In October last year, Xiaomi announced the latest MIUI 11 update along with the roll-out schedule for its devices.
The big announcement came only a few months after the release of Android 10. This confused people about what to expect in the MIUI 11 update. However, after installing the update, Xiaomi fans shortly realized MIUI 11 features are based on previous Android release i.e., Android 9 Pie.
While few were disappointed, the phase didn’t last long. Xiaomi started the new year with the release of Android 10-Based MIUI 11 beta for a bunch of devices. Now, the update is almost ready, in fact, stable versions have already been issued to a number of high-end devices.
List of devices getting MIUI 11 Android 10 Update
There is no official roll-out schedule of MIUI 11 Android 10 update from Xiaomi that we know off, so we cannot confirm which device it will land on or the expected date. However, we believe one can expect an update if their device has been updated to MIUI 11.
Meanwhile, here is a list of Xiaomi/ Redmi devices that have been issued or in the process of getting the next big MIUI 11 update.
- Poco X2
- Poco F1
- Redmi Note 8 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi 8
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
- Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite
- Redmi Note 8T
- Xiaomi Mi A3 (Redacted)
- Xiaomi Mi Max 3
- Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
- Xiaomi Mi 8 SE
- Xiaomi Mi Note 10
- Redmi Note 7 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
- Xiaomi Mi 9T
Android 10-Based MIUI 11 Best Features
Android 10’s new Permissions Manager is finally available for MIUI 11. Users will find it under the Privacy settings. Here, one can look at apps that have been allowed sensitive permissions.
The new update also bundles the new location permission. Mi users can choose “Allow only while the app is in use” while approving the location permission for an app.
Other than that, there is a new option in the Dark Mode settings called Global Dark Mode. The new MIUI 11 Android 10 feature force enables the dark mode in system apps and third-party apps.
In the future updates, Xiaomi will add a Focus Mode that locks users out of the phone for a specified time. Interested Xiaomi users can try out the beta version right now. As of now, the MIUI 11 update leverages the original Android 10 focus mode, which enables users to pause apps.
Last but not least, two Android 10 features — Bubbles and the option to change accent colors, are also present in the new update. Like in stock Android, both can be found in the Developer options. Google is now pushing “Chat Bubbles” as part of new features in Android 11, so it might not work as expected. Meanwhile, we weren’t able to change the accent color as well.
Why is the MIUI 11 Android 10 update taking so long?
MIUI 11 Android 10 rollout has been primarily delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The virus that originated from Wuhan, China, has hampered several Chinese smartphone manufacturers’ operations.
As a consequence, Xiaomi has not been able to move beyond Global and China Stable Beta releases (a stable MIUI update released on a few selected devices).