Xiaomi unveils its new MIUI 10 ROM in India. The MIUI 10 is the latest offering by Xiaomi after MIUI 9. The new MIUI 10 is focused on the four major aspects of Speed, AI features, Sound and Design. Let’s dive deeper level and understand what the major upgrades are.
Faster than Before
MIUI 10 got major upgrades in terms of speed. The new version offers lock-free critical path and two system optimization which has increased its smoothness. The well-optimized background activity, cache management and deep sleep time have increased the speed up to 10%. We can see the other optimization settings offered by MIUI 10. AI Preload is said to help reduce load times for apps and system UI functions. This is because MIUI 10 will already pre-load the app based on the user’s usage patterns and daily routine.
Xiaomi’s MIUI 10 offers upgraded AI features with their deep learning algorithms that are based on more than 100,000 photo samples. Now, portrait photos can be taken only with a single camera. By AI learning, it recognizes the foreground and blurs the background to get portrait effect. It’ll help to takes beautiful bokeh shots from front camera. Though the update is limited to the front camera of smartphones running on MIUI 10 only. This feature will roll out for the rear camera later.
MIUI 10 also got new sound updates. All the notification sound in MIUI 10 have been replaced with nature-inspired sounds, for example, the default notification sound is set to the sound of water droplets. Users can assign a different sound for different apps. Xiaomi also claims that no two consecutive notification sounds are similar to each-other.
MIUI 10 is specially designed for full-screen smartphones. It offers new gestures like Swipe Up from the bottom for Home, Swipe Left/Right from the edges for Back and Swipe Up and Hold for the Recent View. The Recent View has a new look too like the notes app. Now users can swipe and change it in vertically. Xiaomi also re-designed the notifications panel to take advantage of full-screen phones.
The new OS has restructured the whole layout and the app groups. It also has some new apps like Weather and Calendar. The notification panel also got an update to use the space of full-screen smartphones.
There are few updates for India only:
Mi Music and Mi Video
MIUI 10 offers two new apps for entertainment. Mi Music and Mi Video, both the apps come with additional features to give a power-packed audio and video quality. The Mi Video service is currently powered by Hungama Play, SonyLiv and Voot, with Sun NXT, ALT Balaji, Zee5, Viu, TVF and Flickstree coming soon.
Updated Browser with Progressive Web Apps
The new updated Browser App offers to categorize the Progressive Web Apps and websites that are available there. The Progressive Web Apps (PWA) for local services like Flipkart, OYO, Trip Adviser can be used without downloading the app itself. Users can also save them to Home Screen.
Simplified Paying Method
With the help of camera app, users can directly scan, and pay for the services like Paytm. This reduces the hassle of opening the app and then selecting the payment option.
Updated Messaging App
SMS sender ID and Caller ID features are already available in MIUI. SMS sender ID now has 65% Identify rate. The new MIUI 10 removes Smart Reply and offers a Quick Menu for services Banks, Railway etc. This feature allows the users to access the Specific Website, Home-Links, Apps or ATM’s for the Service Provider like Bank. Now the Message apps also recognize specific messages like Train Tickets, Movie Tickets OTP’s etc and show the only the relevant information.
When will MIUI 10 be available?
Right now, the new MIUI skin is limited up to few smartphones like Mi Mix 2, Mi 5, Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi 5, Redmi 5A and Redmi Y2. MIUI 10 Global beta version will be released in a week or so.