MIUI V6 announced here are all the details

MIUI V6 announced here are all the details

miui v6 features

Today Xiaomi released their more up to date and advanced version of their MIUI ROM to date! Here are all the details of MIUI V6 from the Beijing launch.

It has been a long time coming, but finally Xiaomi have moved from the stuffy looking UI of MIUI V5 to a fresh new MIUI V6 with new look a ton of new features too!

MIUI V6 is all about the look

Going over notes from the launch and checking out the official MIUI V6 introduction website (here) it appears that the biggest update is the look of MIUI V6. Other additions are a new notifications system, faster UI and more cloud services, but as far as we can see (without actually testing the ROM), new features are limited to the following.

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MIUI V6 Desktop

The MIUI launcher is the biggest difference you will see in MIUI V6. Not only does it have an all new look, but it is also said to be faster and more convenient to use.

MIUI V6 Notifications

miui v6 notifications

Notifications are easier to read in MIUI V6. New messages, downloads and calls are all given a larger black notification bar at the top of the screen. The new notification system means that you have more flexibility when using V6. If for example a call comes through when taking a photo, only a small portion of the screen is taken up to tell you who is calling, you can still take your photo then answer the call right after.

miui v6 features

The lock screen also has a new shortcut to notifications. A simple number will tell you the number of messages you have and pressing on it will bring them up.

MIUI V6 Phone App

Having a huge user audience means that Xiaomi and it’s servers are able to collect a lot of useful information (if you allow them too) which can actually help us in our day to day lives.

miui v6 features

For example how often have you received a call from a strange number and simply ignore it? Well what if that was an important delivery from a known phone number to MIUI’s servers? Using the new cloud features in MIUI V6 now have a chance of being identified who is calling you even if you don’t have the contact stored in your account.

Xiaomi say they have 60million phone numbers saved from businesses and services to help you identify who is calling. The feature extends to adding a degree of security to your calls to, preventing fraudsters from getting your personal information.

MIUI V6 new apps

Some apps have simply been given a fresh look and a few new features such as the Mail application, but other apps are new.

miui v6 features

MIUI Life tis a new app though that uses your location to find interesting places to visit and the best deal of food and movie tickets in your area.

miui v6 features

A new built in Yellow Pages app lets you get hold of important phone number quickly.

These apps could be great, but it seems they are only designed for use in China at the moment. Users outside of the country are going to have limited support.

More Themes

miui v6 features

Themes are still a big part of MIUI V6, so even if you don’t like the fresh new look you can still choose to download something else. According to Xiaomi there are now over 5000 unique themes available for MIUI.

Where Can I Download MIUI V6?

So the big question is where can you download MIUI V6 and use it on your Xiaomi device? The simply answer is that you cannot. As it stands Xiaomi are not prepared to release the new ROM to the public just yet, but they have just chosen 100 beta testers to put the ROM through it’s paces.

I’ve checked my Xiaomi device, and visited the official downloads pages and there is not V6 download listed, so I guess we either have to wait for a leak or the official release date.

What do you think of MIUI V6?

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  • Uzeir Mansuri

    is there any specific date of release ?

    • Pedro Borges

      Final Upgrade in October for MI3 and MI4, end of the year MI2/A/S

  • Xiaomi

    Yes on october but i don’t know the day…

  • Mrinal

    Wow.. I’ve always thought MIUI looked similar to iOS but this is almost blatantly copying iOS7 with it’s ‘flat’ icons and bright colours. It’s almost like they went “Hmm, we need to make our UI look a bit more modern… What did Apple do again? Ah, let’s do that.” -_-

    • Airyl

      It’s a blend of Android and Apple with the best of both. What’s not to like? If Google and Apple aren’t going to do it, then who?

      • Mrinal

        I completely agree, i used to love that about MIUI (best of both worlds, what’s not to like?) But at least the design decisions on app colours/ looks, shadows etc. Were more ‘original’. Now it’s starting to feel too much like iOS and less of android. Then I might as well install the iOS launcher (if I were to only go for the looks, not the ‘inner workings’ performance boost). Basically I wish the android iOS meter was a bit more balanced, feels to me as if it leans a lot to iOS now.

        • Airyl

          I agree with you, Xiaomi needs to stop relying on Apple for inspiration. The Mi4 was ok, but the Mipad and MIUI 6 are a bit over the border. Thankfully, it’s still Android so we can always root it with the dev ROM and get rid of what we don’t need, and get everything we do need on it. Still, Xiaomi should lay off Apple for their own sake, if you know what I mean.

  • desponent

    Hmm so flat icons, a bit more animation, few notification tweaks and more bloated chinese-server synced apps that I will never use. Eh, okay.

    • RRRobert

      Patiently wait for the ‘international version’, in where the Google Play store comes pre-installed and these Chinese apps are all removed from. How hard could that be?

      • desponent

        Nah, I use the chinese version, uninstalled the chinese bloat and installed gapps myself.

      • datagutt

        Use the ROMs provided by Xiaomi.eu. Available in many different languages and has all the chinese bloatware removed and Google Play Store installed.

  • This guy

    Sue. Them. Into. The. Ground. Apple. Like the devices, but for fuck sake, with the Xiaomi Mipad the blantant I and MI name copy and with this, there is taking some design hints and then there is just lazy fucking blatant copying.

    • Airyl

      This guy, stop. Mi has been around since the M1. It’s got a completely different meaning as well.

      And on the subject, can anyone tell me how the Mi4 resembles an iPhone? I get the Mipad, but the Mi4?

  • juan

    I hope now it’s easier to resize the cache and data partitions. The size in V6 is not good.

  • Airyl

    Apple rage in 3, 2, 1…..

  • Sneh

    Nice way of showing new UI …………….