It was surprising to see Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition was missing from the list of the first Xiaomi devices getting the first Beta update to MIUI 10. But now, the latest reports suggest that even this device will soon be updated to the new Public Beta version of Xiaomi’s latest user interface based on Android Pie. However, the update is only applicable to the China Developer ROM and not the global one.
In this regard, Xiaomi will suspend the development of Android O based internal and public beta releases for the Explorer Edition. Expect the Android Pie based MIUI 10 update sometime late September.
If you adhered to the beta testing phase and installed the China Developer ROM, you will get the update through an OTA notification directly on your device, so you will be able to install it with one tap. Anyway, the Chinese company will update the MIUI 10 Beta ROM on the official website soon, so you will also be able to flash it manually on your Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition.
The new MIUI 10 is based on Android Pie and it brings a lot of improvements. There is the support for new portrait mode selfies, an improved recent menu, re-designed volume and brightness sliders and other new UI elements. Besides Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer, there are several other smartphones the list of devices receiving MIUI 10 beta. You can check the list here.