Xiaomi is the trending news right now. The previous part of the year had witnessed Xiaomi stating about the rolling out of their version of the customized Android Nougat interface, MIUI 9.0, to 40 of its smartphones. This would range from the entry-level devices like the Redmi 2A to their flagship models like the Mi Mix 2.
Following this were the reports that added about how the MIUI 9.5 update was being rolled out on select Redmi Note 4 devices. Now, Xiaomi has announced that the MIUI 9.5 update would be coming out on more than 30 of the devices in the company’s portfolio by the end of April.
MIUI fans! We’re happy to announce that, we’ve started rolling out MIUI 9.5 Global Stable ROM for all our devices in phases. Starting with Redmi Note 4, Redmi Note 3, Mi Max/Prime and Redmi 3S/Prime. pic.twitter.com/Lno2JYbOXa
— MIUI India (@MIUI_India) March 19, 2018
Here, it needs mentioning that both, the MIUI 9.0 and MIUI 9.5 are based on the Android 7.0 Nougat interface. Also, the reason behind the Xiaomi updates arriving late to the market when compared to other companies is because MIUI is so heavily customized.
However, MIUI is still based on Android Nougat rather than Android Oreo, which has been on the market for a while, making it officially late to the party. Meanwhile, Google’s next major update Android P should be officially launched anytime now.
The most striking feature of the MIUI 9.5 update is its Notification shade. This essentially allows users to reply to messages directly from the notification panel rather having to open the entire app.
Now, the list at a quick glance:
Devices to get an update in late March:
- Redmi Note 3 P Special Edition
- Redmi Note 3 Qualcomm
- Redmi Note 4 Qualcomm/ Redmi Note 4X
- Mi Max
- Mi Max Prime
- Redmi 3S
- Redmi 4 Prime
- Redmi 4A
- Redmi Note 4 MTK (MediaTek processor variant)
Devices to get an update in early April:
- Redmi Note 5A Prime/ Redmi Y1
- Redmi Note 5A/ Redmi Y1 Lite
- Redmi 5A
- Redmi 5 Plus
- Redmi Note 5
- Redmi 5
- Mi Max 2
- Mi 5
- Redmi 4X
- Mi 6
- Mi Mix 2
Devices to get updated in mid-April:
- Mi Note 2
- Mi 5S
- Mi Mix
- Mi Note 3
- Mi 5S Plus
- Redmi Note 2
- Redmi 3
- Redmi 4
- Mi 3
- Mi 4
The release dates for the phones aren’t set in stone yet. But, the company has pointed out and can change due to a myriad of reasons. Xiaomi should be aware that users are still eagerly awaiting an Android Oreo update for their phones even with the Android P release on the horizon.