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MIUI 8 (Final Update) is Here With Split-screen Function; Xiaomi Mi 6 Missing

Today, Xiaomi officially released its recent update of MIUI 8. This is coming after several weeks of speculations. Theoretically, this should be the final update of MIUI 8 because we are already expecting the MIUI 9 sooner rather than later. This update contains a number of new features; however, the controversial split screen feature stands out. The recent update comes with

  • Simplified support for dual cards
  • Optimized sliding skateboard with the degree and sliding effect
  • Garbage cleanup empty folder cleanup capacity
  • Split-screen mode

Xiaomi MIUI 8 Update

The split screen function is coming rather late because, in recent times, it is more fun to watch a video and at the same time perform other tasks. This was not possible on MIUI at least till now. MIUI has explained that the split-screen mode is coming rather late because third party applications are not suitable and it wants to keep the MIUI system simple because split-screens are not easy to use.

However, after a period of testing, the split-screen feature is finally here and like the saying goes, “it’s better late than never”. To access the split-screen mode, simply click on “split-screen mode”.

Xiaomi MIUI 8 Update

Xiaomi Smartphones To receive The Update

The Xiaomi Smartphones to receive this update includes

  • Xiaomi Mi Note 2
  • Xiaomi Mi MIX
  • Xiaomi Mi 5c
  • Xiaomi Mi 5s
  • Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus
  • Xiaomi Mi 5
  • Xiaomi Mi 4S
  • Xiaomi Mi 4c
  • Xiaomi Mi Max 2
  • Xiaomi Mi Max (32 GB, 64 GB & 128 GB)
  • Xiaomi Mi Max
  • Xiaomi Mi Note (top version)
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X (Qualcomm platform)
  • Xiaomi Redmi 4X

Conspicuously absent from the list is Xiaomi Mi 6 which will have to wait for the future. Though the update is here, its release is suspended and it is expected to be officially released in August.

Source (Translated from Chinese)

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Richie

I have been a strong follower of Android devices since the release of Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Right now, Chinese tech completely fascinates me because they are probably the only manufacturers who tries to merge budget and specs.

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17 Comments

  1. Nice post.
    But please, why is xiaomi mi note 3pro not inclusive in the smartphones that will have the updated MIUI??

    1. I also noticed that my note 3pro has refused to update to MIUI 8…What could be the reason??

  2. If Xiaomi Redmi Pro will not get the update to miui 9… i will sell it and never again will buy xiaomi phone again……. This is a fuct!!!!!!!!!!! I will be back to LG or Samsung.

      1. 21st November 2017…. Nothing yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And i think i will NEVER!!!!! get an update!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As i said…. Xiaomi is a little Chinese company, who says everything!!!!!!! and it doesn’t do anything!!!!!!!!!

  3. I think Xiaomi is a small company yet!!!! Can’t handle the millions of phones that sold and so many different categories of phones that company has!!!! Some day when will become bigger company maybe got to handle all theese phones and tablets she makes.

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