Today, Xiaomi released the MIUI 10 update based on Android 9 Pie depth customization to the Xiaomi Mi 8. The update log shows that the new MIUI system displays the date in the drop-down status bar even when the phone is held horizontally. This update also comes with a couple of fixes which include notification issues, SIM/SD Card malfunction, music jam in the playback when deleting the file. In addition, the system now supports quick startup to automatically start network acceleration service.
The new Android 9 Pie system adapts to the Xiaomi Mi 8 notch. In the developer mode, it also integrates and optimizes the notification bar. In addition, this update further optimizes the efficiency of the system. App installation time is faster, the overall system operation is smoother, and the phone performance is further improved . Android 9 Pie update released for the Mi 8 restricts idle apps from using cell phone microphones, cameras and other sensors.
Also note that this update is only for beta users, and the system is a development version, so there may be bugs, and some applications may not run normally. These issues if available should be reported before the stable version can be released. This update is designated MIUI 10 8.9.6 and it is 2.1GB large. It is most likely that this rollout is for Chinese version only but there is no official report to that effect. Let us know if your none-Chinese model received this update.