Xiaomi OS update roadmap revealed - Redmi Note 4 to remain on Nougat
Xiaomi update policy is polarising. The company is known for releasing steady security and feature updates every other week, and even supporting four-year-old devices. On the flip side, however, major updates are nothing to write home about. A user on Reddit has taken their time to collate all publicly available information on Xiaomi’s timeline for the next major update—for devices released in India.
Going by the post, the company will finally abandon the Redmi 1S and Redmi 2 devices. The former was released back in May 2014, and has finally run its course to the end. It was updated to a KitKat-based MIUI 9 last year, and that will be the last major update it receives. Devices like the Mi 4i, Redmi Note Prime, and Redmi Note 4G also get the same treatment.
- The Redmi 3S, 3S Prime, and Note 3 will get the update to MIUI 10, but will remain on Android Marshmallow. Same goes for the Mi 3 and 4.
- The legendary Redmi Note 4, Mi Max, Mi Max Prime, Redmi 4, and Redmi 4A will receive the MIUI 10 update but one based on Nougat.
- Devices in the Y-series, and older flagships like the Mi Mix 2, Mi 5 will get an Oreo-based MIUI 10. Others like the Redmi 5 devices, Mi Max 2, and Redmi Note 5 offerings will also get the update to Oreo.
Considering the fact that we’re about two months away from the release of Android P, it’s a tad annoying that Xiaomi is yet to send out the update to Oreo. Moreso when you realize that even those billed to receive Oreo will likely not get the update for a while yet.