Our favorite Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has published the first information about its new platform HyperOS, which should replace the software superstructure MIUI.
Xiaomi brings HyperOS: A new platform of operating systems
No one expected such a step. And yet it happened. An unwelcome phenomenon in the technological world, also defined by the opposite of the phrase "Don't change it when it works." Xiaomi during yesterday's day changed the name of its user interface and through its CEO, Lei Jun, introduced a new operating system Hyper OS.
We do not yet know the targeting of this label. Some smartphone manufacturers use different names for their software depending on the region. For example China's Vivo has OriginOS in China, while it uses the FuntouchOS designation in the global market. However, both interfaces are based on Android. The opposite is China's Huawei, which has its HMS and Harmony OS mobile services package.
- Lei Jun (@leijun) October 17, 2023
Brands tend to name their interfaces in a similar way to the operating system. It is important to note that operating system and user interface are different terms and are often confused. Many user interfaces are essentially graphical add-ons based on Android and include additional customizations.
Despite the fact that in recent weeks we have been able to observe a number of leaks of information about MIUI 15, they should be part of the currently prepared HyperOS. Some leaks even talked about a new name for the Chinese market, which should be either HyperOS or PengpaiOS. There is also an option in the game to preserve the MIUI label, e.g. only for the global market.
Features originally planned for MIUI 15
Already in previous leaks and screenshots from MIUI, we could see that MIUI 15 builds based on Android 14 are being developed. The found builds are indeed based on the Android operating system, just in version 14, which confirms that the claims of a "new operating system" they are not accurate.
Xiaomi originally planned to use the name MIUI 15, and the official MIUI server has already confirmed this. The "Bigversion" part indicates the number 15, which means the version of MIUI. So '[Bigversion] => 15' means MIUI 15. However, for some reason the decision was made to change this name. Wang Hua, PR manager of Xiaomi Group said that names like MiOS, CNMiOS and MinaOS are completely wrong.
As we mentioned above, the MiOS name found on the internet is not accurate. In recent days, the names "Hyper" and "Pengpai" have been registered. Therefore, it is likely that the new interface will be named "HyperOS" or "PengpaiOS". The reason for Xiaomi's unexpected change is unknown, but it may be an attempt to imitate other Chinese brands with similar names.
The global market will probably have to wait
In addition, when we examine the images from the MIUI system, we see that there are some lines of code related to MIUI 15. So, Xiaomi apparently considered using the name MIUI 15, but later decided to completely change the direction of this designation. Will there be any changes in the global market?
Official lineup MIUI 15 EEA developed for Xiaomi 12t is shown in the image above. The latest internal build of MIUI 15 is labeled MIUI-V18.104.22.168.ULQEUXM. So MIUI 15 is being tested for users Xiaomi 12t in Europe and will probably be made available under this name to users in the global market.
The new "HyperOS" or "PengpaiOS" will be available for users in China. However, we do not expect any dramatic differences in functions and we still have to consider the fact that these are guesses and unofficial information. It may well happen that this new label will arrive after a few weeks or months HyperOS also to Europe.