Xiaomi’s MIUI Gives Way to HyperOS As New Era Begins

Lei Jun Founder and CEO of Xiaomi launches hyperOS
Credit: Xiaomi

MIUI has officially been replaced by HyperOS. Nearly 5000 Software Engineers have worked on the new Xiaomi HyperOS and the development started way back in 2017. HyperOS, Xiaomi’s new system, will be based on Android and promises stability and smoothness. The phone maker states that the operating system will unify all devices and applications under their ecosystem. Xiaomi enables users to integrate smart devices from the manufacturer using the Mi Home Android App.

Lei Jun Xiaomi founder and CEO wrote, “A considerable amount of effort has been devoted to this new operating system. In 2014, when our IoT business began to grow, we tested various ideas and experiments. In 2017, we began developing an operating system to unify all devices and applications in our ecosystem.”

The global HyperOS ROM roll out will begin in 2024. The Xiaomi 14 series will be the first to embrace this new OS. Reports in the media have indicated what the first Xiaomi phone with hyperOS will look like. The Xiaomi 14 will have a snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset. It boasts a 6.4” OLED  display. A fast charging 4600 mAh battery taking in 90W via wired power delivery. It will also have 50W wireless charging option.

MIUI 13 Year History

Xiaomi has taken this as a chance to refresh and rebrand its software environment. MIUI 14 is the final chapter of MIUI’s history. The long serving OS was developed in 2010 and will be phased out from next year. According to Lei Jun, MIUI user base grew to 1.175 billion users worldwide.

The Chinese phone maker has grown as a brand. It is popular in the market for its mid-range and entry level phones. Xiaomi is currently tussling for top spot in the Chinese market with Huawei. It is also a top five phone brand in the Indian local market. This is a strong performance by the brand in two important phone markets.

In Kenya, the brand has also been doing well and Kenyans are set to have the Redmi 12 available in stores later this month.