Xiaomi introduced its next-generation MIUI 7 software alongside the Redmi Note 2 phablet on Thursday, and it boasts an innovative new feature that isn’t yet available on rival devices. It’s called on-demand data roaming, and it makes using data abroad incredibly affordable.
Many of us will avoid using any data when we’re on vacation due to the hefty fees that come with using local carriers with foreign SIM cards. But Xiaomi’s new on-demand data feature removes this by creating a virtual local SIM card based on your location.
So instead of having to hunt down a local SIM card for another carrier, MIUI 7 just creates a virtual one, allowing you to use data at local, affordable rates. Xiaomi says the average price for data roaming is around $0.02 per MB (RMB0.10 per MB).
MIUI 7 will also offer the ability to automatically enter international roaming mode when traveling abroad, and users will be able to whitelist certain applications to give them the ability to use data. They will also be able to set data limits.
Xioami’s new feature will be available in 36 regions at launch, including the U.S., the U.K., Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, and Australia.
Xiaomi is set to unveil its international version of MIUI 7 next Wednesday, August 19.[via The Next Web]