"Along with the Mi Max, Xiaomi also showcased its latest platform dubbed MIUI 8. Here are the top features in the upcoming iteration of MIUI"Rolling off the assembly line for Xiaomi just a few hours back was a behemoth of a device - the Mi Max, coming in with 6.4-inches of screen real estate. Also accompanying the new phone - and perhaps more significant for existing Mi device owners out there - was the announcement of MIUI 8, the latest iteration of the company's forked version of the Android OS.
MIUI 8 brings to the table a lot of nifty features and improved aesthetics, and without beating about the bush, here are the top eight features of MIUI 8 that you should know about.
The new additions, however, come in the form of a wallpaper carousel, a suspend button (for larger devices perhaps, such as the Mi Max) and a redesigned font – going by the name of Mi Lanting, which promises a more refined reading experience. The colours of the themes are also connected to input parameters – for instance, the colours change depending upon the weather.
The stock gallery comes with an improved suite of features, including the ability to share quickly by swiping up over an image, change filters with a tap, doodle on pictures and add stickers to photos. There’s also a new video editor in the mix, which allows for video cropping and adding filters, music or captions to the videos.
The stock notes application now comes with an integrated password and / or fingerprint security for making specific notes private. With MIUI 8, templates have also been included within the Notes app to add colourful backgrounds and creative alignments to the notes. Finally, the list view that was present in MIUI 7 has now been replaced with a grid layout, something along the lines of what Google Keep has done.
Somewhat similar to what will be introduced in Android N, users can now easily jump between two applications by tapping the multitasking button. Favourite applications can also be set to make copy-pasting links and text easier.
So there you have it. MIUI 8 comes with a host of features, and according to the update timeline, the China ROM will be up for beta registration on May 16th, with the beta testing beginning on June 1st and the Developer ROM being made available on June 17th.