Finally, the wait is over and Xiaomi has released the much awaited MIUI 9 today at an event in Beijing, China. The company has brought three new features along with tons of improvement to the UI including faster app opening time, smooth transitions etc. The three major changes or key features in the MIUI 9 are Image search, Smart assistant, and Smart app launcher.
Now, coming to the Image Search, which you can understand easily by thinking of the Image Search Feature in Google Photos. Well, in MIUI 9, a user can search images using some keywords, like “selfie” keyword would search all the selfies saved in the phone. Similarly, if the user types “dog”, then all the photos of dogs will appear. Google has introduced this feature months ago in their Google Photos.
Another new feature is Smart Assistant, which again similar to the Google Assistant, as it comes up with options or solutions of your problems. Now, we all know that the UI is launched only for the Chinese market, so we can’t say how much accurate it would be. Once it is available globally, we would come to know its accuracy.
The third new feature is Smart App Launcher, which is also a useful feature as it opens a particular app after reading and analyzing screen content. Suppose, you are talking about some place or its direction, then the Smart App Launcher will launch Maps for you. Now, this is also a handy feature, which can save your few seconds.
Apart from the three new features, MIUI 9 comes with many improvements such as the app launch time is much faster now, smoother performance etc. Xiaomi, during the launch event, also shared that there are almost 2.8 billion actives users from 142 countries using MIUI.