Several Xiaomi smartphones will not be getting the latest MIUI 10 updates. Xiaomi has even officially notified the Redmi and Mi Series variants that will soon stop receiving updates.
Xiaomi developers have openly confirmed that quite a few smartphones, including some Redmi and Mi Series devices, will not get MIUI updates, including the latest MIUI 10 OS. Developers of the MIUI OS and its updates put up the notice in a forum post on the MIUI China website. Incidentally, the notice appears to be limited to the Xiaomi smartphones that sell primarily in China. However, it is quite likely that the Xiaomi handsets sold elsewhere will stop receiving the updates as well.
Xiaomi Confirms the Redmi And Mi Series Android Smartphones That Won’t Receive MIUI 10 Updates
Not all Xiaomi smartphone users need to worry about their devices being left out of the update cycle. Xiaomi has clearly mentioned the devices that won’t be receiving updates, and most of the smartphones are quite old. Still, the news is quite a surprise because Xiaomi has remain committed to several old handsets.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro, Redmi Note 3, Mi 5, Mi 4, Mi 4C, and Mi 4S are the smartphones that will no longer receive MIUI 10 updates. Interestingly, some of the Xiaomi smartphones in the list have received MIUI 10 OS update. Needless to add, these updates are part of the Stable Release.
The Redmi 6 Pro and Note 4 Pro have received the MIUI 10.2 Stable Version. The Xiaomi Mi 5 and Note 3 Pro, too, will be receiving the same update soon. However, Xiaomi Mi 4, Mi 4S, and Mi 4C will officially remain on the MIUI 10.1 version as the last stable update.
Xiaomi hasn’t officially stated any reason to halt the updates to the aforementioned Android handsets. It is surprising because Xiaomi has previously sent out updates to its handsets that were about five years into their life. Needless to mention, Xiaomi has been one of the most active companies that regularly updates its MIUI OS and has proven to be exceptionally quick in sending out OTA updates. However, this is certainly not the first time that Xiaomi has stopped updates for some of the smartphones.
Xiaomi Focusing On New Smartphones and POCO Sub-Brand?
Xiaomi has significantly accelerated the release of several new smartphones. Barring a few Android One smartphones, all of the handsets run on its popular MIUI custom skin over base Android OS. The company has been aggressively launching multiple variants in the Redmi, Redmi Note, Mi, and even the Mi MIX Series.
Moreover, the company recently launched a completely new POCOPHONE sub-brand. The first smartphone of the new series, the POCO F1 has been quite popular with buyers. However, the company has been fielding multiple requests to address quite a few bugs and weird issues in the even more customized MIUI OS on the POCO F1. Perhaps this could be one of the reasons Xiaomi has scaled back the availability of the MIUI updates to older Xiaomi smartphones.