These 11 Xiaomi, Redmi Phones Will Receive Android Q Update: Are You Using These? (Complete List)
Xiaomi has announced that finally, these 11 smartphones under the Redmi and Xiaomi brand will receive Android Q update.
This means, that whatever version of the MIUI OS they are using, it will be based on Android Q now.
Here is the complete list of the smartphones:
Xiaomi Mi 9
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Redmi K20 Pro
Xiaomi Mi 8
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition
Xiaomi Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Mi Mix 2S
Redmi Note 7
Redmi Note 7 Pro
Out of these, Xiaomi Mi 9, Redmi K20 and Redmi Note 7 were launched in 2019, while Xiaomi Mi 8 series, Mi Mix 3, Mi Mix 2S were launched last year.
Only Mi 8 series, Mi Mix 2S, Mi Mix 3 had Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 10, while the rest came with Android 9 Pie, by default.
However, out of these, only Redmi Note 7 Pro and the Redmi Note 7 are available in India right now.
This is great news for the users of these 11 smartphones, as they will be able to experience the all-new Android Q on their MIUI 10, and also on MIUI 11, once it is made live.
However, there is a catch here.
The Catch With OS Update On Xiaomi/Redmi Smartphones
The catch here is that, Xiaomi only allows one iterative Android update on their smartphones. This means, that once Android Q is updated on these 11 smartphones, the users won’t be able to make any other Android update.
This same was the case with older smartphones such as Redmi Note 3, Redmi Note 4, Redmi Note 5 Pro as well.
Now, the users of these smartphones will be able to download MIUI 11, and any further MIUI versions such as MIUI 13, 14 etc, but they all will be based on Android Q only.
This, from the business point of view, will be beneficial for the company, as users who want to experience the new features of the new Android version will need to buy a new phone.
In a related news, MIUI 11 OS from Xiaomi will allow the users to stop the ads.
The exact mechanism is not clear, but a feature will be added in the upcoming MIUI 11 OS.
Besides, Xiaomi has promised that the impression of the ads on their existing MIUI 10 and other versions will be gradually lowered.
We will keep you updated, as we receive more news.