Xiaomi MIUI 9.5 Global Stable ROM: Top new features, list of eligible phones, and more
MIUI 9.5 Global Stable ROM is set to hit as many as 30 Xiaomi smartphone in next one month. Here are all the eligible smartphones and top new features.tech Updated: Mar 22, 2018 10:22 IST
Xiaomi on Tuesday announced a new update for its smartphones. Called MIUI 9.5 Global Stable ROM, the update will be available to as many as 30 smartphone models including the latest Redmi 5. MIUI 9.5 Global Stable ROM also brings a bunch of new features and improvements over the MIUI 9. The latest update focuses on improvements to native Mi apps as well as new navigation gestures for its lineup of full-screen smartphones.
Xiaomi’s MIUI 9.5 Global Stable ROM will allow users to add favourite album for photos. They can also now resume interrupted file transfers in Mi Mover application without needing to starting over.
The latest update also allows users to automatically turn of Wi-Fi hotspot when set data limit is reached. To set data limit while sharing Wi-Fi hotspot on your Xiaomi smartphone. Go to settings > portable hotspot > Open one-time data limit > Select from predefined data size or customise yours.
Other important changes include optimised Browser’s kernel, revamped start page and optimized performance, quick search options, position adjustment of the search bar, address bar autocomplete, and all-new bottom menu.
MIUI 9.5 Global Stable ROM also brings a new format for floating notifications in the landscape mode, though it’s available for its full-screen phones like Redmi 5 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro.
MIUI 9.5 Global Stable ROM: Top features explained
New Notification Shade
Xiaomi says the new update will help provide information in the notification shade in a more “concise and comprehensive” way. The shade now groups all important on a by-app basis, ultimately reducing clutter from the notification bar. The updated notification now also allows you to quickly reply to messages, without opening the application.
Improved Mi Browser
Xiaomi has updated Mi Browser with revamped start page and optimised performance. The update also includes “quick search options, adjusted the position of the search bar, optimized browser’s kernel, preset keywords for searching sites via urls quickly and redesigned menu tab.
With the new update, you can now choose app lock from three choices, be it a pattern, alphanumeric password or a numeric PIN. Open security app - app lock, go to settings - change password and choose your desired password protection type.
Full screen gestures
“With the recent updates, we introduced one more feature for our full-screen display device - MIX 2, it’s called Full-Screen Gestures. Full-screen gestures helps you eliminate the on-screen navigation keys and replace it with gestures instead, completely,” Xiaomi says on its forum.
Some new gestures include swipe up from the bottom quickly to go back to Home screen, slide up from the bottom and wait to switch to Recent tabs, and slide from left or right to go back to last page.
List of eligible smartphones
Redmi Note 3 Special Edition, Redmi Note 3 Qualcomm, Redmi Note 4 Qualcomm/Redmi Note 4X, Mi Max, Mi Max Prime, Redmi 3S, Redmi 4 Prime, Redmi 4A and Redmi Note 4 MTK smartphones will be receiving the update by the end of this month.
Mi Note 2, Mi 5s, Mi MIX, Mi Note 3, Mi 5s Plus, Redmi Note 2, Redmi 3, Redmi 4, Mi 3, Mi 4 are scheduled to receive the update by mid April.
“The above release dates are only estimated time and might be changed due to various reasons. We will keep you updated with the latest information,” Xiaomi cautions users on its forum.