Xolo is one the Indian handset makers that are expected to make it big in the native market in the long run. The company is already known for being on the same foot with others in the market and releasing its own smartphones. And with its own HIVE UI, it seems like the company has taken a leaf out of Xiaomi's book.
But what exactly is HIVE all about? Well, HIVE has been built post extensive consumer research and usage patterns study across India. Each feature of HIVE has been designed to offer ease of use and flexibility. HIVE is also set to allow users to join in and become a part of the development team by sharing their ideas.
But while HIVE is already active and running well, there are a few features that are there that you should know about inside the UI. Here's a look at the top 5 features of the UI.
Xolo's HIVE comes equipped with Fusion X which combines the music player, video tracks and radio into one centralized core. Integrated with last.fm, Fusion X allows artist recommendations based on what you're listening to. The feature also comes integrated with YouTube, wherein you can access trending songs by your favorite artist.
The HIVE Launcher makes management of applications easy via distinct filters for categorization. The Launcher also comes equipped with one touch RAM cleaner that clears background applications to free RAM space. This one, we have already seen with Xiaomi.
The updated Gallery for HIVE offers distinct album views by source and category. There's also the unique quilt view within albums, alongside powerful editing tools and filters. The gallery also allows syncing with your online albums from various sources.
EDGE is basically a personalization and digital content delivery platform that connects the creative community with HIVE users. It also provides a platform for emerging artists, musicians and photographers to collaborate with the company and design exclusive themes, ringtones and wallpapers.
HIVE has a built-in Chameleon Widget that provides quick information on weather and calendar, apart from notifications regarding missed calls, SMS and email.