MIUI 9 – Design and Features

MIUI 9

MIUI 9

MIUI 9

Xiaomi has started rolling MIUI 9 ROM for the Redmi Note 4, Mi Max 2 and other MI smart phones in India. It is basically Xiaomi’s custom user interface.  The good news is that the phones which were launched in 2012 are also eligible for MIUI 9 update.  Xiaomi also claims that, MIUI 9 is as reliable as stock Android both in terms of speed and functionality.  It is based on Android 7.0 Naugat. Here we will be discussing about its features and also the name of the phones that are eligble getting this update.

MIUI 9

 

Features

Notification

MIUI 9 brings a lot of welcome changes in the way it handles notification. Now all the notification for the same app are grouped together. It also provide two finger swipe gesture to reveal the notifications individually. There’s also quick reply. Allowing you to reply your messages from notification itself.

Split Screen

Xaiomi now having the multitasking experience with the update of MIUI 9.  A split screen multitasking feature will indeed make a lot of sence on a 6.44 inch phablet.  Xaiomi has made a few improvements to the split screen feature, making is easier to use and allowing you to switch the position of the app in split-screen view.

Icon Animation

MIUI 9 have new icon pack with dynamic effect. Xaiomi use to call it Live Icons. Live icon provides movement effect when the icon is closed. It’s a simple change people may not notice, but it is definitely a cool touch. The most amazing part is, this feature is not limited to the system apps but also applicable for many of the third party applications.

Another highlight of MIUI 9 is the Smart Assistant , which can be accessed by swiping up from the home screen. An app launched based on the screen and the user can choose maximum 4 cards available at the moment, Shortcuts, Cricket, Calendar events, Notes.

MIUI 9 Compatibility

Xaiomi will roll out the MIUI 9 global stable ROM to all the compatible device by end of this months. The company further highlighted that some devices will get update first, probably by early November, while some phones will get the update later this month or may be the mid of December.

  • 2017

Mi MIX 2, Mi Note 3, Mi 6, Mi Max 2, Redmi Note 4, Redmi Note 5A, Redmi 4X, Redmi Y1, Redmi Y1s.

  • 2016

Mi MIX, Mi Note 2, Mi 5, Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, Mi Max, Mi Max Prime, Redmi Note 3, Redmi 3, Redmi 3S, Redmi 3S prime, Redmi 4, Redmi 4A,

  • 2015

Mi Note, Mi 4i, Redmi 2, Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi Note 4G Prime, Redmi Note 2

  •   2014

Mi 4, Redmi Note 4g

  • 2013

Mi 3

  • 2012

Mi 2

 

 

MIUI 9 Global Stable ROM Full Changelog

 

MIUI9 Lightning fast

New – Deep-level system optimizations (08-07)
New – New icons (08-07)
New – New animations for launching and exiting apps (08-07)
New – Simpler Home screen editing (08-07)
New – Introducing Split screen (08-07)
New – Improved Silent mode triggered by the volume button (08-07)
New – Improved readability for the start page of Messaging (08-07)

Highlights

New – Reading mode can turn on and off at sunset and sunrise automatically (05-03)
New – Improved layout and readability for search results in Contacts (06-29)
New – Virus scans and payment scans were merged into Security scan (06-29)
New – Better blocklist rules with the possibility of separated rules for every SIM card (07-10)
New – Switch for turning Battery saver automatically when charged (07-19)
New – New display formats for update logs in Updater (07-25)
New – Search for apps in the Dual apps settings (08-03)
New – Mi Picks gets a new name and a new icon! Meet Apps! (08-21)
New – Quick ball goes back to the edge after 3 seconds of inactivity (08-30)
Optimization – Cleaner removes empty folders better now (07-10)
Optimization – Protection from unintentional tapping for Dial pad (08-08)
Optimization – Redesigned home page (08-24)
Optimization – Devices with rare Bluetooth profiles are hidden in the device list (08-29)
Optimization – Simplified and improved the design of the virus scan result page (09-07)

