MIUI 9 Based on Android 7.0 Nougat is official with three new key features


On Wednesday, at an event in Beijing, China, Xiaomi unveiled the much-anticipated new version of its custom user interface – MIUI 9. The MIUI 9 is based on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. It comes with three key features – Image search, Smart assistant, and Smart app launcher.

Key Features of MIUI 9

The First key feature of MIUI 9 is image seach, the image search is something completely new for Xiaomi devices, but you’ve probably seen it in the Photos app by Google. You can search the images by keywords of what is in the picture. Words like “selfie” “face” and “blue” and also filter them out by people, location, expression, events, documents, and screenshots. It will bring photos containing what you are searching for.

The Second key feature of MIUI 9 is Smart assistant, The Smart Assistant feature will let you search for anything on your phone and swiping to right on the home screen will bring up the search along with app suggestions, news and other customisable widgets, similar to Apple’s Spotlight feature for iOS.

Third and last key feature of MIUI 9 is Smart app launcher, it launches an app, based on screen contents. It can open Maps if you are talking about going somewhere or help you read more about an artist if you are reading an article on him.

Now, possibly the most important improvements on board are under-the-hood enhancements under the form of decreased app loading times, a new file system, improved cache management, dynamic resource allocation, and a whole other trove of such tweaks are in tow.

Apart from the above mention features the MIUI 9 also brings three new themes, No Boundary, Colour Fantasy, and, Cool Black along with 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. Xiaomi says that some of the features mentioned here will only be available in China and that the Global ROM might be a little different.

Release date and supported devices

The first beta ROM will available on August 11, but only in China, no information available for the Global version. As mentioned above The China ROM and Global ROM have a slightly different feature set. The first batch of the MIUI 9 China Developer ROM will be released for Xiaomi Mi 6, Mi 5X, and Redmi Note 4X (Qualcomm variant).

The second phase of the MIUI 9 China Developer ROM rollout will begin on August 25, for the Xiaomi Mi MIX, Mi Note 2, Mi 5, Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, Mi 5c, Mi Max 2, Mi Max, Mi 4S, Mi 4c, Mi Note Pro, and Redmi 4X. Finally, in late September, the MIUI 9 China Developer ROM will be made available to all other Xiaomi and Redmi devices. Xiaomi says, excepting the Mi 1/1S and Mi 2A. All compatible devices to get the MIUI 9 update. Below the list of supported devices.

List of Supported Devices
Xioaomi Mi 6
Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus
Xiaomi Mi 5s
Xiaomi Mi 5c
Xiaomi Mi 5
Xiaomi Mi 4S
Xiaomi Mi 4c
Xiaomi Mi 4
Xiaomi Mi 3
Xiaomi Mi 2/2S
Xiaomi Mi MIX
Xiaomi Mi Max 2
Xiaomi Mi Max
Xiaomi Mi Note 2
Xiaomi Mi Note/Pro
Xiaomi Mi Pad 2
Xiaomi Mi Pad
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Xiaomi Redmi Note 2
Xiaomi Redmi Note
Xiaomi Redmi Pro
Xiaomi Redmi 4X
Xiaomi Redmi 4A
Xiaomi Redmi 4
Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime
Xiaomi Redmi 3S/Prime
Xiaomi Redmi 3
Xiaomi Redmi 2A
Xiaomi Redmi 2/Prime
Xiaomi Redmi 1S
Xiaomi Redmi 1

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