Hello Mi Fans,
Why global versions of MIUI Beta will be no more released after July 1
MIUI was first introduced in 2010. Since then, it has become a favorite for many Mi Fans around the world. We are extremely proud of this!
Global MIUI comes in two versions: Beta and stable. Here's a quick summary of the two, and how they are different.
This version is intended for all Xiaomi smartphone users*. Its primary advantage is stability. Software updates for the stable MIUI come regularly and securely; update frequency may vary from model to model, though. You can view stable MIUI as an evolved OS.
MIUI Beta is made available for a smaller number of hardcore fans who want to be the first to experience new features of our operating system and are eager to provide their valuable feedback. This version lacks stability, several exploratory features and requires deeper understanding of Android and software in general.
Which version are fans using?
As more Mi Phone models got introduced to the market, more users started using MIUI Beta through different channels. Very often, they use it on a day-to-day basis on their main phones. However, MIUI Beta is made for public testing and requires the user to have a very high tolerance for bugs and faults. MIUI Beta is released in the early stages of the development to allow our core fans to contribute to the development process. They use our new features before everyone else, and then provide their feedback and suggestions to our R&D team, which helps us improve MIUI before it's released in its stable iteration.
MIUI Beta is not a primary way to experience new features, but more a means for experienced users to test the software and provide suggestions. As the MIUI experience has matured, the need for stability is becoming increasingly more important. In order to meet the demands of most of our users and release stable version updates more frequently, our team of engineers has decided to stop releasing the global version of MIUI Beta for all devices starting July 1, 2019.
Despite this, we will continue to communicate with our users on various platforms and concentrate on improving the stable version of MIUI. In fact, this will enable developers to provide better optimized stable version of MIUI ensuring a great experience for all. All the required security updates will still be delivered to every user in a timely manner.
Finally, we would like to thank you for your support during all these years!
*Not meant for Android One or Android Go users
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