MIUI Evolution: A Complete History (MIUI 1 to MIUI 14)

Xiaomi is renowned for its operating system, known as MIUI. Now, MIUI has evolved into HyperOS. From 2010 to 2024 Xiaomi’s operation system MIUI is based on the Android Open Source Project. Today, in this blog post, we will look at how MIUI has evolved over time (MIUI Evolution), from its early stages to its latest version, MIUI 14.

MIUI Evolution

These Days Xiaomi MIUI comes in different variants for different regions like China, Global, Europe, India, Indonesia etc. In the past few years, MIUI has undergone many changes, and it has been a long time from MIUI 1 to MIUI 14.

MIUI Evolution – From MIUI 1 to MIUI 14

In this article, we will explore the history and MIUI Evolution.

1. MIUI 1 and MIUI 2

MIUI V1 (16 August 2010) and MIUI V2 (October 29, 2010) both are based on Android 2.1


2. MIUI 3

MIUI V3 is Based on Android 2.3.6, and launched on March 25, 2011.


3. MIUI 4

MIUI 4 – This update is based on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and launched on January 19, 2012.


4. MIUI 5

MIUI V5 (March 1, 2013) In this update Xiaomi removed Google Play Store from the Chinese variant of MIUI. Based on Android 4.1 Jellybean


5. MIUI 6

MIUI 6 (August 16, 2014) brings a minimalist design with flat icons and a variety of new wallpapers based on Android 5.0 (Lollipop).


6. MIUI 7

MIUI 7 (August 13, 2015) based on Android 6.0. In this version, the bootloader began to be locked to minimize the spread of malware.


7. MIUI 8

MIUI 8 (2016) based on Android 7.0 (Nougat)


8. MIUI 9

MIUI 9 Introduced in mid-2017, it is based on Android 8.1 and is visually simpler. Split screen, gestures, and face unlock are the main innovations.


9. MIUI 10

MIUI 10 (2018). Android on MIUI 10 rises to version 9.0 (Pie).


10. MIUI 11

MIUI 11 (2019) released with Android 10 update.

Some of the new features in MIUI 11:
– System-wide dark mode with dark mode scheduling.
– Monochrome ultra power saving mode
– Redesign calculator and note apps
– Automatic screenshot management
– Ultra battery saver


11. MIUI 12

MIUI 12 (April 27, 2020) was released with a new design and carried the slogan “Touch the imagination, feel the reality”. MIUI 12 is based on Android 11.


12. MIUI 13

MIUI 13 (December 28, 2021) is based on Android 12, presenting several new features, both in design and security aspects.


13. MIUI 14

MIUI 14 (December 11, 2022), This new design includes super icons, super folders, and widgets on the home screen.


That concludes the history of MIUI, spanning from version 1 to version 14. Over the years, there have been numerous changes, improvements, and new features introduced to ensure that MIUI users have a comfortable daily experience.

Personally, I first used MIUI on version 5 with the Mi 3 device.

How about you guys? Which version of MIUI did you first use? Share your experience with us!

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Rajesh Rajput is Tech Blogger, who loves to write about Android Tips, How to Guides, Reviews, ROMs, and more.