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What Is MIUI?

MIUI (pronounced “Me You I”, a play on the common abbreviation of the words user interface as UI), developed by Xiaomi Tech, is an aftermarket firmware for cell phones based on the open-sourceAndroid operating system. It features a heavily-modified user interface that does away with the Android app drawer and has drawn comparisons with Apple’s iOS and Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.  The Custom ROM includes additional functionality not found in stock Android, including toggles on the notification pull-down, new music, gallery, and camera apps, and an altered phone dialer that displays matching contacts as a user enters a number.

MIUI is based on Android 4.0.4 ICS and CyanogenMod 9 sources, and was initially developed in the Chinese language by Chinese startup Xiaomi. Xiaomi added a number of apps to enhance the basic framework; those include MITalk (a Blackberry Messenger clone), MINotes, MIBackup, MIMusic, and MIGallery.

Updates are usually provided over-the-air every Friday. MIUI is then translated and ported in unofficial versions to other languages by independent developers. The list of translations can be found on MIUI official site

MIUI was originally developed as closed-source software, but went to an open-source development model under the Apache license in February, 2012.

MIUI is made up of two parts, MI and UI, where UI stands for User Interface and MI, as stated by Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun, stands for Mobile Internet and Mission Impossible.

MIUI is one of the most popular Android ROMs in the world.



2 comments on “What Is MIUI?

  1. asdf
    July 12, 2012

    I always thought it was “My UI”

  2. HipKat
    July 12, 2012

    I always say me-you-ee lol

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