Xiaomi invites Pocophone F1 users to test Android Q for their device
Xiaomi has opened the Mi Pilot MIUI program, by which users can test advance versions of this OS on their phones from this OEM. It replaces the Global Beta program the company had had in place for much the same purpose, but has suspended for all devices this month (June 2019).
This program will begin with the popular Pocophone F1. It offers the chance for owners of this device to download and test out MIUI based on Android Q. Interested users can apply to Mi Pilot MIUI for this purpose until July 7, 2019.
Successful applicants will have the chance to use Android Q on the Pocophone F1 potentially long before it is approved for general release. However, Xiaomi has also advised aspiring testers that there are several caveats to this process.
They include the possibility that the OS involved will be very unstable and may cause device malfunction; in addition, candidates need to install and use the instant-messaging app QQ in order to communicate with and send feedback to MIUI developers.
To date, Mi Pilot MIUI has also been extended to a short list of older devices that have yet to be updated. They are the Mi 6, Redmi 6A and Redmi 6, which will be updated to Android Pie via the program.