If you happen to be among the owners of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, you’re in for a surprise update. The Chinese tech giant is rolling out MIUI 8.0 Global Beta ROM 6.9.9 for Redmi Note 3 Snapdragon edition.

The MIUI 8 Global Beta release brings Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the device, with all the new features and optimizations. Although you can expect all the cool battery optimizations and features from the update it is a beta build.

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Accordingly, some users have reported that the MIUI 8 Global Beta ROM does come with some bugs and issues. Xiaomi has already been informed about the issues and should release another update with fixes soon enough.

Redmi Note 3 MIUI 8 Global Beta ROM 6.9.9 Changelog

Redmi Note 3

Highlights

New – Swipe to the edge of the screen to hide Quick ball (09-08)

Optimization – Record music in stereo quality (09-06)

MIUI Forum

New – Added search in the Forum (09-07)

Optimization – Redesigned interface for replies (09-07)

Quick Ball

New – Swipe to the edge of the screen to hide Quick ball (09-08)

Lockscreen, Status Bar, Notification Bar

Optimization – Tap the date in the status bar to open Calendar (09-07)

Fix – Issues with volume level notification in Second space when using earphones (09-05)

Home screen

Optimization – Hold the empty spot on the Home screen to enter the editing mode (09-06)

Fix – Device didn’t respond after updating and rebooting (09-06)

Fix – FC issues when switching between themes (09-06)

Recorder

Optimization – Record music in stereo quality (09-06)

Apart from Android 6.0 Marshmallow the Redmi Note 3 Snapdragon edition also brings additional gestures and features. A simple swipe to the edge of the screen can now help you hide the Quick ball feature from any screen.

Moreover, you can directly access the Calendar app on Redmi Note 3 by tapping the date on the status bar. Xiaomi has also reportedly brought some audio enhancements to the device under the hood, related to stereo sound quality.

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