Xiaomi presented the MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition this week during the Xiaomi Mi MIX 4 presentation event. There, the company said that the new interface would be focused on optimizations and will not bring relevant new functions.
However, it turned out that Xiaomi has quietly added a new widget system to MIUI. Although in the testing phase, it is confirmed that these were inspired by what Apple launched with iOS 14.
The new MIUI widgets are still in the testing phase
The trial period of the new MIUI widget system takes place in China. Everything indicates that MIUI 12.5 beta users can already try this new feature on their computers.
Thanks to Xiaomimiui, we had access to some images documenting the new widgets that Xiaomi is implementing in its software. And the similarities to Apple’s system are unmistakable.
As with iOS, the new MIUI widgets can be placed anywhere on the smartphone screen. You can even create a page with just the widgets of the apps you use the most.
These shortcuts promise to provide important information about the application in a simple and intuitive way. They can adopt various dimensions to perfectly adapt to the style and needs of different users.
In fact, you can choose 2×2, 2×3, 4×2, or 4×4 widgets. There will be a “widget store” where the user will find the available shortcuts, and then they can drag and drop their favorites anywhere on the screen.
The source reports that the testing period for the widgets should last until October 20. A schedule that goes way beyond the MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition release date, you can send some details to MIUI 13.
As the stable version of the interface begins to reach more users, the new widgets are expected to become available as well. It will certainly be a gradual release, so patience is required from users.