MIUI has been kicking around the world of Android for quite a while. It was a popular aftermarket firmware for a while, then Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi adopted it for its own Mi-branded smartphones. Fast forward to today and Xiaomi has taken the wraps off of its newest version of MIUI, known as MIUI 6.
MIUI 6 follows many of the trends that are big in mobile right now. It’s got a flat, colorful user interface that aims to be simple enough for anyone to pick up and use. MIUI 6 also includes built-in gestures to make using large-screen devices easier, a refreshed notification shade with several quick toggles and a phone feature that’ll identify unknown callers.
Another big feature of MIUI 6 is Themes. As you might expect, this allows you to customize the look of MIUI 6’s UI using more than 5,000 themes from designers. The Mi Space feature also allows you to skip the traditional icon grid layout.
Finally, Xiaomi has added some security and performance tweaks into MIUI 6. Included are permission and virus scanners, Linux kernel and RAM optimization tweaks for more efficient app performance and multiple power saving modes.