Xiaomi copies OPPO and introduces the new Smart Toolbox function on MIUI

Among the most popular news about the Xiaomi brand certainly include those that have the new MIUI 13 as their theme, also because there is no lack of updates and news in this regard on the various tech channels that deal with this topic. With this article, however, I absolutely do not want to retrace the features that the new customized interface from Lei Jun's company will offer us, also because certain functions often remain relegated to the Chinese version and not the global one, but I want to talk to you about a feature that already concerns us closely.

In fact, in these hours Xiaomi has introduced the Smart Toolbox function on its operating system, a sort of bar that collects the many shortcuts to apps. In particular, the function appeared with the latest update of the Security app, bringing a retractable sidebar into the home through which to call up a whole series of applications, which we can customize according to our preferences.

A function that reminds us of something already seen and specifically within the OPPO ColorOS also equipped on Realme smartphones with relative RealmeI UI. A perfect copying, albeit on a graphic level, it is not identical but certainly Xiaomi has not added great ideas in terms of functionality, on the contrary it has some limitations. In fact, compared to what is offered by rivals, Xiaomi's Smart Toolbox does not have special functions such as screenshots and screen recording, but only the quick start of the apps.

Xiaomi copies OPPO and introduces the new Smart Toolbox function on MIUI

You may be wondering if the update of the Security app and its new Smart Toolbox function are only exclusive to China, but the answer is negative and therefore all of us, global users, could already experience the thrill of the new function simply by downloading the APK from the link below.

DOWNLOAD Security app V5.6.9-211028.0.1

Immediately after the update you will find the Smart Toolbox, but you will have to activate it by going to the "Settings / Special Features / Video Tools". You can then decide whether to activate it and whether to display it on the left or right of the screen. But not all that glitters is gold, as Smart Toolbox is not compatible with the Video Tools item which you will have to give up if you prefer the new function.

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Emanuele Iafulla

Emanuele Iafulla

Nerd, Geek, Netizen, terms that do not belong to me. Simply myself, technology lover and provocative as Xiaomi does with his products. High quality at fair prices, a real provocation for the other most famous brands.

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Authorless
Authorless
1 year ago

Actually it's a tool that has also been used on Sony Xperia for years

Authorless
Authorless
1 year ago
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It is now said that you have copied only when a function is officially said with the ads, because even before with the video tools there was the possibility to open other apps, in addition to many other functions

Marco Podda
Marco Podda
1 year ago

copied from oppo? lol if anything oppo copied from SAMSUNG AND SONY and xiaomi copied from SAMSUNG and SONY and oppo 🙄

Authorless
Authorless
1 year ago

Well as far as screens are concerned, screen recording already exists video tools for apps

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