Xiaomi announces MIUI 12.5 with news and opens beta test | Applications and Software

THE Xiaomi took advantage of the launch of its premium smartphone Mi 11, on Monday (28), to present a new version of its interface, the MIUI 12.5. The update brings fine adjustments to phones of the Mi, Redmi and Poco lines, such as new animated backgrounds and the MIUI + application, to integrate the phone with a PC. Improvements focused on privacy and performance are also part of the new package.

MIUI 12.5 has MIUI + app (Image: Playback / Xiaomi)

According to the manufacturer, MIUI 12.5 consumes 20% less memory when running apps. The system’s operations would be up to 32% more economical, and 17% more energy efficient.

MIUI + connects Xiaomi phones to computers

MIUI Plus (MIUI +) is Xiaomi’s software similar to Microsoft’s “Your Phone”. Its function is to integrate the Chinese manufacturer’s smartphones to the computer to view notifications, paste information from the clipboard between devices, run applications, among other possibilities.

The app is available for the Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro, Mi 10 Ultra, Mi 9, Mi 9 Pro 5G, Redmi K30 Ultra and Pro, and Redmi K20 Pro models.

In theory, the software should run on other Windows computers, but Xiaomi recommends the following models:

  • Mi Notebook Pro 15 Enhanced Edition
  • Mi Notebook Pro 15.6 ″ 2020
  • Redmi G gaming notebook
  • RedmiBook 16
  • RedmiBook 14 II
  • RedmiBook Air 13

New Super Wallpapers and System Sounds

MIUI 12.5 brings new animated backgrounds to compose your Super Wallpapers package, the wallpapers that interact with the lock screen and the movements that the user performs. The recently added options are Geometry and Snow Mountain – they are compatible with any phone running Android 8.0 or higher.

According to Xiaomi, Super Wallpapers consume up to 40% less energy with the new interface.

In addition, the Chinese has included new sounds in its package inspired by nature. The set now includes sounds inspired by the Amazon, Africa and the Arctic, as well as several other options for personalizing the company’s phones.

Notes app gets mind maps

Xiaomi’s native notes app has just gained a cool feature for anyone who needs to organize lots of ideas from work, school or any personal project: mind maps. With this function, it is possible to unravel thoughts in a more visual way, which helps to have new ideas and can contribute to productivity.

Notes also has a new icon, in addition to drop-down lists, support for drawings and doodles, among many other features. Anyone who sees it even thinks that a high-precision stylus would look good here…

Xiaomi Notes app on MIUI 12.5

Xiaomi Notes app on MIUI 12.5 (Image: Playback / Xiaomi)

Focus on privacy

Like other manufacturers, Xiaomi has also set aside time in its innovations to think about user privacy. For this, in MIUI 12.5, the manufacturer begins to require apps to request access to access the clipboard through a screen prompt.

Users will also be able to share the approximate location with certain applications – instead of the exact area.

Availability – MIUI 12.5 Beta

The stable version of MIUI 12.5 is expected only for April 2021, starting with the Mi 11, Mi 10 Ultra, Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10. models. in China and is compatible with 21 cell phones. Are they:

The first compatible smartphones are:

  • Mi 10
  • Mi 10 Pro
  • Mi 9
  • Mi 9 SE
  • Redmi K20 / Mi 9T
  • Redmi K20 Pro / Mi 9T Pro
  • Mi CC9e
  • Redmi Note 7 / Redmi Note 7S
  • Redmi Note 7 Pro
  • Redmi K30 Pro / Poco F2 Pro
  • Redmi K30 5G
  • Mi 10 Youth Edition / Mi 10 Lite Zoom
  • Redmi K30 4G / Poco X2
  • Mi CC9 Pro / Mi Note 10
  • Redmi K30S / Mi 10T
  • Mi 10 Ultra
  • Redmi K30 Ultra
  • Redmi 10X
  • Redmi 10X Pro
  • Redmi Note 9 5G
  • Redmi K30i 5G

The MIUI 12.5 public beta is expected to start in mid-January. There is still no information about the global update schedule.

With information: XDA Developers

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