Xiaomi is known for taking care of its smartphones and pushing software updates to all kinds of devices. Latest info from MIUI forums revealed ten phones will get the Android Pie OS, with Global Beta for two of them coming before the end of March. Five more will get in by June, while three phones have no timeline, but their updates are also in the pipeline.
Phone Planned Public Beta launch
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Q2 2019
Xiaomi Mi 6 Q2 2019
Xiaomi Redmi 6A Q2 2019
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Q2 2019
Xiaomi Mi Note 3 Q2 2019
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Q1 2019
Xiaomi Redmi S2/Y2 Q1 2019
Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Still in development
Xiaomi Mi 6X Still in development
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Still in development
Luckily for all Xiaomi owners, the list is applicable for devices both on the MIUI China ROM and the MIUI Global ROM. Once the Beta is ready for public testing, the company is expected to announce it on its forums and in its app.
An administrator of the discussion board clarified that the list is not complete - once the maker decides that another phone already running Oreo is ready for the switch, will update the official post.
We’ve already tried Android Pie on a Xiaomi smartphone when we did our Mi 9 review. The OS will bring features such as Picture-in-Picture mode, API for passwords, volume sliders, notification shade, etc. Xiaomi usually does not link user interface updates with the OS package, so you might be getting Pie even if the phone is still with an older MIUI.