Xiaomi launches MIUI software designed for tablets, works on Nexus 7

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Xiaomi has released its MIUI Android ROM which supports tablet devices. The ROM is available as an open beta for the 2013 edition Nexus 7.

The company said that this isn’t just based on the MIUI V5 software, but is a completely revamped software with native apps, system menus and new screen animations suited for both screen orientations.

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Xiaomi’s Red Rice smartphone aims to redefine budget smartphones, brings a dual-core chip, 720p display and MIUI for $130

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As part of its plan make to a major splash for 2013, Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi is rumored to quietly working on a special smartphone called the Red Rice behind the scenes— a device that could potentially redefine the budget category as we know it. According to tech site IT168, the smartphone is expected to operate on Xiaomi’s custom MIUI OS and feature a dual-core processor, a 4.7-inch 720p display, 1GB of RAM, an 8MP camera, 8 gigs of storage and a 2,000mAh battery. Additionally, the device will be dual-SIM compatible and also have support for traditional GSM and TD-SCDMA technologies for Chinese customers out there looking for a traditional 3G or higher-speed technology. All of those specs add up to a shocking price— 799 yuan or roughly $130— meaning that customers in China will have a solid device that could be head and shoulders above other budget-line devices at that price range.

Of course nothing is confirmed just yet, but all indications are pointing out to the MIUI v5-based Red Rice seeing an October release— meaning that customers will have a lot to look forward to right before the holidays.

source: IT168
via: Android Authority

MIUI ROM reaches milestone 10 million users world wide [Video]

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The Chinese manufactured ROM dubbed as MIUI have reached a milestone with 10 million users world wide. For an aftermarket Android OS firmware, this is certainly a huge feat for the team. With a mix of iOS like aesthetics paired with the power and flexibility of Android, MIUI has been popular for rooted users for a couple of years now. Congrats to the MIUI team! Curious to see what MIUI is? Head on over after the break for a video of the ROM.

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MIUI Jelly Bean ROMs now available for Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus

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MIUI has proven to be a highly desirable aftermarket firmware among the developer community, and today marks the initial release of Jelly Bean builds for the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 and Nexus S. Currently, the ROMs contain no major bugs, which is good news considering previous Ice Cream Sandwich builds offered less than ideal functionality. The massive changelog offers an in-depth look at the the backend changes that had to be made to support the bump to Android 4.1. Fresh features include a revamped video player UI, a new contact manager and hundreds of optimizations. You can read the official instructions and download your ROM after the break.

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MIUI Home Launcher Now Available in the Play Store

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If you are the type of person who likes the look of iOS but prefers the benefits of an Android device, I am sure would you like the MIUI interface. Some of you are probably already familiar with the MIUI experience and have rooted your phone to get it. For the rest of you who aren’t into tinkering or don’t have the time, Xiaomi has ported their MIUI theme for Android as an installable apk and can be found in the Play Store right now. The MiHome app will provide the basic MIUI navigation and will even install a new lockscreen, but don’t expect the full fledged experience as you would if you flashed the actual MIUI firmware. Versions are available for Android 2.3 and 4.0 and can be found through the links below.

MiHome – Android 2.3
MiHome – Android 4.0 

 

Amazon Kindle Fire Gets Another Taste Of ICS Thanks To MIUI 4 ROM

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Would you look at that? The MIUI 4 ROM is now available for the Amazon Kindle Fire. In addition to the sexy Android 4.0-based UI, the ROM includes full support for both the Android Market and the Amazon App Store. Keep in mind the ROM is a work in progress, so the following features are not working at this time:

  • Tethering via USB
  • Hardware accelerated graphics
  • Static wallpaper
  • Themes

MIUI 4 kind of makes that old Kindle Fire feel new again, doesn’t it? If you’re brave, ambitious and love to tinker, be sure to root the Kindle Fire and hit up the MIUI forums at the source link below. Happy ROMing folks!

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source: MIUI Forums
via: Phandroid

Xiaomi Open Sources MIUI ROM and Application Source Codes

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This is a big day for ROM developers everywhere as Xiaomi, a Chinese technology company, has open sourced its MIUI ROM for Android. For those that live under a rock, MIUI gives Android an iOS flair in both look and feel and is based on both Android 2.3.7 and CyanogenMod 7 sources. MIUI 4 (based on Ice Cream Sandwich) is even being toted as extremely stable on the Galaxy S II. You can check out our review on an earlier version here. It’s even safe to say that it’s one of the more popular ROMs out there.

If you are wanting to take a stab at the code you can swing on over to the Github where you will find several application and ROM source codes uploaded. While it may not be all of them you can certainly bet we’ll see more source codes pop up in the near future. Enjoy!

- Compass
- File Explorer
- Notes
- Sound Recorder

source: MIUIAndroid 

MIUI 4 Rom Touted As Being Extremely Stable For The Galaxy S II

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Who can deny again how so fricking popular the Galaxy S line is?  Especially the Galaxy S II which took the mobile market by storm both overseas and in the US.  Well, Android finatics are constantly trying to make the device even better by slapping incredible ROM’s on the device put out by the ever talented dev community. And one of the more popular ROM’s, after CM9 of course, is the MIUI (pronounced “My UI”) ROM.  The MIUI 4 ROM has been touted as being extremely stable and reliable enough to become your daily driver.  Developer adyscorpius over at XDA has put the “very stable” ROM out for the masses to grab and notes a couple of things not quite working yet.

- MIUI Themes don’t work. Create /data/system/theme to get it to work!
- Initially the permissions manager will ask for permission to Manage ROOT. Permit that.

So there you have it.  If you’re one of the proud owners of the international version of the Galaxy S II and want to spice things up a bit, give it a go at the source link below.   » Read the rest

Samsung Epic Touch 4G Gets Official MIUI ROM

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MIUI is one of the more popular ROMS out there. While at first one would confuse it with that of the iOS it’s so much more than that. Well until now those with a Samsung Epic Touch 4G on Sprint weren’t able to play with this ROM. In order to run this ROM you need to make sure that you are rooted. So hit the source and get your taste of MIUI. Let us know what you think.

 

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MIUI Lockscreen comes to the Android Market as MiLocker

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MIUI is one of those love or hate custom ROMS, but I’m a sucker for lockscreens. WidgetLocker is probably the coolest one out there, but it looks the guys at MIUI want to give it a run for the money with the highly customizable lockscreen from the MIUI ROM. It’s now available in the Android Market as a free app, which means everyone can enjoy it, including all the non Hackers.

There are a bunch of themes that you can download from within the app. They include iPhone styles to the zipper style pictured above. Of course, you can’t forget the Ice Cream Sandwich themes as well.

If you take a look at the comments in the Android Market, you will notice a lot of people unhappy with the permissions for reading Gmail and SMS messages. The reason for this is so the app can display them as part of the lockscreen so put your worries aside and head over to the Android Market via one of the links below and check it out. You won’t be disappointed.

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