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MIUI 9 global stable ROM rolls out

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 phablet gets MIUI 9 software update
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 phablet
After spending a long time in the public beta testing stage, the Android Nougat-based MIUI 9 ROM by Xiaomi is finally rolling out to Redmi Note 4/Note 4X and Mi Max 2 handsets. The second batch consists of six more devices and is expected to get updated this month as well.

Xiaomi is a very popular brand these days but it took them quite a long time to finally deliver Android Nougat in the shape of a stable ROM. Now, the Android 7-based MIUI 9 firmware is rolling out to the first batch of compatible handsets.

The update has been in a public beta stage for a while, but now the users stuck with older stock stable software can move forward and enjoy the new features that the MIUI 9 ROM brings. Sadly, the rollout does not target all the MIUI 9-compatible devices at once, but the third (and final) batch should receive the update by mid-December. 

The first two batches are scheduled to get the update this month. These batches consist of the following devices: Redmi Note 4/Note 4X, Mi Max 2, Mi MIX 2, Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite, Redmi 4X, Mi 5, Mi Max.

In addition to the many under-the-hood tweaks and optimizations, Xiaomi's MIUI 9 ROM also comes with a new Mi Video app, a new photo editor that features intelligent background removal capabilities, an overhauled notification panel with support for bundled notifications and quick replies, the Mi Drop file transfer utility is now moving out of the Utilities folder to the home screen, and we are not even talking about the new app shortcuts pane or the exclusive themes and sticker packs.

All in all, MIUI 9 looks like a solid firmware release by Xiaomi and many users will appreciate it. Now, the Chinese OEM only needs to speed things up so those waiting to get an Oreo-based update will not end up waiting for it to arrive until the fall of 2018.


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Codrut Nistor, 2017-11- 7 (Update: 2017-11- 7)