Xiaomi releases MIUI 8 Global Stable ROM, rolls out OTA update for select smartphones

Xiaomi MIUI 8

Xiaomi today released global stable MIUI 8 ROMs and also started rolling out OTA updates for Redmi 1S, Mi 2/2S, Mi 4i, Redmi Note 3G and Redmi Note 4G smartphones, as it had promised.

Xiaomi users with these smartphones can head to this MIUI forum thread to download and flash the ROM manually. OTA update will gradually roll out for these phones.

Xiaomi says that devices running MIUI 8 based on Android 4.4 (Redmi 1S, Redmi 2, Redmi Note 3G, Redmi Note 4G) don’t support ‘Second space’ and ‘Dual apps’ due to the limitation of hardware platform.

As Xiaomi already said, it will roll out MIUI 8 ROMs and OTA updates for other devices such as Redmi 2, Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi Note 3 (Snapdragon 650), Redmi Note 3 Special Edition, Redmi Note 2, Redmi Note Prime, Redmi 3, Redmi 3S/Prime, Mi 3, Mi 4, Mi 5, Mi Note and Mi Max 32GB gradually.

New features in MIUI 8

  • Create scrolling screenshots – an amazing way to share information
  • Calculate and convert almost anything with the redesigned Calculator
  • Quick ball – the ultimate one-handed control tool
  • Personalize your notes with beautiful templates
  • Get your photos sorted for you with all-new Gallery
  • Dual Apps – create and sign into dual accounts for any app, including WhatsApp, Facebook and more.
  • Second space – perfect for times when you need a clear separation in your life
  • Video Editing -spice up your videos with filters, text and background music
  • Caller ID – automatically identify incoming numbers or find popular numbers when dialing out (India only)
  • Hindi T9 – find contacts easily with T9 dialer search (India only)
  • Enhanced SMS – SMS accounts of popular businesses now display logos and company names (India only)

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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