The official Xiaomi MIUI development team has made a new announcement today (March 23, 2020). In a beta update patch for the MIUI 20.3.23 build, the team shared a message informing users that this week is the last week of updates for the MIUI 11 custom skin, which may be indicative of development starting in MIUI 12.
For those unaware, MIUI is a custom skin based on the Android OS platform. Its latest versions are based on Android 10 while the news may signify a new generation being announced or showcased soon. Previously, the MIUI development team had delayed the MIUI 11 release for the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro, Mi 10, and even Mi 10 Pro due to incomplete testings, and has also caused the delay for the Redmi Note 8.
This delay may largely have been affected by the recent Coronavirus pandemic that has affected the world, especially China. So we will have to wait and see what the break in development may actually signify. For those unaware, China recently suffered from a viral outbreak which quickly turned into a global epidemic. It is one of the major reasons for alarm across the globe and readers are advised to be cautious and be informed regarding the subject.
Interestingly, a few people had also caught on certain official MIUI websites featuring signs of the MIUI 12. When users attempted to access the relevant data or opt in for closed beta testing, they were met with a prompt informing them of how they did not meet the required conditions. This clearly showcases that the new custom skin generation from the Chinese tech giant is in development. Although we will have to wait for an official announcement to confirm it.