Xiaomi has decided to tighten the security grip not only for its own smartphones by making its MIUI Security app available on the Play Store.
Spotted first by those over at Android Police, this means that the Xiaomi will be able to update the app faster and in an easier way. For those who are not aware of the Xiaomi Security app, the app is responsible for delivering features like app lock, cleaner ad battery saver.
It also scans the smartphones for system security and data usage, so there is no anomaly. The app comes pre-installed in Xiaomi smartphones and moving to Google Play Store is definitely good news for many as the updates will be quicker than before.
“Being an integral part of the MIUI software ecosystem, Security contains a powerful set of protection and optimization tools. App lock, Data usage, Security scan, Cleaner, Battery saver, Blocklist, and many other features will keep your phone fast and secure,” says the description of the app.
The government of India recently decided to ban 59 mobile applications linked to China on grounds of national security – a list that included a couple of Xiaomi’s apps, namely, the Mi Community app and the Mi Video Call app. A formal order, asking phone companies to block the applications was issued and the apps have since been removed from the app store.
On a related note, Xiaomi has also rolled out its MIUI 12 operating system to more smartphones in China.The Android-based interface that was introduced back in April this year, has already been seeded to some users as who are a part of the beta process, in China and globally. Now, it has been reported that MIUI 12 will be coming to a total of 13 smartphones for now, as per a new report.