Recently Xiaomi made a statement and said Xiaomi will remove banned Chinese Apps from MIUI in India. Xiaomi, Realme, Oppo, and other Chinese companies have come under fire for having Chinese apps that were banned in India. All of them even have native features powered by Chinese apps like Clean Master. But Realme and Poco already made an official statement on the government’s directive and user complaints earlier last month.
Xiaomi hasn’t clarified that ‘none of the apps blocked by the Indian Government are available for access on any Xiaomi phone. But Mi India responds it on twitter and also said that the upcoming MIUI update will remove banned Chinese Apps in India. This means that you don’t find pre-installed apps like UC Browser, Helo, Clean Master and more on your Mi or Redmi device
Xiaomi also clarified that the MIUI cleaner app is not the same or using a clean master app banned by Indian Govt. The company says it is a “common industry name used by many app developers” and that MIUI is not using the Cleaner app banned by our government.
📢 IMPORTANT news about #Xiaomi phones in #India:— Mi India (@XiaomiIndia) August 7, 2020
1) None of the blocked apps will be available
2) MIUI Cleaner app is not using Clean Master app banned by Indian Govt.
3) 100% of Indian user data stays in India
A new version of MIUI coming soon.
Please read & spread the news. pic.twitter.com/I1WPAkXVWi
Xiaomi reiterates that it has been following data localization policies for the past two years. All the data of Indian users is stored on servers in the country and none of it is shared with ‘anyone outside of India,’ as you can read in the statement above. Now Xiaomi has also clarified that the company will remove banned Chinese Apps in the upcoming update.