• Chethan Machaknur

Xiaomi to make new version of MIUI to adhere to India’s apps ban

Xiaomi is developing a new version of its MIUI software to adhere to the Indian government’s ban on Chinese apps. Xiaomi’s apps, including Mi Browser Pro and Mi Community, were amongst the apps that were on the banned list. Xiaomi India Head, Manu Jain, posted a statement on Twitter.

"We want to clarify that none of the apps blocked by the Indian Government are available for access on any Xiaomi phones launched in India," Jain said. "We are developing a new version of MIUI that will be built without pre-installation of any of the blocked apps."

Jain said the company has been storing data of Indian users in the country since 2018 and will continue to do so. He also claimed that such data has never been shared with anyone outside of the country. He said the company "reserves the right" to take legal action against those spreading misinformation about its apps and the ban.

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