MIUI 9 global beta hits Xiaomi Mi 6 and Redmi Note 4/4X handsets
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 users who are disappointed by the fact that the latest firmware update for their handsets did not deliver Nougat can get the party started because the MIUI 9 global public beta ROM is now rolling out. Next to the Redmi Note 4, the Mi 6 and Note 4X are also supported.
The version number of the new firmware is 7.8.10, and its highlights include new icons, split-screen, easier Home screen customization, improved volume button-triggered Silent mode, better Messaging start page readability, new animations for app launch and exit, as well as deep-level system optimizations.
The second and even the third batch of supported devices have been announced as well. Their combined listing is quite long, starting with the Redmi 2 and Redmi 2 Prime, continuing with Mi 3 and Mi 4, and going all the way to the Mi 5 lineup, but also including the Mi MIX, Mi Note 2, and many others.
Sadly, this is not an OTA update, so those eager to take it for a spin should flash the ROM manually, after unlocking the bootloader. Fortunately, Xiaomi included all the needed instructions on the update page, but beginners would better wait for the final OTA release.