Xiaomi, India's most popular smartphone brand, has officially announced that it will release a new version of MIUI for its smartphones in India. The company Confirmed the news on social media platform , Twitter in a letter addressing the Indian Mi community and it's users. Xiaomi writes that all Chinese apps banned by the Indian government are not available to access on its smartphones. Related:Best alternatives to banned Chinese apps The company states that it is "developing a new version of MIUI that will be built without pre-installation of any of the blocked apps." The new software will roll out in a phased manner over the next few weeks. Besides this, all upcoming Xiaomi phones will also carry the new MIUI software. In this statement Xiaomi has also clarified that MIUI has using its own cleaner app and that it's not using Cheetah Mobile's banned Clean Master app on its phones. "Clean Master is a common industry name used by multiple app developers," the company writes in its letter. A new update for the MIUI cleaner app removes some "industry definitions" and is now available to download. Users can manually install the update by heading to the system app updater on their Xiaomi phones. In the closing statement of the letter, Xiaomi reaffirms the fact that it comply and adhere to all data, privacy and security requirements under the Indian law. It reiterates that 100% of data generated by its Indian users is stored on local servers situated in the country.
Xiaomi's clarification come weeks after the Indian government banned 59 Chinese apps, including some Xiaomi apps like the Mi Browser and Mi community. Recently Indian government also ban Xiaomi Browser . OEMs and app developers have no options but to comply with the latest government guidelines. TikTok was one of the biggest one to hit by by this ban due to app restrictions, but it might return thanks to a potential Microsoft takeover .Read :Microsoft in talks to buy tiktok