According to Xiaomi, it wants to focus on a more stable experience for its software. The company has significantly expanded over the years, with Xiaomi phones now growing as a brand in markets like Europe and India. As such, it wants to limit its beta testing and update devices under Mi and Redmi branding more frequently.
Xiaomi provided additional context by explaining the two versions of the global MIUI ROM: stable and beta. Even though the stable version provides a more consistent experience, the company found an increasing number of people using the beta version on a day-to-day basis.
From the sounds of it, Xiaomi was surprised at the number of people using the beta version. Even though that opens an opportunity for Xiaomi to hear from users and fix any issues, only a small number of people provided feedback.
More importantly, Xiaomi realized that its footprint is growing quickly. The last thing the company probably wants is for people to associate it with buggy and unfinished software.
Xiaomi will continue to seek feedback from MIUI users and provide kernel sources for its devices. However, the company didn’t say what would happen to the closed beta or if it plans to eventually restart the global MIUI beta program.