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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...

Notch Notifications for MIUI unhides notification icons on the Xiaomi Mi 9, POCO F1, and other notched Xiaomi phones

Newer Xiaomi devices, especially those with a waterdrop notch display like the Redmi Note 7 Pro and the Xiaomi Mi 9, handle notifications in a rather strange manner. Notification icons appear on the top left corner of the device when the notification arrives. But after a couple of seconds, the notification icon disappears, even though...

Ads in MIUI 10 hamper the experience on otherwise great hardware: Here’s how to fix them

Xiaomi's MIUI is much more than a mere "skin" that themes Android. Through MIUI, Xiaomi has done vast framework-level changes to the Android OS, altering the way the OS looks and functions across all of its devices. A lot of these changes come in the form of feature additions that add plenty of utility for...

MIUI 10.3.4 Global Stable for the Xiaomi POCO F1 brings Widevine L1, [email protected] video recording, Game Turbo, and more

The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 is an interesting smartphone for a much-needed market of the smartphone industry. We have flagship smartphones that are going so far to please the high-end buyers that the prices have gone up to $800 and higher. We have a few OEMs right now that are working on bringing high-end hardware to...

Xiaomi blocks “unverified” third-party launchers on MIUI China ROMs; MIUI Global ROMs to remain unaffected

Chinese consumers often get the short end of the stick when it comes to Android and the Android experience. For many consumers in the region, buying phones is only viable through a reseller, who end up exploiting the situation by installing lookalike launchers with adware onto the devices they sell. Consumers are then left wondering...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro Review: A Great Hardware Package on a Budget

I still remember the first time I used a Xiaomi phone. Xiaomi entered the Indian smartphone market in July 2014, and I purchased the Xiaomi Redmi 1s in September of that year. The Redmi 1s was Xiaomi's first budget phone to be launched in India, and even at that time, I was impressed by the...