Thursday 13 August 2015

Everything about Xiaomi’s Android Lollipop-based MIUI 7

Xiaomi has finally come up with the latest version of its user interface, named as MIUI 7 in China today. The new UI is based on the Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, the new update brings along variety of enhancements, themes, features, and one-of-a-kind roaming app.

There are many improvements in the new firmware, some of these enhancements are – facial recognition within the gallery, which allows the photo app to sort photos into People Tab on the basis of facial recognition. Moreover, for the pet lovers, there is a dedicated segment within the gallery for pet photos. Xiaomi has also given ample heed to the children, there is also a special baby photos app, which can be shared with selected family members, and there is also an exclusive Kids Mode that makes the device safe for children, pretty much like Child Lock technology. The Child Mode allows users to control what their kids can see on the device.

Moreover, MIUI 7 brings along variety of themes, which are specific to the likes of males and females. There are four theme version available on the MIUI 7, such as Pink color themed ‘Goddess’ mode for women, the mode allows to add personalized wallpaper and screensaver too. Xiaomi has also introduced one-of-a-kind app, named as MI Roaming app, which is like a virtual SIM card and helps users during cross-country travel without the need to switch the SIMs. Through the app, users can easily but data packs directly from Xiaomi whenever they travel abroad.

The MIUI 7 also bring along another feature that allows users to set a video for specific contacts, the video will start playing whenever that person calls the user. Xiaomi touts that the first version of MIUI was unveiled in August 2010, and since then it has succeeded to 249 versions. There are as many as 150 million MIUI users around the world, residing in 156 countries/territories.

Xiaomi will be rolling the MIUI 7 in China tomorrow through an OTA update to these smartphones – Mi 2, Mi 2S, Mi 2A, Mi 3, Mi 4, Mi Note, Redmi, and Redmi Note. The company will announce the MIUI 7’s global version in New Delhi on August 19, and will also reveal the timeline for the MIUI 7 update roll-out in India.

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