The MIUI custom ROM has pushed the limits of creativity and customizability ever since it was unleashed a few months ago by Chinese developers, seemingly out of nowhere. At times, you can't even recognize that this is actually Android, which, I suppose, is actually a compliment to Android itself. If it didn't resemble the iPhone UI so much at times, I would have probably enjoyed it a lot more, but nevertheless, it's incredible to see what a smart group of talented people can come up with when they put their minds together.

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Following the 4th beta, the team just dropped a new video, showcasing upcoming changes to MIUI in beta #5, shot with professionalism rivaling primetime TV commercials (are you watching this, Notion Ink?). Let's have a look:

The 5th beta, shown above, is slated for December 31st. As always, if you can't read Chinese, the best way to get your hands on a MIUI release for your device is to visit the MIUI-Dev forums and look for download links there. If you can read Chinese, you might as well hit up MIUI.com instead.

Source: MIUI