Xiaomi will be launching a new MIUI system in India that will not come pre-installed with apps that have been banned by the Indian government, including Mi Browser Pro.
Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain said on Twitter that none of the blocked apps will be available in India and 100% of Indian user data stays in India.
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 & be informed. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/2tYHFwKjTG
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) August 7, 2020
The Indian government has banned the use of the Xiaomi Browser Pro on smartphones made by the company, saying that the use of the browser could affect the operation of these devices as well as access to the web.
India began taking action in June this year to ban 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, UC Browser, and WeChat.
According to previous Indian media sources, the Indian government recently listed another 47 apps and made it mandatory for them to be removed from its shelves.
Indian officials have not released a detailed list of these apps, but Xiaomi's browser Pro is included in the list.
In response, Xiaomi's response said that it is aware of the developments and will take appropriate measures.