MIUI 9 Global Stable Starts Rolling Out - Changelog, List Of Devices & Update Schedule



As expected, Xiaomi announced the stable version of MIUI 9 in a recently held event in New Delhi. Xiaomi has listed thirty devices under its portfolio which will be updated to MIUI 9. However not all the devices will be updated together. Xiaomi has released a schedule according to which it will be updating the thirty devices.

The update rollout will commence in batches with the first batch incorporating the Redmi Note 4 and the Mi Max 2. We already have had multiple reports of these two devices getting the update. The second batch of devices will be getting the update in mid-November while the third and last batch of devices will get MIUI 9 in early December. Below is the list of devices and when they will be getting the update.





Update Schedule for MIUI 9 Global Stable ROM

1st Batch

Devices: Redmi Note 4, Mi Max 2

Date: From November 3

2nd Batch

Devices: Mi MIX 2, Redmi Y1, Redmi Y1 Lite, Redmi 4, Mi 5, Mi Max

Date: Starting from Mid November

3rd Batch

Devices: Redmi Note 4X, Mi Note 3, Mi 6, Redmi Note 5A, Redmi 4X, Redmi Y1s, Mi MIX, Mi Note 2, Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, Mi Max Prime, Redmi Note 3, Redmi 3, Redmi 3S, Redmi 4a, Mi Note, Mi 4i, Redmi 2, Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi Note 4G Prime, Redmi Note 2, Mi 4, Mi 3, Redmi Note 4G, Mi 2.

Date: Early December


During the launch event, Xiaomi showcased several of the new features introduced in MIUI 9. A brief summary of the newly introduced features can be found below.





- Mi Drop allows seamless transfer of files between devices without requiring an internet connection;
- Supports 3 major style notifications viz. Multiple Styles, Bundling Notifications & Quick Replies; 
- Split Screen allows you to run 2 apps simultaneously on the same screen;
- Remove any unwanted objects from your photo with all new magical Smart Photo Editing tool
- A brand new Mi Video App with lots of features now supports all popular formats and comes with auto grouping function.
- IRCTC Card recognizes a generally cluttered SMS PNR and turns it into a card with all information on it.
- Indian Calendar app comes with subscription cards like Indian festivals cards, panchang calendar and much more.
- Add special and fun stickers to your photos!


Xiaomi claims that MIUI 9 is faster than all the previous iterations of MIUI. Xiaomi also went on to claim that MIUI 9's app launch speeds and touch latency are almost in par with stock Android. In a video test which benchmarked MIUI 9 against stock Nougat, Xiaomi showcased that MIUI 9 suffered a negligible cumulative lag of only 3.4 seconds more than stock Nougat when launching fifty most popular apps in India. Xiaomi accords this boost in performance to twelve major improvements such as background activity, resource allocation, cache management and real-time defragmentation.




Apart from numerous optimisations in performance, MIUI 9 also includes fixes for KRACK vulnerability in WPA2 WiFi protocol. If exploited of, KRACK can allow a hacker to break into a WPA2 enabled device and monitor all the web activities of the user. The hacker can also manipulate to the user's activities which may lead to loss of sensitive information or undesired actions.

The complete changelog for MIUI 9 as provided by Xiaomi is given below. You can click on the button below to view or hide the changelog.






MIUI 9 Global Stable ROM Full Changelog MIUI9 Lightning fast
New - Deep-level system optimizations (08-07)
New - New icons (08-07)
New - New animations for launching and exiting apps (08-07)
New - Simpler Home screen editing (08-07)
New - Introducing Split screen (08-07)
New - Improved Silent mode triggered by the volume button (08-07)
New - Improved readability for the start page of Messaging (08-07)


Highlights
New - Reading mode can turn on and off at sunset and sunrise automatically (05-03)
New - Improved layout and readability for search results in Contacts (06-29)
New - Virus scans and payment scans were merged into Security scan (06-29)
New - Better blocklist rules with the possibility of separated rules for every SIM card (07-10)
New - Switch for turning Battery saver automatically when charged (07-19)
New - New display formats for update logs in Updater (07-25)
New - Search for apps in the Dual apps settings (08-03)
New - Mi Picks gets a new name and a new icon! Meet Apps! (08-21)
New - Quick ball goes back to the edge after 3 seconds of inactivity (08-30)
Optimization - Cleaner removes empty folders better now (07-10)
Optimization - Protection from unintentional tapping for Dial pad (08-08)
Optimization - Redesigned home page (08-24)
Optimization - Devices with rare Bluetooth profiles are hidden in the device list (08-29)
Optimization - Simplified and improved the design of the virus scan result page (09-07)


