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Xiaomi Announces Android Q Update for 9 Mi and Redmi Devices This Year

The Chinese tech giant Xiaomi is continuously working on developing new versions of its MIUI Android overlay for both its Mi and Redmi series of smartphones. The manufacturer is currently working on the latest MIUI 11 that is in development since January. This version promises to offer users battery and performance optimizations, along with the dark theme and much better animations and icons.

Even as the manufacturer has not given any hints of the release date of MIUI 11, Xiaomi has kindled its fans’ interest by an announcement in the MIUI Forums in China. This announcement is about the availability of the latest Android Q operating system on nine devices. These selected smartphones will receive the update by the end of this year.

Smartphones that will get the Android Q update in Q4 2019

The following is the list of Xiaomi and Redmi smartphones that will start the Beta testing and receive the Android Q update in the last quarter of this year according to the above post:

  • Xiaomi Mi 9
  • Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
  • Redmi K20
  • Redmi K20 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S
  • Xiaomi Mi MIX 3
  • Xiaomi Mi 8
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition

When the Android Q Beta for non-Pixel devices was launched, its presence was first made felt on the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 and the Xiaomi Mi 9. The Redmi K20 Pro later joined these two handsets. Therefore, it is very likely that among the nine smartphones, these three handsets will be the first to receive the latest Android operating system update.

The first quarter of the next year 2020 will see two additional handsets; the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro, updated to Android Q.

Chinese version will get the update first

It is important to note that the above Android Q update will be available to the Chinese version of the smartphones. Although no details have been revealed about the update for the global counterparts, it is expected to happen a few weeks after the Chinese release. Also, the company has given Q4 2019 and Q1 2020 as tentative schedules for the update to happen and could get delayed in case of unforeseen circumstances.  The manufacturer is yet to consider rolling out the update to other devices.

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