Hello Mi Fans,|
On 16th August 2017, MIUI celebrated its 7th birthday and recently announced the launch of MIUI 9 Global beta ROM for selected Mi phones.
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Today, I want to share with you 3 functions that can be found only on the China ROM but you would definitely want on the Global ROM.
MIUI users will be familiar with the Scanner app but did you know, there are only 3 functions in the Global ROM version compared to 6 in the China ROM?
The 3 functions in the Global ROM are QR, Business Card and Document whereas the additional 3 in the China ROM are Shopping, Translate and Study. But we will not be touching on the study function for the time being.
Let's start with shopping. Everyone loves retail therapy be it visiting the physical store or purchasing online, shopping can make one's day feel much better.
However, have you ever experienced seeing an item or a photo of it but not knowing where to get it?
Fret not! The shopping function is here to save us time and effort.
All you have to do is go to the "Shopping" function and take a photo of the item you are interested in. The app will begin to search China's online shopping platform Taobao and try to find the item you are looking for.
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Once the search is completed, you will see various stores that sells the item or at least similar to it. Do also note that angle is very important when taking photo of the item. The accuracy of the search depends highly on the clarity of the photo.
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Next, we go on to the translation function. This function is especially useful when we are overseas in a country that doesn't speak our native language.
Ever go into a restaurant that doesn't have the menu with English translation? Looking at the foreign names and not knowing what you are about face?
Just use the translation function! It can translate a single word or one phase at once.
It is extremely simple for word translation. You only need to point the crosshair onto the word you wish to translate and the result will be shown immediately.
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To translate a phase, simply align the text above the indicated line and click on the white button like taking a photo.
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Next, you will be able to select the text you wish to translate.
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Once confirmed, the system will translate the selected text into your desired langauge.
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Lastly, we will be going on to the Screen Recorder app. This may be pointless to some people but it sure does have its usefulness.
One way it can be used is use it to do tutorials. Instead of trying to help others navigate around the phone, you can demostrate by recording it on your own phone.
Other than navigating through a phone, one can also record and upload a video of a game walkthrough and share with others facing difficulties in completing it.
Here is a sample of a screen recording:
There you have it. Do you agree these 3 functions should be made available in the Global ROM?