In February this year, Xiaomi announced MIUI 12.5 Global, followed by MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Update in India. MIUI 12.5 was scheduled for Q2 2021, and MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Update was planned in Q3 2021, bringing many features like Focused Algorithm, Atomized Memory, Liquid Storage, Smart Balance and more. However, the best thing about the update is probably the ability for users to uninstall most of the system apps. Earlier, we also heard how a three-year-old device like Poco F1 would also be getting the MIUI 12.5 update. It somewhat made everyone feel that Xiaomi is now focusing heavily on software support. However, it looks like the company is having difficulties in coping up with the job of updating its devices.
Xiaomi has now announced a list of devices that won’t be receiving MIUI 12.5 Enhanced update in India. Though the list is small, phones from Redmi Note 7 lineup, Redmi 7 and 7A, alongside the Redmi Y3, are the only phones that will not get the MIUI 12.5 Enhanced update. As per a report by FoneArena, Xiaomi announced the same on Mi Fans Home, its official Telegram channel. The following Redmi phones won’t be getting the update.
All these phones were launched in 2019, and they’re just two years old, with Xiaomi leaving them behind with outdated software. As these phones aren’t getting the update, there seems to be very little chance of getting the MIUI 13. It will be interesting to see how Xiaomi fans defend this move of not updating devices with their advocacy towards custom ROM.
Xiaomi has not announced its MIUI 13 rollout plan yet, and once the company announces it in the next few months, we will be able to know how many more Xiaomi, Redmi and Poco phones have been left out. As of now, it looks like users of Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro, two very popular phones will have to stick to what they have or switch to a custom ROM.