The Xiaomi Redmi Note series is pretty popular in India and currently in its sixth generation. Xiaomi has been pretty decent at providing updates to the devices, both in terms of hardware and software. The company announced the MIUI 10 back in September. Since then, it has been slowly releasing updates for several devices, including some that are more than two years old. Now, the Redmi Note 4, which was released early last year, is finally getting the stable MIUI 10 build. However, the build is still based on Android Nougat 7.0.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 MIUI 10 Stable Update
Xiaomi released the Redmi Note 4 in January last year and it was an instant success. The phone was a best-seller for the company. Those who still own the Redmi Note 4, can now install the new MIUI 10 update on their device and give it a new look.
MIUI 10 comes with plenty of new features and improvements over previous versions. There is a lot of new UI elements, a new notification panel, natural sound system, redesigned volume sliders, better multi-tasking, and much more. However, the MIUI 10 Global stable update for the Redmi Note 4 is still based on Android Nougat and some features are missing. For example, there is no portrait mode in the rear camera, which was one of the features of MIUI 10. The update also doesn’t include full-screen gestures for navigation. Users who have got the update, are reporting that there are a couple of bugs present, but that is normal. Many are disappointed that the update is not based on Android Oreo.
Several Redmi Note 4 users in India are receiving the update over the air. According to Xiaomi, this is still a Nightly Stable build, so only a bunch of random users will get the update now. Once the company receives positive feedback from the users, it will then start a mass roll-out of the software. The MIUI 10 Nightly Global Stable carries the build number 10.1.1.0.NCFMIFI and it is for the global variant of the Redmi Note 4.
As you can see from the screenshots above, the update brings most of the features of MIUI 10 to the Redmi Note 4 and includes the October Android security patch. Those who haven’t received the update will have to wait a little longer. If you are impatient, you can manually check for the update by launching the Settings app and heading to About Phone > System Updates > Check for Updates.
MIUI 10 for Other Xiaomi Phones
Like we mentioned in the beginning of this article, Xiaomi is working on hard on bringing MIUI 10 to most of its devices. The Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 6 Pro are the most recent Xiaomi smartphones to get the MIUI 10 update. The phones have started to receive a stable MIUI 10 build in India. Once again, the update will take a while to be available for all users.
Xiaomi will also start seeding a bug fixer MIUI 10 update to the Redmi 5 and the Mi 8, starting tomorrow. The updates will fix some serious bugs that were present in the previous update. In case you didn’t already know, Xiaomi plans to bring MIUI 10 to more than 40 devices. Of course, the Android version will depend on what the phone can support in terms of hardware, but the number is nevertheless quite impressive.