After previewing and teasing the OS for several times, Xiaomi has finally launched the MIUI 9; it’s next iteration of MIUI in China yesterday. Xiaomi has said that the MIUI has been downloaded by more than 2.8 billion people across the world, and even claimed to have more than 100 million active users, which tells the popularity of the OS.
The MIUI 9 is considered to be one of the major upgrades, however, it’s only internally because the visual interface did not receive much of a facelift. Xiaomi has just added three new themes to the MIUI 9 and even changed the default theme outlook. The three themes added by Xiaomi are No Boundary, Cool Black, and Color Fantasy.
Here’s a list of Xiaomi smartphones Supposed to get the MIUI 9 update:
- Xiaomi Mi 6
- Xiaomi Mi 5X
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X
- Xiaomi Redmi 4X
- Xiaomi Mi Mix
- Xiaomi Mi 5
- Xiaomi Mi 5s
- Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus
- Xiaomi Mi 5c
- Xiaomi Mi Max
- Xiaomi Mi Max 2
- Xiaomi Mi 4s
- Xiaomi Mi 4c
- Xiaomi Mi Note Pro
The update for the Xiaomi smartphone will first start in China and the global roll out will be done. In the first phase, some of the smartphones will get the MIUI 9 in China starting August and Xiaomi is also looking for Beta tester for MIUI 9.
MIUI 9 Global and India Update Smartphone List
The Global launch or India Launch for MIUI 9 is expected in September or October when most smartphones will start receiving the new update. List of smartphones to get the MIUI 9 in India is yet not shared by Xiaomi but some of the smartphones above are also launched in India and are likely to get the update. Apart from the above phones, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4, Redmi 3s and 3s Prime are also quite likely to get the MIUI 9 (Android Nougat) update in India.
Coming to top features of the MIUI 9, it has several under-the-hood changes, and the highlighted word at the event was ‘Smart’. Yes, the word Smart defines pretty much everything about the MIUI 9. There are Smart features such as Smart App Launcher, Smart Assistant. The company also announced a few more features of the MIUI 9. Let’s find out what’s new.
Disclaimer: Before we get to jump into the features of the MIUI 9, do make a note that all these features, apart from the internal changes are available in the China beta ROM. And they will be added to global ROM at a later date.
7 Best Features for MIUI 9 Which Makes it Better Compared to MIUI 8
Last year on 30th June 2016, Xiaomi shared the MIUI 8 and we wrote about the 10 best Features of the MIUI 8 – Xiaomi MIUI 8.0 – The 10 Best Features. The MIUI 8.0 brought several improvements over the MIUI 7 – some of the top features for the MIUI 8 were – New Lock screens, improved reading experience, improved gallery, more power saving, multi-window, better video editing, spam detection and more.
This year Xiaomi has focused on different areas compared to the last year and here are the top 7 features of MIUI 9.
1) Smart App Launcher
Smart App Launcher is something which could be useful in day-to-day life. This feature allows you to launch applications right from your conversations. For example, if you’re speaking about shopping, then this feature will show up all the shopping apps available in your phone.
2) Smart Assistant
Smart Assistant is something which we are used to in the past. It works just as Spotlight in Apple’s iOS. You can search for apps, messages, albums, photos, etc. This feature is very handy for quickly opening applications because MIUI 9 doesn’t feature an app drawer and the apps would be spread across the home screen.
3) Advanced Image Search
With the advanced image search feature, you can dive into the photos available on your phone. You can say a person’s name or place or even a person expression will show up the photos. A very interesting feature.
4) Split Screen Multitasking
This is something which Xiaomi millions of Xiaomi smartphone users have been waiting for. The MIUI 9 adds support for split screen multitasking, which was introduced with Android N. All the Xiaomi phones will receive the split screen mode, including the Redmi 2 and 2s.
5) Dynamic Resource Allocation
Xiaomi has changed several features internally in the MIUI 9. The major change is that the company has moved to Dynamic Resource Allocation, which with its own critical thinking to allocate priority to in-use App to let you enjoy the fluent experience.
6.) More System Optimizations
Xiaomi has brought more under the hood optimizations for the Xiaomi MiUi 9 with special features like Core Congestion Control, Real time anti-fragmentation, Automatic clean, better cache management and the new file system. All these backend optimizations improve the speed for the MIUI 9 users.
7. Faster App Opening Speed
All the apps will now open much faster than the previous iterations, and the boot time of a smartphone has been reduced as well. This was one of the things lot of users were looking for and
To Sum Up here are the Key Highlights of the MIUI 9:
- – Lightning fast system
- – Explosively fast app launch time
- – Dynamic resource allocation by prioritise the in-use App for fluent experience!
- – Universal search: Powerful search engine that can differentiate your image by typing in keywords, including your conversations
- – Smart assistance – Easiest way to find anything and almost everything
- – Two steps for all the vital information: Copy and receive info!
*The above features will be available in China only for the time being. Stay tuned for Global MIUI 9 global / India rollout we will keep you posted when Xiaomi India shares the final list of devices to receive the MIUI 9 and when the updates will arrive in India.
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