Xiaomi announced the Global version of MIUI 7 in India on August 19. As promised, the MIUI 7 Global ROM (beta) is now available.
Xiaomi devices running on developer version are getting OTA update to MIUI 7. However, if your Xiaomi device is not running on developer mode, you can flash the MIUI 7 Global ROM beta manually from here. The complete changelog along with the ROM and recovery is available. Lets take a look at the features of MIUI 7 Global ROM.
MIUI 7 Global ROM: Features
There is a MUSE Theme creation tool that will let designers create themes without the need of any programming. MIUI 7 will come with International wallpaper market, which will come with 10 pre-set HD wallpapers on Daily Lock screen rotation. It is currently only available in India.
Every new software promises to be faster and more stable. MIUI 7 is no different as it promises faster system response time and animation by about 30%, when compared to MIUI 6. It has optimized CPU scheduling mechanism, strict background power management which will let an app to wake up only when it’s needed and also limit the unnecessary use of WiFi, data network or location services in the background. This helps in improving battery life for daily use by almost 10%.
There are a set of new large fonts including standard, medium, large, extra-large, jumbo which come with individually tailored dialog layout, text spacing and line spacing, word wrap process and more. There is a new feature in the gallery app which is known as Face recognition technology. It automatically identifies and organizes photos of babies and pets as a collection, which can be shared easily. A new kids mode has been introduced which will let you hide all your personal information and desktop layouts.There is a My business card feature which lets the user add their image or a five second video (ShowTime), that will show up on their friend’s screen, when they call.
Now, we can skip annoying voice prompts via Interactive Visual Response (IVR). It is available for banking, booking air tickets and more from 50 Indian partners including Citibank, ICICI bank, Spicejet, Indigo, Tata Sky, HeroMotoCorp and more.
Xiaomi has partnered with Opera Max to provide Data Saver. The app compresses browser and in-app media, that will let you save up to 50% of data usage. It will roll out in September 2015 in China, India, Brasil, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines.
The MIUI 7 Global developer version (beta) is currently supported on all Xiaomi devices including Redmi 1s, Redmi 2, Mi 3/4/4i, Redmi Note 3G/4G.