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Android Nougat-based MIUI 8 beta applications begin for the Xiaomi Mi 5

Xiaomi has started taking beta applications for the global ROM version of the Mi 5 to test the MIUI 8, based on Android 7.0 Nougat.
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November 29, 2016
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If you own a Xiaomi Mi 5, you can now apply to be a beta tester for company’s latest custom interface, MIUI 8, which will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat. The beta testing is for the global ROM owners of the phone.

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As with the earlier testing period for people in China, people who own the global ROM version of the Mi 5 will need to use a PC to apply for testing at the MIUI website. Besides the requirement of owning this phone, interested testers must have at least some knowledge about ROMs and be active in the forums. They also must be willing to chat with other members about their experience in the QQ alpha group and forums. Finally, they must use the QQ app.

In addition to the Nougat testing for the Mi 5, Xiaomi is also accepting applications for people who own the global Mi Max 32GB and the Redmi 3S/Prime phones to beta test their versions of MIUI 8. However, those phones will not be getting the Android 7.0 beta; that’s reserved, at least for now, for Mi 5 owners. The application deadline is Wednesday, November 30, so you don’t have a ton of time to sign up for the beta.

Thanks to Gowtham Ram for the tip!