What you should know
- MIUI 11 is one step nearer to final form as the beta produces to India and other countries upon October 16.
- MIUI 11 brings about sweeping visual changes, like a system-wide night mode, as well as lots of new features.
- Not most versions of MIUI 11 depends on Android 10 — a few will still be on Android 9 Cake.
MIUI 10 noticeable a huge redesign for Xiaomi’s customized version of Android when it released this time last year and, right on cue, the MIUI 11 beta can be making its way to a slew of Xiaomi phones outside of China for the first time because the beta program began last 30 days. A tweet from MIUI India obviously states that the MIUI 11 beta will be rolling out on October 16. That’s the same day as the Redmi Note 8 Pro’s release within India.
At this time, there is clear list of countries that will be getting the beta, but historically, the beta roll-out to several countries is not really out of the question. MIUI India also messaged about the new version’s minimalist look, including the requisite system-wide light plus dark modes and a visual renew for most system apps and features.
Included in this visual renew is a suite of new icons plus fonts, as well as visually enhanced ceramic tiles for things like ringtones and notice sounds. New animations and rounder corners bring MIUI 11 properly with other custom versions of Google android, like Samsung’s One UI 2.0. Notifications are more in line with other Android cell phones, bringing quick replies and other quick actions to the notification shade.
MIUI 11 will be bringing Google android 10 to some devices, but such as other MIUI updates in the past, a few phones will remain on Android nine Pie for its back-end. Since Xiaomi’s MIUI is such a heavily skinned edition of Android, though, it’s more unlikely that you’ll notice the difference between the back-end versions of Android in many cases.