A couple days after starting to seed a beta version of Android 9 Pie to the Mi A2, Xiaomi is now rolling out a stable OTA update of the MIUI 10 for the Redmi Note 4 and Mi Max 2, as was announced last week.
The updates on both phones arrive with version MIUI 10.1.1.0.NCFMIFI and weighs in at a little over 300MB with October 2018 batch of Android Security updates. MIUI 10 on the Redmi Note 4 and Mi Max 2 features a new notification panel, refreshed volume sliders, better multitasking, natural sound and full-screen gestures.
The interface comes loaded with a host of AI centric features which with the help of deep learning AI will be able to predict that app you may load on to your screen next and open it in the background so you don’t experience the one-second lag it takes to open an app from the scratch. There will thus be a zero-second instant start and Xiaomi promises that this would not slow down the device and in-turn claims the new line of devices will have an improved start-up speed.
The recent apps are now shown in card-like format, which the company claims make it easier for the user to switch between different apps. Users can swipe to delete the app or long press for deeper actions. There’s a new Driving Mode that takes advantage of Xiaomi’s virtual assistant to control the smartphone in the car and users can safely navigate to a location and reply to messages without touching the phone.
While both the Mi Max 2 and Redmi Note 4 now feature Xiaomi’s latest MIUI 10, the interface isn’t actually based on the latest Android version. MIUI 10 on both these devices come with Android Nougat and not even Android Oreo on top. An update to Android Oreo is expected to roll out for the Mi Max 2 in the next couple of months but the same can’t be said about future updates to the Redmi Note 4.