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[Review] [MIUI 9th Birthday] How MIUI Evolved From MIUI 1 to MIUI 10 : Which is your favorite?

2019-08-13 15:15:47
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Hello MI Fans!

Back in the days when stock Android ROM was the only option available to the smartphone users, Xiaomi then had come up with MIUI ROM with many customizations and add-on features. For those who are bored of stock Android looks and work, this beautifully customized MIUI ROM is the best option. Developed in 2010 and with the help of 100 testing volunteers, MIUI ROM has now evolved into one of the most used Custom Android ROMs globally. And this beautiful, feature rich and super smooth
MIUI ROM is celebrating its 9th birthday! While we are celebrating this anniversary with MIUI, let's look back into the beautiful joruney and the phases how MIUI ROM has been evolved through these 9 years.

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The first version of MIUI ROM was initially launched in Aug, 2010 with just 100 users (MIUI Dream Sponsors) who voluntered to test the features of MIUI ROM. Initially it was based on AOSP build of Froyo (Android 2.2). It was feature rich with ton of customizations in store.


MIUI V1 was so good that it gained popularity among the Android users and Xiaomi has release the MIUI V2 with improved user interface and also offered additional customization options to the users. MIUI V2 was also released to more number of devices. Xiaomi's Mi 1 was first launched with MIUI 2 ROM. The icons, UI and the features has been improved in MIUI V2.


Xiaomi has totally changed the way users feel the MIUI ROM by introducing Themes in its 3rd version. MIUI Themes are beautifully designed and when applied will give a rich experience to the user. MIUI 3 was designed with an unique MIUI's design language which has continued to be the base of MIUI's design till now.


Xiaomi has released MIUI 4 in Feb, 2013 with a bundle of new features. MIUI 4 was based on Android's Ice-cream Sandwich and featured several MIUI APPs which include App Store, Themes and Video app. An exclusive Anti-virus function was added in this version.


MIUI ROM has already been popular in China and also been used by a number of global users. MIUI ROM has seen a huge change in its UI in the 5th version. MIUI 5 supported new systme animations, gesture to open the notification shade and other upgrades. A whole new user environment was introduced with MIUI 5.


Xiaomi has launched MIUI 6 on its 4th anniversary, i.e on 16th Aug, 2014. MIUI was already being used globally and now Xiaomi has started to introduce more changes to make the MIUI ROM more userf friendly, more powerful and more beautiful. Xiaomi focused on the minimalist design in the 6th version and debuted a new look with Mi Apps. New features like App notification, Smart blocklist, Clean master were added in this version. MIUI 6 was so simple and yet powerful and looked better than any other previous versions of MIUI ROM.


It had been 5 years since the launch of 1st ever MIUI version and Xiaomi had concentrated more on opmizing the performance in the MIUI 7. This version empasized of RAM management, better battery life and optimizations in the core underlying processes. Although the UI hadn't been changed much, MIUI ROM had 4 exclusively designed built-in themes. Xioami launched this version with a slogan "Yours by design" to represent the changes in MIUI 7. New features like data saver, child mode and DND were introduced in this version.


Xiaomi had rightly given a tag name to this version. MIUI 8 has so many useful features and customizations to make the users likfe better in a good way. Mi apps were given a new look and design, it was included a new color scheme. A new wallpaper carousel feature was introduced in this version. MIUI 8 also had better power management and also featured multi-window management.


MIUI 9 was launched on 10th Aug, 2017 and this was based on Android's Nougat. Xiaomi has brought minor changes to the UI, added split screen feature and also improved the notifications shade. A major added feature to this version was "Smart Assistant". Key and gesture shortcuts were also added in this version. It also had features like quick reply in notifications and image search.


And here comes the latest and the most powerful MIUI ROM ever! Xiaomi has launched MIUI 10 in June, 2018 with a ton of useful features, inclusing an Android Pie like UI, Navigation gestures and many others. The best thing about MIUI 10 is it is 'Smart" with bunch of built-in AI features. Notifications shade is totally revamped in this version.

And now comes the 9th birthday of MIUI ROM! MIUI ROM has been evolved into one of the most beautiful, user friendly and powerful ROMs in the smartphone world and the developer team has been relentlessly working on to introduce more user helpful features from time to time. This 'faster than lightining' MIUI ROM has been helping millions of smartphone users by providing lots of customization options and add-on features. There's a lot more ahead and always believe something wonderful is about to happen!

Which is your favorite MIUI ROM version?

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Manjeet dahiya | from Redmi Note 4


My favorite MIUI version is "MIUI 10"
2019-08-14 11:40:03
Xiaomi is truly an impressive company. From only 9 short years ago it is now leading the industry. Not only is it already the undisputed biggest brand in AIoT and wearables but it also has its feet in so many other markets and has most OEMs copying every last part of its main smartphone product line!
2019-08-14 11:59:46

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Sakib Uddin | from MIX 3


2019-08-14 12:03:02


Techno King | from app


2019-08-14 12:07:22

Back to MIUI Community!

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ᎮᏒᎥᏁፈᏋ | from Redmi Note 4X


My favorite Miui version is 10
2019-08-14 12:19:05
My favorite, MIUI 10
2019-08-14 12:45:34

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BeingBishal | from MI 9 SE


Awesome Journey!
2019-08-14 12:58:11

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sepneela | from app


Miui 5
2019-08-14 13:01:52
Try New! Try Now!!
Happy Birthday MIUI. My favorite has always been the latest MIUI.
2019-08-14 13:12:13

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007abdurrahim | from MI 6


Happy Birthday MIUI

2019-08-14 13:24:33
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