Xiaomi is one of the popular smartphone brand in China and all its devices ship with its own proprietary skin called “MIUI”. Just back in May last year, Xiaomi introduced MIUI 8 its latest version of the OS. MIUI 8 Global/China ROM already rolled out to various Xiaomi phones and we have already shared the complete MIUI 8 Changelogs, features & download (Recovery/ Fastboot ROM) links in our previous article. After MIUI 8, it’s time for new update and Xiaomi almost done with MIUI 9.
MIUI 9, the long anticipated MIUI skin is finally making a debut on July 26th. Yes, you heard it right! Xiaomi has officially confirmed that the MIUI 9 will be announced on July 26th alongside Xiaomi Mi5X, the company’s upcoming mid-range device. The launch event will start at 14:00 (GMT +8) at China National Convention Center. It’s been 442 days since MIUI 8 launch, so you can expect Xiaomi not disappointing with its next major upgrade.
MIUI 9 Update – Release Date, Features, Eligible devices
Earlier we have news that Xiaomi will announce its next major MIUI Skin update on or before August 16th. But, today company has officially revealed date of its next event in China where MIUI 9 will be announced. It’s July 26 when the long anticipated MIUI 9 ROM will debut along with Xiaomi Mi5X device.
Xiaomi is always in talk for not providing regular Android updates for its smartphones & tablets. We can consider the flagship smartphone, the Mi4 which was launched back in 2014 running on Android 4.4 KitKat with MIUI 6 on top. After a year, the device upgraded to MIUI 7 but still the smartphone remains on Android KitKat. Hope thing changes with MIUI 9 with both old and new devices being added to the update list.
As we all know MIUI 8 brings some of the cool features like scrolling screenshots, Dual Space, updater Calculator app, Second Space, MIUI Caller ID, integrated payment, and much more. Also the new Gallery app has been updated brings option for video editing and cloud storage. Seeing this we can expect Xiaomi introducing more cool features in its upcoming MIUI 9 update. Some of the expected MIUI 9 features are Multi-window support, Quick-reply from notifications, Optimized Doze Mode, Better RAM Optimization, New Launcher & Themes, Improved Data Saver, Always-on VPN, Call Screening, Dual space, Dual apps and more. As Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has confirmed before, the MIUI 9 will be smoother, more stable and powerful. Also List of Mi & Redmi Phones to get Android 7.0 Nougat Update
Some of the Xiaomi phones expected to get MIUI 9 update are Mi 6, Mi 5s Plus, Mi 5s, Mi 5c, Mi 5, Mi 4S, Mi 4c, Mi 4, Mi 3, Mi 2/2S, Mi MIX, Mi Max 2, Mi Max, Mi Note 2, Mi Note/Pro, Mi Pad 2, Mi Pad 1, Redmi Note 4X (MTK), Redmi Note 4X (SD), Redmi Note 4, Redmi Note 3 (MTK), Redmi Note 3 (SD), Redmi Note 2, Redmi Note, Redmi Pro, Redmi 4X, Redmi 4A, Redmi 4, Redmi 4 Prime, Redmi 3S/Prime, Redmi 3, Redmi 2A, Redmi 2/Prime, Redmi 1S, Redmi 1. Of all the devices, Xiaomi Mi6 will be first to get taste of MIUI 9 update.
Download MIUI 9 Recovery/Fastboot ROM, OTA Update
Apart from OTA updates, MIUI users can also update their smartphones by flashing MIUI 9 Recovery & Fastboot ROM. Recovery ROM can be installed by booting your device into recovery mode while the Mi Flash Tool is required to install Fastboot ROM. We’ll soon include the download links of Fastboot/Recovery ROM once the MIUI 9 OTA updates starts rolling out.
Source – MIUI Forum