Xiaomi has recently made its MIUI 9 Global Beta Rom update available for its second batch of Mi and Redmi smartphones.
With a host of new features, this is a big development for device owners.
What Are the Features of the Update?
Along with a host of new design elements, the update comes with some great new features.
Users will gain the ability to use a split screen, making the phone more similar to a tablet or laptop. It will enable the use of two apps at the same time, improving the productivity of the device.
The phone will also get an improved Smart Assistant, updating the voice command system.
An intelligent switch function will allow for two profiles to run on the phone simultaneously. This will benefit parents especially.
Also promised are faster app load times, a problem which has dogged Xiaomi’s devices.
Who Is Now Eligible for The Update?
The devices now eligible for the update are from Xiaomi’s second batch of smartphones. There are nine in total, consisting of the Mi Mix, Mi Note 2, Mi 5, Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, Mi Max, Mi Max 2, Redmi 4 and Redmi 4X.
Not all devices will be updated automatically. Owners will have to wait until the option appears in their notifications.
Who Already Has the Update?
The update was first rolled out in August for a range of devices. Xiaomi made it available for the Mi 6. Mi 5x, and the Redmi Note 4X.
So far, most user reviews have been positive for the update.
When Will the Final Build Be Available?
The final build will not be available until all devices are running the update. Amongst those still waiting for the software are the Xiaomi Redmi 2, Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi Note 3, Mi 3, Mi 4, Redmi 3S, and Redmi 3S Prime. These are all third batch devices.
Xiaomi has not commented on when these smartphones will receive the update.
How to Install
The download is available from this link: Download.
A tutorial to help with the installation of the update is available Here.
You should always make sure that your device is backed up before you attempt to install an update.
Should You Download the Update?
The benefits of the update, as listed by Xiaomi, are incredibly beneficial. They will increase the speed, security, and productivity you will receive from your device.
The release of the update will be staggered, meaning some users will have to wait. Why not use our link and tutorial and get there early.