Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has announced the availability of the global version of its MIUI 9 in India. The announcement was made at the launch event of company’s new selfie-centric smartphone series Redmi Y1. The stable MIUI 9 ROM will start rolling out to all compatible devices starting with the Redmi Note 4, Mi MIX 2, and the Mi Max 2 from November 3.
Xiaomi has also revealed the list of devices which will be receiving the new MIUI 9 Global ROM which includes all the recently launched Xiaomi phone likes of today’s launched Redmi Y1, Y1 Lite, Mi Mix 2, Mi Max 2, Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4 and even some old phones like Mi 2 and Mi 3.
MIUI 9 is the latest version of company’s custom UI which is based on Android Nougat. The MIUI 9 was introduced back in August this year. MIUI 9 comes with a lot of improvements and addition from the previous MIUI version.
Some notable features include faster app load times, split screen feature, new animated icons, lock screen shortcuts, and many more.
MIUI 9 Features
During the announcement, Xiaomi showcased four major features of the MIUI 9 including notifications shades, split screen, icon animation, and smart photo editing tool. The MIUI 9 brings changes in the notifications shade and users will now have many shades of notifications. Moreover, the notifications will also be bundled as per the apps and users will be able to interact with notifications within the shade.
The company has integrated new smart photo editing tools in its photo editing app. The smart photo editing tool will let users edit backgrounds of images easily. There is also this split screen mode that can be implemented by using the existing applications page. Icon animations have been integrated to the new MIUI 9 and 21 animated icons will be part of MIUI 9.
The Chinese company also introduced some features specifically for Indian users such as IRCTC text messages will now be received in a card format and Indian festivals will be included on the Mi Calendar app. Some other highlights of MIUI 9 include a Smart Assistant that will be accessed by swiping up the home screen, a smart app launcher that will suggest apps to launch based on the screen and image search feature which will help users search photos based on the keywords.
Xiaomi has also revealed the list of devices to get the MIUI 9 stable update. Here is the full list of compatible devices in an order of years they were launched:
Mi Mix 2, Mi Note 3, Mi 6, Mi Max 2, Redmi Note 4, Redmi Note 4X, Redmi Note 5A, Redmi 4, Redmi 4X, Redmi Y1, Redmi Y1s.
Mi Mix, Mi Note 2, Mi 5, Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, Mi Max, Mi Max Prime, Redmi Note 3, Redmi 3, Redmi 3s, Redmi 4, Redmi 4A
Mi Note, Mi 4i, Redmi 2, Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi Note 4G Prime, and Redmi Note 2
Mi 4, Redmi Note 4G