System

Optimization – Increased system decryption speed (06-23)
Optimization – Devices with rare Bluetooth profiles are hidden in the device list (07-25)
Optimization – Devices with rare Bluetooth profiles are hidden in the device list (08-29)
Fix – Home screen loaded too slow with Android 7.1 (06-23)
Fix – Apps changed Wi-Fi connection status without the user’s permission (06-23)
Fix – Developer options couldn’t be opened using Bahasa Indonesia (08-15)
Fix – Music stayed in the Notification shade after exiting the app (08-15)
Fix – Only Mi TV/Mi Box can be added/shown on Mi Remote app after the update. (08-22)
Fix – WhatsApp force closed in Split screen (08-29)
Fix – Fingerprint sensor works faster now (09-07)

App Lock

New – Added the App lock step before unlocking using a new fingerprint for the first time (08-15)

Contacts

New – Improved layout and readability for search results in Contacts (06-29)
Optimization – Protection from unintentional tapping for Dial pad (08-08)
Fix – Contact search didn’t work properly for Russian and Ukranian (08-29)

Messaging

Fix – Time in Messaging didn’t change when the system was switched to 12-hour format (08-29)
Fix – Messages with one-time passwords disappeared (09-07)

Lockscreen, Status Bar, Notification Bar

Optimization – Notification shade response (07-04)
Fix – Female voice for English (Waiting for Wi-Fi) in the Notification shade (11-02)
Fix – Music player stopped working on the Lock screen after 10-15 minutes (11-02)

Home screen

New – Animated icons for selected apps in the default theme (09-01)
Optimization – Folders open faster (07-10)
Optimization – Users can set their main Home screen in the editing mode (08-29)
Optimization – New animation for launching and closing apps (09-01)
Fix – Couldn’t close Recents in some cases (05-09)
Fix – Issues with icon size for Clock, Calendar, and Weather (05-16)

Themes

Optimization – Redesigned home page (08-24)

Camera

Fix – Brightness jumps to maximum when viewing photos (09-12)
Fix – Language support issues (09-12)
Optimization – Improved design for Feedback (05-24)

Settings

New – Reading mode can turn on and off at sunset and sunrise automatically (05-03)
New – Search for apps in the Dual apps settings (08-03)
Optimization – Introducing Button and gesture shortcuts (09-15)
Optimization – Media volume can be turned back on using volume buttons in DND mode. (09-14)
Optimization – Floating notifications are restricted by default in DND mode. (09-14)
Optimization – Vibration response in DND mode. (09-14)
Optimization – Improved timers for Silent/DND. (09-14)
Fix – Issues with ringtones in dual WhatsApp (05-24)
Fix – Android security patch level was shown with the wrong date (09-07)

Screen Recorder

Fix – The recording couldn’t be played regularly after the process of recording was stopped by locking the device (05-12)
Optimization – Launching speed (07-01)

Downloads

New – Downloads keep waiting when the connection is established again in case it was interrupted (09-05)

Browser

Fix – Issues with Urdu (05-24)

Recorder

Fix – Adjustments for Recorder and Second space (06-23)

Calendar

New – New cards: Horoscope, News, Cricket news, and Cricket matches (05-18)
New – Holiday cards for Russia (06-28)
New – Introducing football cards with the info about major international leagues and matches (08-15)

Blocklist

New – Better blocklist rules with the possibility of separated rules for every SIM card (07-14)

Cleaner

Optimization – Cleaner removes empty folders better now (07-10)

Battery Usage

New – Switch for turning Battery saver automatically when charged (07-19)

Security

New – Virus scans and payment scans were merged into Security scan (06-29)
Optimization – Simplified and improved the design of the virus scan result page (09-07)

Scanner

Fix – Scanner couldn’t work normally (09-12)

Quick Ball

New – Quick ball goes back to the edge after 3 seconds of inactivity (08-30)

Other

New – Mi Picks gets a new name and a new icon! Meet Apps! (08-21)
Fix – Google widget disappeared because of the Dual apps (06-20)

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Author: Sounak Roy

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