NEW DELHI: Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi unveiled MIUI 7, the next version of its Android-based operating system, in India. The beta version of the OS will be available for users of all Xiaomi devices starting August 25.
According to Xiaomi, the company has refined MIUI over the past year to create MIUI 7, which has a 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% faster response time when launching system apps, and 10% better battery life in daily usage compared to MIUI 6.
The new software includes several new features designed for India including support for 10 Indian languages. Visual IVR, a feature introduced in beta with MIUI 6 that shows the voice menu on the phone's screen for customer support calls now supports 50 companies' IVR menus.
The software also comes with a smart SMS filter that filters service messages into a separate notification tab. The quick OTP feature detects OTPs in a message and lets users easily copy an OTP code at the very moment when the notification pops up.
The phone features four integrated system themes - Rose, Pink Blush, Ocean Breeze, and High Life.
It also comes with features such as Daily Lockscreen that automatically changes the lockscreen wallpaper every day, Baby Album that makes use of face recognition technology to automatically identify babies and group their photos together, Showtime that lets users choose animated videos as calling images through Mi accounts, Auto DND that activates DND (Do Not Disturb) mode on the phone when an Mi Band detects that the user is sleeping, XXL Text which is a complete rework of the UI to make sure larger text is formatted to fit the screen and Data Saver Powered by Opera Max compression technology that sends data such as images and videos to Opera's cloud and compresses it before returning it to users' phones to save data by up to 50%.