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Xiaomi MIUI 8 ROM Features, Release Date and Supported Devices

Xiaomi MIUI 8 ROM Features, Release Date and Supported Devices.

Xiaomi MIUI 8 ROM was unveiled about two months ago (May 10, 2016) with tempting and innovative breakthrough features to excites over 200 million Global users of the company’s custom Android rom. Xiaomi earlier in May, released MIUI 8 China developer rom (v6.6.16) along side Mi Max. MIUI 8 Global ROM will be unveiled in India along side Mi Max on June 30. Xiaomi MIUI 8 ROM features

This article is about what’s new in MIUI 8 ROM from Xiaomi. Xiaomi MIUI 8 ROM (Developer and Stable) comes with lot of awesome features that will be discuss here in detail.

Are you wondering what’s is new in Xiaomi MIUI 8 ROM? The new features integrated into the latest MIUI iteration and upgrade? You have come to the right place.

These are all the new features of Xiaomi MIUI 8 ROM (China Developer Rom); brand new design, second space, support for cloning most apps, long screenshots, new Calculator app, new scanner, shortcut menu, Mi Lanting font, support for speech-to-text output in recorder, special effects for video editing, new security measures and templates for Notes, redesigned Task Manager, redesigned Gallery app, Smart menu for editing text, Wallpaper Carousel, all-new Battery saver, and also brings recognition for fraudulent messages.

Xiaomi MIUI 8 ROM: New Features, Release Date and Supported Devices.

Release Date.

The latest version of Xiaomi’s firmware and custom Android Rom (MIUI 8) was unveiled in Beijing on May 10, 2016 during the launch event of Mi Max. As at the time of writing this post, it is only available in the form of China Developer ROM.

MIUI 8 China ROM was made available for beta registrations on May 16 while testing of the beta build started on June 1. Xiaomi MIUI 8 first Developer ROM was released on June 17, 2016.

Its Global Developer version is expected to rock the market after the launch event of Mi Max in India on June 30, 2016. Xiaomi users will started receiving Xiaomi MIUI 8 ROM as an update via the Updater app (OTA) in few weeks time. You can also get Xiaomi MIUI 8 download by navigating to download tab and click on your device.

Supported Devices.

According to the company’s CEO and Founder Lei Jun at the launch

Xiaomi MIUI 8 ROM supported devices include Mi 3, Mi 4, Mi 4c, Mi 4S, Mi 5, and Mi Max. The entire Redmi range and Mi Note series will be supported by MIUI 8 Developer ROM.

Top 9 Features of Xiaomi MIUI 8 ROM.

A 6.4-inch Xiaomi Mi Max with 4850mAh battery and powered by snapdragon processor is the first smartphone to rock Xiaomi’s new MIUI 8 ROM. As expected, Xiaomi’s latest MIUI iterations comes boasting of powerful, young, innovative, amazing features and below is the top 9 features of Xiaomi MIUI 8 ROM.

1.) Long Screenshots.

Talking of innovation and breakthroughs, Xiaomi has integrated one of the long craving for feature users want to see on modern smartphones in to the new MIUI 8 ROM. Long screenshots allow you to take the screenshot of a whole web page.

With this feature, your device have the ability to capture the entire content of web pages, images or article including portions of the content that are beyond the visible display. This Xiaomi MIUI 8 ROM feature also brings about a handy preview and a cropping mechanism.

2.) Multi-window Management.

One of the major features that is expected in the next version of Android N has officially been integrated in to Xiaomi MIUI 8 ROM. With this feature, users can now easily jump between two apps by tapping the multitasking button. Favorite applications can also be set to perform copy-pasting links and text easier.

3.) Clone Apps / Multiple Accounts.

Here comes another mouthwatering feature spotted on Xiaomi MIUI 8 ROM. Running MIUI 8 now gives you the ability to clone apps and manage multiple accounts on the same phone. Meaning that two different accounts (says messaging app) can be accessed from the same device without the hassles of logging out and in again.

Another similar feature is the ability to manage dual accounts. Two different accounts can now bring about different apps and different data – completely independent of each other. Users can merge contacts or message data if needed.

4.) Scanning.

Xiaomi Scanner just got a major upgrade/improvement on MIUI 8. The Scanner on MIUI 8 can now perform Quick QR Code generation for digital wallets, scanning bar codes and searching for (and purchasing) items online, taking a picture of items and shopping for similar items online. Miui 8 scanner features

That is not all, the feature of the new Xiaomi MIUI 8 ROM scanner that got my attention is one that allows users to solve complicated mathematics problems by scanning the question.

Xiaomi Scanner can now replace your cam scanner, because you can now scan business cards and store the information as a contact, scan a document and save it as a PDF just like cam scanner. Even better, the scanner can work as an OCR tool that extract texts from scanned images and translate them in real time.

5.) Visual Overhaul.

The notification shade has got a makeover though and puts toggles and alerts on the same panel.

The new additions, however, come in the form of a wallpaper carousel, a suspend button (for larger devices perhaps, such as the Mi Max) and a redesigned font – going by the name of Mi Lanting, which promises a more refined reading experience.
The colors of the themes are also connected to input parameters – for instance, the colors change depending upon the weather.

6.) Scam / Fraud SMS Detection.

Blocking of spam messages and fraud calls is not a new feature in MIUI, but the feature has become more intelligent in Xiaomi MIUI 8 ROM with the integration of more sophisticated layer of protection.

Phones running on Xiaomi MIUI 8 ROM will highlight messages that could be spam or other suspicious activities, including fraud. It will warn against opening a phishing site that’s sent via SMS and the browser now has ability to detect any website’s suspicious activity.

7.) Calculator and Notes.

The improved calculator allows for more complex calculations, including calculation of bank loan, mortgage, taxes and even provident funds. Bundled within the calculator is a handy unit converter as well.

The stock notes application now comes with an integrated password and / or fingerprint security for making specific notes private. The list view that was present in MIUI 7 has now been replaced with a grid layout, something along the lines of what Google Keep has done.

8.) Gallery / Multimedia.

Xiaomi MIUI 8 ROM Wallpaper Carousel which will have high-quality daily lock screens will include 12 categories in total and will be provided from over 50 media partners.

The new MIUI 8 will have revamped Gallery app which will allow users to add filters, stickers, crop, or even create a music video. Users can also doodle on photos and add stickers. The Gallery app in Xiaomi MIUI 8 will also offer Quick share controls to users, as well as video editing features.

9.) Power Saver.

According to Xiaomi, MIUI 8 ROM also features a Power Saving Mode that freezes background app activity, and limits chain startups.

That’s all on Xiaomi MIUI 8 ROM features, release date and supported devices. Your opinion about MIUI 8 in the comment.

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