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MIUI 9 global beta hits Xiaomi Mi 6 and Redmi Note 4/4X handsets

MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM Rolling Out banner (Source: MIUI)
MIUI 9 Global Beta banner (Source: MIUI)
The global beta of Xiaomi's custom ROM based on Android Nougat is now finally rolling out to three handsets, but a second (and larger) batch of devices scheduled to get the new firmware has been announced as well.

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.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-08-12 (Update: 2017-08-12)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.