This week, Google rolled out the developer beta version of Android Q on its Pixel smartphones. The technology giant is also ready to talk in detail about its latest Android version at its Google I/O 2019 developers conference. However, this doesn’t mean that all major smartphone makers have rolled out Android Pie, which was unveiled in 2018 to their smartphones.
Xiaomi, which currently dominates the budget segment of the Indian smartphone market has just shared a roadmap of its devices which will be getting the Android Pie update. The update will be available for a list of Redmi and Mi smartphones. According to Xiaomi’s official MIUI forums, the company will be bringing the new update to at least ten of its smartphones including the Mi 6, Mi 6A, Redmi 6, Mi Mix 2, and Mi Note 3.
On the other hand, smartphones such as Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Y2 will be receiving the Android Pie update this month itself. The newly launched Xiaomi Mi 9 Transparent Edition and Mi 6X along with the company’s Redmi Note 6 Pro will also receive the latest update, however, their dates haven’t been made official yet. The new update can be availed by users of the MIUI China ROM as well as the MIUI Global ROM.
In February, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer started the global testing of the Android Pie update for Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi Note 6 Pro and Redmi Y2. The smartphones running Android One like the Mi A1 will also be getting the Android Pie update along with MIUI 10, which is the latest UI version from Xiaomi. The company’s sub-brand, Poco F1 too received the Android Pie update along with MIUI 10.
In January, Xiaomi mentioned on the official MIUI forum that it will bring the Android Pie update to Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 6 Pro and Redmi Y2 before March. And since we are already half-way through the month, we still have a few days to see the new Android Pie update come to the devices. If Xiaomi manages to roll out the update timely, that is.
It should be noted that Xiaomi isn’t as fast with its Android updates as other smartphones companies like the HMD Global or OnePlus.
But the company claims that it has started taking software updates more seriously now. It even released a new MIUI 10 last year which brought new features and a smooth UI to Xiaomi phones.
With the launch of Android Q right around the corner, the company seems to be focusing to get the current Android to most of its smartphones.