Xiaomi announced that as of November 22, 2021, the number of active users of MIUI, the company’s proprietary shell for Android on smartphones and tablets, has exceeded 500 million. This means that about 15% of people in the world use Xiaomi, Redmi or POCO smartphones from MIUI.
Along with this, the company announced that this year alone, the MIUI user base in China has grown by 18.65 million people, and globally by 100 million.
MIUI first reached the 100 million active user mark on August 19, 2015. After that, growth accelerated and in less than three years, the firmware reached 200 million active users. In October 2019, Xiaomi reported 300 million MIUI users, and the 400 million mark was crossed earlier this year. Currently, the current version of the shell is MIUI 12.5, presented in August.
Xiaomi is currently working on the release of MIUI 13 based on Android 12. According to various reports, the update is already ready for the company’s flagship devices such as the MIX 4, Mi 11 and Mi 11 Lite 5G. It has been confirmed that MIUI 13 will be officially launched before the end of 2021.