Xiaomi is rebuilding MIUI. If you do not know what is happening now with India-China relations, the two countries are not in the best terms right now because of the border dispute. When tensions were high, the Indian government initially took action to ban 59 Chinese applications and services, after which a further 47 applications were no longer used in the country, citing national security and privacy concerns. The company has been scrambling to update its MIUI software to comply with the ban, as some of the banned apps are made by Xiaomi.
Xiaomi is rebuilding MIUI
Some of the apps developed by Xiaomi that are banned by the Indian government include Mi Browser Pro, Mi Community, and Mi Video Call. Xiaomi has now announced that the company will release new MIUI updates for its devices sold in India to remove these applications. In a statement posted on Twitter, the company said that a new version of MIUI, which does not come with any pre-installed restricted applications, is in development and will be phased out over the next few weeks and will be released for future devices.
Xiaomi also clarified some details about its MIUI software, i.e. its cleaner application is not related to Cheetah Mobile’s Clean Master, which is another application banned by the Government of India. They also said that all the personal information of their Indian customers is stored on local servers and they are not shared with anyone outside India. Xiaomi says they are ready to follow local Indian laws amid growing tensions between India and China.