Although Xiaomi moves internationally in the Google ecosystem using the vast majority of its applications, the truth is that from the borders inside, it uses some of its own services and tests others before its launch. international. Without forgetting the Patchwall that it places on Android TV on its televisions, of course, or all the additions with which the MIUI that covers Android truffles.
Now, the Chinese giant is preparing a new alternative to another Google service, in this case an alternative to Android Auto. Its name came from China, so that we now know it as “Xiaomi Carwith”, and the manufacturer already has it in the test phase at home.
CarWith appears in Xiaomi’s daily beta for your country
Although we are talking about an alternative to Android Auto that Xiaomi will surely evolve as it sees fit, on board the new CarWith we find options already available on the Google platform. Options like being able to take calls in the car, how to send audio using the car’s microphones, or how to control media options to skip songs, etc.
Xiaomi integrates the new CarWith in its exclusive applications such as the infrared remote control for mobile phones or as its Mi Browser, and starts its beta test at home in China. On board CarWith we will also find navigation services (at the moment we do not know what the source of the maps will be) and it will take advantage of the fact that we have installed applications such as Waze for its radar detection system.
The new Xiaomi CarWith is now available in China without the possibility of having a global ROM or an official translation. The “presentation” was that CarWith appeared in the daily beta that it launches in its country and it seems that it is currently quite unstable. We bet that they will make it evolve at a good pace to soon make it an application accessible to all users of the platform.
Apparently CarWith is intended to be integrated into Xiaomi’s stable ROM for future Android 13 phones, so we might see it working this year. Meanwhile, to test CarWith, we have to go through the Mi Unclock tool and unlock the bootloader, in addition to installing the ROM at our own risk. Our colleagues from MundoXiaomi detail it well in this article.