Chinese handset maker Xiaomi has launched the MIUI 7 in India at an event in New Delhi. This Android based update includes several new features designed for India.
This version of MIUI comes with colourful interface with better performance, battery-saving optimizations and an even wider variety of personalisation options. Devices running MIUI 7 can see up to 30 percent faster response time when launching system apps, and 10 percent better battery life in daily usage.
Hugo Barra, Vice President, Xiaomi Global, said: "MIUI 7 is a fresh new take on our immensely popular operating system, well-loved by over 150 million users. With so many exciting new enhancements, you will be able to feel the difference the moment you power on your phone running MIUI 7."
He added, "With more new system UIs to choose from, customised profile videos for calls using Showtime and a variety of personalisation options, MIUI 7 is truly ‘Yours by Design'."
MIUI 7 - Key Features
The company has incorporated themes more closely into MIUI 7, with a set of four new system UIs now available when you power up your phone.
Choose from a luxurious pink UI inspired by high fashion (Rosé), a playful pastel pink UI (Pink Blush), a soft blue UI (Ocean Breeze), and a brown-gold UI for the sophisticated gentleman (High Life).
It has update the daily lockscreen, which changes automatically chosen for you from a collection of gorgeous, high-quality photographs, including many award-winning ones.
Also, the MIUI 7 makes use of face recognition technology to automatically identify babies and group their photos together.
To dramatically reduce the time required to navigate automated voice menus when you call a customer service hotline, Visual IVR shows the voice menu on the phone's screen, so you can tap your selection quickly.
Visual IVR in MIUI 7 has been further improved with support for more than 50 companies' customer support numbers.
Further, there is a new SMS feature intelligently filters service messages into a separate notification tab, resulting in a clutter-free inbox.
Due to the rise of e-commerce and online banking transactions, the one-time password (OTP) has become a way of life. To make the process of entering an OTP much easier, the built-in OTP recognition feature lets users easily copy an OTP code, at the very moment when the notification pops up.
Moreover, the MIUI 7 makes Mi Band even more useful to manage your calls and notifications. When Mi Band detects that you are sleeping, it activates Do Not Disturb (DND) mode and silences your phone, making sure your sleep will not be interrupted by notifications. When you're awake again, it turns off DND and you're back to normal.
Xiaomi launched MIUI on August 16, 2010 with only 100 users. To date, it has crossed 150 million users worldwide in 156 countries and regions. Incorporating feedback from fans over the past five years, Xiaomi has rolled out 250 weekly updates so far and counting.