Xiaomi first unveiled MIUI 8 in May, and launched the Global ROM in June at an event in New Delhi. On august 23rd xiaomi stared rolling out MIUI 8 on most of its phones including the Redmi 1S, Redmi 2, Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi Note 2, Redmi Note 3G, Redmi Note 4G, Redmi Note Prime, Redmi Note 3 (Qualcomm variant), Redmi Note 3 Special Edition, Redmi 3, Redmi 3S, Redmi 3S Prime, Mi 2, Mi 2S, Mi 3, Mi 4, Mi 4i, Mi 5, Mi Note, and the Mi Max (32GB model). ROM over-the-air update globally to select devices, including the Redmi 1s, Mi 2, Mi 2S, Mi 4i, Redmi Note 3G, and the Redmi Note 4G. The rest of the phones will be getting their MIUI 8 updates in the coming weeks. Below are the Top 5 features of MIUI 8:
1. Dual apps
Dual app is very unique feature of MIUI 8 which gives you permission to use dual app in your xiaomi device. For example you can run two separate WhatsApp accounts on one phone as well as some other app like FB massanger and more.
2. Ringtones and Themes
Xiaomi has tied-up with Hungama to introduce latest soundtracks as ringtones for users. You can get all tracks free of cost. The company has also partnered with many other companies to provide many new wallpaper options. MI will provide so many new themes.
3. Quick Ball
The Quick Ball is another good feature from MI. Quick ball is a hovering button that stays on the display screen at all times. Users can customise five shortcuts into the ball. It works very similar to Apple’s Assistive Touch. he Quick Ball button also shows up on the lock screen, enabling users to use to shortcuts even on a locked device.
4. Second Space
The Second Space gives you ability to do your work of two smartphones on one. It lets you have two Google accounts that you can switch whenever you please. By switching on the Second Space feature, and setting up a new account, users can keep their business and personal accounts separate, but on one smartphone. It allows users to switch between accounts through a Switch app, that shows up once the Second Space feature is enabled.
5. Notes app
The new Notes app in MIUI 8 sees some minor changes in design and available in a grid format. It has a new Memo template feature that gives you a better design to work with, and even allows you to share on micro-blogging sites as is. New nores app allows users to set a password, or fingerprint access to a note for better security.