As promised, Xiaomi has commenced rolling out the new Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 10 Global ROM stable update to the Redmi Y2. It is first of several Mi and Redmi series phones to get the software.

The company confirmed the news on Twitter. The MIUI 10 is being deployed Over-The-Air (OTA) to the Redmi Y2 and will take a few days to reach corners of the world including India.

Xiaomi Redmi Y2 consumers can follow the below procedure to install the new MIUI 10 update:

Step 1: Once you get new software notification, select "Yes, I'm in"

Step 2: After the software is downloaded, select "Install now"

Step 3: After the software is installed, your phone will restart automatically

Step 4: Your phone is now updated

If you haven't received any update notifications, check it manually by going to Settings >> phone >> check system update. If it says there is an update available, follow the procedure as mentioned above.

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Xiaomi MIUI 10 Global Stable ROM update now available to Redmi Y2 in India.MIUI India/Twitter (screen-grab)

If you don't want to wait long, you can head to MIUI 10 blog to get the downloadable MIUI 10 software and manually install the software on your Redmi Y2. But, be advised, this procedure requires users to have technical knowledge about boot loading and if you are not aware of those technicalities, you refrain from doing it. Just wait for a couple days for OTA update, which is easy and takes hardly a few minutes complete the installation.

Xiaomi MIUI 10: All you need to know

Responsive and fast

The main theme of 2107-based MIUI 9 was 'Lighting Fast', this time too, Xiaomi is promising MIUI 10 will make the device work faster in terms of app loading and more. It also comes with two critical system optimisations—Lock-free critical path and Codependent prioritizing, which improves the overall responsiveness of MIUI 10 by 10 per cent.

Designed for Full-Screen Experience

With widescreen 18:9 aspect ratio becoming the norm in the smartphone industry and most importantly in all recent Xiaomi phones. MIUI 10 has designed to enhance the user experience with its upgrades in design, speed, AI and sound.

MIUI 10 is said to come with several easy-to-use full-screen hand gestures without the need for virtual buttons, along with new features such as more content in the tiled taskbar and improved swiping gestures (up and down for switching tasks, sideways to end current task), users will be delighted at the increase in their multitasking efficiency.

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Xiaomi MIUI 10 is optimized for fullview screen phonesXiaomi ENMIUI blog

The company promises that users will be able to seamlessly switch to Full-screen gestures. Besides, MIUI 10 will provide a much more productive experience with a completely redesigned recent apps menu showing up to 5 apps in one screen.

Single-lens portrait photos:

Google Pixel 2, despite having a single lens offers Bokeh blur effect. Thanks to machine learning capability, the image quality of the Google phone was as good as, if not better than, any rival branded device with dual-camera. Fans and critics heaped praised at the efforts of the genius engineers of the company. Now, Xiaomi has managed to offer a similar feature for its single lens camera phone with MIUI 10. All the eligible devices will get the AI Portrait photos from both the front and back cameras. With this feature, users can change the focus on the foreground and blur the background.

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Xiaomi MIUI 10 brings the much need Bokeh blur effect feature to single-lens camera phones with AI Portrait mode.Xiaomi ENMIUI blog

Natural ringtones:

With MIUI 10, Xiaomi brings a completely new system of sounds. From notifications to audio feedback and ambient sounds from an app like the timer with nature-related water droplets, rain, sand dunes in the wind on a desert, forest sound with waterfall effect, ocean wave sound and more, which soothes the user's mood rather than annoyed by notifications and calls. MIUI 10 is also designed in a way that will reduce the aural clutter.

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Xiaomi MIUI 10 brings natural ringtones to the phonesXiaomi ENMIUI blog

Customized for India

MIUI 9 came with personalized theme for India including the pachanga calendar, festival-related wallpapers and more, Now, the new MIUI 10 follows up the region-specific feature such as the camera app doubling up as a Paytm QR code scanner, a local service page in the inbuilt browser with full support for PWA (progressive web apps), and the content-rich libraries of Mi Music and Mi Video ensure a great, entertaining and an ergonomic experience.

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Xiaomi MIUI 10 comes with region-specific features including to IndiaXiaomi ENMIUI blog

It also adds a quick menu tab to all business messages, which allows users to explore more about the service with one tap.

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Xiaomi MIUI 10 comes with new feature that turns IRCTA messages in to easily readable cardsXiaomi ENMIUI blog

List of Xiaomi phones eligible for MIUI 10:

In addition to the Redmi Y2, Xiaomi has confirmed to release MIUI 10 ROM to Mi 8, Mi MIX 2S, Mi MIX 2, Mi MIX, Mi 6X, Mi 6, Mi 5, Mi Note 2, Redmi S2, Redmi Note 5, Mi Note 3, Mi 5X, Mi 5c, Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, Mi 4, Mi 4c, Mi 4S, Mi Max 2, Mi Max, Redmi Y1, Redmi 5, Redmi 5A, Redmi 5 Plus, Redmi 4, Redmi 4A, Redmi 4X, Redmi 3S/Redmi 3X, Redmi Pro, Redmi Note 5A, Redmi Note 4 (Qualcomm), Redmi Note 4X, Redmi Note 4 (MTK), Redmi Note 3 (Qualcomm).

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