Xiaomi today launched the MIUI 9 ROM which is based on Google’s Android 7.0 Nougat operating system, in India. It was launched alongside the Xiaomi Redmi Y smartphone series, at an event which took place in New Delhi. This ROM was first showcased in Beijing, China on July 26. It will be bringing a new and refined user interface to your Xiaomi branded smartphone. With this update, users will see an addition of some new smart features in their smartphones like Image search, Smart assistant, and smart app launcher. MIUI is one of the most popular custom ROM around the globe. The company claims to have more than 280 million active users from 142 countries which are using the MIUI ROM.
The new MIUI 9 brings a bunch of improvements and new features with it. These include shortcuts on the lock screen, split screen feature, new dynamic icons for apps, home screen editor, smart photo editor, and much more.
The company during the launch event said, that their main focus for MIUI 9 was speed. To achieve this the company changed how the apps are processed. The company claims that the speed of the new ROM is only a little behind the speed of a stock UI comparing their new ROM to the stock UI found on the Android One powered Mi A1. Additionally, the company has added a shortcuts bar on the left of the home screen similar to the OnePlus Shelf feature.
Xiaomi has gone ahead and improved its image editor which now lets you edit your images a little more professionally. The company has even added image stickers which would help you spice up your photos a bit, interestingly, these include four exclusive Indian stickers. The company also has added an India exclusive theme in the Indian version of the ROM, however, the out-of-the-box theme will be the limitless theme.
The company also announced, that the Mi Calculator, Mi Drop, and the Mi Explorer apps are now available on the Play Store and can be downloaded and be used on any smartphone.
Now comes the most interesting part, the MIUI 9 ROM will be available on all smartphones launched by Xiaomi since the Mi 2 which was launched back in 2012, however, due to this being a phased roll-out the first devices to get the stable version of the update will be the Redmi Note 4, Mi Mix 2, and the Mi Max 2 starting tomorrow. If you cannot wait and don’t have the above listed three devices, you can get the Beta version of the ROM which is available for all the smartphones which have been launched since 2012.