The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro and Poco F2 Pro aren’t eligible yet, despite Xiaomi saying the beta would also be coming to those phones, but it’s likely that they’ll get the update in the coming days.
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Despite the announcement being made via MIUI’s Weibo channel, the Xiaomi Android 11 beta doesn’t use MIUI, instead packing ‘stock’ Android, according to XDA Developers, which reported the news, and hosts a link to download the software.
As with the OnePlus 8 Android 11 beta, though, it’s likely not worth downloading the Xiaomi beta just yet, and we’ll explain why.
Why you shouldn’t download the Android 11 beta yet
The Android 11 beta for Google Pixel phones is a ‘public beta’, so it’s for general phone users to download and test out, but the versions OnePlus and Xiaomi have put out are developers’ builds, intended for people who’d want to make apps for the corresponding phones.
The OnePlus 8 and Xiaomi Mi 10 betas likely won’t be as stable as the Google Pixel version, which means you could encounter problems, with the only fix being to reset your phone and lose any data you haven’t backed up. Some of the builds even wipe your data in order to facilitate the installation, and the companies releasing them have advised caution.
Downloading the Android 11 beta to your Xiaomi phone, then, isn’t advised – and since the builds aren’t stable, using them may simply not be a very enjoyable experience for now.
We’d recommend waiting until a public beta for Xiaomi handsets is released, likely in the form of an official MIUI beta, or just waiting for Android 11’s official launch later in 2020.