Chinese smartphone major, Xiaomi is developing MIUI Indian version to comply with Indian Government guidelines of banning multiple apps from Xiaomi including other Chinese apps.
In two separate batches Indian Government has banned nearly 100 apps of Chinese origin citing security & privacy reason. Among the banned apps, multiple apps are from Xiaomi which is number one smartphone company in India in terms of market share.
Viral Video sharing app TikTok was among one of banned apps including Xiaomi’s Mi Community, Mi Browser, Mi Video Call apps.
Now Xiaomi’s India MD has confirmed that company is developing a separate version of MIUI to comply with Indian Government and highlighted key features of upcoming MIUI Indian ROM.
Features of MIUI Indian version
Main highlights of this edition of MIUI will be following.
- Government Banned Applications will not be used/pre-installed.
- Data of Indian users will be stored in India Only.
Also, Xiaomi India Head, Manu Kumar Jain has confirmed that Mi Cleaner app is not Clean Master.
Official Notification of MIUI Indian version
When is MIUI Indian version releasing?
New version of MIUI following Government regulations is under development and testing and expected to come within few weeks. We believe, we will see some of devices getting Xiaomi MIUI Indian version ROM rolling in August itself.
What is the need of separate ROM for India?
Earlier, Xiaomi has been using Global ROMs of MIUI in India. In these ROMs, many apps from Company and other Chinese brands used to came pre-installed as per their agreement. Now, as Indian Government has banned most of most used application based on Chinese developers, Xiaomi has to comply to Government guidelines while selling phones.
Also, ongoing tensions between China and India in borders have already started affecting Chinese origin companies and they have been already facing the heat of public in many aspects.
It is yet unknown which version of MIUI will be ported to Indian version as current development version MIUI 12 is releasing for some older models including POCO F1 as well.
If Xiaomi has to remain relevant and Indian Market and has to keep selling phones and other products, it has to respect sentiments of Indian Users as well as Guidelines of Indian Government. To overcome this trust issue with Government and many cyber researchers, Xiaomi has announced they will be creating MIUI Indian version and also storing all data locally for Indian users.