Xiaomi recently announced the Android Nougat beta for its Mi Max smartphone and followed up with its new update with new updates for its MIUI operating system to Android Nougat. There are so many features that Mi going to add in its new operating system MIUI 9, it is obvious that MIUI 9 will have all the features of MIUI 8 but in addition, now it gets all the Android Nougat features like Multi-window, quick reply from notification, Optimised doze mode, Project Svelte, Improved data saver, Always-ON VPN, and Call Screening blocking feature.
The List of Xiaomi devices which get the MIUI 9 update is below:
Android 7.0, MIUI 9
- Xiaomi Mi Max
- Xiaomi Mi 5
- Xiaomi Mi 5s
- Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus
- Xiaomi Mi 4c
- Xiaomi Mi 4s
- Xiaomi Mi Note
- Xiaomi Mi Note 2
- Xiaomi Mi MIX
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 4x (Known as just ‘Redmi Note 4’ in India)
Android 7.1, MIUI 9
- Xiaomi Mi 6
- Xiaomi Mi Max 2
- Xiaomi Mi 5c
- Xiaomi Redmi 4x (Known as just ‘Redmi 4’ in India)
Now let’s take some few expected features of MIUI 9
- Smart Assistant: Xiaomi is expected to include an AI-based smart assistant in the MIUI 9. The feature has already been seen on some developer version of the MIUI 8. However, we are sceptical whether it would make its way out of China.
- Split Screen: MIUI 9 will most likely come with a split screen functionality. While this is a native feature of Android Nougat, Xiaomi may also make it available for devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or below.
- Better Multitasking: Xiaomi’s custom UI is well-known for its miserable memory management. The MIUI 9 might change that. The upcoming user interface is expected to improve the RAM performance. This will lead to better multitasking and app retention capability of devices running MIUI 9.
- Improved Stock Camera App: Reports suggest that Xiaomi is working to develop the best stock camera software for the MIUI 9.
- Lighter and Simpler: Xiaomi claims that the MIUI 9 will be much lighter and simpler than MIUI 8. The company will achieve this by removing unnecessary or rarely used features.