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MIUI ROM. FM Radio & Folders. Hints Of Android 3.0 Gingerbread

September 23rd, 2010 by Ciaran

If you’re an Android fan you’ll love this! MIUI is a fantastic new ROM for Google Nexus One and the HTC Desire. It was discovered during the week and is the creation of Chinese developers. It has an air of mystery surrounding it; some rumours suggest that there’s more to this story then meets the eye!

I’ve been using MIUI for several days now on my Nexus One. I have to admit that MIUI has really grown on me in that time. I’ve included some screen an the end of this post.

Anyhow on to the good points:-

  • FM Radio (and no Sense UI in sight!)
  • Launcher folders
  • Fast animations, scrolling and app launching
  • Good battery life
  • Fantastic looking launcher and icons
  • 720p video recording
  • Direct screen shots
  • Trackball wake enable/disable
  • Stable

Some bad points:

  • Some text is still in Chinese (although I’ve applied English text updates from XDA Developers)
  • Difficult to update to new versions of some apps e.g. Gmail
  • Market may be slow for some

Overall I’m very impressed by the effort that the Chinese developers have put into this ROM. In fact so much so, that I’m starting to believe that this leak might be demonstrating what will be coming soon in Android 3.0 Gingerbread. Exciting times for Android fans!

Here you can see the beautiful icons on my launcher home screen.

MIUI Launcher on the Nexus One

The Launcher Manager allows you to rearrange the order of screens and to add more.

MIUI Launcher Screen Manager on the Nexus One

One of the best features – an FM Radio on the Nexus One

MIUI FM Radio on the Nexus One

The video camera offers 720p video recording

MIUI 720p Video Recorder on the Nexus One

Sample Folder on my App Launcher home screen. You can name the folder whatever you wish. Then you simply drag and drop apps into it.

MIUI Launcher Folder

So there you have it. A brief overview of the wonderful new MIUI ROM for the Nexus One and HTC Desire. Android fans rejoice!

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