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The Redmi Note 5 is set to get Android Pie soon

The Redmi Note 5 Pro. (Source: XDA-Developers
The Redmi Note 5 Pro. (Source: XDA-Developers
The Redmi Note 5 was launched a year ago and received the update to Oreo in some parts of the world. The device has now been confirmed to also be set to receive the Android Pie update, with a Q1 rollout on the cards.

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 launch last year was something of a mess. The company launched the Redmi Note 5 in India with an unimpressive specifications sheet, but later released that same device to the rest of the world as the Redmi 5 Plus, with the actual Redmi Note 5 being released as the Redmi Note 5 Pro in India.

Users of the Redmi Note 5 have always had doubts as to whether their phones would receive the Pie update but it would appear that Xiaomi still has the device in its plans. Going by posts on the company’s official MIUI forums, the Note 5, codenamed “Whyred” will receive the Pie update in Q1. Other devices to also receive the update include the Mi 6X, Redmi S2, and Redmi 6 Pro

The global Redmi Note 5 was released on Android Oreo, so this will be the first major OS update it receives—and likely the last—as we expect it to receive Android Pie-based versions of MIUI 11, and maybe MIUI 12.


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Ricci Rox, 2019-01-15 (Update: 2019-01-15)