The latest announcement from Xiaomi states of the rolling out of its MIUI 9 beta, which is the company’s latest OS for its series of smartphones. The company had already announced the global ROM roll out for MIUI 9 in India and shared a comprehensive list of devices that would be getting the update. But, now it looks like Xiaomi is suspending the rollout of MIUI 9 beta version to only six of its smartphones on the list and will effectively make this the last update for these phones.
Xiaomi has already put up a blog post confirming the suspension of MIUI 9 beta (public and closed beta) to Mi 2/2S, Mi 4i, Redmi Note 4G, Redmi 2, Redmi 2 Prime, and Mi Note. While these phones will be getting MIUI 9 global stable build, they can no longer be a part of the beta testing, as per the blog post.
According to the Blog Post, Xiaomi wrote that “To ensure the best performance of MIUI, we have to make a tough decision of suspending the update of 6 devices after a long-time discussion and evaluation about the release time of devices, active users, hardware performance, etc.” Also, the post added that, after November 17, these six devices, namely Mi 2/2S, Mi Note, Redmi Note 4G, Redmi 2 and Redmi 2 Prime will be suspended from the closed beta and public beta for MIUI 9.
So users who flash the MIUI 9 beta on their phone should be alert and keep a close eye on Xiaomi’s forums as the company will be issuing instructions on flashing to the MIUI 9 Global Stable ROM. Xiaomi has also further stated that MIUI Global Beta ROM 7.11.16 will be the last beta update for these smartphones on the list.
Now, as far as the final MIUI 9 Global stable ROM is concerned, it will be gradually released from December 2017 to January 2018 for the six phones mentioned in the above list. Another addition to this is the Redmi 1S. So all these phones, including the oldest Redmi 1S will be getting the MIUI 9 Global stable ROM, but this will be the last update from Xiaomi.
Xiaomi recently had rolled out MIUI 9 for Redmi Note 4, Mi Max 2 in India. The full list of compatible devices from 2017 which will get MIUI 9 includes Mi Mix 2, Mi Note 3, Mi 6, Redmi Note 4, Redmi Note 4X, Redmi Note 5A, Redmi 4, Redmi 4X, Redmi Y1, and Redmi Y1s.