In a post published on Weibo earlier today, Xiaomi software engineer Zhang Guoquan confirmed Xiaomi’s Android Pie upgrade plan. However, it should be noted that the roadmap is only for the Chinese market. It may possibly take slightly longer for Xiaomi to roll out the Pie update to the global variants of the models listed in the roadmap.
Xiaomi Android Pie Upgrade Roadmap
According to the roadmap, only two models will receive the Android Pie update before the end of the first quarter. These happen to be the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi S2 (Y2). The Mi MIX 2, Mi 6, Redmi 6A, Redmi 6, and Mi Note 3 models will be updated to Android Pie in the second quarter of the year. Xiaomi is currently testing the Android Pie update for the Mi 6X and Redmi 6 Pro smartphones as well. While no specific date has been confirmed, the stable update for the two smartphones will likely begin rolling out in China before the end of this month. As of now, Xiaomi has not confirmed if it plans to roll out the Android Pie update to any other model not listed in the roadmap.
In addition to bringing the Android Pie update to its phones, Xiaomi is also planning to bring a few new features from its flagship Mi 9 to some of its older models. These features include game turbo mode, dark mode, revamped AOD display, dynamic wallpapers, and new wired charging animations. They are expected to be rolled out to eligible models before the end of April.
The list of Xiaomi smartphones that have already been updated to Android Pie include the Mi 8, Mi 8 Explorer Edition, Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition, Mi 8 SE, Mi MAX 3, and the Mi 8 Youth Edition. All the Redmi and Mi smartphones released this year ship with Android Pie-based MIUI 10 out of the box.