Xiaomi is rebuilding MIUI for India without any of its banned apps

  • Xiaomi is rebuilding MIUI for India without any of its banned apps

Xiaomi is rebuilding MIUI for India without any of its banned apps

Xiaomi mentioned that before it was mandated, Xiaomi had already "pioneered" data localization for all of Xiaomi India apps and users. Xiaomi has now announced that the company will roll out new MIUI updates for its devices sold in India to remove these apps.

"Since 2018, 100% data from Indian users is stored on servers located in India and none of this data is shared with anyone outside of India". However, it also pointed out that its "MIUI Cleaner app is not using Clean Master app banned by Indian Govt", and that "100 percent of Indian user data stays in India". In a statement posted on Twitter, the company says that a new version of MIUI which doesn't come with any banned apps pre-installed is in development and will be rolled out to existing and future devices in a phased manner during the next few weeks. According to the company, the Mi Cleaner app was "only using the definitions that are vital to the functioning of our cleaner app". The app has been removed from Google Play store and App store.

Users can also update the app manually by going to Settings App system updater.

Xiaomi went on to clarify the presence of the "Clean Master" branding in the Cleaner app in MIUI. We have also noticed some stray instances of misinformation being spread regarding the above points. The manufacturer has now issued a statement, telling its customers that none of the blocked apps are functional on its phones anymore and a new version of MIUI is in the works that gets rid of them completely. Xiaomi reserves the right to take legal action against false accusations of its non-compliance with Government orders. It also said that the upcoming MIUI update will be free of any pre-installed Chinese app blocked in India. "The update started rolling out in July 2020 and has now covered all POCO smartphones".