Xiaomi today finally unveiled its much awaited release the Xiaomi MIUI 8 ROM along with its latest smartphone Mi Max. This latest version of the Xiaomi operating system will bring some interesting additions some of which has been teased by the company. The first version of the MIUI OS came in 2010 and up till now it has served as the OS of more than 150 million users all over the world. MIUI 7.2 was the last stable roll out of the OS and today we will be introduced to its eighth iteration. Xiaomi also claimed that the users of MIUI are among the most active users of mobile internet. Citing from UMIndex, it claimed that 6 out of top 10 are Mi phones. Read on to get more information about MIUI 8 new features and how to update your device with the latest ROM.
Xiaomi MIUI 8 ROM
The company revealed that they have revamped a number of frequently used apps like Notes, Camera, Calculator, Phone, etc. Thanks to the videos shared by Xiaomi, we now know about the three (among others) cool changes that will be implemented in the MIUI8 – Phone App, Notes, and Notification Center.
MIUI 8 Release Date and Supported Devices
The MIUI 8 ROM release dates in China are as follows –
- 16 May – Beta Registration
- 01 June – Beta Testing
- 17 June – Developer ROM
‘Will my smartphone support MIUI8?’, if this is the question that is troubling you then worry not. We have here come with a list of MIUI 8 supported devices.
Developer ROM supported devices –
Xiaomi Mi 2, 2s, 3, 4, 4C, 4S, 5, Max and all other Redmi and Mi Note series mobile phones.
Xiaomi MIUI 8 New Features
The MIUI 8 now looks more matured as an OS, the company has made some welcome changes in colors, which makes the OS more colorful, vibrant and feel young. The color of the UI changes based on the changes in weather. The fonts also have undergone some design changes. Xiaomi will also provide its users a large collection with daily new additions to their 12 categories. And yes, MIUI eight finally comes with multi window management.
The MIUI 8 comes with some cool photo and video editing features, you can now just swipe up to share the picture and also change filters with just a tap. It also supports video editing allowing you to crop, add filters, captions and music. It also now allows you to add sticker to your photos and even easily doodle on your pictures. The new MIUI8 also comes with MIUI Scanner and Calculator.
The new Notes app on MIUI 8 allows the user to protect the notes using password and fingerprint. Comes with a power saving mode that freezes background app activity, suspends syncs, updates and background tasks, prevents unessential apps from starting up. It comes with multi window management, it is also claimed to detect fraud and scam messages.
Below, check at the cool way to accept or reject a call on MIUI 8.
Xiaomi MIUI 8 Updates, Download
The improved notification shade now has the core functions exposed and hidden via scrolling. The new color tone along with the immersed status bar looks refreshing. Xiaomi has this time set white as the background color to eliminate the Gaussian blur effect in MIUI 7 which created problems for users in reading the notifications. The notifications shade now has the frequently used setting such as WIFI, Bluetooth, Torchlight, GPS. The new animations incorporated in pulling down and pushing up the notification tray are really interesting and cute. Check below –
How to Upgrade, Update to MIUI 8, How to Root
Once the company announces the global rollout of its new OS, MIUI v8 we will bring to you the list of all the supported devices that can be upgraded to the new OS. You can update your Xiaomi smartphone with MIUI 8 using the updater app on the device (if your device supports the new UI) or you can flash your device with MIUI 8, the procedure of which will be updated here later.
MIUI 8 Release Date, Launcher
Though these are just a few of the changes that we are set to see on the MIUI 8 and we will get back with all the new and interesting changes in the MIUI ROM once Millet officially launched the new OS. Visit again to know more about the Xiaomi MIUI 8 new features, and additions.