The Xiaomi Mi 11 arrives with MIUI 12.5, a new version loaded with news, including the possibility of removing pre-installed apps.
The new Xiaomi Mi 11 is the first terminal of the Chinese company with MIUI 12.5 it’s interior. This version brings with it several interesting novelties, and as the months go by it will reach the rest of the company’s terminals.
But before that moment comes, we wanted to review one of the most important changes which introduces MIUI 12.5 in the company’s terminals, but which for some reason seems to have been overlooked: the ability to uninstall system applications.
Pre-installed apps can be removed with MIUI 12.5
During the Mi 11 presentation conference, the company showed a slide in which it referred to the various changes in the operation of MIUI after the arrival of the latest version. In it, it is specified that with the new version even more applications pre-installed on the system can be removed, with the aim of giving users the possibility of getting rid of those apps that they will not use to free up space and reduce resource usage.
Between the new apps that can be uninstalled, we found some like the notes app, voice recorder, the weather app or barcode reader. There is also the possibility of “deleting” – but without being able to uninstall – applications such as “Themes” or the digital content store own company. This is what the firm itself has indicated in a press release:
“The vast majority of applications on the new system can be uninstalled, while a small number of applications that are burned into the core of the system can be hidden.”
MIUI has been, for years, a layer criticized for reaching consumers laden with bloatware and services that many consider unnecessary. For this reason, the fact that the company gives the possibility of getting rid of a good number of the apps pre-installed in the system in this new version, undoubtedly makes us think that the firm has decided to listen to its community and follow the path more suitable.
What phones are going to be updated to MIUI 12.5?
During the event, Xiaomi itself has also confirmed which phones are going to update to MIUI 12.5, and when they will.
In that sense, they specify that the first batch of devices that will receive the update will consist of the Mi 10T, Mi 10T Pro, Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro, and Mi 11, who will throughout the second quarter of 2021.
Later, the rollout will cover 11 other devices, which will be confirmed later on the company’s official website.