Xiaomi today released MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM for its third batch of supported devices. Notably, this is the final batch of devices and after this release, almost all the Xiaomi devices have the MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM.
Today, Xiaomi released the MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM v7.9.7 for these devices: Mi Note, Mi 4, Mi 3, Mi 2/2S, Mi Pad 3, Mi Pad 2, Mi Pad 1, Redmi Pro, Redmi Note 4X MTK, Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4A, Redmi 4 Prime, Redmi 4, Redmi 3S/3X, Redmi Note 3, Redmi Note 2, Redmi Note 4G, Redmi Note, Redmi 3, Redmi 2A, Redmi 2, Redmi 1S, and Redmi 1.
Xiaomi posted the news on its MIUI forums page. One has to download the MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM manually to install it on the supported device. To recall, Xiaomi announced the MIUI 9 alongside the Xiaomi Mi 5X smartphone in July 2017. The Mi 5X is the company’s first smartphone to boot MIUI 9 right out of the box.
Xiaomi will release a stable version of the MIUI 9 for some devices by the end of this year, but for now, if you want to test the new OS, you can do that by downloading the global beta ROM itself.
As said earlier, almost all the Xiaomi devices now have the MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM including the much older Redmi 2, Redmi 1S, and Redmi 1.
Xiaomi’s MIUI 9 brought in a slew of new features such as faster app load time, improved performance, new themes, smart image search, a Split Screen mode, Smart Assistant, Smart App Launcher, etc.
However, most of these features are not available in the Global Beta ROM though. The MIUI 9 Global ROM brings in only a few features such as faster app load time, split screen mode, new themes, and revamped lock screen.
Features such as Smart Assistant, Smart App Launcher, etc. are not available in the Global Beta ROM of the MIUI 9. Xiaomi revealed that these features will be added at a later date, but for now, they are available in the Chinese MIUI 9 ROM. Xiaomi also revealed that a whopping 94.2% users who've installed the update are recommending it to other users.