Chinese handset maker Xiaomi on Wednesday launched upgraded version of Android-based operating system ‘MIUI 7’ in India.
“MIUI is a deeply optimized user interface that allows for extensive customization. Xiaomi has refined MIUI over the past year to create MIUI 7, which has a colorful interface with better performance, battery-saving optimizations and an even wider variety of personalisation options,” Xiaomi said in a statement.
Commenting on the launch, Xiaomi Global VP Hugo Barra said: “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.”
MIUI 7 will be available in beta on August 24th for all Xiaomi smartphones sold in India.
The new operating system also offers some ‘Made for India’ features including Visual IVR, to reduce the time required to navigate automated voice menus when you call a customer service hotline, Smart SMS Filter, which filters service messages into a separate notification tab, resulting in a clutter-free inbox.
For MIUI 7, Xiaomi has partnered with Opera Max to provide Data Saver, which compresses browser and in-app media, letting users save up to 50 percent data usage. The feature will be rolling out in September in China, India Brazil, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Philippines. With increasing MIUI fans in the country, Xiaomi now supports 10 Indian languages.
Commenting on the announcement, Hugo Barra, Vice President, Xiaomi Global, said, “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’.”