Xiaomi announces MIUI 8 Android UI
Xiaomi has just announced a new version of its custom Android ROM known as MIUI. However, those who are not into messing with beta-stage software will have to wait until mid-August, when the first global stable Xiaomi MIUI 8 ROM is expected to arrive. For the more adventurous ones, the public beta will become available later this month - on July 11, if everything goes as planned.
According to Xiaomi, MIUI 8 has been redesigned "from bottom up" and aims to simplify the lives of its users. The list of devices that are compatible with the beta release that is expected to arrive in less than two weeks is quite long - Mi 2/2S, Mi 3, Mi 4, Mi 4i, Mi 5, Mi Note, Mi Max 32GB, Redmi 1S, Redmi 2, Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi Note 3G, Redmi Note 4G, Redmi Note Prime, Redmi Note 2, Redmi Note 3.
The list of new features that MIUI 8 promises to bring includes Mi Cloud Photo Sync, full-length screenshots and a floating tool button similar to Samsung's Toolbox. The updates will be available both via the Mi Community or MIUI forum. As revealed by Xiaomi's VP Hugo Barra, MIUI currently has over 200 million users globally.
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