After testing it out for a couple of months, Xiaomi has started rolling out the latest Android Nougat-based MIUI 8.2 Global Stable ROM for a select few of the company’s smartphones.
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The existing users of such phone would receive the update either over-the-air (OTA) or via the updater app. However, if that does not work, one can manually update through MIUI forum too.
As of yet, Mi 5 is the only one from the Xiaomi roster to have got the stable update, while the other ones including Mi Max/Mi Max Prime, Mi 4i, Mi 3, Mi 4, Mi Note, Redmi 1S and Redmi Note 4G were updated on a beta build and stand to receive it in a day or two’s time.
The remaining phones from the company, on the other hand, will get privy to the update gradually starting from February 20th.
The supposed list of phones getting the list has surprised many as it is without some notable ones (read: Redmi Note 3 and Redmi Note 4) but rest assured, they will be in on the game soon, probably after the first batch is rolled out.
Another major thing that is missing with the update is that it does not have a smart assistant available for the MIUI 8.2 China ROM. The company has, however, stated that it intends to release it tomorrow.
The update brings a sea change in terms of bug fixes and further improvements, some of which are:
MIUI 8.2 Highlights
- New improved layout for toggles in the Notification shade
- Get full control over automated tasks
- Brand new system sounds and ringtones
MIUI 8.2 Global Stable ROM Full Changelog
Lockscreen, Status Bar, Notification Bar
New – Swipe to delete Lockscreen notifications (11-18)
New – UI adjustments for toggles(12-15)
New – Battery saver toggle can be added to the Notification shade (12-15)
Optimization – Lock screen PINlayout (11-15)
Optimization – Changed icons forUSB charging and switching keyboards (12-01)
Optimization – Floating notifications won’t appear in DND mode (12-13)
Fix – Notification shade issues during incoming call floating notifications (10-25)
Fix – Wi-Fi page made the device freeze when it was opened for the first time (11-07)
Fix – Notification shade issues(11-15)
Fix – Issues with opacity after using third party themes (11-15)
Fix – The first notification couldn’t be removed by a swipe (11-29)
Fix – Landscape mode issues with third party themes (12-06)
New – Home screen settings added to the Settings (11-22)
Fix – Part of UI for deleting apps wasn’t visible on light backgrounds (10-11)
Fix – Minor adjustments for animations in the Launcher (11-14)
New – Antivirus scans for the apps installed not from Google Play (11-02)