Xiaomi India at its New Delhi launch event on Thursday announced availability details of the Global ROM of MIUI 8, apart from launching the Xiaomi Mi Max in India. Xiaomi has unveiled MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow that comes with new design, several features, interactive animations and several themes as its USP. The Global Vice President of Xiaomi, Hugo Barra, revealed that the MIUI ecosystem currently has 200 million users.
Today, i.e. on Tuesday the latest version of the operating system, MIUI 8, will be rolling out as a Global Stable ROM update to eligible devices.
Making the announcement on the MIUI forum last week, Xiaomi also listed the eligible devices – Redmi 1S, Redmi 2,Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi Note 3 (Qualcomm), Redmi Note 3 (Special Edition), Redmi Not e 2, Redmi Note 3G, Redmi Note 4G, Redmi Note Prime, Redmi 3, Redmi 3S, Redmi 3S Prime, Mi 2, Mi 2S, Mi 3, Mi 4, Mi 4i, Mi 5, Mi Note, and Mi Max (32GB variant).
Incredible MIUI 8 Features
Here is a look at top new features of Xiaomi MIUI 8. We have seen the visual changes that are coming in the version. One of the biggest changes can be seen in the notification drawer wherein a consolidated list and weather panel at the top changes color and animation according to the weather. A color changing status bar and animation in the apps is also incorporated across the UI.
Dual Apps allows you to have two instances of the same app running on the Smartphone. For instance, users can now have two WhatsApp accounts or two Facebook accounts on the same device.
With second space, users can enable two Smartphone instances on the same device. Dual spaces lets you have two different workspaces on a single device. Every work-space will have its own set of apps, customization, and image gallery. Using a different lock-screen password or fingerprint, users can set up two entirely different home screens with separate user data and independent storage. Coolpad Max has a similar feature.
The Caller ID Feature:
The caller Id Feature will now show you who is calling. It will have the contact details of popular businesses so you can call them even if you don’t know their numbers. Same is the concept with messages. You can now identify contacts with unknown numbers. If the message comes from a business, you can see the user friendly brand name instead of an indecipherable string of letters.
Mi Cloud Photo Sync –
It keeps low resolution images locally and uploads the original to the cloud.
Video Editing Option –
The OS has become smarter with the Video editing feature that will let the users take a screenshot of an entire / multiple page, trim videos easily and add video effects and scrolling screenshots.
Quick ball –
You will see a hovering circle button on the side of the screen at all times to have easy access to shortcuts.
Users in India will also get ringtones from Hungama (that are free for now). Hindi T9 prediction will be available. Some of the mobile phones on which the MIUI 8 Global ROM will be eligible are – Mi 5, Mi Max, Mi Note, Mi 4i, Mi 4, Mi 3, Mi 2. In the Redmi series, the eligible phones are – Redmi Note 3, Redmi Note 2, Redmi Note Prime, Redmi Note, Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi 2, and Redmi 1s.