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Xiaomi might officially unveil MIUI 7 on August 16, here's to hoping

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Xiaomi might officially unveil MIUI 7 on August 16, here's to hoping
Despite it's best known for manufacturing smartphones and a whole bunch of other gadgets and appliances, we shouldn't forget that Xiaomi began as an Android firmware developer  - its MIUI, a custom UI that adorns Android with a large amount of added features. MIUI is powering all of Xiaomi's phones right now, and its current version, MIUI 6, can be found on its newest and top-end devices, like the Xiaomi Mi 3, Mi 4, Mi Note/Note Pro, and several others.

MIUI v6 is based on Android 5.0 Lollipop, but it's a bit long in the tooth now - after all, Android 5.1 has been around for some time now and the next major version of the OS is due out in a few months. From the looks of it, Xiaomi is poised to deliver a MIUI version based on the latest available Android variation — it will be MIUI 7 and recent rumors have it that Xiaomi will unveil it onto the world on August 16.

Xiaomi has a thing for August 16 - this is the date when the manufacturer annually announced various deals, promotions, and price cuts for its products; it also happens that the last version of MIUI (MIUI 6) was announced on August 16, 2014. Well, here's to hoping that the next variation of the UI will get announced in three weeks' time.

source: MyDrivers via GizmoChina

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posted on 24 Jul 2015, 06:17 1

1. cpaixao (Posts: 15; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)

Not every phone with MIUI v6 is Loolipop. Redmi 2 is v6 but is based on kitkat.

posted on 24 Jul 2015, 08:34

2. neela_akaash (Posts: 1231; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)

MIUI has a different approach than the stock Android versions. MIUI 5 already had some of the features which you will get in the upcoming Android M.

posted on 24 Jul 2015, 09:44

3. Scarambay (Posts: 95; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)

Although MIUI is not bad, it's launcher sucks donkey's balls. Hopefully the material design is implemented in the upcoming MIUI V7.

posted on 31 Jul 2015, 11:04

4. cpaixao (Posts: 15; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)

Haha... dear author,
of course Xiaomi "has a thing" with 16 August - It's the birth date of them.

posted on 04 Aug 2015, 03:37

5. PeterK. (Posts: 314; Member since: 13 Nov 2013)

Okay. :)

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