Xiaomi ends global MIUI beta program

Yolanda Curtis
June 17, 2019

And, last 2018, the POCOPHONE development team mentioned that their successful smartphone would receive the new version of Android, probably at the end of 2019 when we saw it arrive in a new update.

Earlier this week, Xiaomi through its Chinese MIUI forum announced to stop offering beta updates for the entry-level smartphones starting July 5th.

As per schedule, Xiaomi Mi 9, Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, Redmi K20, Redmi K20 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 8, Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition, Xiaomi Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, as well as Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 are expected to initiate their beta testing for Android Q in the fourth-quarter of 2019. The Xiaomi smartphones come with MIUI stable ROM out of the box which is mostly bug-free and also recommended for day-to-day usage.

While this likely comes as a disappointment to anyone that looks forward to new beta releases, Xiaomi's reasoning for this decision makes sense. But from July 1st, there will be only the Stable updates available and no Beta ROMs for the Xiaomi devices.

It's great to see that Xiaomi did realize this too and hopefully, they actually redirect this energy to releasing regular security updates to the stable version. With no Global beta ROM to test, the company now has to depend on the feedback received by the Chinese beta ROM testers.

A lot of users of MIUI have not taken the news well.

Xiaomi's growing incredibly quickly, and with more and more of its phones being sold each day, more people than ever are signing up for the beta. "Stay Tuned". In the teaser, Xiaomi also calls Redmi K20 Pro as "The World's Fastest Phone".

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