MIUI 10 Global ROM with Redmi Y2 announced, beta version will roll out
Xiaomi says that the new MIUI 10 Global ROM focuses on speed and ease of use. The beta version of ROM will launch in mid-June and a stable version is expected to roll out in September.
Xiaomi recently announced its MIUI 10 at the company’s eighth anniversary event and today it was announced worldwide at the launch event of the Redmi Y2 smartphone (first-impression). The beta version of MIUI 10 will launch in mid-June and the stable versions will start rolling out in September. Xiaomi also shared a list of eligible devices for the new ROM. These include – Mi Mix 2, Mi 6, Mi 5s Plus, Mi 5, Mi 4, Mi 3, Mi Note 2, Mi Max 2, and Mi Max. Some Redmi smartphones like Redmi Note 5/5 Pro / 5A / 5A Prime, Redmi Note 4 / Note 4X / Note 4 (TW) and Redmi Note 3 will also get MIUI 10 update. Updates will be available with Redmi 5 / 5A / 4 / 4A and Redmi 3S, the newly launched Redmi Y2 and Redmi Y1 Lite and Redmi Y1.
At Redmi Y2’s launch event, Xiaomi’s product manager, Sudip Sahu, explained some of the key features of the new ROM. Sahu says that with MIUI 10, the company’s focus is on speed, design, sound and AI portrait image capturing. In terms of performance, MIUI 10 introduces two new features called “Lock Free Critical Path” and “Co-dependent Priority”, which call for up to 10 percent improvement in their device speeds.
In terms of design, the company says it has taken into account market trends and incorporated gestures, which play a key role in navigation on a smartphone. The recent screen has also been refreshed and users will now be able to scroll down to get stacked card views of their recently used apps. Users will be able to swipe to remove apps or long press on an app for shortcut access like split view. The overall ROM has been redesigned for rounded icons. The Xiaomi MIUI 10 has also reworked some of the audio aspects and the notification tone changes with each message you receive. The timer app now plays the sounds of the surrounding nature.
The announcement of MIUI 10 in China emphasizes the use of AI in software. The ROM will be able to capture bokeh shots on all supported devices and both front and rear cameras. However, we did notice a fine print on an image showing the feature. It says that some older Xiaomi models may not support MIUI 10 due to lower processing speeds. It looks like Xiaomi hasn’t updated its website to clarify which devices will be behind, but we’ll update the article when we find out.
Xiaomi has made some changes in MIUI 10 to please Indian users. One of its highlights is the web browser, which now has a dedicated page for local services, including Progressive Web Apps (PWA) support. The camera app will also recognize the Paytm QR code. With MIUI 10, the Messages app will have a quick menu tab for all business messages. The Quick Menu tab is said to be relevant and will provide quick access to apps and websites, depending on the business you receive messages from.