Xiaomi has released their latest MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM for the third wave of Xiaomi devices. With this wave bringing MIUI 9 to almost all Xiaomi phones, the company is finishing the MIUI 9 beta rollout for all the eligible devices in its portfolio.
Xiaomi announced the latest update to its MIUI custom skin featuring several improvements and design changes. It offers optimized applications and interfaced to Xiaomi devices. While Android updates on Xiaomi smartphones are comparatively slow, frequent MIUI updates add new features to Xiaomi phones.
Latest devices getting MIUI 9 update
Xiaomi has started rolling out the MIUI 9 global beta ROM to the remaining devices eligible for the MIUI 9 update. Because it is a beta ROM, you will have to manually get it from Xiaomi’s website. Here are the latest devices to get the MIUI 9.
Among the Mi series, Xiaomi Mi Note, Mi 4, Mi 3, Mi 2, Mi 2S, Mi Pad 3, Mi Pad 2, Mi Pad 1 are the lates to get MIUI 9 update.
In the ‘Redmi’ series, Redmi Pro, Redmi Note 4X (MediaTek unit), Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4A, Redmi 4 Prime, Redmi 4, Redmi 3S, Redmi 3X, Redmi Note 3, Redmi Note 2, Redmi Note 4G, Redmi Note, Redmi 3, Redmi 2/2A, Redmi 1/1S are the Xiaomi phones getting MIUI 9 update.
If your Xiaomi device is mentioned in this list, you can manually download and install the MIUI Global Beta ROM on your device here.
New features in MIUI 9
Since MIUI updates have made up for Android updates on Xiaomi devices, they carry some significant performance and aesthetic updates. The MIUI 9 is Xiaomi’s ROM based on Android Nougat. Here are some new features of the MIUI 9.
Faster App Startup
Xiaomi is updating devices as old as the Mi 2/2S with MIUI 9. While newer and faster devices may not show full usage of app launch optimization on the MIUI 9, older devices with lesser specifications are likely to benefit from it.
Smart Assistant and Smart App Launcher
While these features are not yet out for the Global Beta MIUI release, these are being used for the China version. Smart Assistant on the MIUI 9 will assist you to search for anything be it messages, images, or files on your Xiaomi device.
Smart launcher, on the other hand, will give suggestions about the relevant apps to be launched based on the content on your device’s screen. It just takes two steps to launch the apps.
While MIUI 9 brings many optimizations along with new themes for aesthetic purpose, it has introduced a very useful feature to Xiaomi devices. With MIUI 9, you can run two apps simultaneously in split-screen mode, making it convenient to keep texting while watching a YouTube video or checking Social Media and emails side-by-side.
Xiaomi’s latest approach
While MIUI 9 is in the final stage of beta roll out, Xiaomi is expected to roll the stable version for some devices by the end of this year. With the latest Xiaomi Mi A1, the company has increased their audience from MIUI fans to stock Android fans as well.
Also the latest addition the Mi Mix 2 brings MIUI to fans who wanted flagship devices from Xiaomi. While the Mi A1 is already here in India, the Mi Mix 2 will soon be here as well.