Last month, Xiaomi announced the latest version of its custom Android-based mobile operating system — MIUI 10 at an event in China. After announcing the list of eligible devices for the new MIUI 10 update, the company has now started rolling out MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM to compatible smartphones.
This development comes just days after the Chinese company launched the global version of its latest MIUI at an event in New Delhi, India. The list of compatible devices for the new MIUI Global ROM includes the Mi Mix 2, Mi Mix 2S, Redmi S2, and Redmi Note 5 Pro / Redmi Note 5. The company had started recruiting beta testers for the MIUI 10 Global ROM last week to start testing process.
While the new MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM is currently rolling out to only select smartphones at this stage, Xiaomi has plans to bring the new version of its proprietary ROM to most of its smartphones. The stable version of the latest MIUI skin is expected to start rolling out in September this year.
The new ROM, which carries version 8.6.14, includes several new features and developments, including an updated Mi Browser with an optimized start page, PWA (Progressive Web App) support, and better search functionality and App Vault with a World Cup card. Further, the update also fixes issues related to the Greek language localization.
If you are running MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM and have already registered for the Global Beta ROM, you can check for the update by going into Settings > About phone > System Updates > Check for updates. The company has not yet provided ROM download link, so for those who are looking to update directly from stable to beta, will need to wait for Xiaomi to provide links.
The MIUI 10 comes with several new features such as improved recent apps menu which is designed to better utilize the full-screen design on newer Xiaomi devices. Instead of arranging recent apps like a stack of cards, the app cards appear side by side on the screen, enabling you to see as much as six recent apps on the screen at one time.
It also makes use of artificial intelligence technology for “up to zero” loading times by studying your app usage behavior and anticipating actions, as well as it brings single camera bokeh mode to old Xiaomi smartphones. The MIUI 10 also brings a new driving mode which relies on voice commands to avoid distractions.