MIUI version future updates get a slight tweaking for the Indian users. The Xiaomi devices such as Poco and Redmi Smartphones in India are mostly run on the proprietary software of Xiaomi with the latest version of Android in the back. The new security and privacy concerns of Indian data have become a big issue between both China and India, which lead to the ban of 59 Chinese apps recently.
The Government of India has recently issued a new ban on 47 Chinese apps following the previously banned apps. The newly banned 47 Chinese apps include some of the Xiaomi apps in MIUI software to which the company has mended and started the process of removing those apps in their upcoming OTA updates of the operating system for most of the Xiaomi phones.
New MIUI Version for India and Xiaomi’s Response for the Ban
The apps that got banned recently by the Government of India including some of the Xiaomi apps which get pre-installed are Mi Browser Pro, Mi Community, and Mi Video Call. Xiaomi responded to the Ban of their apps and said that the company will roll out new MIUI updates that don’t include those apps and have claimed that the updates will get available for the already sold Xiaomi devices in India.
1) None of the blocked apps will be available
2) MIUI Cleaner app is not using Clean Master app banned by Indian Govt.
3) 100% of Indian user data stays in India
A new version of MIUI coming soon.
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— Mi India (@XiaomiIndia) August 7, 2020
The manufacturer has given out a statement publicly on Twitter which clarifies to the users that their already owned Xiaomi devices, as well as the future handsets, will get the update without the banned apps in a phased process. The statement also cleared about the Clean Master app and Indian Data Privacy which was the Government’s sole reason for banning these apps.
The company has stated that its cleaner app used in the MIUI software is not developed by Cheetah Mobile’s Clean Master. The Clean Master is an industrial name used across every cleaning apps and has clarified that there is no connection between theirs and Cheetah Mobile’s. They have given assurance that Indian customers’ personal information gets stored in local servers and doesn’t get shared across foreign associates.