Xiaomi have taken the wraps off of their first ever ‘phablet’ and that so big along with MIUI 8 for all Xiaomi devices with Marshmallow update! That will take Mi users to new level as MIUI 8 is crafted with perfectionist and made as per users taste.
Xiaomi claims there are over 200 million MIUI users globally. Let’s take a look at the new feature that the MIUI 8 has to offer –
Previously MIUI has lost its charm after the MIUI v5 where user were unable to spot the difference and changes made between the MIUI 6 and 7 as they looks both same. But this is not the case with MIUI 8. One of the biggest changes in the new MIUI 8 OS is the visuals. The company has used rich and young colors for the OS, which reportedly provides more information to the user in a pleasant way.
The First change you’ll see in MIUI 8 the color changes as per the month changes which will definitely swing your mood and also the colors change as the weather changes as well, the color in the app can change according to the background of Music.
Xiaomi had introduced a wallpaper carousel with MIUI 7 and with MIUI 8 it has increased the catalog of high-quality daily lock screens, which now has 12 categories in total from more than 50 media partners.
The new MIUI 8 will have a revamped Gallery app. which now allow users to add filters and crop the photo. The company has also included stickers to add to the photo. The update also lets you doodle directly on the photo. As for the video editing tool, MIUI 8 now allows to edit videos add filters, crop and even add music to the video. MIUI 8 also makes it easy to share photos with an upward swipe and select multiple photos at one go.
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There’s a new feature as well which will keep the thumbnail of the HD photo on your smartphone and the original one will be available on the cloud. This reportedly saves up to 90% of gallery storage that’s makes your phone storage Unlimited.
The calculator app in the MIUI 8 can now do more than just number calculations. It can now get you live currency conversion for certain currencies, Celcius to Fahrenheit degree conversion, and similar conversions.
The new OS comes with a better long screenshot feature which makes it easier to take long screenshots. It also helps you to cut the portion of the screenshot required without much hassle since you can get a preview of the background image during the process.
The MIUI 8 notes app now helps you secure your notes with a secure password or fingerprint. The new update also has different types of templates for sharing the notes. MIUI 8 also makes it easier to navigate between notes via a grid layout.
HOVERING MENU BAR
The MIUI 8 OS comes with a semi-transparent hovering options circle which you can position it anywhere on the screen. You can set common functions as well as applications in the menu and drag it anywhere. It will help in one-handed operation of the device as well as to perform quick functions.
MIUI 8 will also filter text messages and warn users in case of suspicious fraud or phishing messages.
MIUI 8 will be available in an open beta that be released on June 1 while the developer ROM will be released on June 17. As for the models getting the MIUI 8 update, here’s the list.
- Xiaomi Mi Max
- Xiaomi Mi 5
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 / Pro
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 / Prime
- Xiaomi Mi Note / Pro
- Xiaomi Mi Pad 2
- Xiaomi Mi4i / 4S / 4C
- Xiaomi Mi 4
- Xiaomi Mi3
- Xiaomi Redmi 2 / 2prime
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G
- Xiaomi Redmi 1s
Mi Devices not getting MIUI 8
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 3G
- Xiaomi Mi Pad 1
There is still confusion is going on whether the Redmi Note 3G will get this update or not as Xiaomi discontinued in the middle due to Ericsson issue from its Redmi Device Range way before and nothing has been said about and nor about Mi pad also and not it has been listed in MIUI 8 update list. Do tell us what you feel about it in the comment section are you excited for the New MIUI 8