MIUI 9 beta brings iPhone X-like gestures to certain Xiaomi models

MIUI 9 beta brings iPhone X-like gestures to certain Xiaomi models
A beta version of Xiaomi's MIUI 9 user interface reveals a number of gestures similar to the ones being used to navigate the Apple iPhone X. For example, with the MIUI 9 beta, swiping up from the bottom of the screen to the top takes you home. Want to see your recent apps? Swipe from the bottom toward the top, pause for a moment, and you will see which apps you are still open. Swiping from the left or right of the screen to the middle will bring you to the previous page.

The beta is available for those carrying the Xiaomi Mi Mix, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus. Besides adding the new gesture controls, the beta will also include some bug fixes.

Xiaomi is getting closer to offering its high-end models through U.S. carriers. Earlier this month, the company acknowledged that it is in talks with wireless operators in the states about finally invading the stateside market. Xiaomi executive Wang Xian says that this will take place within two-years, which should give everyone in the U.S. time to nail down the gestures that will be used for navigation on MIUI 9 and beyond.

source: AndroidAuthority

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8 Comments

1. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Aren't such gestures patented? Why open yourself up for a lawsuit? Those gestures are not worth copying at all.

3. Loveneesh

Posts: 432; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

Those gesture are actually patented but not only from Apple, Actually blackberry is the first one who patent this gestures with its blackberry z10 in its bb10 OS but Apple uses it.

2. afrohoxha

Posts: 244; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Please stop with 'iPhone X-like gestures'.

5. Metalspy8

Posts: 148; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

i know right.

4. kotan24

Posts: 311; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Palm OS, Nokia N9, Blackberry 10 were the first ones to implement these gestures on a smartphone....

6. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

And this is why after being happy with Xiaomi for the last 5 years, I made the switch to Oneplus for my latest upgrade. Don't get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoyed my Xiaomi's and MIUI, but they're losing their identity and becoming Apple, and I don't want to follow them down that path. Time to give someone else a try (who also puts headphone jacks in their flagships)

7. Papa_Ji

Posts: 839; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Still miui/android users have choice of using old School navigation bar.... User have the full control on there device...

8. Phaze0085

Posts: 124; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

The Beta is in fact not, available for the Mi Mix. Phonearena, come on y'all get your ish together!

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