After unveiling of MIUI 7 in China, Xiaomi has introduced its new Android-based ROM in an event held at New Delhi. The firm has further revealed that the MIUI 7 (beta update) will start rolling out on Monday in India. All smartphones from the manufacturer will be supported by the Beta version, including Redmi 1S, Redmi 2, Mi 3, Mi 4, Mi 4i, Redmi Note, and Redmi Note 4G.
The new OS from the company is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, which is developed and designed by ‘750-strong R&D team’. After updating the device to MIUI 7, the users will get various themes that will suit for both men and women.
The developers has been added several lock screen features, including tune unlock, ‘Howzat’ cricket game, and much more. The company said, “We’ve already made two cricket themes in India and they both did so well that we decided to do it again but step it up a notch.”
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It comes with over 1500 colorful themes and a web tool called Muse, which allows users to create a custom theme for their handset. In addition, the company claims that their new OS is also integrated with several performance measures that makes the device work faster and to offer an improved 10 percent battery backup.
“MIUI 7 is a fresh new take on our immensely popular operating system, well-loved by over 150 million users. With so many exciting new enhancements, you will be able to feel the difference the moment you power on your phone running MIUI 7. With more new system UIs to choose from, customised profile videos for calls using Showtime and a variety of personalisation options, MIUI 7 is truly ‘Yours by Design’,” said Xiaomi Global VP Hugo Barra.
The new ROM further makes your smartphones smarter as it includes several more features like ‘DND mode’ which get enabled if the Mi Band detects that the user is asleep, and a ‘Visual IVR’ for 50 clients, which include Indian Railways, major banks, and others.
The Visual IVR enables the users to see the options of an automated response call on their display, so they can respond at a glance. Now the users don’t need to follow the instructions like “Please press 1 for English or press 2 for Hindi.” Xiaomi global director of product management Donovan Sung revealed that the firm is adding more majorly used customer care numbers in India.
“We will add Visual IVR support for more numbers. The support totally comes from our end and it is just a matter of time before we get to deliver most of these in visual IVR form,” he said.
“We are hoping to complete the beta testing within two months and roll out the stable version,” Sung says.
Besides this, the firm has also announced a limited edition of Mi4i smartphone, which will be available in Pink, Yellow, Blue color variants, matching the color of new system themes as a part of new OS.
The phone will be available for sale starting from, August 25, at the same price tag, i.e. Rs 12,999 for 16 GB variant and Rs. 14,999 for 32 GB variant. Currently, it is available in only White and Black color options.
Tech Specs for Mi4i
|Display||5-inch HD OGS 1080p IPS display|
|Camera||13MP rear and 5MP front facing camera|
|Processor||64 bit 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa core chip|
|OS||MIUI 6 w/ Android 5.0 Lollipop|
First published on Thursday, August 20, 2015, 12:23 AM