Most every Android manufacturer has a custom user interface that they lay on top of the base version of Google’s OS. Samsung has The-skin-formerly-known-as-TouchWiz, HTC has Sense, Huawei has it Emotion UI and more. Chinese device maker Xiaomi has its own overlay as well, and it recently introduced a refreshed version of that custom UI.
Xiaomi’s MIUI 6 interface is now officially official, sporting many tweaks that are easy to see as well as some under the hood changes. The overall UI follows the flat trend that has emerged in mobile recently, utilizing bright colors and removing unnecessary pieces to make the interface easy to pick up and use.
MIUI 6 also includes several notable new features. The UI includes gestures that make it easier to use a large-screened device, a refreshed notification shade with quick toggles and a feature that will identify unknown callers.
Xiaomi has included several security and performance tweaks in MIUI 6 as well. Those include permission and virus scanners, a built-in cleaner tool to free up storage, Linux kernel and RAM optimizations and power-saving tools.
MIUI 6 looks to offer a lot of features that are in support of many of the big trends in mobile right now. It’s got a flat, colorful look, it’s got a simple interface and it’s got tweaks that make it easier to use the ever-expanding phablet category of hardware.
For a closer look at MIUI 6, you can check out a ton of screenshots right here.