Xiaomi MIUI 8 Beta Released

Posted: Jul 11 2016, 2:24am CDT | by , Updated: Jul 11 2016, 4:32am CDT, in News | Technology News

Xiaomi MIUI 8 Beta Released

The new MIUI 8 has been released as announced on July 11 as beta, bringing a long list of improvements.

Xiaomi smartphone users are getting a new MIUI version today. MIUI 8 has been released as beta. As of writing this story, only the MIUI 8 beta download for the Chinese ROM is available. The download link for MIUI 8 beta for the global ROM is expected to be released any time today.

Update: The MIUI 8 beta for the global ROM version has now been released too.MIUI Global Developer ROM users will get MIUI 8 OTA update notifications on your phone. Or you can click 'Updater' app to check for updates.

MIUI 8 brings support for dual apps, second space, scrolling screenshots, quick ball, video editing, Caller ID (India only) and SMS IDs (India). Improvements affect text selection/editing bar, gallery album management and photo editing interface.

The new Android based UI for Xiaomi smartphones includes an all-new Notes app with templates for sharing and an all-new Calculator with conversions and history editing.

The MIUI 8 China Developer ROM 6.7.7 is available now. You will get MIUI 8 OTA update notifications on your phone. Or you can click 'Updater' app to check for updates. Xiaomi reminds users to not to forget to backup data before upgrading.

MIUI 8 beta is compatible with Xiaomi Mi 2/2S, Mi 3, Mi 4, Mi 4c, Mi 4S, Mi 5, Mi Max, Mi Note, Mi Note Pro, Redmi 1, Redmi 1S, Redmi 2, Redmi 2A, Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi 3, Redmi 3S/3X, Redmi Note 3G, Redmi Note 4G, Redmi Note Prime, Redmi Note 2, Redmi Note 3 MTK, Redmi Note 3 Qualcomm.

The release for the Xiaomi Mi 5 has been delayed. Release notes are available on the MIUI forum.

Xiaomi announced today, that the Chinese consumer electronics company has sold 110 million Redmi smartphones since launch in 2013.

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