Earlier this month, Samsung’s ‘Edge panel’-like feature made its way to MIUI . The Chinese tech giant called it ‘Smart toolbox ’. The feature is still under testing but its name has already been changed within a few days.
Xiaomi recently introduced ‘Smart toolbox’ in the MIUI weekly beta channel. The feature is nothing but a clone of ‘Edge panel’ found in Samsung smartphones and tablets. It is also offered by other OEMs.
For some reason, Xiaomi took more time to implement this feature. Above all, the company gave it an unclear name. Thankfully, the firm has now fixed the name.
According to MIUI SYSTEM UPDATES Telegram channel, ‘Smart toolbox’ has been now renamed ‘Sidebar’. The new name comes via an update to the MIUI Security app, which bumps up the version to V5.8.1-211123.
The official changelog mentions the renaming of the said feature, fixing known bugs, and improving overall performance. Since there’s no indication of any addition, we don’t expect them either.
Like most MIUI options, we expect ‘Sidebar’ to get better with inputs from users in the coming days. Currently, it can be accessed always, while playing games, or while playing videos. It is only capable of showing pinned applications and some tools.
It could get smarter like ‘Smart Sidebar 2.0 ’ found in OPPO ’s ColorOS 12 in the near future.
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