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What does MIUI lack when compared to Kit Kat?

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18th February 2014, 05:33 AM   |  #1  
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I've always loved MIUI. It's beautiful. I understand the latest version available is based on Android 4.2.2 (I think).

My questions are:
  • Which features may be absent that are cool/important in Kit Kat?
  • Would it be better to install a 4.4 ROM and get a MIUI Skin?
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18th February 2014, 07:26 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by Bammeh

  • Which features may be absent that are cool/important in Kit Kat?

Here are the Android changelog from 4.2.2 to 4.4.2. Some changes may not apply to the HTC One.

4.3.0 changelog
  • Virtual Surround Sound
  • Autocomplete(Phone)
  • WiFi location
  • Bluetooth SMART (Low Energy) and Bluetooth AVRCP 1.3
  • OpenGL ES 3.0

4.3.1 changelog
  • bug fixes

4.4.0 changelog:
  • Refreshed interface with white elements instead of blue
  • Ability for applications to trigger translucency in the navigation and status bars
  • Ability for applications to use "immersive mode" to keep the navigation and status bars hidden while maintaining user interaction
  • Action overflow menu buttons are always visible, even on devices with a hardware "Menu" key, which was officially deprecated by Android 4.0
  • Optimizations for performance on devices with lower specifications, including zRAM support and "low RAM" device API
  • Wireless printing capability
  • NFC host card emulation, enabling a device to replace smart cards
  • WebViews now based on Chromium engine (feature parity with Chrome for Android 30)
  • Expanded functionality for notification listener services
  • Public API for developing and managing text messaging clients
  • New framework for UI transitions
  • Storage access framework for retrieving content and documents from other sources
  • Sensor batching, step detector and counter APIs
  • Settings application now makes it possible to select default text messaging and home (launcher) application
  • Audio tunneling, audio monitoring, loudness enhancer
  • Built-in screen recording feature (primarily for developers, as usage of ADB is required)
  • Native infrared blaster API
  • Expanded accessibility APIs and system-level closed captioning settings
  • New experimental runtime virtual machine, ART (not enabled by default)
  • Bluetooth Message Access Profile (MAP) support
  • Disabled access to battery statistics by third-party applications
  • Settings application no longer uses a multi-pane layout on devices with larger screens
  • Wi-Fi and mobile data activity (TX/RX) indicators are moved to quick settings

4.4.1 changelog
  • Improvements to auto focus, white balance and HDR+ for the Nexus 5 camera
  • Better application compatibility for the experimental ART runtime
  • Camera application now loads Google+ Photos instead of Gallery when swiping away from the camera view
  • Miscellaneous improvements and bug fixes

4.4.2 changelog
  • Further security enhancements and bug fixes (SMS DOS vulnerability patched)
  • Removal of the "App Ops" application permissions control system, introduced in Android 4.3

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  • Would it be better to install a 4.4 ROM and get a MIUI Skin?

You will have to try yourself as ''which rom should I install'' or ''what is the best rom'' threads are not allowed here. Find the one that work best for you, this is a very subjective question you can only answer yourself by trying different roms. Just don't forget to use latest twrp version to flash any 4.4 roms.
18th February 2014, 07:32 AM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by alray

Here are the Android changelog from 4.2.2 to 4.4.2. Some changes may not apply to the HTC One.

4.3.0 changelog

  • Virtual Surround Sound
  • Autocomplete(Phone)
  • WiFi location
  • Bluetooth SMART (Low Energy) and Bluetooth AVRCP 1.3
  • OpenGL ES 3.0

4.3.1 changelog
  • bug fixes

4.4.0 changelog:
  • Refreshed interface with white elements instead of blue
  • Ability for applications to trigger translucency in the navigation and status bars
  • Ability for applications to use "immersive mode" to keep the navigation and status bars hidden while maintaining user interaction
  • Action overflow menu buttons are always visible, even on devices with a hardware "Menu" key, which was officially deprecated by Android 4.0
  • Optimizations for performance on devices with lower specifications, including zRAM support and "low RAM" device API
  • Wireless printing capability
  • NFC host card emulation, enabling a device to replace smart cards
  • WebViews now based on Chromium engine (feature parity with Chrome for Android 30)
  • Expanded functionality for notification listener services
  • Public API for developing and managing text messaging clients
  • New framework for UI transitions
  • Storage access framework for retrieving content and documents from other sources
  • Sensor batching, step detector and counter APIs
  • Settings application now makes it possible to select default text messaging and home (launcher) application
  • Audio tunneling, audio monitoring, loudness enhancer
  • Built-in screen recording feature (primarily for developers, as usage of ADB is required)
  • Native infrared blaster API
  • Expanded accessibility APIs and system-level closed captioning settings
  • New experimental runtime virtual machine, ART (not enabled by default)
  • Bluetooth Message Access Profile (MAP) support
  • Disabled access to battery statistics by third-party applications
  • Settings application no longer uses a multi-pane layout on devices with larger screens
  • Wi-Fi and mobile data activity (TX/RX) indicators are moved to quick settings

4.4.1 changelog
  • Improvements to auto focus, white balance and HDR+ for the Nexus 5 camera
  • Better application compatibility for the experimental ART runtime
  • Camera application now loads Google+ Photos instead of Gallery when swiping away from the camera view
  • Miscellaneous improvements and bug fixes

4.4.2 changelog
  • Further security enhancements and bug fixes (SMS DOS vulnerability patched)
  • Removal of the "App Ops" application permissions control system, introduced in Android 4.3



You will have to try yourself as ''which rom should I install'' or ''what is the best rom'' threads are not allowed here. Find the one that work best for you, this is a very subjective question you can only answer yourself by trying different roms. Just don't forget to use latest twrp version to flash any 4.4 roms.

Thanks so much. I'll probably give MIUI a try and use CWM since its 4.2.2
18th February 2014, 12:55 PM   |  #4  
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I decided to go back fram MIUI to ARHD because with Miui i only got about 2h screen and 18h runtime. In the latest arhd i always achieve about 4-5h screen and about 17h runtime.
So compared to 4.4.2 the baterrylife is improved alot

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