As promised, Xiaomi has officially begun rolling the MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM to eligible devices. It had announced the software earlier this month at an event in India along with the Redmi Y2.
Anyone who owns the Mi 6, Mi Mix 2, Redmi S2 AKA Redmi Y2, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi Note 5 and Mi Mix 2S can try out the MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM. Other than these devices, even the Mi 5s Plus, Mi 5s, Mi 5, Mi 4, Mi 3, Mi Note 2, Mi Max 2, and Mi Max are eligible for the final version due in September.
MIUI 10 Changes
There aren’t a lot of changes in this particular build of MIUI 10. Xiaomi’s forum post says that version 8.6.14 contains an updated Mi Browser with an optimized start page, better search, and PWA (Progressive Web App) support. The App vault now has a World Cup card. It also fixes an issue with Greek language localization.
Beta testers can head into Settings > About phone > System updates > Check for updates to see if they’ve received MIUI 10. It should be present as long as they’ve registered for the Global Beta ROM and are running the MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM. They can also download the upgrade via the Updater app.
Xiaomi hasn’t provided any links to the ROM download yet, so those on stable MIUI builds can’t flash MIUI 10 manually yet. As always, it’s important to remember that this is all experimental software which can easily mess up phones. It would be a good idea to back up your device before going ahead with the beta install.
The MIUI 10 Global ROM introduces a number of changes to the Xiaomi ecosystem. It’s been designed with full-screen smartphones in mind, so there are new gestures for going to the home screen, turning back, and opening recents. It further brings an AI Portrait mode to all the brand’s handsets, with or without dual cameras.