Xiaomi said to be rolling out MIUI 10 to another 20 models from today

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  • Xiaomi is reportedly rolling out MIUI 10 to another 20 smartphones from today.
  • The update list includes many older devices, including the Xiaomi Mi 4 from 2014.
  • It looks like the update may only be available in China for the time being, however.

Xiaomi is reportedly rolling out MIUI 10 to more than 20 additional smartphones from today, bringing its total up to 39. The update had been deployed to the Chinese brand’s most recent handsets on September 10, but Mydrivers and GizMochina report older models are now receiving the update too.

The new software is apparently rolling out over-the-air, but the updates are also available for install via the dedicated MIUI.com download section (you’ll need to be comfortable flashing ROMs if you want to do it manually, though). Note that the global (English language) download portal appears to be behind — many of the devices are still on MIUI 9.0 there — so you might have to wait a bit longer to see the update outside of China.

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The list includes many 2016 handsets as well as the Xiaomi Mi 4 from August 2014; it’s great to see Xiaomi still supporting this with updates more than four years later (even if MIUI 10 isn’t itself based on the latest version of Android, Android 9.0 Pie).

Here’s the full list of the second batch of MIUI 10 devices via the MIUI 10 stable forum page.

Xiaomi Mi Series

  • Mi 4
  • Mi 4C
  • Mi 4S
  • Mi 5s
  • Mi 5s Plus
  • Mi Max
  • Mi Max Prime
  • Mi Max 2

Xiaomi Redmi series

  • Redmi 4
  • Redmi 4 Prime
  • Redmi 4A
  • Redmi 4X
  • Redmi 5A
  • Redmi 5 Plus
  • Redmi Pro

Xiaomi Redmi Note series

  • Redmi Note 3
  • Redmi Note 4
  • Redmi Note 4X
  • Redmi Note 4X MediaTek variant
  • Redmi Note 4X Qualcomm variant
  • Redmi Note 5A
  • Redmi Note 5A Prime

Xiaomi’s MIUI 10 skin introduces improvements like portrait mode (for single camera devices), a revamped recents menu, nature-inspired notifications, and more. Look out for it hitting your Xiaomi smartphone soon.

MIUI info hub: Everything you should know about Xiaomi’s Android skin

MIUI on Mi Mix 2s.

Whether you just got a Xiaomi phone for the first time or are die-hard Mi fan, you’ll have interacted with MIUI.

The company’s take on Android is now on its tenth iteration, delivering a host of features and tweaks over the years. From updates and guides to new features and more, this is our one-stop shop for everything MIUI.

What is MIUI?

Simply put, MIUI is the theme Xiaomi has slapped on top of Android, adding a new visual style and more features to pure Android.

MIUI was actually Xiaomi’s first product, launching back in 2010 before the brand had any phones to go with it. The Android skin now has tens of millions of users, and while it hasn’t quite shed the iOS-inspired aesthetics, it offers plenty of features.

Which phones come with MIUI?

MIUI is largely designed with Xiaomi’s products in mind, with each of its phones running the software — except for the Android One-toting Mi A1 and Mi A2. The Pocophone F1, made by Xiaomi sub-brand Pocophone (or Poco in India), uses a version of MIUI that takes a few cues from stock Android.

The company and its community have also encouraged MIUI on other smartphones in the early years, but Xiaomi keeps a tight hold on its Android skin these days.

Keen to buy a MIUI-equipped phone? Then you can check out our recent Xiaomi reviews below:

Major features through the years

The Xiaomi Mi 4S.

MIUI has made tons of headway since launching roughly eight years ago, and it now has a rather comprehensive list of features.

Xiaomi is one of the first brands to come up with the idea of a phone management app (back in MIUI 5), serving as one place for functions like antivirus scanning, storage management, and battery saving features. Now, we see the likes of Samsung adopting this phone hub idea.

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Another noteworthy feature popularized by the brand (and Huawei) is the ability to download themes from a dedicated store. This is a feature stock Android still technically lacks, as you can download icon/font packs but there isn’t an entire theme store.

The early years of MIUI also introduced a few more solid features, such as a built-in data saver (MIUI 7), one-handed mode for big phones (MIUI 6), and a permission manager (MIUI 5/6). The last few years have also seen plenty of improvements.

MIUI 8

The arrival of MIUI 8 arguably heralded the biggest change for Xiaomi’s platform yet. Prominent features include scrolling screenshot support, a quick ball navigation setting for accessibility, and the second space feature to create a second profile on the phone.

We also saw the dual apps feature (allowing users to run two messaging accounts on one phone), a power-saving mode, an overhauled gallery app, a more vibrant visual design, and new fonts.

MIUI 9

We saw this update first hit phones in late 2017, delivering swipe gestures for navigation. These aped Apple’s iPhone X, as you swipe up from the bottom to go home and swipe laterally to go back.

Other than these gestures, MIUI 9 also brought “dynamic resource allocation” for better system performance, a smart assistant, and an improved notification shade.

MIUI 10

The most recent version is MIUI 10, which launched a few weeks ago. Some of the more prominent features include a redesigned recents menu and portrait mode for phones with single cameras.

MIUI tips and tricks

Xiaomi’s Android skin is pretty easy to understand, but it certainly holds more its fair share of secrets. We show you how to master the platform — check out our guides below.

If you have any MIUI questions, comments, or recommendations, sound off in the comments!