Xiaomi is one of the few brands that always manages to produce very competitive devices with a high ratio between quality, specifications and price. All this hardware, however, even if economic, is not very useful if not decorously coupled with software of equal goodness.
As you have already read in the title, in this post we will talk about the various updates just promised by Xiaomi. The image below, with all the devices and the relative versions of Android O / P in fact comes directly from the Weibo profile (Chinese social network) of MIUI, so they are official data to which we can refer.
Xiaomi publishes the list of devices that will receive Android 9 Pie
So let's start with the devices that will receive Android 9 Pie. In this group we have the mid-range Xiaomi Mi 6X and the entry-level Redmi Note 5, Redmi S2 and Redmi 6 Pro. All the devices mentioned above will be tested with Android 9 Pie in beta in the first quarter of 2019.
Then there is a series of terminals that already run on Android O and that will remain with this OS. This includes: the Xiaomi Mi 5, Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus, Xiaomi Mi 5, Xiaomi Mi MIX, Xiaomi Mi MIX 6, Xiaomi Mi Note 2, Xiaomi Mi Note 2, Xiaomi Redmi 3, Xiaomi Redmi 5A and Xiaomi Mi 5X.
Finally, we have smartphones that will be updated to Android 9 Pie as soon as possible. These include the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S, the Xiaomi Mi 8, the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE, the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 and the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite.
Among the devices listed above, we note the lack of the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 and the Mi 6 which therefore most likely will not receive the update to Android 9 Pie. That said, Xiaomi had previously specified that only the most obsolete models or those that were updated at least twice would no longer be updated. We believe that both the Mi MIX 2 and the Mi 6 released in the 2017 with Android 7 Nougat should not be part of it. What do you think about it? Should Xiaomi absolutely update these two devices? Comment below with your opinion!