MIUI 11 released! Here are all the changes

By: madhavsud


Xiaomi began testing MIUI 11 to post more stable. With the MIUI 9.9.9 update, the MIUI 11 test version was introduced for some users. We knew MIUI 11 was already being tested with daily updates. On this day, however, the new logo and features officially began to be tested.

MIUI 11, Xiaomi's next-generation custom skin, is yet to receive an official launch. But ahead of any formal announcement, the Chinese company is said to have accidentally rolled out the new MIUI version to some of its devices. This has enabled us to see what's majorly new in MIUI 11. The custom skin is found to include colorful icons and implementation specifically to enable cross-device file sharing between multiple devices of Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo.

First in the series of changes that are apparently a part of MIUI 11 is the new iconography that looks quite different from what we have on MIUI 10. There are colorful icons but not in symmetry, unlike stock Android 10.

The latest MIUI is also found to have bold text throughout the interface alongside plenty of white space. Further, Xiaomi has provided a large number of system apps. A reference to the Mi 9 Pro 5G that will debut with the newly launched Mi Charge Turbo is also said to be available on MIUI 11.

MIUI 11 is said to have a new MIUI Always-on Display features that bring a Kaleidoscope-style experience with five different patterns that rotate each time when you turn the screen on. Users can also set an outer space style on the screen that changes the light based on the sunrise and sunset schedule at their location.

Xiaomi has also included a new dynamic sounds feature, new Xiaomi Community app, and a redesigned file manager. MIUI 11 is also found to have a dark mode scheduler and a quick replies option for certain messaging apps.

Last month, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi partnered to bring a cross-brand file transfer feature on their devices. The latest MIUI version is said to include its implementation.

Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun earlier this year revealed that MIUI 11 would cut down on ads and remove vulgar ads. However, references pertaining to ads are yet to be reported.

Since the reported features were spotted in the pre-release build of MIUI 11, it is safe to expect much more advancements and several tweaks in the final release that could hit as early as later this month.

Xiaomi already confirmed that it would offer a new monochrome power-saving mode and features such as automatic screenshot deletion post sharing, transition animations, and status bar optimizations through MIUI 11. The company is also testing a new MIUI 10 version based on Android 10.

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