MIUI 10 announced with a new Recents menu, AI features, and more

MIUI 9 was announced back in July 2017. The global version of MIUI 9 was launched in November, and since then, Xiaomi has slowly updated most of its smartphones with MIUI 9. MIUI 9 brought performance improvements, while the incremental MIUI 9.5 update also brought notification handling behavior in MIUI in line with stock Android. At an event in China, Xiaomi announced MIUI 10, the successor of MIUI 9, alongside the launch of the Mi 8, Mi 8 Explorer Edition, and the Mi 8 SE.

 

Xiaomi MIUI 10 features:

Some of the features of MIUI 10 include a revamped task manager, gesture controls and AI portrait mode for enhanced Bokeh shots. MIUI 10 comes with AI Bokeh mode to enhance the photography experience, when it comes to clicking Portrait shots. Interestingly enough, it will also work with phones that lacks a dedicated depth-sensing sensor or do not have a dual-rear camera on board. Furthermore, AI will be used to determine what apps are being used more by the user, and the OS will open them quickly.MIUI 10 will support 16:9, 18:9 and 19:9 aspect ratios and make use of the taller displays with newer gestures. Using the revamped task manager, users can delete tasks with simple swipes and expand options using a long press.

It should be noted that many details about MIUI 10 aren’t currently known yet. An unreleased MIUI 9 build for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 was actually an early build of MIUI 10. MIUI 9’s China and Global ROMs have significant differences in functionality, so it’s unclear for now whether all the announced details apply for the global version of MIUI 10 (which has not been launched yet) as well.

MIUI 10 is powered by AI, according to Xiaomi. AI features include AI Portrait and AI Preload. AI Portrait offers a software feature to allow phones to take photos with the bokeh effect without needing dual cameras. Smartphones with MIUI 10 will be able to use algorithms to identify the foreground and blur the background.

AI Preload is said to help reduce load times for apps and UI functions. This is because, according to Xiaomi, MIUI 10 will already pre-load the app based on the user’s usage patterns and daily routine. It’s worth noting that Huawei also uses AI to improve long-term performance in its smartphones.

MIUI 10 features a UI redesign. The new UI is optimized for smartphones with high screen-to-body ratios and thin bezels, according to the company. Also, MIUI 10 has a brand new Recents app menu. The Recents app menu in MIUI 9 was a sideways scrolling card switcher, while MIUI 10 has a 2×2 app list to enable more apps to be seen at once. The layout maximizes screen space. The Recents menu supports full screen gestures and lets users swipe to delete tasks and long press for more options.

 

Navigation Gestures

Recent apps menu will also support full-screen gestures and allow users to delete tasks by swiping and long pressing would display more options.

Driving Mode

The latest version of MIUI will also include a brand new car mode to help in navigation. This mode will optimize the layout of the phone screen to minimize distractions and help users navigate better while driving. Users will be able to use voice commands to change the route, reply to instant messages and answer incoming calls too.

Xiaomi stated that Mi Ecosystem devices will be directly controlled by MIUI 10 without the need for a secondary app. MIUI 10 also has a new car mode that optimizes the layout on the user’s device for better navigation while driving. New voice commands are available for answering a call, reply to a text message, and change the route.

 

Inbuilt support for Mi Home devices

 

MI-ecosystem https://android2go.com

 

With MIUI 10, Mi Ecosystem devices can be directly controlled by users as the inbuilt support eliminates the need for a secondary app.

Finally, the company detailed that the closed beta MIUI 10 China Developer ROM will start on Friday, June 1, for the following devices:

 

    China Developer ROM (closed beta)

June 1st

Mi 8, Mi MIX 2S, Mi MIX 2, Mi MIX, Mi 6X, Mi 6, Mi 5, Mi Note 2, Redmi S2, Redmi Note 5;

    China Developer ROM (public beta)

Late June

Mi 8, Mi MIX 2S, Mi MIX 2, Mi MIX, Mi 6X, Mi 6, Mi 5, Mi Note 2, Redmi S2, Redmi Note 5;

Late July

Mi Note 3, Mi 5X, Mi 5c, Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus,Mi 4, Mi 4c, Mi 4S, Mi Max 2, Mi Max, Redmi 5, Redmi 5A, Redmi 5 Plus, Redmi 4, Redmi 4A, Redmi 4X, Redmi 3S/Redmi 3X, Redmi Pro, Redmi Note 5A, Redmi Note 4 Qualcomm/Redmi Note 4X, Redmi Note 4 MTK, Redmi Note 3 Qualcomm.

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