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Xiaomi unveils MIUI 6 beta mimicking iOS

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The latest version of Xiaomi’s MIUI version 6 has been unveiled officially in beta and is currently undergoing testing by a select group of users.

Although it is a customized version of Android with unique apps exclusively for Xiaomi phone users providing a different look and feel, it has startling resemblance with Apple’s iOS in many ways specifically with its flatter design and bright colours.

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Some of the core features of MIUI 6 include ability to identify calls from unknown numbers, gesture support that is usually seen on large screen devices, and organization options for the home screen icons.

There is a new notification shade that includes toggle option for music control and a few other functions. Unlike the previous versions, notifications are shown as floating pop ups at the top of the screen instead of occupying a large part of the screen necessitating users to slide them away to dismiss them. Users also get the option of answering calls by just tapping on the notification.

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The Mi Cloud online services are now an opt-in on the phone after it aroused concern about privacy. Until the previous version, it was turned on by default and users had to opt-out if they do not wish to use it. MIUI 6 comes with it turned off by default and those who want to use the service can opt-in.

The OS is expected to be rolled out to Xiaomi device users in general in the near future.