Xiaomi teases revamped MIUI 8 to be unveiled May 10th alongside new hardware

Xiaomi teases revamped MIUI 8 to be unveiled May 10th alongside new hardware
As aftermarket Android ROMs go, Xiaomi's MIUI is among the most popular. Touting a slick appearance and smooth functionality, it's a very appealing alternative to stock, to which 170+ million worldwide users can attest. With the Chinese firm set to launch the Mi Max and Mi Band 2 at its special event in just over two weeks' time, it looks as though a new-and-improved MIUI 8 will also be on the agenda. 

Posting on Weibo, Xiaomi promises a deluge of new features, designs and experiences with the new ROM, while the MIUI YouTube channel has also offered a very brief teaser of what's in store. Specifically, the notification shade will offer a much more dynamic experience, with core functions exposed and hidden through delicate scrolling: 


As well as the adjustments to the notification pane, there's also said to be a new cloud music application, though hopefully, a few leaks between now and May 10th will offer a clearer picture of MIUI 8 and its features. 

Whilst we cannot take anything for granted, one would hope that MIUI 8 is based upon the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Even though the firmware has been around for several months as we look ahead to Android N, it's not a dead-cert that MIUI 8 has been built atop Marshmallow foundations. When one considers that current-latest MIUI 7.1 is baked into the ancient Android 4.4 KitKat, don't be too surprised if this forthcoming edition follow remains behind the times with Android 5.1 Lollipop or earlier. 

Whatever the case, Xiaomi is promising some exciting features and thus, we can't wait to dive in. Let us know what you'd like to see of MIUI 8 by dropping a comment below. 

source: GizmoChina

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9 Comments

1. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

Finally moving away from the blatantly copied iOS design language, I like it :) This UI looks absolutely beautiful, even just looking at the notification shade

2. fly2click

Posts: 41; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

Its absolutely gorgeous! May not be new. But when MI does, it does so beautifully.

3. launernoon

Posts: 81; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Hmm. It looks like of useless. And still kind of ugly.

6. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

good to see that they are taking their own path in UI design.

7. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Yeah and by own path they mean ripping of LG's UI.

8. TheOracle1

Posts: 2038; Member since: May 04, 2015

MIUI is very nice but the launcher sucks big time. Redmi Note 3 Pro owner here. Btw. What phone is that? It's certainly bigger than 5.5".

9. JoshN

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 01, 2015

its the Xiaomi Mi 5

10. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

a lot better than google design

11. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

larger xiaomi mi5

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