Xiaomi Mi 8 Spotted Running Android 9 Pie On Geekbench
Google had released Android 9 Pie several months back. The update was first released for Pixel devices and then later optimised for non-Pixel devices. The rollout of these updates to Chinese companies that run custom skins on their devices take some time. Recently, the Mi 8 pro has been spotted on Geekbench running Android 9 Pie. As the Mi 8 runs on Xiaomi’s own Android based firmware, it will get updated to Android Pie based MIUI 10. With the Geekbench scores live on the website, it is expected to get the update soon.
Navigating through the device will be easier with the upcoming update. MIUI 10 will feature full screen gestures as it will be a better way to interact with a full screen device. An updated notification bar will also be presented with less clutter and more space for content. A recents feature is also added which will allow the users to view recent apps with the swipe of a finger. It is also optimised for 18:9 screens. Xiaomi claims that with MIUI 10, native apps will load faster and drastically reduce the loading time. This will work for third party apps as well. AI portrait mode will be featured as well. Therefore, a single camera phone will be able to blur the background after the upgrade.
Mi will add a handy tool similar to Apple’s AirDrop called Mi Drop. The app will be able to transfer files at high speeds and would support most file formats. It will also sport a redesigned file manager which will help the user manage their files easily.
The Mi Mix 2s and the Mi Max 3 have already stared receiving Android Pie update in China. Xiaomi has listed its flagship under the first tier list of MIUI 10 rollout. This means that other Xiaomi smartphones should expect the update to arrive sometime next year.