Xiaomi wants that 8 MIUI is one more reason for the users decide by their smartphones instead of by one of the competition. They just presented the new iteration of its Android coat with a long list of changes that begin with its aesthetics, far removed from its old style to the iOS.
Without delving into the small details, only looking up, there is a long list of 13 changes in broad sense among those who affect to the redesign, which refer to the basic functional and which affect some of the applications installed.
Of course, little trace of Android 6.0 Marshmallow in the next version of MIUI, which leaves him well buried in typography. In addition, Xiaomi has unveiled the calendar, which opens this month of may.
Two desks with their own unlock pattern
Double desk will become one of the strong points of this layer of customization and will probably be something that little by little we see in more Android smartphones. Allows you to set two passwords for unlocking and each one of them redirected to a different destination screen. A very simple solution to save a step in daily use.
For easier navigation to a hand on large screens, Xiaomi added to their coat button floating menu that we have already seen in other companies. — Place in any part of the screen the capacitive buttons, the lock and the keyboard.
Other improvements in their functions are a saving mode battery which promise to between two and three hours of duration, a system of detection of fraudulent SMS and a function of translation to the menu that is displayed when the selection of texts, of course, for the Chinese.
A skin that changes color only in 8 MIUI
Grey is over, long live the Rainbow. White becomes the basis on which a more vivid image that is built It changes color depending on the months, time, sound or even WiFi connections. As we already saw, it takes up more space for his large head, offering at all times the search bar and the weather app.
Video preview of April now let us see how changed notifications, reflected on a much more clear background, and setting floating menu that happens to be an agglomeration of icons in two long pages to a slider from a single row attached to the header.
Another important change to their country of origin: a source of own design called my Lanting. From Xiaomi ensures that it is much more enjoyable when you spend several hours reading, but at the end and at the end is another of those improvements for your market.
Also very focused on the local market is their new carousel of wallpaper for lock screen. They told that they have partnered with some 50 companies to offer their users a different image every day, although it seems that it will be a free option.
From the gallery and full video editor
If there is an application that is in continuous renewal is the Gallery of images. Xiaomi promises up to Save up to 90% of space managing images in high definition between the device and the cloud. In addition to modify the presentation, have added, a system of intelligent cataloging that groups that are similar and put stickers to classes to make it easier to identify them.
On the other hand, 8 MIUI offers more possibilities of editing photos with new filters and effects. But the most interesting is its publisher of videos from the Gallery, which goes beyond trim and compress and lets add visuals and sound.
Among applications that they have received improvements is your Notepad, which now can protect with password or fingerprint, economic and scientific calculator, the capture of screen or the reader codes and formulas, which goes beyond the QR and bars to be able to transcribe texts or solving mathematical problems.
8 MIUI releases calendar
May 16 opens for beta records of 8 MIUI but until June 1 does not begin this phase of testing. A couple of weeks later, on 17 June, starts the distribution of the ROM developers. It will have support for almost all of its catalog. It will be compatible with the Mi 2/2S/3/4/4 c/4S/5 and Max, as well as all the Redmi and my Note.
Here come the dates offered by the company. All are for the China, none of the international version. And not a word about when it will start to distribute the stable version for its 200 million users.