Xiaomi‘s latest update MIUI 8 which is a custom skin on Android, comes with the popular refreshing redesign and several innovative new features. Inspired by the kaleidoscope, MIUI 8 features an eye catching design as seen in the bold colours and interactive animations.

1Dual apps:

Users can make two instances/duplicate of any app on their phone that will correspond to different accounts, which will remove the inconvenience of having to log in and out on the same app. For example, users can now have two WhatsApp accounts or two Facebook accounts on the same device and many more.

2Second space:

Taking the concept of “Dual apps” to another level, Second space enables users to have two smartphone instances on the same device. Using a different lock screen password or fingerprint,users can set up two entirely different home screens, with different apps, separate user data and independent photo storage. You can now use the device as for private use and for office use desperately on single device, but it will increase the RAM usage of the device.

3Scrolling screenshots:

MIUI 8 also introduces the ability to take multi-screen scrolling screenshots and editing them further, which is very useful for sharing long articles in just one image. You will love this feature once you will start using it.

4Quick ball:

This feature looks something identical, i think you can guess it. This feature makes accessing commonly used actions like going back, returning to the home page, and turning off the screen much more convenient by allowing users to keep their grip and not have to move their thumb around too much. These actions can be customized to the user’s as per there use and are also available from the lock screen, which makes one-handed operation a breeze.

5T9 dialer with Hindi search:

MIUI will support T9 Hindi search on the dialer. It also enables users to search more than 1000 public numbers of the most popular businesses in India, automatically bringing up the number to make outgoing calls.

6Photo gallery:

It comes with several optimizations such as quick share controls where users can swipe up to share and change filters with a tap. They can also doodle on photos and make use of a native video editor with various effects and music, and this time the image which you see in the gallery will be adjusted as per its dimensions which means you don’t need to see those cropped images in the gallery.

7Improved SMS recharge service:

Mi India has partnered with Mobikwik to streamline the SMS recharge service for MIUI users. When users receive a message from their telecom or DTH service provider informing them of a low balance, it will provide an automatic option of ‘Recharge Now’. New users will get a special 50% cashback on their first Mobikwik recharge and existing Mobikwik customers will get a 10% cashback on their first recharge every month.

8Calculate and Convert

Mi Max or we can say in MIUI 8 Xiaomi has also introduced many other features in there calculator app, using which you don’t need to remember the conversion scale and various other things as everything is included in it only. Just select what you want by going into setting menu from there and you are done.

9Redesigned Notes

Notes app is also being redesigned, now you can add different theme into it. It make the app more eye-catching and attractive while using it.

10Type less, do more

Save frequent phrases or personal info, then paste them anytime, anywhere

Beta testing for MIUI 8 in India will begin from 11 July on Mi Max, Mi 5, Mi 4i, Mi 4, Mi 3, Mi 2 and Redmi Note 3, Redmi Note 2, Redmi Note Prime, Redmi Note, Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi 2, Redmi 1s. All supported smartphones will be updated to MIUI 8 by 16 August. The beta will be available for download on our new Mi Community site at c.mi.com and on the MIUI forum at en.miui.com.

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