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Xiaomi Discontinues MIUI Global Beta ROM for All Its Smartphones

Earlier this week, Xiaomi through its Chinese MIUI forum announced to stop offering beta updates for the entry-level smartphones starting July 5th. We also expected the company to apply the same rule for the global variants. However, it is now officially confirmed that the company is completely discontinuing the Global Beta ROM for all its smartphones including the newly released smartphones and flagship smartphones.

There will be no new beta updates from July 1st for any Xiaomi smartphone launched outside of China. With no Global beta ROM to test, the company now has to depend on the feedback received by the Chinese beta ROM testers. The Xiaomi smartphones come with MIUI stable ROM out of the box which is mostly bug-free and also recommended for day-to-day usage. However, the users have been using the beta ROM on their daily drivers.

It’s a known fact that the beta ROM comes with several bugs and is never recommended for using on your primary smartphone. Instead of waiting or the stable update, the users are installing the beta ROM in order to try the new features added by the developers. The company is completely taking off the beta updates for all its smartphones sold outside of China, except for the Android One and Android Go smartphones like Mi A2 and Redmi Go.

Since they offer pure Android experience, they are still eligible for the beta updates. As there will be no more beta updates, Xiaomi also promises to provide more optimized MIUI stable ROM and will roll out more frequently for its users. Even the security patch updates will be released in a timely manner. Recently, the company released the roadmap for the Android Q-based MIUI beta update for several Mi and Redmi smartphones in China.

We also expected the global variants to get the Global beta ROM at the same time. With this new decision, there will be no MIUI 11 or Android Q beta updates for the global variants of its smartphones. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!

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