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Get Ready: Xiaomi's MIUI 7 will hit India tomorrow

Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone maker has gathered a lot of attention and popularity in India over the last year. Now, the company is set to release its brand new version of its Android-based operating system, MIUI7 in India at an event in New Delhi on Wednesday.

By: YATIN SRIVASTAVA
| Updated on: Aug 18 2015, 14:24 IST
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MIUI 7

Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone maker has gathered a lot of attention and popularity in India over the last year. Now, the company is set to release its brand new version of its Android-based operating system, MIUI7 in India at an event in New Delhi on Wednesday. Here are the highlights:

The MIUI 7 is basically Xiaomi's custom skin on top of Google's Android Lollipop 5.1. The new OS offers many interesting features like face recognition support in the Gallery, which groups photos by people.

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The 750 people in Xiaomi's Research and Development team have also come up with various themes for the OSincluding the pink 'Goddess' theme aimed at women.

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Another major feature in the MIUI OS is Mi Roaming. It acts as a virtual SIM when you go abroad, and Xiaomi provides you with different packages for the country you're in. This basically cuts all the hassle of trying to find a new SIM and then replacing your SIM and while doing all of that. Although this feature is available in China for now, this will be a feature that has the potential to become very popular.

Along with the various model announcements including the flagship models like Redmi 2 and Redmi Note, the MIUI 7 is about to make quite a splash.

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First Published Date: 18 Aug, 13:42 IST
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