Xiaomi has unveiled the MIUI 7 in China today alongside the new Redmi Note 2. . The new firmware based on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system brings in interface design improvements, new themes, facial recognition support in photos and a unique roaming app.
One of the features is face detection mode in the Gallery app, that can recognize faces and sort images according to the people in it in the People tab. The software is even able to identify and differentiate pets.
MIUI 7 brings a new Baby Photos app that’s shareable with certain family members. A special Kids Mode has also been introduced which enables children to use the device, and gives users more control on what kids see on the smartphone.
Xiaomi has also introduced a unique MI Roaming app, which is something like a virtual SIM card when you travel. It allows users to buy a data package through Xiaomi for when they travel abroad, meaning you won’t have to switch SIMs.
Lastly, the new skin brings in the capability to set videos for contacts. So when a person calls, the selected video starts playing on your homescreen instead of the normal ringtone.
The MIUI 7 will be rolled out via OTA to Mi 2, Mi 2S, Mi 2A, Mi 3, Mi 4, Mi Note, Redmi, and Redmi Note users tomorrow. It is important to note that this update is only for China users. The company is set to launch the global ROM in New Delhi on August 19, where it will surely reveal a timeline for Xiaomi smartphone users in India.