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Xiaomi launches MIUI 8 Android UI

Xiaomi MIUI 8 Android UI now available for Xiaomi Mi 4i, Redmi Note, and more
Xiaomi MIUI 8
Although it was introduced back in May with the Mi Max phablet, the new iteration of Xiaomi's Android UI now rolls out to older handsets, including the Redmi Note and the Mi 4i.

The long-awaited MIUI 8 update for a wide range of Xiaomi handsets launches today. Although the OTA update only reaches a few of these devices starting today, the list of supported devices is pretty long. The MIUI 8 global build was announced in India two months ago, and now the updated firmware is available both as downloadable ROM package and via OTA.

Arriving one week later than initially promised by Xiaomi, MIUI 8 comes with a major interface redesign, as well as a list of new features that also includes the following:

  • power saving mode
  • spam filter for the messaging app
  • app startup management
  • improved Notes app
  • various utilities
  • enhanced Gallery app

The full list of supported devices includes popular Xiaomi handsets like the Redmi 1S, the Redmi 3 series and Redmi 2 series, and more. The devices that receive the OTA starting today are only these - Redmi 1S, Mi 2/2S, Mi 4i, Redmi Note 3G, Redmi Note 4G. The OTA update for all the others "will be released progressively in the near future," reveals Xiaomi.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-08-23 (Update: 2016-08-23)