The Mountain View giant, Google, has just released the first stable version of the new 10 Android operating system for the Pixel smartphone family. Well, to the surprise of many, one of the fastest brands to adopt the new OS was Xiaomi who has already started the roll out for Redmi K20 Pro sold in China and India.
Android 10 Stable will arrive on Redmi K20 Pro on board the latest MIUI 10.4.4.0 for the Chinese version, while in India it will be necessary to download the MIUI in 10.4.7.0 version. Obviously it is not available in a global version because the K20 Pro is sold under the name of Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro in markets outside of China and India.
Redmi K20 Pro: Start the roll out of Android 10 Stable
In any case, the speed demonstrated by the Xiaomi or rather the Redmi sub-brand is really to be appreciated. We say this mainly because other manufacturers like Essential, which is also among the first to adopt the new OS, actually only has one device on the market and with a stock Android version. On the other hand, as we all know, Redmi has a nice arsenal of terminals in its portfolio and a customized operating system, the MIUI, much heavier and more complex than the other OS in circulation.
That said, Xiaomi's announcement didn't surprise everyone, in recent months the Chinese giant has in fact recruited many MIUI beta testers based on Android 10 just to be ready for the big day. To be precise, the first Android beta for the Redmi K20 Pro was released last August 9 and since then the beta test team has been working hard to solve the most bugs in the time available.
We remind you that the new Google operating system brings with it some important innovations among which we find:
- Live Caption: With this feature it will be possible to add subtitles on home-created videos, audio recordings and podcasts without using the internet connection;
- Smart Replay: Android will automatically suggest messages (including emoji) as a reply to text messages, instant messages or email;
- Sound Amplifier: On Android 10 we have an integrated audio amplifier capable of reducing background noise and improving the main audio source. The company also states that thanks to Sound Amplifier it will be made much easier to talk in very noisy areas like in an office full of people, at the market, etc.
- Gesture Navigation: Google has optimized and made efficient the system of gestures already available on Android 9 Pie. With Android 10 it will be possible to swipe to the left to go back, swipe to the right to open the last used applications and swipe from the center to the top to go to the main screen;
- Dark Theme: Android 10 now supports the natively dark mode to convert all black UI. Moreover, Google confirms that in Dark Theme mode the smartphone will consume less energy (we are obviously talking about having an AMOLED screen);
- Increased security: Google claims that the new OS is more secure thanks to the ability to check the data and permissions used by the apps;
- Faster patches: With Android 10 it will be possible to install security patches without having to reboot the device. The patches will be released directly on Google Play;
- Digital Wellbeing: Thanks to this feature we could keep track of the use of our smartphone and various apps;
- Focus Mode: This feature allows us to select which application to focus on for a specific period of time.
What do you think of Xiaomi's speed? Have you been positively surprised? And finally, are there any of you in possession of the Redmi K20 Pro Chinese version that will try the update? Let us know in the comments section below!