Android 10 nears for the Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Android 10 appears to be edging nearer for Xiaomi Pocophone F1. Also sold as the Poco F1 in some regions, the device took the world by storm when Xiaomi announced it last year. Launched on Android 8.1 Oreo builds of MIUI 9, the Pocophone F1 has since been upgraded to Android 9.0 Pie courtesy of MIUI 10. Xiaomi also pushed MIUI 11 to the device in October, but fans were quick to realise that the Chinese company had kept the Pocophone F1 on Android 9.0 Pie, rather than moving it onto Android 10 as it has done with other handsets.
Xiaomi has been reassuring people that it is "still working on Android Q" for the Pocophone F1, with some fans growing increasingly impatient. While the company line remains that the device will receive Android 10 "when it's ready", a recent post on the Mi OpenSource GitHub suggests that this could be on the horizon.
We cannot verify whether Mi OpenSource is affiliated with Xiaomi, but a commit posted on contains the Android 10 kernel source code for Xiaomi's Snapdragon 845-powered handsets, of which the Pocophone F1 is one. Generally, the publication of kernel source code is a sign that a software upgrade is in the final stages of development. So, even though Xiaomi is still yet to confirm when the Pocophone F1 will receive Android 10 builds of MIUI 11, the appearance of kernel source code is an encouraging sign that this will happen relatively soon.