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Xiaomi, the Chinese tech behemoth has made a momentous announcement that might reshape the mobile OS landscape. The company’s well-known MIUI, its in-house Android skin with strong personalisation abilities will soon be replaced with a new OS. Lei Jun, the company’s Founder and CEO took social media to announce a new operating system, HyperOS by Xiaomi which is to be debuted on its much-anticipated Xiaomi 14 series.
The Xiaomi 14 series is expected to commence shipping around the end of October 2023. There are rumours about Xiaomi shifting from MIUI to MiOS. The announcement of HyperOS has made fans curious about the 14 series’s global release. Xiaomi’s Vice President announced that it will be available worldwide as it is scheduled to last until 2024. But the question here is if HyperOS is a separate operating system or if is it based on Android.
HyperOS is a customised version based on the integration of the deeply evolved Android and its self-developed Vela system. It comes with a people-centric approach where connections with humans and appliances become flexible and easier. Ever since the launch of its initial MIUI product on August 16, 2010, Xiaomi has grown from a small base of 100 users to over 1 billion worldwide. The original user interface which began with only four common functions is now an expanded version with cross-device service that includes phones and appliances.
The foundation of Xiaomi’s HyperOS began in 2014. Similar to the Internet of Things was started back then. The company’s first entrance into this sector started in 2017 when it launched a new ecosystem for devices and applications. With an ultimate goal of connecting tens of billions of devices in the future, and the Xiaomi 14 series is its first step toward this ultra ambition. It is anticipated that future Xiaomi phones to be released with pre-installed HyperOS which shall provide a major glimpse of Xiaomi’s software in the future.
Xiaomi has promised to give over-the-air OTA updates for its older flagship and premium handsets. Meanwhile, one exciting feature of HyperOS’s development is its option of adopting an Android version-based operating system paradigm. It is akin to ColorOS, OxygenOS, OneUI and Funtouch OS. It mentions providing annual software updates based on the most recent Android version. On the contrary, some sources reveal that Xiaomi may use the Android Open Source Project with a microkernel to draw influence from Huawei’s Harmony OS. This move will have a substantial impact on the frequency and the type of Xiaomi device software updates.
However, as the debut of the Xiaomi 14 series and HyperOS approaches, additional information regarding this novel operating system is expected to be officially released. Xiaomi’s incredible rise from a tiny team of engineers to a tech behemoth with over a billion customers is what illustrates the company’s unwavering dedication to innovation and excellence.
Xiaomi HyperOS is a possible endgame, promising to improve user experience and build an interoperable ecosystem. It is set to rethink how people interact with their gadgets. Since its global availability and potential for widespread adoption, HyperOS is sure to leave an indelible impact on the future of operating systems. As we approach the debut of the Xiaomi 14 series, which is due in November, we look forward to learning more about this interesting breakthrough and also updating you the same.