Xiaomi’s MIUI now supports tablets; Nexus 7 gets to be the first adopter

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Xiaomi’s super-popular MIUI (pronounced ‘me-you-eye‘) is all set to start a new journey altogether thanks to it now having support for tablets.

While we believed that it would be Xiaomi’s first ever tablet which would support MIUI, Xiaomi never really released one although the leaks kept showing up every now and then. Nonetheless, thanks to this new initiative from the Chinese giant we’ll finally be able to get a taste of MIUI on a large screen device.

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MIUI is now up for download on the MIUI website for the [easyazon_link asin=”B00EANTELO” locale=”UK” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”gizchicom-21″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Nexus 7 (2013)[/easyazon_link], with a filesize of just 278MB. Those interested can give this open project a go. What is nice to know is that the entire UI is redesigned and is not a stretched-out version of the current MIUIv5. Xiaomi supremo Lei Jun also added that the company is willing to team up with other hardware vendors if they wish to have their device shipped with MIUI preinstalled.

MIUI might not be the most visually appealing aftermarket firmware (for non-Xiaomi devices, that is), but the functionality and the sheer number of features more than just make up for it. Also, MIUI has a powerful theme engine with loads of themes to choose from, which partially solves the aesthetic problem.

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  • T. Gerard

    I think MIUI has no problems with aesthetics. It’s kind of minimalist which is nice. Some people don’t like the clutter of other ROMS. I have a gionee elife e7 and i’ve downloaded the MIUI launcher just to have that simple feel. Please release the ROM for more phones, i would like to give it a try sometime.

  • Simon

    Wonder if it willl be available for the One Plus One ?

    • Yash Garg

      Depends on how popular the phone gets, if you ask me. Regardless, unofficial builds and ports shouldn’t take long.