Earlier today, Xiaomi had unveiled the new Redmi Y series selfie-centric smartphones. Apart from the Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite phones, the company also announced the arrival of the Global ROM of MIUI 9.
The MIUI 9 Global ROM includes tons of improvements and new features. As far as performance is concerned, Xiaomi claims it that it as fast as stock Android. A Xiaomi spokesperson said, “We compared it with Samsung, and found we’re faster than TouchWiz. We also did a comparison of Redmi Note 4 with the Mi A1 because basically they’re the same hardware: one on MIUI 9 and another on stock Android. In terms of app launch times, we found it’s about the same.” One should be aware of the fact that even Google has launched Android 8.0 Oreo, the new MIUI 9 is based on Android Nougat OS.
Xiaomi MIUI 9 Features
Xiaomi MIUI 9 includes a Smart Assistant which can be accessed by swiping in the upwards direction from the home screen. It features a split-screen mode and it also brings along 21 new animated icons. The photo editing app includes new smart editing tools. As far as optimization is concerned, the MIUI 9 brings improved touch feedback, CPU acceleration, Wi-Fi speed boast, new file system management and enhanced management of background activities.
Xiaomi MIUI 9 Global Compatible Devices
The following Xiaomi devices will be receiving the stable version of MUI 9.
- Xiaomi Mi MIX 2, MI MIX
- Xiaomi Mi 6, Mi 5S Plus, Mi 5S, Mi 5, Mi 4i, Mi 4i, Mi 3, Mi 2
- Xiaomi Mi Note 3, Mi Note 2, Mi Note
- Xiaomi Mi Max 2, Mi Max Prime, Mi Max,
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A, Redmi Note 4X, Redmi Note 4, Redmi Note 3, Redmi Note 2, Redmi Note 4G Prime, Redmi Note 4G
- Xiaomi Redmi 4, Redmi 4X, Redmi 4 Prime, Redmi 4, Redmi 4A, Redmi 3S Prime, Redmi 3S, Redmi 3, Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi 2
- Xiaomi Redmi Y1, Redmi Y1 Lite
Among the above listed devices, the Mi MIX 2, Redmi Note 4 and Mi Max 2 are going to receive the MIUI 9 Global ROM from Nov. 3. All the compatible devices will be upgraded to MIUI 9 by the end of this month.