Xiaomi may release the much awaited MIUI 9 this month. Recently, Xiaomi’s Vice President in Marketing, Huan Long posted a few screenshots of upgraded OS on the Chinese microblogging site, Weibo, hinting at the release.
Xiaomi’s CEO, Lei Hun had earlier confirmed that MIUI 9 would be more powerful and smooth, hinting at not many visual changes.
By analyzing the screenshots of home screen UI posted on Weibo, we can say that MIUI 9 doesn’t feature many changes in UI apart from new icon design and theme. The clock widget is centered and has a different design from the previous version i.e. MIUI 8.
Also the recents window is almost same as before except the background. In MIUI 8 we got single solid color/blurred background in recents, but in MIUI 9, as shown in the screenshot clearly, the wallpaper be used as the background.
It has already been rumored that MIUI 9 will feature some awesome new features, like – split-screen multi-window mode, picture-in-picture mode, quick reply, advanced doze features to save battery life and many other tweaks.
Multi-Window Support with Split-Screen
Multi-window support is must for quick and easy multitasking and official Android 7.0 (AOSP) Nougat has already included it. And Split-Screen is just great for tablets and phones with larger screen. In split-screen mode we can use two applications simultaneously, by splitting the screen into two parts. It should be noted that Nubia UI has already included this feature even in older version of Android, tracing back to Kitkat!
And now Xiaomi is looking to bring this feature to its MIUI 9.
It might be one of the most wanted features for MIUI fans. LG, Samsung and Nubia has already this feature. This feature lets you view multimedia in a small window at the top of the display while letting you use your current application at the same time.
When the update will release?
At the present moment it cannot be said clearly when will the new OS be released by Xiaomi. But we expect it to release this month or the next, as the rumors say. But it is sure that MIUI 9 will be coming with Android 7.0 Nougat. It is very much disappointing that Xiaomi is releasing its Android Nougat update when Google has released Android 8.0 Oreo. But still, MIUI fans are excited about the MIUI 9 release.
Xiaomi has recently published the list of 14 smartphones which will get MIUI 9 Nougat update: Mi4c, Mi4s, Mi Note, Mi Max, Mi 5, Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, Redmi Note 4X, Mi 6, Mi Max 2, Mi 5C, Mi Note 2 and Mi Mix. And all the upcoming smartphones from Xiaomi are expected to run on MIUI 9 Nougat.
Also the other Xiaomi devices like Mi4i, Redmi 2 (Prime), Redmi 3, Redmi 3s (Prime), Redmi 4 etc. will get MIUI 9 update but without Android version upgrade.
And devices like OnePlus One, OnePlus 2, OnePlus 3, flagship Samsung devices, flagship Motorola devices and Nexus devices will also get MIUI 9 ports later on.
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