Xiaomi and MIUI Reach For the Cloud With New MiDrive
Here comes another cloud storage service that’s geared towards smartphone users. The Xiaomi-owned MIUI team, which makes the Android-based OS in China’s Xiaomi phones and which may be installed on many other Android phones, has just announced the launch of MiDrive on their G+ page. MiDrive will give 5GB of free storage, and should be “coming this week,” presumably tomorrow during MIUI’s weekly software updates every Friday afternoons.
MiDrive can be a brand new app, as pictured above and below, and can allow for cloud storage and syncing across multiple Android devices. It’ll even be accessible within the browser via pan.xiaomi.com (pictured below) for users in China. It is not clear where there will be a global version of the internet app for MIUI users world wide.
The MiDrive app, says the MIUI team, is a brand new feature just for MIUI V4 – the version that’s in keeping with the newest Android 4.0. That’s bad news for Xiaomi phone users who’re still on Android 2.3, and should be not noted of the cloud action for some time. We’ve reached out to the MIUI OS team, and hopefully they could resolve precisely how MiDrive will roll out. Meanwhile, listed below are more screenshots:
[Source: MIUI ROM on G+ ]