MIUI V5 Beta Hits the Xiaomi Mi 2 Devices, Includes Live Icons, MiSpace New Features, and More

Here's another custom ROM you don't hear to much about anymore, but it is one that a lot of us Android fans started out flashing as our first Custom ROM. MIUI V5  beta is now out, and it's available for those that own the Xiaomi Mi 2. MIUI is a very popular ROM in China, and somewhat popular through out the rest of the world. It's primarily popular because it's the only ROM that comes stock on a couple devices like the Xiaomi Mi 2. Currently this ROM is supported on 36 different Android devices, thanks to MIUI, and MIUI.US. There's roughly 15 million users of this ROM. So what's new in the beta?

Live Icons

There is now some live icons in MIUI V5 beta, those icons would be your email, weather, data usage, and calendar icons. So what that means is that they update in real time to give you accurate information. Like the weather icon shows that's it's -23 degrees, wherever this screenshot was taken....that's pretty cold. They do look pretty good.

MiSpace Added Features

MiSpace was a new service that was launched 6 months ago. It's basically a visual desk that is your home screen. Of course, it's fully customizable and is completely different from any home replacement look you have ever seen. In this new beta they've added some new features including allocating icons where you want them, and assign and place additional icons were needed. You can finally add third-party widgets as well. There are also some new messaging functions. Including timed messages and pin message conversations that will remain at the top of your inbox. There are some new tabs and formats that have been added to the contacts app, and there's also a new camera app which now has a simple and professional mode.

Via: Android Spin

It looks like a pretty impressive beta from MIUI. If you're someone that has been itching to flash your first custom ROM, this is a good one to start with. It'll give your phone a new look that you probably aren't used to. How many of you are running or have ran MIUI on your phones now or in the past?

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