Xiaomi is one of the most popular smartphone manufacturers in Asia, and their devices ship with a proprietary skin called ‘MIUI’. Xiaomi had introduced MIUI 8, the latest variant of the OS, back in May alongside Xiaomi Mi Max phablet. Now, this was the announcement of the Chinese version of MIUI 8, the global ROM announcement followed last month, when Xiaomi introduced both the Mi Max and the global ROM of MIUI 8 in India.
Just a couple of days ago, the company said that the MIUI 8 global beta ROM is now available for a number of devices, and as some of you might know, the stable build of this Android-based OS will arrive in August, according to Xiaomi. Having that in mind, the company had already released the first teaser for MIUI 9 on their official Weibo (Chinese social network) page. This might seem interesting considering that the MIUI 8 did not land yet, but this teaser more or less indicates that Xiaomi is starting to develop MIUI 9, and that they’re open for suggestions from their fans. Xiaomi has a very specific business strategy which often includes the inclusion of their users, they’ve actually allowed consumers to choose what will the Mi Max going to be called. The company let consumers vote in a poll, and the ‘Max’ naming won, not long after that, the Mi Max was introduced.
Having in mind that Xiaomi is going to start developing MIUI 9 soon, and that they’re still accepting various ideas, we have no idea what new features to expect. MIUI 8 did, however, bring tons of new features, and on top of that, the company had revamped the OS to an extent. MIUI 8 finally offers a proper volume control center, the notification shade has been completely revamped, and the OS is ‘flatter’ through and through. The color tone has been changed by Xiaomi, and features like split-screen, scrollable screenshots and duplicate apps are included in the new version of the company’s Android-based OS. If you’d like to read more about MIUI 8, click here. That is more or less it, the MIUI 8 will launch soon for a number of Xiaomi-branded devices, and unfortunately the company is accepting suggestions for the MIUI 9 from Chinese users only, so those of you who don’t speak Chinese are out of luck, at least for the time being.