MIUI 12.5 Bugs: Xiaomi Apologises officially: We all remember the absolute disaster that was MIUI 12. Top reported issues on most MIUI 12 smartphones were the notification panel bug, which at times displayed weird text, random crashes, irregular and very untimed reboots, unnecessary battery consumption due to lack of optimisation, unresponsive touch screen at times, freezes, bugs with floating windows, disappearing animations and a lot more. MIUI 12.5 addressed several MIUI bugs and cleaned the software up, but it still didn’t satisfy most users because they didn’t iron out everything, and there were still inconsistencies in the UI Elements.
So, it was mentioned that Xiaomi fixed a lot of bugs when they rolled out the MIUI 12.5 update. But some annoying bugs were still persistent, like inconsistencies with dark mode, unresponsive touch screen, random shutoffs and freezes, app crashes, volume problems, charging issues and all the usual caveats that come with MIUI. So many people called even the MIUI 12.5 update underwhelming, provided it is a major leap over MIUI 12. MIUI 12.5 is quicker, snappier, better and more secure and private comparatively. It did fix a lot of visual inconsistencies.
MIUI 13 was delayed multiple times due to this reason alone. Xiaomi has hired some sort of team to detect and fix bugs and glitches in MIUI. And it looks like the major reason for the delay in MIUI 13 is this. The bugs.
Instead of a Half baked buggy mess, they want MIUI 13 to be good this time. It looks like they are spending a lot of time fixing the inconsistencies and resolving the several bugs. Yes, it is impossible to fix all the bugs and impossible to tune the UI to each and every device specifically because Xiaomi makes a huge load of smartphones every year. But we will definitely see improvements in MIUI.
MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition: Fixes the significant bugs from MIUI 12.5.
So before the launch of MIUI 13, which is said to be a big update with a visual redesign and new animations, it is appropriate to call it a major overhaul. So before this launch, Xiaomi launched the MIUI 12.5 “Enhanced Edition” that supposedly fixes the more annoying issues with MIUI 12.5.
Jin Fan, the general manager of MIUI & Team, has officially apologised to users in a press conference that was held a couple of weeks ago. He openly admitted that MIUI did not meet everyone’s expectations and that they were working on it. Instead of launching new features, MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Version focuses on stability and bug fixes.
In the sane press conference, discussions were held about the progress of Xiaomi’s system optimisation and the fix of a lot of bugs, all the stuff leading towards the launch of MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition. Jin Fan also said that Xiaomi is all about technological breakouts at affordable price points, and they are working on delivering a better software experience. We did mention at some point that hardware is not at all the issue with Xiaomi smartphones. It’s just the UI.
To find out why MIUI can be the best and worst software skin: MIUI 12.5: Xiaomi’s Android Skin: Euphoric yet frustrating. Why it can be the best and worst at the same time.
They quoted that it fixes 160 system problems and 224 system application problems. Big numbers, but that is what they said. They also said it brings “all round optimisation”. They said it has better fluency and snappiness and lower power consumption, fixing the battery drain issue. They talked about something called Liquid Storage and Atomic Memory, which put in simple terms, means better RAM Management and memory management, this will also fix the issue with random cache. They also mentioned Focus Computing, not sure what that means, and something about Intelligent Balance, which might mean a more balanced software.
So that is all we have for now. Drop a comment about what you think. We will update when more news about MIUI 13 comes out. Yes, we are two months late on this news, thanks to lack of time, but we will try to post more consistently.
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