Xiaomi has officially announced that today the public beta version of the MIUI 13 shell has been released, which will be distributed for almost 30 smartphone models of the so-called first wave.
The first wave includes: Xiaomi 12 Pro, Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12X, Xiaomi Civi, Xiaomi MIX 4, Redmi K40 Gaming Edition, Redmi Note 10 Pro, Xiaomi 11 Ultra, Xiaomi 11 Pro, Xiaomi 11, Xiaomi 11 Youth Edition, Xiaomi Tablet 5, Xiaomi Tablet 5 Pro, Xiaomi Mi Tablet 5 Pro 5G, Xiaomi 10S, Redmi K40 Pro, Redmi K40, Redmi K30S Extreme Commemorative Edition, Redmi K30 Extreme Commemorative Edition, Xiaomi Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition, Xiaomi 10, Xiaomi 10 Pro, Redmi K30 Pro, Redmi Note11 5G, Redmi Note 9 4G, Redmi Note 9, Redmi 10X Pro, Redmi 10X and Xiaomi CC9 Pro.
You can install the beta version so far only in China, but before updating, Xiaomi definitely recommends that you back up your data, as this is a beta version that may contain bugs.
The second batch of smartphones will include Redmi Note 11 Pro, Redmi Note 11 Pro+, Redmi K30 5G, Redmi K30i 5G, Redmi K30, Xiaomi 10 Youth Edition, Redmi Note 9 Pro, Redmi Note 10 and other models. The exact release dates for MIUI 13 beta versions for them have not yet been announced.
39 Xiaomi, Redmi and Poco phone models will receive MIUI 14. List of models and new details about MIUI 14
Xiaomi was supposed to unveil the MIUI 14 firmware and Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro flagship phones today, but the event was canceled due to the death of former Chinese President Jiang Zemin. However, a detailed list of innovations and changes implemented in MIUI 14 has already been published on the Web. Usually, such a list is shown to the user when installing a fresh firmware. So what’s new in MIUI 14?
Personalization options have been expanded: new widgets and “super icons” will appear, something like a Tamagotchi (animated image of a plant or pet) can now be installed on the home screen, and applications that are used most often will be highlighted in folders on the home screen.
In MIUI 14, you can click on any text in the gallery image, highlighting it in this way, and translate it into one of 8 languages. There will also be “live subtitles” in the system. The Mi Smart Hub app will be radically updated – it will work faster and get support for more devices. MIUI 14 will allow you to forward incoming calls to a tablet, and if the phone is connected to a TV and text input is required, then this can all be done on a smartphone.
MIUI 14 will bring family-focused services. It will be possible to create a group of up to 8 people with different restrictions for each and share content in the group. “Family services” will allow you to set a common album as a screensaver on TV, exchange data on the physical condition and vital signs of all members of the group. Child accounts have a range of parental controls, from limiting screen time to using apps only from the safe zone.
In MIUI 14, the Xiao AI proprietary voice assistant will be greatly improved: it can be used as a scanner, translator, spam call filter, etc.
Xiaomi has already talked about a number of other innovations in MIUI 14: the firmware file itself will become smaller, applications will take up less memory, and almost all pre-installed programs (with the exception of the eight main ones) can be deleted.
As for the updated list of smartphones that will receive MIUI 14, it looks like this:
- Xiaomi 12S Ultra;
- Xiaomi 12S Pro;
- Xiaomi 12S;
- Xiaomi 12 Pro Dimension Edition;
- Xiaomi 12 Pro;
- Xiaomi 12;
- Xiaomi 12X;
- Xiaomi 11 Ultra;
- Xiaomi 11 Pro;
- Xiaomi 11;
- Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G;
- Xiaomi 11i;
- Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge;
- Xiaomi 11X;
- Xiaomi 11X Pro;
- Xiaomi Mix 4;
- Xiaomi Civi 1S;
- Xiaomi Civi;
- Redmi K50 Ultra;
- Redmi K50 Pro;
- Redmi K50G;
- Redmi K50;
- Redmi K50i;
- Redmi K40 Pro+;
- Redmi K40 Pro;
- Redmi K40S;
- Redmi K40 Gaming;
- Redmi K40;
- Redmi Note 11T Pro+;
- Redmi Note 11T Pro;
- Redmi Note 11 Pro+;
- Redmi Note 11 Pro;
- Redmi Note 10 Pro;
- Poco F4 GT;
- Poco F4;
- Poco F3 GT;
- Poco F3;
- Poco X4 GT;
- Poco X3 GT.
OnePlus is following in Samsung’s footsteps. OnePlus phones will receive Android updates for four years from 2023
OnePlus today announced that select phones released from 2023 will receive Android updates for four years. This means that those OnePlus models that debut with Android 13 will eventually get Android 17. There are also plans to expand the security update program to cover a five-year period.
True, not all OnePlus phones will be updated for so long. The new policy will only affect “certain models”, and these will most likely be flagships. And the very first contender is OnePlus 11.
OnePlus also confirmed the release of OxygenOS 13.1 firmware in the first half of 2023. The emphasis will be on safety. Also, the company is already working on OxygenOS 14, but there are no details about it yet: it’s too early to talk about the firmware, which will be released in October-November next year.
Elon Musk again postponed the introduction of paid verification on Twitter
The updated Twitter Blue subscription may not appear on iOS even after it is resumed. The reason is simple – Elon Musk does not want to pay 30% commission on each transaction to Apple. Considering that on iOS all payments go through Apple in one way or another, this mechanism cannot be bypassed yet.
It is noteworthy that during the first launch, it was possible to buy a subscription only from the iOS version of Twitter. As for the restart, it has been postponed for the time being. At the same time, the subscription will receive other changes. For example, the price will not be $7.99, but exactly $8. Verification by phone number will also be required.
Note that the original plan was to restart the subscription on Tuesday, November 29, but Musk changed plans at the last moment.
And earlier, Elon Musk invited a well-known hacker of the iPhone and PlayStation consoles to Twitter. His task was to improve the search engine in the social network. At the same time, the hacker and developer got a job in the most junior position and only for a while.
Also, the billionaire has previously criticized Apple for high commissions when buying applications. However, Google is no better off.
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