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[Other] What is the difference between MIUI and Stock Android.

2019-01-25 08:19:42
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Android has come a long way since its official inception in 2008. However, the real journey of the Android operating system began in 2003. It was actually built for digital cameras by the founders of Android. But, later they decided to use it as an operating system in mobiles.In 2005, the original Android Inc company was acquired by Google and since then, Android has never looked back. Android is basically a free open-source operating system (OS). Designed particularly for mobiles, the Android OS is now available for tablets, TV, and cars. Since it is an open-source software, tech companies can use it for free. They can alter it as per their preference and build a new ROM based on Android.

In this post, we are going to talk about one such Android ROM. Offered by Xiaomi, the modified ROM goes by the name MIUI.
But, let’s first understand the difference between these two.


Android is an operating system and MIUI is a customized firmware built on Android. It isn’t an operating software on its own. It uses Android as a base layer. 

As mentioned above, smartphone manufacturers can use Android OS and modify it as they want. When the manufacturers customize the Android OS, the basic internal working of Android software remains the same. The only difference is visible on the outside i.e. the user interface. This, in turn, affects the speed and performance of the custom firmware.It’s not only Xiaomi who is using a custom firmware on their phones. Here are some other examples of custom ROMs such as.


So, basically all the Xiaomi phones are Android phones but they run the MIUI firmware. Similarly, if a phone runs on the original version of the Android created by the Google, it is said to have Stock Android. Zero modifications are done to the Android operating system in Stock Android. Yes, that's what I mean to say PURE ANDROID.

Well, to be fair, GOOGLE PIXELS PHONES are the only devices on which you get to experience pure Android. Other devices have a little bit of modifications here and there. But, overall, they are very different from devices running MIUI. MIUI is pretty much a copy of iOS. Now that you know the difference between the android & MIUI.
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