Connect with us

Android

Xiaomi MIUI 13: Check all the new features

Published

on

Xiaomi MIUI 13

Xiaomi MIUI 13 is released with Mi 12 smartphone series, the latest software is based on the Android 12 operating system. On the other hand, this new Xiaomi MIUI version will get you the best user experience available with lots of MIUI 13 features.

So, here we’re ready to explore all of the new offerings coming from Xiaomi in the 13th edition of MIUI based on Android 12. Let’s dive into the Xiaomi MIUI 13 features below.

Xiaomi MIUI 13

Widgets:

Let’s start first with widgets, you now have an option to bring brand new widgets right on your home screen. The widgets are movable freely and you can match the appearance of the widget based on the app itself.

The widgets are also lightweight in design and look very interesting at first sight. Aside from appearance, the widgets will help you to get information directly accessible on the reach of your finger without opening an app entirely.

Advertisement

There’s more, the MIUI 13 widget system is easy to be adopted by the home screen layout and there are different sizes to choose from.

miui 13 widgets

Wallpapers:

A set of new wallpaper has been a priority of the MIUI software ecosystem, and MIUI 13 is no different. This version of MIUI brings various new wallpapers that won’t miss a chance to suit your phone’s screen and are made with various themes and designs.

miui 13 wallpapers

Especially for some wallpapers, MIUI has partnered with Beauty of Science. Founded in 2016, Beauty of Science (BOS) is a brand that creates visually engaging content related to science for education, technology, and entertainment industries.

Wallpapers beauty of science

Some of the MIUI 13 wallpapers have polarized light microscope with 8K ultra-high precision, these wallpapers changes in various forms and formations on your phone’s home screen.

Advertisement

Fonts:

MIUI 13 brought in the new MiSans font, specially tailored to install a new viewing user experience. The new MiSans has all-around optimizations of Chinese, English, and digital design, with a simple design and clear readability for comfortable viewing to spot the difference.

MUI 13 misans font

Privacy:

Aside from features, MIUI 13 boasts security features to protect consumer’s data and protect their privacy with the following features:

Telecom frauds:

  1. Fraud protection: The new system-level fraud protection helps your phone to identify fraud calls and messages and alert you at an instance.
  2. App protection: The system will inform you whether an app is safe to use for your smartphone before installing an app.
  3. New warning icons: You now have access to the new warning signs that will bring you a better understanding of what the fraud actually is related to.

privacy

Face ID: During the face verification, your MIUI 13 powered device will not show your face instead it’ll verify your face data while keeping your face hidden. According to Xiaomi, this will present apps to over-collect your personal image information.

Advertisement

Apps Data:

You always have an option to check, which apps are collecting what from your smartphone, a new section in the app information will show you all of the permissions that a corresponding app is fetching.

miui 13 app permissions

Performance:

This part is a bit more important for a consumer, as it may not take a lead in the front seat but works as a driver to ensure your experience remains smooth.

MIUI 13 focuses on the concept of focusing more on computing, bringing better memory management, and efficient storage management with a simplified process.

Advertisement

That’s not it, MIUI 13 brings you new performance that is better than the last MIUI version.

  • MIUI 13 brings has 20 to 26 percent improved system app fluency better than MUI 12.5 enhanced version.
  • It features 15 to 52 percent of the overall improved fluency of third-party apps as it was in MUI 12.5.
  • Moreover, the average number of background apps can now take up to 14 simultaneously on a Xiaomi phone for example Mix 4.
  • Lastly, the performance of reading and writing will be there for you for over 36 months unhindered and only 5 percent of its overall will be dropped over the course of time.

performance

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

Android

Huawei should use Android 13?

Published

on

huawei android 13

Huawei and Android have gone hand to hand for years and the Chinese tech firm has made many changes to evolve throughout the time. But after the events of the U.S. entity list, Huawei had to give up on adapting fully to Google Mobile Services (GMS) and Android.

Therefore, Huawei still uses Android 10 as the base of EMUI 12, which first came into action with EMUI 10 in 2019. However, we are looking forward to the consumers and their deeds to get something new.

Although, Huawei is providing plenty of new features with EMUI 12 but what do you think if the company should start using Android 13 as the base of the upcoming EMUI 13.

huawei android 13

How?

Android is open-source software, which means anyone can download and modify the project. Although, it may need certification to use Google’s core services such as GMS (which, Huawei cannot obtain) but the Android is still under the reach of the Chinese tech maker.

