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What OS does Xiaomi use? Does it use Android?

In today’s smartphone world, we have very limited options when it comes to Operating Systems, Android and iOS being in the lead. While iOS comes in one unified user interface however, Android world has become quite divergent to the extend that it may feel like a different Operation System, but what they have is only fancy skins that are dressed on Android. Samsung has OneUI, OnePlus has OxygenOS, what about Xiaomi?

Xiaomi’s OS: MIUI

Just like many other brands out there, Xiaomi has also decided to go with its own designed user interface that is highly customizable and visually quite pleasing, MIUI. This user interface looks very similar to that of Apple’s iOS but it is also quite far from being a replica. MIUI also has its own theme store to even further customize the skin that you have as default.


However, it is not just the skin that is different. Brands come up with their own Android features to make themselves more preferable, such as MIUI has MiCloud that allows messaging over internet, data backups and so on. This interface packs a lot of features inside as well, like revamped dark mode, improved privacy and security tools, new animations, new wallpapers and much more.

Not so long ago, Android had no full screen navigation gestures and MIUI made its own navigation gestures that allowed you to switch apps, go back, go home and such just by swiping through the screen. Overall, we assume it is safe to say that even though these are not exactly operating systems, they most certainly act like such.


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