MIUI 8 was first introduced in May, alongside the Mi Max phablet. It redesigns several important parts of the user interface and brings new features like power saving mode, app startup management, a spam filter for the messaging app, a revamped Notes app, various utilities, and an enhanced gallery app.
The update is rolling out to the global ROM, with Chinese versions also receiving the bump to MIUI 8. Xiaomi released a public beta for the new version in July, and initially promised the OTA rollout for August 16.
Today, the MIUI 8 OTA will roll out to the Redmi 1S, Mi 2/2S, Mi 4i, Redmi Note 3G, Redmi Note 4G. Some users – but presumably not all – of the Redmi Note 2 and Redmi 2 should also expect a notification. By August 25, all users of these devices should expect seeing an OTA update notification.
As for other devices, Xiaomi says they will receive MIUI 8 progressively, “in the near future.” The devices that are officially confirmed to receive MIUI 8 are Mi Max, Mi Note, Mi 5, Mi 4, Mi 4i, Mi 3, Mi 2, Redmi Note Prime, Redmi Note 3, Redmi Note 2, Redmi Note, Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi 2 and Redmi 1s.
Head over to the MIUI forums for more details and let us know if you’ve got the update!