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We know that the Xiaomi smartphones are pre-loaded with the company's custom ROM called MIUI that is based on Android OS. The Mi A1 is the first smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer to be preloaded with the pure Android experience - Android One instead of the company's MIUI ROM. Except for this smartphone, the other devices from Xiaomi are based on the MIUI custom ROM.
Recently, the company conducted a Twitter poll asking users to vote their choice among two options - in-house MIUI 9 or Android One. Though only the Mi A1 runs Android One, the poll results on its social media handle worked out in a different way. For this reason, the company deleted this poll within a short while, claims a report by Android Police.
Xiaomi has not come up with an official statement regarding the removal of the poll but it is speculated to be due to the popularity of Android One. However, the exact reason for this deletion remains unknown.
Android One is widely popular
The poll saw a higher number of votes for the Android One initiative instead of the company's in-house MIUI 9. Though there is no official word regarding the same, it is understandable that the company did not like the result of the poll. The reason for the MIUI 9 to be disliked by the users could be due to the lack of key Android features due to the customization. The custom ROMs are usually buggy and do not perform as the stock Android.
The deleted Twitter poll
A Twitter user RajuPP managed to capture a screenshot of the deleted Twitter poll before the same was taken down by the company. The screenshot shows that the Android One was leading with 57% of the total votes while the company's MIUI 9 had received 43% votes. At that time, 14,769 users had cast their vote and almost 8,419 of them preferred Android One.
Android One like features expected
We believe that Xiaomi might come up with future smartphones based on MIUI that will be preloaded with Android One like features. However, we cannot say anything clearly for now as the company has not given a clear explanation on what was behind the purpose of the poll.