Poco, the latest sub-brand for Xiaomi is currently looking for beta testers for MIUI for Poco on MIUI forums. This comes days before the device is scheduled to go on sale in the Indian market. The Poco F1, Poco’s first smartphone in the market has just been announced in the Indian market and the company is planning to launch the device in other markets in coming days. So it is likely that users will wait to buy their Poco F1 devices before enrolling. The post added that interested users need to apply to be part of the MIUI for Poco Beta Testing Program.
The post also went on in detail about what changes the engineers have made in the beta version of the software. Baliji, a moderator for MIUI forums added that the company will need suggestions from the testers and customers to help the developer team in improving the software of the device. According to the changes in the “What’s new” section, developers have optimized the CPU usage to make the UI “super fluid” while removing redundant animations from the system to make the UI feel more smooth and seamless. Other changes include “a massive update” to system ringtones and sounds and newly added Dolby support.
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Other changes include camera optimizations, revamped AI functionality in the camera, new design for the notification shade, new design to the “Recents” screen and new design to the Weather and Clock app. According to the post, interested users need to apply for the Beta program before September 12, 2018.
Before applying, users need to take note of some requirements to be eligible for the Poco F1 Beta program. First and foremost, the interested users need to have a Poco F1 device, later they need to know how to operate QQ app. In addition to these requirements, users should have an unlocked bootloader, must be on latest MIUI Global Beta ROM, should have the interest to test new ROMs, and flashing MIUI ROMs. Last but not the least, interested users must be active on MIUI forums.
To apply, interested users need to download MIUI Forum app from Google Play Store and then select the “Recruitment” forum from the homepage and fill the required information before tapping the submit button. Poco will send a PM on the forum for approval.