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[Tips and Tutorials] [INFO] Understand the weekly development cycle of Xiaomi MIUI

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06:49, Jul-04-2015 | From PC
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This post was edited by FelixBR at 19:54, Jul-03-2015

Understand the weekly development cycle of Xiaomi MIUI


The arrival of Xiaomi in Brazil was celebrated with a big event for the local population - specifically for the residents of São Paulo.


In a full presentation of news - like the announcement of Redmi 2, the Mi Band and a flurry of pinpricks on the iPhone - the company also revealed a very interesting aspect of your strategy that is employed throughout the world: the development cycle your version of Android, the MIUI.

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Weekly development cycle of MIUI.

Weekly development cycle

The company explained that, instead of waiting months to deliver new versions of MIUI, updates come every week for users. This new versioning system required a lot planning and was only possible thanks to community input.
On Fridays, the Xiaomi public Beta versions of their software. This OS can be downloaded and used by users during the weekend, which then can provide feedback with suggestions and improvements. Within three days - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - the company's development team works to deliver what was requested by the community. On Thursday, internal tests are performed, and again Friday marks the day of the release of another update.

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MIUI growth in five years allowed the OS came to 100 million users.

"Software is our platform"

During the presentation, the Brazilian Hugo Barra - current CTO (Chief Executive of Technology) of Xiaomi - made it clear that software is the real platform of the company. More than the hardware and the available equipment, it is on the system that the company really invests its laurels.

Because of this, the MIUI - based on Android - is a real hit and runs on more than 300 models of 96 different brands. Hugo Barra is proud to say that in five years, Xiaomi the system was able to reach over 100 million users worldwide. Apart from an efficient strategy, the weekly cycle of development contributed to the success of the OS. What did you think of this positioning? It would be nice to see the same happening with other companies, is not it?

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I think it's very nice the MIUI weekly updates , other companies should do this as well
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