Introduced in 2010, MIUI has become a favorite for many Mi Fans around the world and we are extremely proud of the trust Mi Fans have shown over the years! At the same time, keeping in mind the user experience of the large user base, we have an important announcement to make today that MIUI Global Beta ROMs will not be released after July 1, 2019.
Let us have a quick summary and understanding of our two versions of Global MIUI ROM below, namely Beta & Stable:
MIUI Stable ROM
This version is intended for all Xiaomi smartphone users*. Its primary advantage is stability. Software updates for the stable MIUI come regularly along with new features and security updates; update frequency may vary from model to model, though. You can view stable MIUI as an evolved OS.
MIUI Beta ROM (MIUI Developer ROM)
MIUI Beta ROM (including closed and public release) is made available to a smaller number of hardcore Mi fans who want to be the first to experience the new features of our operating system and are eager to provide their valuable feedback. This version lacks stability, comes with several exploratory features and requires a deeper understanding of Android and software in general.
Which version is being used by Mi Fans the most?
As more Mi Phone models got introduced to the market, more users started using MIUI Beta ROMs through different channels. Very often, they use it on a day-to-day basis on their main phones. However, MIUI Beta ROM is made for public testing and requires the user to have a very high tolerance for bugs and faults. MIUI Beta gets released in the early stages of the development to allow our core fans to contribute to the development process. They use our new features before anyone else, and then provide their feedback and suggestions to our R&D team, which helps us to improve MIUI before it's gets released in its stable iteration.
MIUI Beta ROM is not a primary way to experience new features but is more centered towards the experienced users to test the software, features and provide suggestions. As the MIUI ROM experience has matured, the need for stability has become increasingly more important for us at Xiaomi. While MIUI Stable ROM has the largest user base in comparison, in order to meet the demands of most of our users and release stable version updates more frequently, our team of engineers has decided to stop releasing the Global version of MIUI Beta ROM for all devices starting July 1, 2019.
Despite this, we will still continue to communicate with our users on various platforms and concentrate on improving the user experience on the Stable version of MIUI. In fact, we believe that this will enable our developers to provide a better-optimized Stable version of MIUI ensuring a great user experience for all. Do note, all the required security updates will still be delivered to every MIUI Stable user in a timely manner.
Finally, we would like to thank you for your support during all these years!
*Not meant for Android One or Android Go users