Being an OEM of China, Xiaomi does prefer rolling out major OTA updates firstly in their homeland. And Mi 8 is not an exception. It is a 2018 flagship phone.
Now, Mi 8 received the stable Android 10 stable update based MIUI 11 in China after a condensed beta testing phase.
The update is now available for the global variants of the Xiaomi Mi 8, bearing a build number of the MIUI 126.96.36.199 QEAMIXM. The size of the latest update is 1.9 GB, and it further brings the December 2019 android security patch.
Users can get all the features of the Android 10, such as improved location controls, better privacy, and enhanced system-wide dark mode. Besides, users can also enjoy the revised MIUI 11 that comes with overhauled sounds, visuals, and improved system stability. However, the Android security patch level now shifted from October to December (2019).
The complete changelog includes a stable MIUI based on Android 10, updated Android Security Patch to December 2019, and increased system security. Moreover, fixed could not open notification settings in the Notification shade in Second space
Security. Provide optimization for the localized payment security icon for India. The latest update also fixed images overlapped in scrolling screenshots.
This Android 10 stable update is a gradual rollout. Thus Xiaomi needs to verify the MIUI account designation. And further, allow the update only if the account whitelisted for early beta testing. However, you can also bypass the check by flashing through TWRP custom recovery. Users can also download the update manually.