It’s only been a few days since Xiaomi released the stable version of its Marshmallow-based MIUI ROM for the Mi 3, Mi 4 and Mi Note in China, and the company has already gone ahead and launched the global beta of the software for the same phones. Owners of the handsets can now either update the three OTA or manually download the upgrade.
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based Global Beta ROM 6.3.17 notably differs from its China counterpart by the fact that it has access to Google Play Services and the Play Store. In a forum post, Xiaomi has listed a number of changes which the update will bring in including device-to-device wireless transfers and a refreshed card design in Explorer.
Another highlight is the ability to lock the Mi 3, Mi 4 or Mi Note after flashing it in Find device, effectively preventing the smartphones from getting utilized by others in case it gets lost or stolen. There’s also a new Permission Manager which allows users to create a home screen shortcut and limit app access to a specific permission with just one tap.
The Global Beta ROM 6.3.17 additionally optimizes several features such as adding voice-over support for SIM 1 and SIM 2, offering a new design for Mi Mover, and sending a contacts name card-style. Xiaomi has also issued a number of fixes for various problems covering messages, notifications, backups, the home screen, and the status bar.
Furthermore, there will no longer be a forgot password option in the lock screen for security reasons. Deep cleaning is now more efficient thanks to support for eliminating APK files and managing videos. You can check out the complete changelog and download the Xiaomi MIUI Global Beta ROM 6.3.17 here.