The wait is over and Xiaomi finally officially launches MIUI 9, the official website of the Chinese manufacturer is now available and you can download it starting tomorrow. Where did they present it? They have made it official at the presentation of the Xiaomi Mi 5x on July 26. It is a mid-range device that will surely revolutionize the market due to its specifications and price.
Do you want to know all the news that this new Xiaomi interface brings? From now on we tell you that it does not vary much from its predecessor MIUI 8, there are indeed changes, but they are not as drastic compared to previous versions.
What does the new MIUI 9 bring?
Most people expected this new version had slightly newer changes. These are not about design or personal opinions, but Xiaomi should take Nougat’s notification system into account, since the Chinese company refuses to adopt it. In the interface, we will not have many changes but they are what we will see next:
This has not been changed from Android Nougat and MIUI has adopted the option to multiply screen for better productivityWith that being said, you will be able to see two different apps on the screen at the same time.
Brand new themes
The new MIUI update arrives with 4 new factory themes, one that is established and three that are a good customization option. What is his name? The 3 additional ones are named after No Boundary, Cool Black and Color Fantasy. It should be noted that they all have a new dock without labels. On the other hand, we will also find new wallpapers.
Quick access on the lock screen
On the lock screen you see several changes like on the shortcut screen that we just have to slide to the right of the lock screen. What will we find there? Mi Home, Mi Pay, Mi Remote, Transport Card and start the flashlight.
New wizard and search
MIUI 9 will feature a new virtual assistant that is owned by the company which bears the name of Smart Assistant. What is it about? It is a Bixy-style universal search engine with which you can see and find anything on your mobile. Something that we highlight is that it not only comes with universal search support, but also images can be searched very precisely, this function is complemented by Smart App Launcher. This is a smart contextual launcher that bears some resemblance to Google’s No won Tap. Although, for now it is only available in China.
Also, it has a series of internal changes to achieve higher system performance and faster opening of applications. In short, the company does not want your mobile to get stuck. How do you achieve it? To achieve this goal, you make use of anti-fragmentation methods, cache management, automatic cleaning, background app control and much more.
With MIUI 9 we can tell you goodbye to kids mode, Contact Card, Showtime, WiWide and some pre-built apps which we didn’t use and were only available for China.
Dates to receive MIUI 9 on your terminal
To be able to install MIUI 9 on your device you will have to wait depending on the mobile you have, these are the confirmed dates to be able to update your Xiaomi.
- July 27th Xiaomi Mi6 and Redmi Note 4X terminals will receive the MIUI 9 beta update.
- August 11, Xiaomi Mi 6, Mi 5X and Redmi Note 4X will receive the open beta.
- August 25th, 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 will receive the open update.
- The terminals that have Global ROM The update will arrive in September.
These are all the changes that the new MIUI update brings, surely you expected more changes but this is all that Xiaomi offers us so far. People who love the manufacturer will surely not notice that it is practically the same as the previous versions with a little improvement, but the other people who are tired of the same, we expected Xiaomi to offer something better. What is your opinion?