5 features that Google stole from Xiaomi

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Almost all manufacturers now have their own "operating system", although the truth is that they only have an interface based on Android. Only Google and Apple have their own. For phones, that is. And now let's move away from the sidetracks and think about today's most popular systems, Android and iOS. Here are 5 features that Google has taken over from Xiaomi.

5 features that Google has taken over from Xiaomi

There is a lot of overlap between the software in phones. You could say that each adopts something from the other that they think is a good feature. Android and iOS are constantly evolving in this way, with Google and Apple coming up with some fantastic innovation that both camps can later enjoy. But. Here is Xiaomi, who provide the MIUI interface and a complex solution for their phones. Anyone with a Xiaomi/Redmi/Poco phone knows what I'm talking about. They are introducing a lot of innovations in MIUI that other manufacturers are lovingly adopting.

But now I'm going to take a look at 5 features that Google itself has included in the basic Android system!

Long screenshot (scrolling)

Screenshot creation has been in Android phones since Android 4.0, but it was really brought to us by MIUI 8. Even then, we had several ways to take a screenshot, 3-finger swipe, buttons and menus. The scrolling feature, or full capture of longer pages, was invented and solved by Xiaomi, and from there Google carried it over to the base Android 12 system.

Wi-Fi sharing with QR code

Sharing registered Wi-Fi networks has long been the privilege of MIUI judges. This privilege was available until the release of Android 10, but Google has also taken over this feature from Xiaomi. In case you didn't know what it is, it's a way to share your own or other people's Wi-Fi login details with friends using a simple QR code. This way you don't have to dictate long and complicated passwords.

One-handed mode

Oh yes, the one-handed way! Mecca for the little hands! Back in the day, when the great wonders known today as paddle phones were released, MIUI introduced one-handed mode. You could do this by swiping the then physical buttons left or right, reducing the screen size to 3.5″, 4″ or 4.5″. So you could do anything with one hand! Xiaomi introduced this 6 years ago, but Google only put it in Android 12.

Ultra powerful battery saver

The ultra-powerful battery saver mode was included in MIUI 11 2 years ago, and it has saved my phone's "life" many times since then. All it does is turn off all the features and services you don't need at all for a phone call or SMS. So it brutally increases the remaining (>10%) battery life. Google built it into Android 11, but only for Pixel phones. But not quite the same feature, as MIUI ignores much more of the system than Android, making better use of remaining capacity.

Game Accelerator

I'm sure many of you are familiar with this feature, if you play on your Xiaomi/Redmi/Poco phone. Xiaomi introduced this into MIUI 5 years ago, with the aim of letting you focus on the game as much as possible. Back then it wasn't as advanced as it is today, it just had some switches to stop notifications. Today it's much more advanced and a gamer's dream. This has also been hijacked by Google and a similar feature has been built into Android 12.

So far, these are the 5 features I would highlight, of course some similar features have been added from iOS, but that's another story. If you want more content like this, come and join our site: https://www.facebook.com/hxmagazin

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