MIUI 6 was presented on Saturday (the 16th of August 2014) during a presentation event organized in the Chinese capital of Beijing.
The MIUI 6 is the latest smart phone UI created for the Xiaomi gadgets functioning on Android. The MIUI 6 is characterized by some important design changes and several new features. Xiaomi is often referred to as China’s Apple. The Chinese company considers its MIUI 6 the best MIUI ever to be created. But numerous industry pundits claim the MIUI version produced by the Chinese company has lots of features in common with the iOS 7 and iOS 8 belonging to Apple.
Xiaomi has said that the MIUI 6 is during the beta testing phase, having 1,000 testers checking out its functionality. However, there are high chances for the testers’ number to reach 10,000. The Chinese company has said that the MIUI 6 will be available for the public starting with the month of September.
The MIUI 6 will be first tested on gadgets like Mi2, Mi 2A, Mi 2S, Redmi Note and Remi 1S. The upgraded versions will be available at the start of 2015. The MIUI 6 has a totally new design characterized by flat icons for applications.
There is also a new camera application which will permit to make the switch between the camera in the back and the one in the front. The lock screen notification system has also been changed. The notifications will look as if folded by default.
The global search function will permit users to put the search box wherever they want on the screen. The MIUI 6 also has an improved Linux kernel and optimized random access memory techniques. Other improvements include the power saving feature necessary to optimize the standby time of the gadget. The users can also benefit from the ten gigabytes of free Mi Cloud storage space for their photos, messages and other data. The Mail application has been redesigned.
However, certain applications icons look very similar to the ones belonging to Apple’s iOS 7 and iOS 8. This is the case of the icons designated to indicate applications such as calendar, compass, time or the calculator.