With the launch of new smartphones in India on June 7, the company Xiaomi has announced a global update of their operating system MIUI based on Android. Tenth version of the shell focuses on four aspects: speed, design, sound and smart photography.
After optimizations MIUI 9, limiting the applications running in the background, the developers went even further and began to restrict background work of the system, allowing to give priority to the applications they need. When comparing Redmi Note MIUI 5 on Samsung 10 and J7 Duo, it turned out that the speed of opening applications in the Chinese smartphone three times faster.
As navbar and physical buttons in the past, Xiaomi has adopted a new trend to gestures. Unlike iOS and stock Android, MIUI 10 gestures become full-screen, that is the bottom missing strip to control. Now you can spend just the bottom to go to the desktop or to the left to move the screen back. In an attempt to maximize the used space of the screen, the list of recent applications is vertical and now accommodates two columns.
Also updated the design of many standard applications. Now the Weather, Calendar, Notes, lock screen, modern colors and much less visual garbage.
Most manufacturers pay little attention to the sounds of the phone — no, not the dynamics and presence of DAC, and notifications. Always have a mode «do not disturb», but what if I want to hear all the notifications?
Most turn the sound down, just because they are annoyed by the constant «Ding», «BRR» or «tweet». Everyone is familiar with this problem when the source can’t hold back and sends a few words in the message, instead of one designed paragraph. In the latest version of Android 8.1 added a timeout on the same notice, in this way limiting the constant repeating sounds.
The Xiaomi found a different approach, inspired by the saying «you can Always look (and only look) at how the fire burns, water flows…» (and updated iPhone) decided to make their notifications similar to the sounds of nature. And it’s not just a gurgling sound, which also quickly get bored.
Each notification in MIUI 10 varies in tone, allowing you to listen spring thaw and irritated on the usual sounds. «Now there is no identical notification sound», says Xiaomi. Nature will be heard throughout the system, even in the timer and ringtones. Unfortunately, examples and videos at the moment, so I have to take their word for it and wait for the release of the update.
Portrait mode now available for all smartphones with MIUI 10! The technology is clearly borrowed from Google, so should work well. Call it «AI» Portrait and supports both main and front camera.
Support PWA in the standard browser shortcuts for popular rooms in SMS, new streaming services for India, and many more small improvements.
The release of the first global update with support for all languages is scheduled for mid-June. In the first wave most smartphones this past year.
To sign up for beta testing of MIUI 10 may be today on the forum MIUI. Date public release not announced, but presumably it this fall.