Xiaomi has become a company that always arrived late on the release of new updates to its devices, a brand recognized as one of the best in this area for reliability and timing of the upgrades. Here then to take stock of the situation regarding the recent firmware updates of the Chinese company.
Let's start with BlackShark, a brand affiliated with Xiaomi, which on its official website announced the arrival of the update to Android 9 Pie for its smartphone of the same name, launched last year (to be clear the first generation). The software version of the update for BlackShark is the G66X1909040OS00MPP, and in addition to the latest major release from Google (without considering Android 10), the latest security patches updated to 5 August 2019 and many new features in the system are also introduced, of which we report the changelog below:
- upgrade to Android 9 Pie with 5 August 2019 security patch
- introduction of the ScreenRecorder
- adding WiFi hotspot and tethering, users can now share WiFi networks with other devices via the hotspot function
- addition of the Face Unlock
- updated SharkSpace to the latest version with a new interface
- GameDock update to the 3.0 version with the addition of the new Dashboard, Performance and Chat features (some features are unstable and will be updated later)
- added Gamer Studio feature that allows players to customize settings
- camera autofocus optimization
- optimization of system stability
Xiaomi Mi A2, Mi A2 Lite and Mi A1 update with the September 2019 security patches
The sales champions in the Android One segment, produced by Xiaomi, could not be missed. Let's talk about Mi A2, Mi A2 Lite and Mi A1 that update to the September 2019 security patches. Definitely good news for all owners connected to these terminals that are now updated simultaneously. The updates are rather small, equal to 68,7 MB for Mi A1 and 34,4 MB for Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite. For none of the three models we refer to specific bugs.
Xiaomi Mi 9 receives August patches
The September 24 should present the new MIUI 11, but in the meantime Xiaomi does not fail to release the usual updates for the current MIUI 10. In the case of Xiaomi Mi 9 the security of the patches is increased in August 2019 but also significant improvements are implemented, such as the reduction of low-volume noise for headphones and earphones but also an improvement in the responsiveness of the fingerprint sensor integrated in the display, which tended to "fall asleep" after periods of inactivity.
The update is in the rollout phase for devices that mount the global ROM destined for the European market. To verify its presence you just need to open the System Settings and start the app for updates.
Xiaomi Mi Band 4 is updated with many new custom watchfaces
Finally we announce a new update for the Xiaomi Mi Band 4, the most loved fitness band by Italian and international users. In this case, new watchfaces are added that change the appearance of the bracelet screen, considering that there are also a series of dials dedicated to the well-known video game by Blizzard, Overwatch. To get all this, simply update the Mi Fit companion app which will automatically install the new firmware on your 4 Mi Band.