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Xiaomi Teams Up With Opera To Reduce Data Usage On Its Devices

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Xiaomi is partnering up with Opera to integrate the latter’s data compression technology used in its browsers to its devices, the next time an update to it’s MIUI platform — which has been gracing the company’s phones as an alternative to Android  — launches.

The MIUI platform, although resembling Android and iOS in essence, comes with many of its own tweaks and useful little loops that make the platform much more convenient and popular among the masses. With Opera’s ‘Data Saver’ feature, Xiaomi

The feature, which makes use of Opera’s Max technology — also employed by YouTube and Netflix — compresses the data being used by upto 50%, according to claims by Xiaomi. The ‘Data Saver’ feature also covers applications installed on board so that the data transmission taking place through apps, is also compressed.

The feature also has additional benefits, making applications run up to 30 percent faster. Xiaomi claims that battery performance has been also improved by up to 10 percent.

The MIUI 7 will feature other updates too, which include ‘Showtime’, a feature that allows users to assign a five-second looping video to each contact, image of the day and extra-large fonts.

Well, the latest addition of MIUI is set to hit the public beta on August 24 and and is also likely to feature better integrations with Xiaomi’s Mi Band wearable, along with four new system UI designs. Also, Xiaomi’s India based fans can expect to get their hands on these features first, considering that India is fast replacing China as the Chinese manufacturer’s favorite playground — a fact further emphasized by the global MIUI launch held in New Delhi recently.


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