Turns out they are replacing MIUI after all. Not MiOS because it sounds a little fruity.
About a week ago, the community’s most trusted tipster, Digital Chat Station reported that Xiaomi is bound to replace MIUI after 13 years of service. XiaomiUI, a fan blog, debunked this by saying that MIUI is not going to be replaced by MiOS just by looking at the source code which contains a string that says “MIUI 15”. It turns out that DCS is not too far-fetched with their claim.
Lei Jun, CEO and Founder of Xiaomi, confirmed that MIUI is indeed getting replaced, not called “MiOS” unlike what Digital Chat Station claims, but rather a name called HyperOS which will be rolling out on the Xiaomi 14 series as well as previous phones released within the last two years. This means phones like the Redmi K50 and the Redmi Note 11 series are included.
“In 2014, when the IoT business began to take shape, we began exploratory development and verification. In 2017, the research and development of a new system was officially launched to support all ecological devices and applications with an integrated system framework. This is our pursuit,” Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun wrote in a post on Weibo.
“[HyperOS] is based on the integration of the deeply evolved Android and the self-developed Vela system, completely rewriting the underlying architecture, and preparing a public base for the Internet of Everything for tens of billions of devices and tens of billions of connections in the future,” Jun explained.
HyperOS was designed not just for smartphones, but for all Xiaomi products, including their electric vehicle projects. This makes it a total revamp of MIUI which was designed solely for smartphones and tablets. HyperOS makes Xiaomi’s ecosystem more unified and connected.
It’s not just Xiaomi and Redmi, POCO phones will also have their version of HyperOS just like how POCO UI is a special variant of MIUI.
However, there are no official screenshots yet of what the OS would look like, though this image, which surfaced online, would give us a hint. This is an early leak so take it with a grain of salt.
As you can see, HyperOS (left) doesn’t look too different from MIUI so experienced users need not to relearn. It’s also pretty interesting to see how it heavily resembles iOS, this is just one lawsuit away, it’s a good thing they are aware that naming the new OS “MiOS” could get them to trouble so they went with “HyperOS”.
MIUI is not without its flaws. There are countless reports of phones (including POCO) suffering from bootloops and software glitches and we’re hoping that HyperOS fixes these recurring problems once it’s released. We also want to see that this new OS is optimized not just on flagships but also on budget and midrange devices.
HyperOS will be first released in China this year, then followed by global devices in early 2024.
Source: Android Authority