Google recently rolled out the Android 14 update for its Pixel smartphone lineup, and Xiaomi is not lagging behind. Xiaomi has also started distributing the latest Android version to three of its flagship models.
The three Xiaomi phones receiving the Android 14 update are the Xiaomi 13, Xiaomi 13 Pro, and Xiaomi 12T. This Android 14 update comes wrapped in Xiaomi’s MIUI, specifically MIUI 14, which was previously available to beta testers.
Now, MIUI 14, based on Android 14, is available for global users via over-the-air (OTA) updates, as reported by GSM Arena on Saturday (10/7).
Here are the Xiaomi phones that have received the Android 14 update, along with their firmware versions:
Xiaomi 13 Pro
New Features in Android 14
Android 14 introduces a plethora of new features, enhancing the overall user experience. Some of these features not only improve functionality but also enhance the aesthetic appeal of Android smartphones.
Lock Screen Customization
Dave Burke, Google’s VP of Engineering, showcased several new customization options for the lock screen in Android 14. Users will now have the ability to personalize the lock screen clock by changing the font, color, size, and design.
Emoji and Cinematic Wallpaper
Android 14 introduces new wallpaper options, including emoji and cinematic wallpapers. The emoji wallpaper feature allows users to choose from up to fourteen different emojis, explore various patterns, and select colors to create unique wallpapers for their home and lock screens. These emoji wallpapers are interactive, with emojis reacting when touched.
Find My Device Enhancements
To help users track all their devices, Google has updated Find My Device to support a broader range of devices from various manufacturers, including headphones and tablets. To ensure privacy and security, unknown tracker alerts will notify users if an unfamiliar tracking tag is moving alongside them, assisting in its detection.
Tablet and Foldable Device Optimization
Android 14 promises an optimized experience on tablet and foldable devices. Over 50 Google apps have been fine-tuned for larger screens, including Gmail, Photos, and Meet. Popular apps like Spotify, Minecraft, and Disney+ have been optimized to provide a visually appealing and intuitive experience on larger screens.
The Excitement Around Android 14 Updates
The news of Xiaomi rolling out the Android 14 update to its flagship phones has generated excitement among Xiaomi users and Android enthusiasts. These updates not only bring the latest features but also improve the performance and security of Xiaomi devices.
The introduction of lock screen customization, interactive emoji wallpapers, and enhanced device tracking in Android 14 offers users more personalization options and improved functionality. As Xiaomi continues to expand its global presence, these updates are expected to further enhance the user experience on Xiaomi smartphones.
The Android 14 update also signals a commitment to keeping devices up to date with the latest features and security enhancements. As Xiaomi users receive these updates over the air, they can look forward to an improved and more customizable smartphone experience.