MIUI 9 Launched: Download Date, New Features, and More
Xiaomi has unveiled MIUI 9, the much-anticipated new version of its MIUI custom Android ROM. MIUI 9 is based on Android 7.0 Nougat, and apart from Nougat features like split screen, it boasts of faster app launch times, a more dynamic resource allocation for a fluid experience, and other smart features and improvements. As for the question you're probably itching to know the answer to - when will you be able to download MIUI 9? August 11, says Xiaomi, but more on that later.
Xiaomi has chosen to highlight three main new features in the new OS version - Image search, Smart Assistant, and Smart app launcher. MIUI 9 will run out-of-the-box on thewhich was alongside the new ROM on Wednesday.
MIUI 9 download date and phones
The first beta, referred to as a developer ROM in this case, will be made available on August 11. Note, that this is the China Developer ROM, and currently no information about the Global ROM rollout has been provided. The China ROM and Global ROM have a slightly different feature set. The first batch of the MIUI 9 China Developer ROM will be released for Xiaomi Mi 6, Mi 5X, and Redm Note 4X(Qualcomm variant).
The second phase of the MIUI 9 China Developer ROM rollout will begin on August 25, with builds for the and . Finally, in late September, the MIUI 9 China Developer ROM will be made available to all other Xiaomi and Redmi devices, the company says, excepting the Mi 1/1S and Mi 2A. All compatible devices to get the MIUI 9 update eventually are listed
The latest OS also brings three new themes, No Boundary, Colour Fantasy, and, Cool Black as well as a new default theme. Additional new features include a new design on the lock screen, a new shortcut to activate the torch by swiping right on the lock screen. The split-screen feature that was launched with Android 7.0 Nougat can now be found on miui9 as well.