MIUI 9.2 Global Stable ROM Brings Mi Drop, Mi Video, and Other New Apps to Xiaomi Phones
Xiaomi, the China-based company that’s among the world’s biggest smartphone brands, announced the newest version of its in-house Android skin, MIUI 9, in November 2017. Since then, it’s rolled out to folks enrolled in the MIUI Global Beta, but some in the stable channel were kept waiting. That changed this week, though, with the debut of MIUI 9.2 Global Stable ROM.
MIUI 9.2 Global Stable ROM, which went live Monday for the Mi Mix 2, Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4, Redmi Y1, Redmi Y1 Lite, and Redmi 5A, is packed to the brim with new features, applications, and other enhancements. App Vault, an app that shows Google Now-like cards containing shortcuts, upcoming calendar appointments, notes, and sports scores, is in tow, as is Mi Video, a first-party Xiaomi video player. Also new is Mi Drop, a file sharing app that lets you transfer data to a Xiaomi device via file transfer protocol (FTP).
Most of the other changes are aesthetic. MIUI 9.2’s revamped notifications shade features bundled notifications, which group multiple notifications together on a per-app basis, and quick reply, an Android Nougat-like option that allows you respond to SMS messages and emails directly from the corresponding notification. Xiaomi says MIUI 9.2 contains a patch for the KRACK WPA2 security vulnerability uncovered by security searchers last year, and fixes a bug involving duplicate WhatsApp and Telegram notifications.
MIUI 9.2 Global Stable is available for devices that have received the MIUI 9 Global Stable ROM. If your phone’s supported and running MIUI V5 Global Stable or newer, you can update to MIUI 9.2 by waiting for an over-the-air (OTA) update notification to arrive and letting the ROM install automatically, or by flashing the ROM in your phone’s recovery menu. If you opt for the former option, be forewarned that it’s a staged rollout — some devices will get the update before others.
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