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Original story (published on August 27, 2020) follows:

Xiaomi has released a new MIUI 12 beta update in its home country i.e., China, however, the update has not been made available for the Redmi Note 8 and the Redmi Note 7 yet.

At present, the Chinese OEM is releasing MIUI updates left, right, and center. The Mi MIX 2S and Mi 9 Lite are two of the latest devices to bag the MIUI 12 update in certain regions. Further, Xiaomi also released the new skin for the Global Mi MIX 3 a day ago.

Redmi Note 7

Nevertheless, this new MIUI 12-based beta update comes with the software version 20.8.27 and is currently rolling out to users on the beta ROM over the air. It does bring a couple of new features as well such as the Device Control feature.

But according to the release notes for the new MIUI 12 beta version, the update for the Redmi Note 8 and the Redmi Note 7 has been postponed citing stability issues. Therefore, users will have to wait until the issues have been resolved before the update rolls out.

redmi note 8 Android 10 update
Redmi Note 8

We have added the release notes along with the changelog for the latest beta shared by the Xiaomi & MIUI News group on Telegram below:

Release notes:

– Due to the system stability being tested, the release of Redmi Note 8, Mi Max 3, Mi 8 SE and Redmi K20 will be postponed.

– According to follow-up testing, some models may be temporarily suspended. We will update the post description in time.

– As stability issues are being resolved, Redmi Note 7, Mi 10 Ultra, Redmi K30 Ultra, Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro, Redmi K30 Pro are temporarily suspended today;

– Redmi K30 5G and Mi 10 Youth Edition are temporarily suspended due to major Android version upgrades


Note: the log distribution of each model is slightly different. Please refer to the mobile terminal for details

New mobile phone-notebook cross-screen collaboration function (Mi 9 and Mi 10 Ultra)

Fix the problem of unable to send wechat voice message after connecting Bluetooth headset (Mi 9, Redmi K20 Pro, Mi 9 Pro 5G)

New full screen keyboard optimization, support long press the bottom blank area to move the cursor position function


Similarly, the MIUI 12 beta update was suspended for the Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 7 last month as well along with a few other devices. So it seems users of the two devices will have to wait yet again to get the beta update.

At present, the stable MIUI 12 rollout is also underway for the Redmi Note 8 and the Note 7. So keep an eye out on our dedicated tracker to know when it arrives on your device.

Update 1 (September 10)

IST 03:48 pm: The latest MIUI 12 beta version 20.9.9 for China has been postponed for the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 8 due to system stability issues. In contrast, Xiaomi has released a new update for the Redmi Note 7 sold in India. See the full story here.

Update 2 (September 17)

IST 12:34 pm: Xiaomi has begun rolling out a new update for the Redmi Note 8. Sadly, this update does not bring the much-awaited MIUI 12 skin and neither does it come with Android 10. See all the details here.

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Dwayne Cubbins
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My fascination with Android phones began the moment I got my hands on one. Since then, I've been on a journey to decode the ever-evolving tech landscape, fueled by a passion for both the "how" and the "why." Since 2018, I've been crafting content that empowers users and demystifies the tech world. From in-depth how-to guides that unlock your phone's potential to breaking news based on original research, I strive to make tech accessible and engaging.

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