Xiaomi has just released a new version of their Android-based MIUI 8 OS, MIUI 8.2. We’re looking at a global version of Xiaomi’s MIUI 8.2 ROM here, and the company has announced quite a few new features and improvements in this version of MIUI. The company has started rolling out MIUI 8.2 to consumers, though do keep in mind that only around a dozen phones will get this update in the next couple of days, the rest of you will have to wait a bit. In any case, let’s talk more about this update, shall we.
Xiaomi has improved the notification shade in this version of MIUI, well, they’ve improved notification toggles, to be more accurate. In addition to adjusting the UI a bit so that the toggles fit more snugly in the notification shade, Xiaomi also added the ability to add the battery saver toggle to the notification shade in MIUI 8.2. You can now also swipe to remove notifications from your lock screen, which was a highly requested feature by consumers in Xiaomi’s MIUI forums. The company has changed icons for USB charging and switching keyboards, floating notifications won’t appear while you’re in a DND mode now, etc. Xiaomi has also addressed quite a few bugs in this MIUI update, as they’ve fixed notification shade issues which were present during incoming calls, and they’ve also addressed some bugs when it comes to third party themes. This is not a whole changelog, of course, but if you’d like to check out the full changelog for this MIUI update, check out the provided images which are located below the article.
Now, MIUI 8.2 had already started rolling out for users who own the following devices: Xiaomi Mi Max, Xiaomi Mi Max Prime, Xiaomi Mi 4i, Xiaomi Mi 3, Xiaomi Mi 4, Xiaomi Mi Note, Xiaomi Redmi 1S and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G. As you can see, Xiaomi has opted to roll out this update to older smartphones for some reason, devices like the Xiaomi Mi 5, Xiaomi Mi 5s, Xiaomi Mi Note 2 and Xiaomi Mi MIX were left out. This could be due to the fact that Xiaomi is planning to release Android 7.0 Nougat to those smartphones in the near future, so the company might be concentrating on that, rather than pushing out MIUI 8.2. This update is based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow still, for those of you who are wondering, so you won’t get Android 7.0 Nougat after you update your device to MIUI 8.2, at least not this particular variant of the update. If you’d like to download this ROM for your smartphone instead of waiting for the OTA update, you can do that by following this link.