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MIUI Logo .svg
Developer Xiaomi
Written in C, C++, Java
OS family Unix-like
Working state Current
Source model Open source with proprietary components
Initial release 9.6.14 / 22 August 2018; 2 months ago (2018-08-22)
Latest release MIUI:
9.6.22 Global
/ September 24, 2018; 29 days ago (2018-09-24)
Marketing target Alternative firmware replacement for Android devices;
Stock firmware for Xiaomi mobile devices
Available in 32 languages (varies by country)
Package manager Google Play (Global)
MI App Store (China)
APK files
Platforms 32-bit ARM, MIPS, x86, x64
Kernel type Monolithic, modified Linux kernel
License Apache License 2.0
GNU General Public License v3
Official website www.poco.net/global/

MIUI for POCO (abbreviation of MI User Interface and pronounced as "Me You I")[1] is a custom Android firmware mobile operating system developed by Xiaomi for their subsidiaries POCO Smartphone series.[2] The firmware is based on Google's Android operating system.[3]

Unlike most of Xiaomi devices which running on traditional MIUI ROM, POCOPHONE are running on modified version of MIUI which specifically design for the POCO series. As mentioned by Xiaomi them self on the Poco website, the MIUI for POCO are "specifically modified for POCOPHONE to make it lighter, faster, and smoother." There is also few visual changes which difference them self from the traditional MIUI.


Similar to its predecessor, MIUI for POCO were based on the Android 8.1.0 Oreo, but optimized to run on Poco series smartphone. However, Xiaomi also release the beta version of the Launcher to Google Play to allows any Android smartphone to try the launcher as well.[4]

MIUI for POCO vs. MIUI[edit]

There are few key differences that separate MIUI for POCO and traditional MIUI, such as the App Launcher which lack on traditional MIUI ROM. Other than that there are also some minor changes on the UI including the battery icon and recent apps screen which is similar to the traditional Android UI.

Xiaomi also promise faster and more regular update for the MIUI for POCO, which Android Pie update would be distribute by quarter 4 of 2018.[5]

Version history[edit]

Version Android Version Release date Highlight
MIUI for POCO "9.6.14" Android 8.x "Oreo" August 22, 2018; 2 months ago (2018-08-22) Initial release


  1. ^ "Mi Global Home". Poco.net. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  2. ^ mi.com Global (13 September 2018). "MIUI FOR POCO". YouTube. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  3. ^ "小米科技的MIUI和手机_通讯与电讯_科技时代_新浪网". Tech.sina.com.cn. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  4. ^ "POCO Launcher - Apps on Google Play". Play.google.com. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  5. ^ Forum, Xiaomi MIUI Official. "MIUI for Poco vs MIUI: A Simple Makeover or a Performance Evolution? - Off-topic - Xiaomi MIUI Official Forum". En.miui.com. Retrieved 13 September 2018.