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Xiaomi’s MIUI Notes app gets the ability to add Tasks

Xiaomi fancies building its own version of core Android features and apps ground-up into MIUI in the pursuit of improving features over the ones in AOSP builds. We recently came across Xiaomi working on its own version of Android Pie's Digital Wellbeing, and now it may be incorporating the adaptation of Google Tasks within the...

Xiaomi’s MIUI Launcher finally gets a swipe up gesture to access the app drawer

Xiaomi's MIUI has been criticized for being an iOS-lookalike in the past, as this was one of the earliest Android UX skins around that had an app launcher without a dedicated app drawer. MIUI's default launcher had a home screen with a fixed dock on the bottom, and swiping right on the home screen revealed...

Xiaomi Mi 9’s latest MIUI beta adds “3D Air Gestures” to launch apps

Xiaomi's MIUI betas are where the brand tests new features, and usually, the betas for the Chinese region are the first to see new features. For example, the latest MIUI China beta for the Xiaomi Mi 9 has added a quirky new gesture. Called 3D Air Gestures, the feature lets you launch apps by waving...

MIUI 11 will bring dark mode to the POCO F1

Xiaomi's MIUI is something of a mixed bag. For users outside of China, it doesn't always offer the most appealing UX, but MIUI has undoubtedly come a long way since its inception. MIUI Product Director Liu Ming and Design Director Ge Rui held an AMA session about MIUI 11 back in March, in which we...

MIUI-ify brings a MIUI 10-style quick settings and notification panel to the bottom of your screen

For users of stock Android, HTC Sense, LG UX, Oxygen OS, or One UI, pulling the notification panel up from the bottom of the screen may seem a bit backward, but with the 6-inch-plus screens of many modern flagships, some might actually find it preferable to stretching their fingers to pull the panel down from...

Xiaomi is ending MIUI Global Beta for all devices after this month

Xiaomi's MIUI undergoes constant improvements with beta testers playing a pivotal role in the retention and enhancement of features before they're conveyed over to the stable builds. MIUI has two layers of beta testing - one, closed beta which has a more unstable ROM and is restricted to a limited number of testers and second,...

Xiaomi will no longer develop MIUI betas for budget Redmi smartphones

Xiaomi actively engages in developing its custom Android skin MIUI, often bringing new features irrespective of the Android version since MIUI's update cycle differs from Android's. New features often make their way from the closed beta to the open beta and then to the stable channel and users' feedback during beta plays a pivotal role...

[Update: More Details] Xiaomi will get rid of some obnoxious ads in MIUI and add six new features

Xiaomi's MIUI is known for showing ads to its users, a move that the company justifies by saying that it is necessary to support the development cost of its own apps. We have a separate article underway where we highlight some of the issues with the ads, and before we could publish it, Xiaomi's CEO...

MIUI 10.3.2 brings stable Android Pie to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro was launched in November last year, with minor upgrades over the Note 5 Pro in the forms of dual selfie cameras and a notched display. Since the device was typically the same as the Note 5 Pro in terms of internal specifications, it failed to generate a lot of...

Xiaomi.EU on the Xiaomi Mi 9 fixes everything wrong with MIUI

While the Xiaomi Mi 9 is an absolutely stellar device, much of its issues arise in software. Advertisements, bloatware, bugs, it's all software. As I pointed out in my review as well, there are even remnants of its Chinese development left in the stock software, like on the lock screen. It's a fantastic device, but...

MIUI 9.5.1 adds lock screen clock customization and automatically showing notifications with face unlock, hints at home screen swipe gestures and the return of Child Mode

Xiaomi is often quick to mimic new features introduced in Android and add them to MIUI, even without bumping the version of Android to the latest. It recently replicated Google's Digital Wellbeing and anti-probing features for Wi-Fi, and added them to MIUI beta besides also including a floating calculator in stable builds to help users...

MIUI 10.3.5.0 rolls out for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 with new camera modes, incoming call floating window in Game Booster, and more

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 was launched in China some months ago, bringing in the goodness of a 48MP sensor in an affordable budget package. While the Redmi Note 7 Pro dominates the discussion in regions like India where it is available, the Redmi Note 7 still makes for a good choice for the rest...