This post was edited by vincent_khoo at 04:23, May-23-2016 |
The long awaited MIUI 8 is finally here today ! In the launch event, Lei Jun just announced that there're 200 million active users worldwide using MIUI and this indirectly give us motivation to strive to do our best and provide useful updates for our users. Lets recall back on some new features in MIUI 8.
In the phone app, we have implement new animation in ending and answering a call. Do you like it?
Our new MIUI 8 is indeed a colorful and beautiful system and i'm sure you'll enjoy using it. System apps such as dialer, calender, contacts has their own unique color and you can check it out on the first photo above. The notification shade now offers a much more dynamic experience, with core functions exposed and hidden through delicate scrolling. The noticeable changes is definitely the immersed status bar and the color tone used are more refreshing.
Language evolution is like biological evolution and amazingly there're some old languages which are still commonly in use such as Chinese. Chinese language is one of the oldest surviving languages in the world that has this much contemporary value. We use Chinese character in writing and every single Chinese character has their own meaning. The photo attached above are some examples of Chinese characters. With Mi Lanting, we redefined and enhancing mobile reading experience. Perhaps some of you might not notice the changes but for those who read and understand Chinese language this changes is significant
MIUI 8 Wallpaper Carousel
We've partnered with 50 medias to work on the 12 categories of daily lockscreen in MIUI 8. There are more and more high quality and stunning wallpapers available. Pick your favourite category, set the frequency and wait for the wallpaper to be changed daily !
Nowadays, the camera of a smartphone is one of the main aspect to be considered when we want to buy a new smartphone. That's why the technology of camera is growing rapidly in just few years time. 2MP, 5MP, 8MP, 16MP............. Where do all the photos taken stored in our smartphone? In case you don't know, head towards gallery and check out all the photos or selfies you've taken ! With the aid of Mi Cloud, the photos can be stored in cloud thus enable more storage in your phone. In MIUI 8, we revamped our gallery and added tons of new features into it. It's not just an ordinary app to view photos only but also a place to have fun
Wanna add effect after you shot a video clips? There's no need to turn on your computer and use software to edit and enhance your video. Try out our new video editing tools with crops, filters, captions and music. Everyone can become a director from today onwards
Feeling bored in class or work? Let your imagination go wild by adding new stickers on your photos. An ordinary fruit photo looks cute with stickers added onto it.
Yeay, doodle your photos and make it fun !
Sharing is caring. You can easily mark the selected photos and swipe up to share it with your friends. What ? You want to edit it before sharing? Not a problem ! MIUI 8 allows you to change filters with just a single tap.
Please keep all your Mi devices when your children are doing their homework especially in Maths subject. Why? In MIUI 8, there's a new feature which can solve difficult Maths problems by scanning the questions. Detailed step by step solutions would be shown, currently it's applicable for High School Chinese Maths. (Why there's no such feature when i',m studying )
You want to buy an item but have no idea what it's called? Enhance your shopping experience with Snap and Shot. Take a picture and shop for the similar items online. Since MIUI 8 is not rolled out yet, this snap and shop concept is similar to 'search Google for image' option in Chrome.
You can also use the scanner to scan and purchase items online. It's simple as ABC, take out your phone and make sure it's connected to internet and you may start scanning the barcodes !
Quick QR code generation for Wechat wallet and Alipay. Do you know you can share you WiFI password via QR code too?
Please add % in calculator !!
Yes, yes dear MIUI-ers, we do read feature request threads and your feedback posted on the forum. With the new calculator app in MIUI 8, you can do more than just calculation. Manage your housing loans, income tax to be paid, scientific calculation, conversion of currency, conversion of standard units by just using our calculator app !
In MIUI 8, we'll refresh your new experience on Notes app. How to create a new note? Simply swipe down to quickly create a new one. How to delete a note? Double swipe up to delete it like a paper shredder. Pretty cool, huh?
Lots of beautiful templates for you to choose from and grid view for better navigation
Privacy is everyone's main concern, this new Notes app enable you to set your password with passcode or fingerprint. More and more things can be done with fingerprint scanner
All of us hate to receive spam messages from unknown users. We've enhanced and improved our system to detect scam and fraud messages.
Another one of the most popular feature request has been added in MIUI 8.
For many of us, the most important characteristic of our phone is its battery life. After all, what's the use of the latest and greatest features if your phone stops working in the middle of something important? Yes, battery life is something we're working and improving since MIUI 7. For those who are using greenify and wakelock detector surely know some apps are stubborn and they will start up when one of the app is activated. In MIUI 8, those apps do not have chance to do so as we cut down their path and prevent them to start up. Less lags and less power consumption will enhance your user's experience.
When power saving mode is activated, the running background apps are freezed and all activities such as sync updates and background task would be suspended.
MIUI 8 Release Date and Supported Devices
There're a lot of MIUI-ers asking whether Mi 4i will receive MIUI 8 update or not. The photo attached above is about supported devices in China Developer ROM. Since Mi 4i already removed completely from China Developer ROM so it's normal Mi 4i is not listed there. However, Mi 4i will still receive MIUI 8 update !
There're some features are yet to be introduced, will update it soon !
On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you rate for our brand new MIUI 8 ?