Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi today announced on its official Weibo account that 40 Xiaomi devices are eligible to receive the MIUI 9 update. Xiaomi first announced their Android Nougat based custom ROM back in July 2017. The company began the rollout of the MIUI 9 Global ROM in early November alongside the launch of Redmi Y1 and Y1 Lite in India.
Xiaomi has now officially confirmed it would be bringing the MIUI 9 update to 40 of its devices.
The list includes the following devices:
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, Mi Mix
- Xiaomi Mi Note 3, Mi Note 2, Mi Note
- Xiaomi Mi 6, Mi 5X, Mi 5, Mi 5c, Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, Mi 4s, Mi 4c, Mi 4, Mi 3, Mi 2, Mi 2S
- Xiaomi Mi Max 2, Mi Max
- Xiaomi Redmi 5, Redmi 5 Plus, Redmi 5A, Redmi 4X, Redmi 3S, Redmi 3X, Redmi 4A, Redmi 4 (High Edition), Redmi 2, Redmi 2A, Redmi 1S
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X, Redmi Note 5A, Redmi Note 2, Redmi Note 3, Redmi Note 4, Redmi Pro, Redmi Note
- Xiaomi Mi Pad 3, Mi Pad 2, Mi Pad
As seen from the above list, Xiaomi is putting in a lot of effort to make sure the MIUI 9 update is available to most of its devices. Several of its devices are quite older such as Mi 2 that was released in 2018 and Mi 3, Mi 2S and 2A that are from 2013.
The MIUI 9 OTA update has already made its way to several Xiaomi smartphones including Redmi Note 4, Mi Max 2, Mi MIX 2, Mi 5, Redmi 4, Redmi 4A, and the Redmi Y1. Xiaomi is said to be currently testing the MIUI 9 update for Redmi 4 Standard Edition and Redmi 3.
The MIUI 9 Global ROM includes tons of improvements and new features. A company spokesperson said the MIUI 9 comes with improved performance and is way faster than Samsung TouchWiz. The launch times of apps in stock Android and MIUI 9 were found about the same.
The MIUI 9 also comes with a Smart Assistant that can be accessed by swiping upwards from the home screen button. The assistant helps you search almost anything on your device, whether it is a text from a particular day or a photo from a particular event on the phone. There’s also a split-screen mode and new photo editing app with smart editing tools. However, Xiaomi’s MIUI 9 is based on year old Android 7.0 Nougat, even though Google has already rolled out Android 8.0 Oreo.
Xiaomi recently confirmed that MIUI 9 would be the last major update for is 2012 flagship products- Mi 2 and Mi 2S.