System
Optimization - Increased system decryption speed (06-23)
Optimization - Devices with rare Bluetooth profiles are hidden in the device list (07-25)
Optimization - Devices with rare Bluetooth profiles are hidden in the device list (08-29)
Fix - Home screen loaded too slow with Android 7.1 (06-23)
Fix - Apps changed Wi-Fi connection status without the user's permission (06-23)
Fix - Developer options couldn't be opened using Bahasa Indonesia (08-15)
Fix - Music stayed in the Notification shade after exiting the app (08-15)
Fix - Only Mi TV/Mi Box can be added/shown on Mi Remote app after the update. (08-22)
Fix - WhatsApp force closed in Split screen (08-29)
Fix - Fingerprint sensor works faster now (09-07)

App Lock
New - Added the App lock step before unlocking using a new fingerprint for the first time (08-15)


Contacts
New - Improved layout and readability for search results in Contacts (06-29)
Optimization - Protection from unintentional tapping for Dial pad (08-08)
Fix - Contact search didn't work properly for Russian and Ukranian (08-29)

Messaging
Fix - Time in Messaging didn't change when the system was switched to 12-hour format (08-29)
Fix - Messages with one-time passwords disappeared (09-07)


Lockscreen, Status Bar, Notification Bar
Optimization - Notification shade response (07-04)
Fix - Female voice for English (Waiting for Wi-Fi) in the Notification shade (11-02)
Fix - Music player stopped working on the Lock screen after 10-15 minutes (11-02)

Home screen
New - Animated icons for selected apps in the default theme (09-01)
Optimization - Folders open faster (07-10)
Optimization - Users can set their main Home screen in the editing mode (08-29)
Optimization - New animation for launching and closing apps (09-01)
Fix - Couldn't close Recents in some cases (05-09)
Fix - Issues with icon size for Clock, Calendar, and Weather (05-16)

Themes
Optimization - Redesigned home page (08-24)

Camera
Fix - Brightness jumps to maximum when viewing photos (09-12)
Fix - Language support issues (09-12)
Optimization - Improved design for Feedback (05-24)

Settings
New - Reading mode can turn on and off at sunset and sunrise automatically (05-03)
New - Search for apps in the Dual apps settings (08-03)
Optimization - Introducing Button and gesture shortcuts (09-15)
Optimization - Media volume can be turned back on using volume buttons in DND mode. (09-14)
Optimization - Floating notifications are restricted by default in DND mode. (09-14)
Optimization - Vibration response in DND mode. (09-14)
Optimization - Improved timers for Silent/DND. (09-14)
Fix - Issues with ringtones in dual WhatsApp (05-24)
Fix - Android security patch level was shown with the wrong date (09-07)

Screen Recorder
Fix - The recording couldn't be played regularly after the process of recording was stopped by locking the device (05-12)
Optimization - Launching speed (07-01)

Downloads
New - Downloads keep waiting when the connection is established again in case it was interrupted (09-05)

Browser
Fix - Issues with Urdu (05-24)

Recorder
Fix - Adjustments for Recorder and Second space (06-23)

Calendar
New - New cards: Horoscope, News, Cricket news, and Cricket matches (05-18)
New - Holiday cards for Russia (06-28)
New - Introducing football cards with the info about major international leagues and matches (08-15)

Blocklist
New - Better blocklist rules with the possibility of separated rules for every SIM card (07-14)

Cleaner
Optimization - Cleaner removes empty folders better now (07-10)

Battery Usage
New - Switch for turning Battery saver automatically when charged (07-19)

Security
New - Virus scans and payment scans were merged into Security scan (06-29)
Optimization - Simplified and improved the design of the virus scan result page (09-07)

Scanner
Fix - Scanner couldn't work normally (09-12)

Quick Ball
New - Quick ball goes back to the edge after 3 seconds of inactivity (08-30)

Other
New - Mi Picks gets a new name and a new icon! Meet Apps! (08-21)
Fix - Google widget disappeared because of the Dual apps (06-20)


Source: Xiaomi - (1), (2)

[Image credits - Xiaomi]

Krittin Kalra is a 19 year old Android freak. Striving for passions, chasing down his dreams and living a life without regrets is his sole mantra. A bit moody, he also does custom ROM reviews for AndroGuider. Currently pursuing his B.Tech, he aspires to follow his heart.
MIUI 9 Global Stable Starts Rolling Out - Changelog, List Of Devices & Update Schedule MIUI 9 Global Stable Starts Rolling Out - Changelog, List Of Devices & Update Schedule Reviewed by Krittin Kalra on 11/06/2017 03:37:00 pm
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