miui 8

Public betas are not for everyone. Namely not for those that like a perfectly polished, stable and bug-free Android experience. But if you like to live on the edge and can live with a few teething problems in order to get your hands on the very latest software, then Xiaomi’s global ROM, MIUI 8, might just be for you. The first public beta will be available on July 11.

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During the launch event for the Xiaomi Mi Max in India, the company announced the MIUI 8 beta would be available to owners of the following devices: Mi Max, Mi Note, Mi 5, Mi 4, Mi 4i, Mi 3, Mi 2, Redmi Note Prime, Redmi Note 3, Redmi Note 2, Redmi Note, Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi 2 and Redmi 1s. Updates will be available OTA via the Mi Community or MIUI forum.

Some of the cool new stuff to look forward to includes Mi Cloud Photo Sync, for freeing up valuable storage space on your device by pushing your photos to the cloud and you will soon be able to edit video on your device.You’ll also get full-length screenshots and a floating tool button kind of like Samsung’s ToolBox. According to NDTV, Xiaomi has also teamed up with Mobikwik to provide one-tap DTH and mobile recharge, with 10% cash back monthly (50% for new users).

MIUI is used by over 200 million users globally, according to Xiaomi’s Huge Barra. The first public beta will be available on July 11. Xiaomi promises a stable build by August 16, so even if the bleeding edge isn’t quite as pain-free as you might have hoped, you’ll only have to manage for a little over a month before things calm down.

Will you enroll for the public beta? Or do you prefer stability over brand-new features?

Don’t miss: Our Xiaomi Mi Max review (which has MIUI 8 already!)

Kris Carlon
Kris Carlon is a Senior Editor at Android Authority. He is a half-British Australian who lives in Berlin, travels a lot and is always connected to a laptop, phone, smartwatch or tablet (and occasionally a book).