Xiaomi appears to be at the top of its game with the release of its latest flagship smartphone, the Mi MIX 3. However, while this device has stolen the hearts of many, for its flashy looks and high-end hardware, the POCO F1 phonis back in the limelight as the company has released a major OS update for it. The POCO F1 was launched with Android 8.1 Oreo based on MIUI 9, and was scheduled to receive the Android Pie update. Although the Android Pie for the Poco F1 is yet to be launched, Xiaomi is now rolling out MIUI 10 Global Stable version based on Android Oreo for the smartphone.
MIUI 10 Global Stable Build Based On Android Pie Rolling Out To POCO F1: New Features, Improvements, And Optimizations
Do share your feedback after using it for a couple of days and let us know about your favorite features.@IndiaPOCO
— C Manmohan (@cmanmohan) November 1, 2018
The MIUI 10 update based on Android Oreo is finally out for the POCO F1. The General Manager, POCO India, C Manmohan, took to Twitter to share this interesting news. It seems like this is definitely Xiaomi’s Diwali gift to all POCO F1 users. The update bears the build number v10.0.4.0.OEJMIFH and is available as an OTA update. The update is 592MB, so ensure that you’re either connected to Wi-Fi or have a sufficient data plan. Well, a major update like this can definitely bring new life to any device. Along with the good news of the update, we also have a list of changes which the update brings.
The new update is designed for a full-screen experience. With this update, the device gets gesture-based navigation, just like that on the new iPhones. Xiaomi has updated system and notification sounds with a new sound pack, which the brand calls as Nature Sounds. This new sound pack replaces the older notifcation sounds with the sounds of the forest, beach, drizzle, and summer night. Not only that, but this sound pack is also dynamic. For example, if you recieve many notifications at once, those multiple notification sounds will merge into one rhythm, giving a better experience. Thanks to the new AI pre-loading, apps will now open faster, and the UI will feel a lot smoother leading to a better overall experience.
There is now Portrait mode on the front camera, which was one of the most demanded features. In addition to this, the camera has received a few more optimizations, as well as, stability and image processing improvements. Last but certainly not the least, the MIUI 10 update also includes the latest 2018 Android security patch. Having the latest security patch is always better as it helps to keep your smartphone and all its content safe.
Xiaomi POCO F1 Phone And Future Updates
This is just the beginning for the POCO F1. The device has not only become popular for having a flagship grade processing hardware at an affordable price, but also for its specially crafted launcher. The POCO F1 launcher is even available for download for other devices via the Google Play Store. The MIUI 10 update isn’t going to be the last update which the devices receives. Just a few days back, the company confirmed that the POCO F1 would also receive Android Q as well. However, we are still far from Android Q as even Google hasn’t officially announced it.
We hope Xiaomi continues to provide consistantly fast OS updates like it did this time. It will certainly help Xiaomi in the long run. In the meantime, you can watch our Poco F1 review in case you are planning to buy it.