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Redmi K20 Pro reportedly gets Android Q beta in China

MIUI based on Android Q is available for few devices as yet. (Source: MIUI)
MIUI based on Android Q is available for few devices as yet. (Source: MIUI)
Redmi is reportedly pushing an official Android Q build to some owners of the K20 Pro in China. These users had been invited to apply to a beta program to test this ROM earlier in the year. Therefore, this phone may have joined the Xiaomi Mi 9 in eligibility for advance access to this major OS update.

Redmi's 2019 flagship, the K20 Pro, can now allegedly access a version of Android Q ahead of its release later this year. As this brand uses largely the same software as its parent company, Xiaomi, its new and rather exclusive beta is overlaid with the MIUI OS skin.

Unfortunately, this beta is characterized as intended for Chinese units of the K20 Pro only. It is known as MIUI Beta 9.8.8 for this phone. By all accounts, the experience conferred by this update is not that much different from the stable MIUI 10 based on Android Pie.

Those who have installed the Redmi K20 Pro's Q beta may be able to expect a different style in the notification shade, status bar and app-switcher. Nevertheless, it is now one of very few Xiaomi-made phones with this update; for example, the Mi 9 also currently has access to Q developer builds. However, it should be followed by numerous other phones in the future.

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A poster and a Chinese-language changelog for the new MIUI beta. (Source: DroidShout)
A poster and a Chinese-language changelog for the new MIUI beta. (Source: DroidShout)

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-08-10 (Update: 2019-08-10)