Sunday, 20 October 2019

[Update: Rollout time table] MIUI 11 to start rolling out globally on October 16

In China, Xiaomi's custom Android interface MIUI 11 has been in beta since last month, and now the company is ready to deploy its software to more locations internationally. The MIUI India Twitter account posted an animation featuring the new interface along with the date October 16. We can expect the international version of the UI to start rolling out then.
We've already covered what's coming with MIUI 11 earlier, but to quickly recap some features here: A new, dynamically scaling typeface and some new sound design for notifications are changes immediately visible to the eye and ear, and under the hood, the company is adding a high-speed wireless file transfer protocol and MIUI's suite of office apps.
It's possible that Xiaomi will couple the MIUI launch with the Redmi Note 8 Pro's India release event, which is slated for the same October 16 date. Since MIUI isn't tied to Android versions, some users might get it without receiving an upgrade to Android 10, staying on 9 Pie or older versions instead. This shouldn't be immediately visible to most people though due to Xiaomi's heavy customizations
MIUI 11 also upgrades the existing File Manager app with a document viewer and the ability to preview documents at a glance. The company has also integrated a task manager within its Mi Notes app to let users view their To-Do list, add new tasks to their existing list, and sync tasks with the Calendar app. There is also an option to simply swipe from the top-left side to access the To-Do list. Further, users can also record their tasks using their voice.
The Calculator app on MIUI 11 has also been upgraded with a floating interface to let users easily perform calculations. The app has also received the ability to calculate age, EMI, GST, and split bill.
To enhance the daily life experiences of users, MIUI 11 comes preloaded with a Step Tracker. This can be accessed by swiping right from the home screen -- through the App Vault. Specifically for women users, the new MIUI version brings the option to track menstrual cycles directly from the preloaded Calendar app.
MIUI 11 also includes Quick Replies to let you easily reply to a message or call without leaving the active app, video, or game on the screen. The new feature also enables messaging apps, including WhatsApp and the default Messaging app, to open in a small window to reply to important messages without leaving the active app, video, or game. Users can also enable or disable the Quick Replies feature for their favourite apps or games directly from the Settings menu.
For an enhanced communication experience, Xiaomi has partnered with Bobble to offer pre-installed Mint Keyboard on MIUI 11. The new keyboard supports over 25 Indic languages as well as English in addition to the feature called Translations within Transliteration and Real-time emoji suggestions for Indic languages.
Xiaomi has also announced features such as natural sound effects, wireless print, dual clock, Mi Share, and Gallery monthly view that will hit MIUI 11 over time. Similarly, you'll get a new panchang and casting feature through the latest MIUI version.

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