Chinese company Xiaomi has unveiled its Android-based MIUI 7 OS in New Delhi. According to The Next Web, the Xiaomi MIUI 7 update brings numerous new features, interface tweaks and performance improvements.
1. Xiaomi says MIUI 7 offers up to 30 percent faster response time when launching system apps and a 10 percent increase in battery life for the average user.
2. Xiaomi MIUI 7 has added four new system UI themes that change the look of icons, menus and other graphic elements. The users can choose from Rose, Pink Blush, Ocean Breeze and High Life.
3. Xiaomi MIUI 7 has added a new theme creation tool, Muse, which can be used by the user to customize the interface the way they want, complete with animations and dynamic content. Xiaomi says it has over 15,000 themes available in its store.
4. Xiaomi MIUI 7 now allows users can to set lockscreen to display an animation of the current weather in their area or replace the background with a new image every day.
5. Xiaomi MIUI 7 ‘s new feature called Showtime allows users to assign five second video loops to contacts which show up instead of a still image when they call.
6. Xiaomi MIUI 7 offers XXL Text which revamps the interface to correctly display larger fonts without breaking other elements.
7. Xiaomi MIUI 7’s ‘Auto Do Not Disturb’ feature is for users who own Mi Band and it turns off notifications when the tracker detects they are asleep.
8. Xiaomi MIUI 7 is also bringing its visual IVR service to India which shows the users menu options for more than 50 services when they call their automated customer care lines.
9. Xiaomi MIUI 7 ‘Child Mode’ allows users to whitelist apps that their kids can use while restricting access to email and messages.
10. Xiaomi MIUI 7 ‘Baby Album’ feature recognizes babies in photos and groups and aggregates pictures so that they are easy to flip through or view as a slideshow on lockscreen.
11. Xiaomi has also integrated Opera Max’s data saving technology which helps reduce data usage on mobile and Wi-Fi connections across most apps by up to 50 percent.
12. Xiaomi MIUI 7 will be available in beta testing starting August 24 for the Redmi 1S, Redmi 2, Mi 4, Mi 4i, Mi 3, Redmi Note 3G and Redmi Note 4G.