We all know of Xiaomi’s penchant for rebranding devices. As a global brand present across several regions, it’s devices usually get different names for different regions. The popular Redmi K20 series in India is known as the Mi 9T series globally. Just like Xiaomi has different branding for different regions, it also does the same for MIUI. MIUI remains largely same across all regions, with some region-specific changes. For example, for European units, MIUI has to strictly adhere to GDPR guidelines.
While one would reasonably think that all regions would get updated at the same time, that is often not the case. Some regions end up waiting longer to get the latest updates. With MIUI 12 being a feature-packed release, it is safe to say that Xiaomi users must have been eager to get their hands on it. After all, it brought in a more refined UI, key visual changes and enhanced privacy features. It has made UI much more minimal and cleaner. It also introduced new app opening and closing animations, global free window, and Mi Health. It also improved full screen-gestures and quick settings.
So, when MIUI 12 (rolled out as version V18.104.22.168.QFJEUXM) finally started rolling out for European Mi 9T devices on July 21, users were no doubt very excited. But Xiaomi paused the updates just a few days later for Mi 9T Global, European, and Russian units, citing a minor issue. Users from the regions were no doubt disappointed.
But it looks like European Mi 9T users have cause for celebration today because Xiaomi has re-released the MIUI 12 update for their devices. The update is rolling out as version V22.214.171.124.QFJEUXM via an OTA update and comes in at a hefty size of 3.1 GB.
MIUI 12. Yours alone.
New: All-new physically based animation engine with advanced architecture will refresh your device’s look.
New: Dynamic window technology takes switching screen orientation to a new level.
Brand new visual design works for all types of content and languages.
Magazine-level layouts bring important things into the spotlight and make content structure clear.
New: MIUI 12 is the first Android-based mobile OS that went through the rigorous enhanced privacy protection testing.
New: Use secure sharing to control what additional data is sent along with shared items.
New: Pull down a notification sent by a messenger app to turn it into a floating window.
New: Floating windows keep apps running in the foreground even when you pause to do other things.
New: You can minimize a floating window using a full screen gesture.
Optimization: Press and hold an app preview in Recents to choose between Split screen and floating windows.
New: Swipe down from the upper right corner of your screen to open Control center.
New: Animated icons are a joy to look at!
New: Dark mode support is also provided for third party apps now.
New: Contrast is lowered automatically in low light conditions to protect your eyes.
New: Wallpapers can be displayed in darker palette when your device switches to Dark mode.
New: You can hide private items while casting and minimize the window to multitask.
Fix: Lock screen items were shown on the Always-on display
Updated Android Security Patch to July 2020. Increased system security.
Fix: Fingerprint unlock didn’t work on Always-on display in some cases
Removed: Lock screen and Always-on display issues in Second space
New: Animated Home screen icons are neat and satisfying.
New: We’ve added a new animation for uninstalling apps.
New: Gravitational animations make returning to Home screen look seamless and natural.
New: New Pro mode features and descriptions
New: A new mode for scanning documents
Optimization: Pro mode parameter naming
New: New animations bring the weather from outside directly to your screen.
New: Lite mode simplifies your device and brings essential features up front.
New: You can create folders with notes now.
New: New dynamic backgrounds look gorgeous!
New: Tasks are completed with a satisfying animation now.
New: Checklists of subtasks make managing your agenda much simpler.
New: New animations feel natural and refreshing.
New: Binging your favorite shows will be more convenient with our new video toolbox.