Xiaomi is now seeding the Android Oreo-based stable MIUI 10 update for the Redmi Y2 (review) in India. The company announced the rollout via their forums and it brings new features, improvements and optimisations for the smartphone. One can check if the update is available for their device by heading over to the About Phone section in Settings and tapping on Check for updates under the System updates tab. Xiaomi has commenced its OTA rollout but it could take some time before the update reaches every unit. The new MIUI update version 10.0.1.0.OEFMIFH for the Redmi Y2 measures 501MB in size. One can also check the updater app for the update and those who don’t want to wait, Xiaomi has provided links to download the ROM on their forum post here.
The new MIUI 10 is not Android Pie based but it borrows some features from it. As per its changelog, the new OS will enable new full-screen gestures that get rid of soft navigation keys for a “faster, smarter, and more convenient” navigation experience. MIUI 10 also enables AI portrait mode on phones with a single camera setup. Clock, Notes and other system apps get a revamp and the UI is said to be tailored for full-screen devices that “lets the content take the front stage.” Additionally, it also brings simplified system sounds and ambient sounds of the forest, beach, drizzle, stove fire, and summer night to help users focus on their work.
The new update comes soon after the company started rolling out Android 9 Pie based MIUI 10 for Mi 8 insider beta users in China. It brings the same aforementioned features for the device, alongside a refreshed recent screen, that is aimed at maximising screen space. It also supports full-screen display gesture, swipes to delete tasks and more. You can read more about MIUI 10 here.