Xiaomi, which unveiled the MIUI 7 custom ROM in India in August this year, will be rolled out the final build of the ROM globally on supported devices.
The new version of Xiaomi’s mobile OS is available for download from the company’s official forum and is also being rolled out in the form of an OTA update.
Based on Android Lollipop, MIUI 7 comes with a number of features such as four built-in themes, a daily lock screen that changes its wallpaper every day, and a new mode that gives a user the option to lock down apps they don’t want their kids to access.
Some of the highlights of the new MIUI 7 include
- Four default themes (Rose, Pink Blush, Ocean Breeze, and High Life)
- New themes that have a complete game on the lock screen
- Daily lock screen feature that changes the lock screen wallpaper every day
- Copyrighted images exclusively for MIUI
- Up to 30 percent better response time than MIUI 6
- A reduction in overall modem power consumption
- Background restrictions apps to save up to 10 percent battery life
Xiaomi India clarified that the selection of HD wallpapers in MIUI 7, with 10 presets available on the ‘daily lock screen’ rotation, are currently only available in India. The company revealed that the Visual IVR in MIUI 7 has been further improved with support for more than 50 companies’ customer support numbers.
A new Smart SMS Filter has been also added to MIUI 7 which is said to intelligently filter service messages into a separate notification tab, and lastly, a Quick OTP feature has been integrated that is built-in and helps in an entry of the OTP codes during online and mobile transactions.
One of the notable features added in MIUI 7 is the addition of Showtime, which allows users to record a short video loop on phone and exchange contact card with friends. This will mean that every time a friend calls you, the Showtime video will run in the loop.
For MIUI 7, Xiaomi has partnered with Opera Max to provide Data Saver, which compresses browser and in-app media, letting users save up to 50 percent data usage.
The update will roll out over-the-air (OTA), but if you’re simply unable to contain your excitement and wait for it to hit your device, the company will also have a ROM package available on the MIUI download page