Tag Archive: MIUI


Redmi Note 3 update brings MIUI 9, but there’s no Nougat in sight

At this point, it’s safe to assume that the Redmi Note 3 won’t be updated to Nougat.

When Xiaomi launched MIUI 9 late last year, it announced that the update would be available to over 40 devices in its portfolio, ranging all the way back to the 2012 Mi 2. The manufacturer is now working its way down the list, with the Redmi Note 3 becoming the latest device to receive the MIUI 9 stable ROM.

While it’s a  [Read More…]

MIUI 9.2 now rolling out to Mi Mix 2, Redmi Note 4, Redmi Y1, and more

MIUI 9.2 brings a host of new features to the popular ROM.

Xiaomi released MIUI 9.2 earlier this month, and the ROM is now rolling out to a range of Xiaomi devices including the Redmi Note 4, Mi Mix 2, Redmi Y1, and others. The update brings a host of new features to the stable build. including the ability to remove background elements from images. The feature was demoed during the launch of MIUI 9, and this is the  [Read More…]

MIUI 9 global is now rolling out: Here’s the list of eligible devices

The global version of MIUI 9 is now starting to roll out to Xiaomi’s devices.

MIUI 9 was unveiled earlier this year in China, and now the global version of the ROM is starting to roll out to Xiaomi’s entire portfolio of devices. The manufacturer is making the update widely available, with the five-year-old Mi 2 set to receive the latest version. To put things into context, the Mi 2 launched with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

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MIUI 9: Everything you need to know

MIUI 9 introduces new features along with a ton of under-the-hood optimizations.

Xiaomi’s MIUI custom ROM is one of the most popular manufacturer skins around, with over 280 million users across 220 countries. A majority of users are from Xiaomi’s home market, China, but with the brand seeing a lot of momentum in India and other Asian countries, it is now offering features tailored to a global audience.

Here’s a look at what’s new in MIUI 9,  [Read More…]

Google and Xiaomi tipped to be working on Android One phone without MIUI

If you’ve been following the tech industry, you’re probably familiar with Google’s Android One initiative. Introduced back in 2014, Android One handsets aim to offer budget consumers in emerging markets a stock Android experience, as well as fast updates at affordable price tags. But despite being an ambitious project, the Android One program failed to […]

You can now apply to become a beta tester for MIUI 9

Be one of the first to try out MIUI 9.

Xiaomi is going to unveil MIUI 9 in China on July 26, and if you’re like me and can’t wait to get your hands on the ROM, you’re in luck. Xiaomi has announced that it is looking for MIUI 9 beta testers, with the update hitting the Mi 6, Qualcomm-based versions of the Redmi Note 4, and the Redmi 4X (Redmi 4 in India) initially.

Currently,  [Read More…]

MIUI is never going to be close to stock Android, and that’s a good thing

Don’t hold out for a MIUI build based on pure Android.

With over 200 million users, Xiaomi’s MIUI is one of the most popular manufacturer skins in the world. Its usage has skyrocketed in recent years as Xiaomi made its foray into the Indian market, where the company has set up an R&D unit to cater to localization needs.

MIUI has come a long way in the last three years, adding a host of new features that  [Read More…]

Top eight features of MIUI 8

Here’s what you need to know about MIUI 8.

MIUI 8 is the largest update to Xiaomi’s operating system in several years, introducing much-needed visual flair in the form of a bold color palette and a host of new features. The operating system has over 200 million users globally, and with Xiaomi soliciting feedback from its community for new features, it is a continually evolving platform.

This update rolled out earlier this year for several devices, including  [Read More…]

How to fix push notifications in MIUI 8

Not getting push notifications in MIUI 8? Here’s how to fix it.

MIUI 8 offers a ton of new features, including a power-saving mode that automatically extends battery life by killing background apps, adjusting system apps’ performance, and limiting apps that drain the battery.

However, one of MIUI’s most common bugs — one that affects push notifications — is still prevalent in the latest version of the operating system, and it seems to inexplicably affect a few  [Read More…]

How to take a screenshot in MIUI 8

MIUI 8 offers plenty of ways to take a screenshot.

There are three different ways to take a screenshot in MIUI 8, and Xiaomi rolled out a new scrolling screenshot feature that lets you capture an entire page. The operating system is slowly rolling out to more phones, and handsets like the Redmi Note 3 that picked up the update earlier this year are now receiving the Marshmallow-based builds of MIUI 8.

If you’re new to  [Read More…]