that it stands out from the general range of pre-installed programs with its sparse interface. Now each alarm clock will be located in a separate tile, and items with a clock, stopwatch and timer will lose their icons in favor of labels.

This is what the updated alarm will look like

Among the applications that the developers have focused on, we also highlight the Gallery. The program for viewing photos and videos taken on your smartphone will receive a text recognition function. Previously, this feature was available only through the Camera application through the integration of the Google Lens service . Now third-party software is not required, and the text will be recognized already on the finished image. In addition, the Gallery will appreciate the automatic creation of albums. The app will sort your photos by time of day and other parameters.

The gallery will receive not only visual, but also functional changes.

Of course, the Chinese will add new super wallpapers to MIUI 14. What they will be is still unknown, but for now you can dream about which planet Xiaomi programmers will send their fans to this time. Finally, a few words about security. An additional section will appear in the application of the same name to protect users.

Here you can activate the option to detect hidden numbers, protection of verification codes and notifications about unsafe transactions. It is difficult to imagine how a set of functions related to calls will be implemented in practice, since initially on Xiaomi globals, Google Phone with similar capabilities is used as a standard dialer.

Some security settings are available through third party apps

Which phones is eligible for MIUI 14

Perhaps the most intriguing part of our MIUI 14 review is the list of supported devices. According to the Chinese resource Mydrivers, the update will receive more than a hundred Xiaomi devices of different price categories and release years.

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Redmi :

  • Redmi 9;
  • Redmi 10;
  • Redmi K30;
  • Redmi K40;
  • Redmi K50;
  • Redmi Note 9;
  • Redmi Note 10;
  • Redmi Note 11.

xiaomi :

  • Xiaomi 11;
  • Xiaomi 12;
  • Xiaomi 13;
  • Xiaomi Civi;
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 10;
  • Xiaomi MIX 4;
  • Xiaomi MIX Fold;
  • Xiaomi MIX Fold 2;
  • Xiaomi Pad 5.

POCO :

  • POCO C40;
  • POCO F3;
  • POCO F4;
  • POCO M2;
  • POCO M3;
  • POCO M4;
  • POCO M5;
  • POCO X3;
  • POCO X4.

The list will also include various modifications of models with the prefixes “Pro” and “Lite”, but it does not include smartphones such as Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite and Mi 10T, which were released back in 2020. Also, you may be surprised that Black Shark 4 and Black Shark 5 are not in the line of products that claim to be updated. This can be explained by the use of a formally independent JoyUI shell by gaming smartphones, which is trying with all its might to abstract from MIUI. Finally, we can say with confidence that many devices in 2018 will not receive MIUI 14, including Xiaomi Mi 8 and Redmi Note 6 Pro.

MIUI 14 release date

In conclusion, a few words about when MIUI 14 will be released . A couple of weeks ago, insiders agreed that the release of the new firmware would be scheduled for August 16, since it was on this day in 2010 that the first version of MIUI was born. Alas, the symbolism turned out to be only a figment of the fantasies of the fans of the Chinese brand, and the real release date for MIUI 14 is the fourth quarter of 2022.

The list of smartphones that will receive MIUI 14 will be updated as the release approaches

Xiaomi does not hold separate presentations for its UI, preferring to combine them with the release of other new products. Therefore, the simultaneous display of MIUI 14 with the flagship series of Xiaomi 13 smartphones looks much more logical. If we talk about specific dates, then it’s worth waiting for the firmware to appear in November-December 2022.

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As it usually happens, the release of MIUI 14 will be divided into several stages. The flagships of the company will be the first to receive the firmware, where the shell will work on the basis of the latest Android 13. By the beginning of 2023, the over-the-air update will come to Xiaomi 12 smartphones, and only in the spring will the owners of mid-budget devices included in the Mydrivers list be able to evaluate the update. Given the fact that many Redmi models have not even switched to MIUI 13, the release of the fourteenth generation of firmware will stretch almost until the end of 2023.