Xiaomi revealed a lot at the launch event of Mi4 smartphone in India, on 28 January. Among several raring specs of the Mi4 was the all-new MIUI 6.
The company also confirmed that the new software will be rolled out to all of its Indian consumers using Redmi 1S, Redmi Note, Redmi Note 4G and the Mi3 smartphone. Putting to rest all anticipation, Xiaomi has come up with a projected timeline stating when these models will get the update.
As per the company's announcement during the event, MIUI 6 will first embrace the Mi3 smartphone and the Redmi Note 4G in early February, followed by Redmi 1S and Redmi Note in late March, BGR reports. There is no specific date, but the users will receive the updates over-the-air around that phase. This is great news for users of Xiaomi smartphones as MIUI 6 brings a slew of new features and changes that gives a fresh look to the old device.
Here's a table to show you when the MIUI 6 will arrive for your smartphone in India:
|Smartphone Model||Release Timeframe|
|Xiaomi Mi3||Early February|
|Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G||Early February|
|Xiaomi Redmi 1S||Late March|
|Xiaomi Redmi Note||Late March|
MIUI 6: Everything you need to know
According to Xiaomi, MIUI 6 comes with major tweaks like all-new notification scale, home screen gestures and added camera features. The overall interface features a flatter look with enhanced security. The new software has integrated system to identify unknown callers and brings out the best with more than 5,000 themes. Productivity tools like calendar and mail are also improved for better management.
It's hard to disagree that the new user interface looks a lot like the iOS 7 and iOS 8, with more customizable options. Some apps also have the parallax effect like in the Apple's mobile OS.
Above all, MIUI 6 is fast and secure. It features power-saving tools to boost battery and optimizes the system for a better experience without lagging. MIUI 6 also has an integrated security system that requires permissions anytime an unauthorized app tries accessing users' data discretely. The built-in virus scanner helps scan the phone at regular intervals and keep malicious content at bay.