Advertisement

Also, Huawei is already using Android Open Source Project (AOSP) Android 10 since EMUI 10, so using the Android 13 won’t be a hassle for the firm. However, there are some speculations that might hit our theory into the proceedings.

First, Huawei cannot use the latest Android version as it may bring instability for older smartphones such as Android 13, due to hardware limitations and needs to be optimized heavily. Second, it could cripple the GMS certificate in phones that already have GMS applications.

huawei android 13

Another one is that Huawei doesn’t want to use Android 13 because it is switching HarmonyOS as the base of EMUI sooner or later for global users.

From a consumer’s perspective, old devices have been upgrading for a long time, and devices such as Huawei P30 and Mate 20 are still running robust in users’ hands. Therefore, Huawei has seeded EMUI 12 software for them to refresh the user experience and bring them closer to the HarmonyOS user interface.

Advertisement

Currently, we cannot say, what’s coming next from the Chinese tech maker but we’ll have to find out more on this matter.

So, what do you think, should Huawei use Android 13 in the next EMUI version? Let us know in the poll below.

Advertisement
Continue Reading

Android

Google Android 13 reportedly restricts sideloading of apps

Published

on

Android 13 ceases sideloading of apps to avoid unofficial accessibility services

Google is making efforts to break down the path of apps sideloading with the newest Android 13 operating system. By doing so, the company will mark a full stop on all the ways that grant access to some accessibilities services.

According to the reports, Android 13 has initiated a new move for sideloading apps. As a result, it will become difficult for the users to install the applications outside of the official Play Store. However, Google defines a big reason for taking this step.

The reason behind this Restriction:

When a user performs any task out of the legal platform, it gives rise to several risks for the system. Google explains that when an individual installs any application from an APK file, it opens the gate for various phishing attacks and malware to enter the device. Thus, it becomes very easy for spammers to hack the internal system and read confidential matters.

Android 13 ceases sideloading of apps to avoid unofficial accessibility services

Users can still use Accessibility Services

Although the US manufacturer is trying to shield the privacy of its users, it hadn’t closed the access completely. Individuals still have a choice to sideload the applications. Users can enable or disable the dialog box question for the restricted apps accordingly. Further, users can activate the access in the “allow restricted settings”.

Advertisement

A notable point that appears here is that Google is only making restrictions over the sideloading apps with Andriod 13. However, other fields like F-Droid and Amazon Stores would not show any such prohibition while installing such stuff.

The changes in these regulations might take place in the time ahead with a stable release of Android 13. But for now, the company is strongly denying the allowance of sideloading apps. One can see this ultimate variation with the call recording applications.

(Source)

Advertisement
Continue Reading

Android

Why Huawei phones have no Google apps: Reason

Published

on

By

google apps huawei

Google apps come with a variety of services and can be found on any Android smartphone. Huawei was also in the same club but everything was changed since the events of May 2019 that lead us towards the removable of Google Mobile Services from phones launched after the above-mentioned timeline.

Time to dive into why you cannot access Google apps pre-built into new Huawei phones.

In May 2019, Huawei was included in the U.S. entity list, a special order from the U.S. commerce department. This order bans top Chinese entities including Huawei from purchasing or selling goods inside the U.S. territory. This results in the lack of access to required components to build new products such as new chipset as well as other important parts of the phone.

The follow-up event has brought in the entrance of Google, which announced to pull Google Mobile Services (GMS) certification eligibility from Huawei phones. Thereafter, new models and including Huawei Mate 30 series haven’t featured Google apps pre-installed coming out of the box.

Advertisement

Old Phones retained GMS:

The entire scenario has created big havoc among consumers, and many concerns generated among the consumers since then. One of them came from existing smartphone users such as P30 and Mate 20 series that were launched with GMS. However, Huawei and Google later clarified the situation that phones launched before May 2019 and packs with Google services will continue to work as usual and receive software updates on time.

google apps huawei

Google Mobile Services (GMS):

Google Mobile Services or GMS consist of proprietary applications and application programming interface services from Google that comes pre-installed on Android devices including smartphones, tablets, and other eligible smart devices.

HMS:

To fill the shoes left empty in the absence of GMS, Huawei introduced Huawei Mobile Services AKA HMS. This suite includes various new applications and empowered its own application distribution platform – AppGallery to increase the number of developers.

Since Google’s app ecosystem is so vast and powerful, Huawei is continuously improving the developer’s support so that they can develop robust apps and bring them to the AppGallery application store.

Advertisement

Conclusion:

So, here we are and now you could have a better understanding of why new Huawei phones don’t come with pre-installed Google applications in them.

Continue Reading