Xiaomi intends to be one of the most up-to-date manufacturers to maintain its fleet of devices. In the recent Google I / O 2018 we could see how the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S would be one of the lucky devices that would have a ROM available with Android P Developer Preview 2 , and now it’s the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 the one that receives a small dose of Android P. Apparently, there will be functions of Android P in MIUI 9 for this last device, and we do a little review of them.
Therefore, the next version of MIUI 9, still based on Android 8.0 Oreo, will bring us a little closer to the experience of having Android P on our smartphone, and this notwithstanding that within a few months MIUI 10 based on Android P be a reality.
It has been the version 8.5.11 of MIUI 9 the one that has been filtered in the network, and apparently, the novelties are centered in the user interface, with changes in the blocking screen, notifications, multitasking, quick adjustments or the volume panel among others.
To begin with, quick adjustments they adopt rounded buttons (that turn blue when a certain service is enabled) like the ones in the last Android P preview, and now the notifications They are more round and similar to cards.
Receive changes also the volume control , which happens to be a vertical bar on the right side of the screen, while the list of recent applications has changed from the previous horizontal form to a 2×2 card view.
Luckily, MIUI 9 v8.5.11 Nightly Build does not do without the delete button all that so much has been missed in the development version of Android P, so despite the design changes, the functionality of Android Oreo 8.0 remain intact.
As pointed out in XDA, Xiaomi does not tend to follow much of the steps of Android stock when designing its customization layer, so we could be facing a new change of direction in which Xiaomi wants to offer a user experience closer to Android stock.
The latest version of MUI 9 v8.5.11 Nightly Build has been shared by the website FunkyHuawei.club and if you are one of the owners of the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 (remember that it is only for this device) and you want to try the functions of Android P in MIUI 9, you can download it in this link . Remember that you will have to have the bootloader unlocked .
We leave you with a small video of the new aspect of MIUI 9 for the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2: