Xiaomi kept its promise to release MIUI 10 by mid-June when it rolled out the Global Beta ROM to six phones. The Beijing-based conglomerate has now released the China Developer ROM (public beta) to 10 phones which include Mi 8, Mi 8SE, Mi 6, Mi 5, Mi MIX 2S, Mi MIX 2, Mi MIX, Mi Note 2, Redmi S2 and Redmi Note 5. As per the information provided on a forum, the update for Mi 6X is suspended due to camera FC issue which the company claims “will be fixed as soon as possible.”
“Dear MIUIers, Here comes the great news! After 3 weeks of testing, the first MIUI 10 China Developer ROM (public beta) has been released. Since the download page is still shut down due to internal system update, you can go to Settings>My device>MIUI version for the update, or click here to update,” the company said on an MIUI forum. Xiaomi said that the recruitment of beta testers for the second batch of devices will start soon.
MIUI 10 China Developer ROM 8.6.19 will bring better and more convenient full screen gestures and a new UI optimised for full screen experience. The new ROM will add new system sounds which are inspired by the sounds of Nature. The system sounds are now filtered and simplified and you can choose from the sounds of forest, beach, summer night, stove fire and drizzle. MIUI 10 will also fix issues with face unlock.
The announcement comes four days after Xiaomi released the Global Beta ROM to six phones. Although Xiaomi listed a total of 15 phones that will get the update, it rolled out the Beta version to Xiaomi Mi 6, Mi MIX 2, Redmi S2, Redmi Note 5 Pro/Redmi Note 5 and Mi MIX 2S.
The company had said that the stable version of MIUI 10 -- which will have design, performance and camera updates -- will start rolling out in September to: Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, Mi 5, Mi Note 2, Mi Max, Mi Max 2, Redmi Note 4 (India), Redmi Note 4X, Redmi Note 3, Redmi 5, Redmi 4 and Redmi 4X smartphones. Since some older Xiaomi models have low processing speeds, the MIUI 10 update will not be rolled out to them. The company has not yet enlisted which phones will skip the update.