Xiaomi unveiled MIUI 9 — most anticipated MIUI custom Android based on Android Nougat 7.0.
The company showcased the new MIUI custom Android version at an event in Beijing. Xiomi also launched new Mi 5X smartphone — first Mi device to be pre-installed with MIUI 9 and also unveiled its new Mi AI speaker
What are the main MIUI 9 features?
Even though MIUI 9 is based on Android Nougat, the new interface has quick app launch time, dynamic resource allocation by prioritizing the in-use App for fluent experience and various smarter upgrades.
Although, Xiaomi spotlighted three main new features in MIUI 9 — Image search, Smart Assistant, and Smart app launcher.
Image search feature will have the capability to differentiate your image by typing in keywords, including your conversations. Smart Assistant feature helps you to find anything and almost everything on your phone. You can just swipe right on the home screen, which will then get you the search results as well as app and widgets suggestions. And Smart app launcher feature will suggest apps to launch based on the content on the screen.
The latest OS also brings three new themes, No Boundary, Colour Fantasy, and, Cool Black as well as a new default theme. Additional new features include a new design on the lock screen, a new shortcut to activate the torch by swiping right on the lock screen. The split-screen feature that was launched with Android 7.0 Nougat can now be found on MIUI 9 as well.
The company also noted that the above features will be available in China only for the time being and that the Global ROM might be a little different.
Now when and which Mi/Redmi models will get MIUI 9?
According to Xiaomi, The first beta version of MIUI 9, referred to be MIUI 9 China Developer ROM will available for download on August 11th, 2017 and supported devices will be Mi 6, Mi 5X, and Redmi Note 4X Qualcomm.
After that on August 25th, 2017, MIUI 9 China Developer ROM for Mi MIX, Mi Note 2, Mi 5, Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, Mi 5c, Mi Max 2, Mi Max 32G, Mi Max 64G/128G, Mi 4S, Mi 4c, Mi Note Pro, and Redmi 4X will be released to the public
And from late September 2017, MIUI 9 China ROM for all the other Xiaomi / Redmi devices (except Mi 1/1S and Mi 2A) will be publicly released.
However, it should be noted that this is the China Developer ROM, and as of now there is no surety on the Global ROM roll out.
Also if you like to be an MIUI 9 beta tester, follow this link.