Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Android Oreo Global Beta testing to start soon

Xiaomi announced Mi Mix 2 in India back in Oct running MIUI 8 on top of Nougat, device received the MIUI 9 Stable update in November itself but Xiaomi did not release any official statement regarding Android Oreo update for the device. The company recently rolled out Android Oreo to Mi A1 which was launched in partnership with Google under Android One program. A fortnight ago company started recruiting Beta testers for Mi 6, and it started rolling out Oreo based MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM to Beta testers last week.

Now, company has announced Android Oreo based MIUI 9 Global Beta program for Mi MIX 2 in India, the thread was posted on Mi Community India. Oreo-based MIUI Global Beta is expected to hit devices in couple of weeks but Oreo-based MIUI Global Stable ROM will be rolled out after rigorous testing which might take up to two to three months. Xiaomi announced Mi MIX 2 beta program for China ROM last month.

Apart from Oreo Beta testers for Mi MIX 2, the company is also looking for MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM testers for Redmi 5A, Redmi Y1 Lite and Redmi Y1. MIUI Global Beta ROM for Redmi 5A, Redmi Y1 Lite and Redmi Y1 will be based on Nougat only and there is less chance for these devices to get Oreo, but it won’t be surprising to see these devices getting Oreo without any official announcement as company rolled out Android Nougat to Redmi 4A without any prior announcement.

All Mi Community users are eligible to apply for Beta testing but before applying they are supposed to flash MIUI Global Beta ROM on their device which can be done using Updater method or Fastboot Flash method. Users are also supposed to install an instant messenger Telegram and provide their Telegram username and Mi Community profile link in the application form.

If you are an active member on Mi Community and own any of the devices mentioned above, there are high chance that you will be selected on applying as active users gets priority over others. Deadline for applying is 15th Jan, 9:00 PM IST and users will be notified by 20th January regarding their selection.


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