INTRO: With MIUI 12, Xiaomi is seemingly ready to introduce a redesigned recent apps screen with a horizontal layout of recent app cards as against the vertically-scrolling panel in MIUI 11. That’s consistent with a report posted on Telegram channel, @Xiaomiui, which claims that the new UX is a component of MIUI Launcher Alpha v18.104.22.1685-10261728, whose official changelog describes the new interface as “new Horizontal Recents option”.
As are often seen from the screenshots below, the new UI will only be offered as an option, which suggests users are going to be ready to choose whether or not they want to use the new design or the older, 2×2 vertical scrolling option that they’ve gotten wont to over the years. Meanwhile, a number of the opposite changes within the latest version of the MIUI Launcher include alittle adjustment to the Gaussian blur scheme, modified animation in and out of the recent task, and some minor bug fixes.
from the looks of it, the horizontal scrolling option will apparently be fairly almost like the UX on the Pixel devices and other custom Android ROMs, like OxygenOS, thereby offering a more familiar interface for users transitioning from a special handset. That said, the 2×2 vertical scrolling option still offers far more information, so it’s likely that traditional Xiaomi users who’ve gotten wont to that UX won’t change their preference any time soon.
Either way, just in case you’re looking to undertake out the newest version of the MIUI Launcher, you’ll do so by downloading the APK from APK Mirror. Do note that you simply will got to run MIUI 12 for the APK to put in properly, although the new Recent Apps UI should not be available on all devices. That said, it should soon be a neighborhood of the MIUI 12 Stable update on all compatible smartphones.