Xiaomi came up with a number of updates on their MIUI 11 rollout that all active users (80 million as per launch event presentation) have been waiting for. The Beijing-based Chinese OEM intends to start the rollout of the MIUI 11 Global Stable ROM from October 22 in four phases.
MIUI 11 Phased Rollout Details
Xiaomi has unveiled the list of devices that will be covered in each rollout phase. The first phase in the date range of October 22–31 includes Redmi devices such as Redmi K20, Redmi Y3, Redmi 7, Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7s, and Redmi Note 7 pro. Surprisingly, the first phase has also included POCO F1, the flagship smartphone from the Xiaomi-owned sub-brand.
POCO F1 users have been wondering about when they will get the much expected Android 10-based MIUI 11 update. Rumours had suggested that Poco F1 users will be able to see the MIUI 11 update in the first quarter of 2020. Therefore, the POCO smartphone users seem to be rewarded with the MIUI 11 update pretty sooner than expected.
The second phase of updates will occur between November 4th and 12th. It will include mostly older Redmi devices such as Redmi 6, Redmi 6 Pro, Redmi 6A, Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi 5, Redmi 5A, Redmi Note 4, Redmi Y1, Redmi Y1 lite, Redmi Y2, Redmi 4, and the recently launched Redmi K20 Pro; and Xiaomi devices such as Mi Mix 2 and Mi Max 2.
The third phase of updates will take place between November 13th and 29th. It will include Redmi devices such as Redmi Note 6 Pro, Redmi 7A, Redmi 8, Redmi 8A, and the just-launched Redmi Note 8. The last phase will take place between December 18th and 26th and it will include the latest Redmi Note 8 Pro. Both Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro currently runs on Android 9 Pie-based MIUI 10.
MIUI 11 Feature Details
At the launch event, Xiaomi revealed a number of interesting features to the UI of the upcoming Android 10-based skin, MIUI 11 that has been co-developed with Oppo and Vivo.
The MIUI 11 update will enable picture-in-picture pop-ups for the apps just like a Samsung based UI. The newly opened apps will show over the primarily opened app in a floating window for easy multitasking. It will also include a floating calculator that will appear over apps for calculation of things such as BMI or days left for your anniversary.
The update will also enable to add tasks to your Notes app using voice. There would be set templates in the UI that you can use for the same.
These apart, MIUI 11 will feature other upgrades, most of which have been discussed before, such as an always-on display (with animated ‘dynamic clock’), system-wide dark mode, and dynamic video wallpaper.