Xiaomi Mi 8 update: Recruitment of MIUI 10 global beta testers ongoing

Xiaomi Mi 8 was announced on May 31 and is already selling in a number of markets. If you’ve already gotten your hands on this beauty, software updates should be one of your main concerns now. And on this page, we have all that you need to know regarding the Mi 8 software updates, be it the usual MIUI updates or the major OS upgrades, beginning with Android P.

Xiaomi Mi 8 MIUI 10 update

Xiaomi Mi 8 was expected to debut with MIUI 10 atop Android 8.1 Oreo and in fact, this is what some of us thought, but it wasn’t the case. As of this writing, Xiaomi has opened the doors for Mi 8 users who would want to take part in beta testing MIUI 10 on the device.

The MIUI 10 application window started on July 12 and ends on July 15 (Beijing Time), but since this is a beta version, it’s not everyone’s food. On the brighter side, Xiaomi is continuing works on the current MIUI 9.5 that is preinstalled on the Mi 8 out of the box. The device has already received a new version 9.5.11 and even though this is specific to the Chinese version, you can still grab it and install it on your global version.

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Xiaomi Mi 8 Android P update

Xiaomi Mi 8 comes with Android 8.1 Oreo running the show out of the box, the latest stable version available at the time of launch. Being a flagship device, the Mi 8 will be among the first Xiaomi devices to get Android P.

In fact, we won’t be surprised if the Mi 8 joins the Mi Mix 2S in beta testing Android P before the stable version rolls out. Even so, we expect the device to receive the stable version somewhere in Q4 2018.

Software update timeline

Mi 8 update timeline

Date Software version Download link Changelog
12-15 July 2018 MIUI 10 beta Details here NA (Registration ongoing)
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