Xiaomi to release MIUI version in India without banned apps

Yolanda Curtis
August 9, 2020

Xiaomi now confirms that all of its apps banned by the government are not accessible on the existing devices.

Xiaomi has confirmed that it is working on a new version of the MIUI software for its smartphone line-up, which will remove all the apps that have been blocked by the Government of India.

Smartphone brand Xiaomi, on Friday said that it is fully compliant with government's orders since the banned mobile applications can not be accessed on its devices and reserves the right of legal action against false accusations against the company.

We expect Xiaomi to roll out this update to the global variants of these devices in the coming days. It also said that the upcoming MIUI update will be free of any pre-installed Chinese app blocked in India. The company said that MIUI Cleaner is an independent app and it is not using Clean Master and that the company is following the ban enforced by the government. These include apps meant for video and music playback, security, web browsing and also Xiaomi's own ecommerce store, Mi Store. If the app has not updated automatically, users can manually update it on their Xiaomi smartphones by heading to the System apps updater in Settings.

It further adds says that "Clean Master" is a common industry name used by multiple app developers.

The company also promised 100% of data by Indian users is stored on servers in India and none of the information is shared with anyone outside of India. The company also warned people against spreading misinformation. "Xiaomi reserves the right to take legal action against false accusations of its non-compliance with Government orders.We are and will be 100% compliant with the Indian Govt", it said. As a proactive measure, MIUI for POCO is updated with its own definition of the Cleaner app.

The stable MIUI 12 update is now rolling out to the Poco X2 in India.

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