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Xiaomi announces Global MIUI Beta Program termination for all of its phones

MIUI fans will soon see the last of links like these. (Source: Xiaomi)
MIUI fans will soon see the last of links like these. (Source: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi has announced that its software division will stop releasing global betas of its OS, MIUI, on July 1, 2019. This applies not merely to older and slower devices, but to all phones of its brand. However, the OEM has also stated that this decision will not affect the frequency of security-related updates.

Not long ago, the OEM Xiaomi announced that its Global Beta Program would become restricted to the more recent and better-spec'd of its mobile devices. This program offers users of this OS worldwide the opportunity to download 'preview' versions of the company's Android skin, MIUI. These global betas may contain new features, the fate of which users can (ideally) influence by sending feedback to their developers.

However, Xiaomi has recently amended this decision, in that it now applies to all phones and tablets previously included in the MIUI Global Beta Program. The OEM claims that it is taking this step in accordance with the direction that it is taking as a phone manufacturer in the future. In addition, it claims that this will enhance stability for its non-beta software going forward.

Therefore, MIUI fans with a large range of devices will see their last Global Beta ROM by July 1 2019. Xiaomi appears confident that it can maintain its current level of engagement with users after this date. It has also stated that other updates, such as the release of security patches, will continue to reach all applicable users "in a timely manner".

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-06-16 (Update: 2019-06-16)