MIUI 10 is the next major upgrade from Xiaomi to its range of Mi & Redmi smartphones. As we all know, MIUI is a custom skin based on Android OS with infinite customizations options and most of the Xiaomi phones comes pre-installed in it. Many of you might have already upgraded to MIUI 9, now rising questions whether their device is eligible for MIUI 10 ROM update or not? If you’re one among those who have these kind of question then you’re at the right place. Here we have complete details about MIUI 10 Release Date, Supported Phones, & Features.
Xiaomi has officially revealed roadmap for future MIUI custom ROM updates for its smartphones. Till now, each & every Xiaomi smartphone have received all the updates, but now company announces that MIUI 9 will be the last major update for six of its devices.
Xiaomi in a Forum post says “After November 17, updates for the following 6 devices — namely, Mi 2/2S, Mi 4i, Redmi Note 4G, Redmi 2, Redmi 2 Prime and Mi Note — will be suspended, both closed beta and public beta. MIUI Global Beta ROM 7.11.16 is the last beta update for the above devices”.
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This will be the first time Xiaomi dropping its devices for future upgrades. The main reason for removing these devices from future updates is to ensure better MIUI performance. “We have to make a tough decision of suspending the update of 6 devices after a long-time discussion and evaluation about the release time of devices, active users, hardware performance, etc”.
MIUI 10 Eligible Devices
The following are the list of devices supposed to get MIUI 10 Update –
Mi 8, Mi 8 SE, Mi MIX 2S, Mi MIX 2, Mi MIX, Mi 6X, Mi 6, Mi 5, Mi Note 2, Mi Note 3, Mi 5X, Mi 5c, Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, Mi 4, Mi 4c, Mi 4S, Mi Max 2, Mi Max, Mi Pad 3
Redmi S2, Redmi Note 5 (Pro), Redmi 5, Redmi 5A, Redmi 5 Plus, Redmi 4, Redmi 4A, Redmi 4X, Redmi 3S/Redmi 3X, Redmi Pro, Redmi Note 5A, Redmi Note 4 Qualcomm/Redmi Note 4X, Redmi Note 4 MTK, Redmi Note 3 Qualcomm, Redmi Y1/Lite
MIUI 10 Release Date
Xiaomi has officially announced the MIUI 10 ROM at its 8th Anniversary event held on May 31 in China. The latest version of MIUI ROM has been released along with Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi 8 Explorer Edition, Mi 8 SE, and Mi Band 3. Although, the Mi 8 runs on MIUI 9 out of the box, it will be first among the list to get MIUI 10 update.
MIUI 10 Features
Soon after the release of MIUI 9, Xiaomi shifts its attention to the next MIUI version, MIUI 10. Xiaomi Co-Founder and Vice President ‘Hong Feng’ says that the tenth version of MIUI will be smarter rather than being faster on which the current MIUI 9 relies on.
Currently, MIUI 9 is lightning fast custom Android OS. Xiaomi has removed more than 50 functions which were less used by the users to make ROM lighter and fastest. Coming to MIUI 10, the company will go quite opposite. Xiaomi VP says that the next version of MIUI will be the unfinished business of MIUI 9, which is smart voice assistant. Apart from this, the new version brings new emoji, revamped notifications and ‘notification dots’, new setting menu, better battery life, and more.
The following are the top features introduced by Xiaomi in its latest MIUI 10 Update –
1. Redesigned Notification toggles
Xiaomi always tries to modify the Notification toggles based on latest Android operating system. Inspired from Android P UI, the Chinese smartphone giant has revamped the Quick Settings and Notifications toggles. Unfortunately, the MIUI China ROM does not include New Notification Shade as it still has painful two finger swipe gesture to expand notifications. Nevertheless, it supports quick reply directly from notifications.
2. Full-Screen Gestures
Xiaomi brought its first full-screen gesture through MIUI 9.5 update and now, the MIUI 10 brings few others. Users can now swipe from left or right and hold for couple of seconds to switch to previous app they were using, this is similar to quick switch feature from stock Android.
3. Xiao AI
In competition with Siri and Google Assistant, Xiaomi has developed its own virtual assistance called “Xiao AI”. Currently, Xiao AI is available only for Chinese ROM while there is less possibility Xiaomi bringing it to Global ROM users.
4. AI Preload
As the name suggests, artificial intelligence will be used to improve performance by analyzing app usage of user and preload the apps according to it. The company says this feature would reduce app loading times up to zero in some cases.
5. New Recent Apps Menu/Task Manager
Switch from one app to another has been made quite simple with Xiaomi’s MIUI 10 update. Here users need to scroll apps vertically to view all the recently accessed apps unlike MIUI 9 where the users need to scroll horizontally. The two-column layout allows you to access at least 4 different recent apps, similar to what you might have seen on the Apple iPad with iOS 11.
6. Car/Drive Mode
Thinking the safety of car drivers, Xiaomi has introduce a special mode called Drive Mode which lets you operate the device through voice commands. With this feature, one can change the route on maps, reply to instant messages, and answer incoming calls too without touching your Xiaomi phone.
7. Single Bokeh Camera Mode for Older phones [Portrait Mode]
To provide better camera experience, Xiaomi has introduced ‘Portrait Mode’ for several older devices including the Mi 5 and Mi Mix 2 which comes with a single rear camera. In MIUI 10, the camera software makes use of the latest algorithms (AI) to differentiate between the subject and background, thus creating a bokeh effect.
8. Inbuilt support for Mi Home devices
With MIUI 10, Mi Ecosystem devices can be directly controlled by users as the inbuilt support eliminates the need for a secondary app.
MIUI 10 Android Version
MIUI 10 is based on Android 8.0 Oreo. This will be disappointing to MIUI fans as it is not based on Android P which is already official released by Google. To remind you, Android 8.0 was announced with top features like picture-in-picture mode, multi-window, Google Play Protect, System UI Tuner, autofill and smart text selection, better animations, adaptive icons, and more.
MIUI 10 Global Stable ROM
MIUI 10 Global Stable ROM (Fastboot/Recovery) will be available to download once company starts rolling out update via OTA. We’ll include download links alongside complete flashing tutorial.
Any queries about MIUI 10? Do leave a comment below. Also stay tuned as we’ll update with every details that comes official from Xiaomi.