Notebookcheck
, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 

Xiaomi kicks off Oreo beta program for the Mi 6

The Mi 6. (Source: AndroidPit)
The Mi 6. (Source: AndroidPit)
Xiaomi has kickstarted its closed Oreo beta-testing program, with selection currently ongoing and expected to last for a few weeks. The open beta is expected to begin by January 2018.
Ricci Rox,
, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 

Android Oreo was released a few months ago but, in typical Android fashion, only a select few devices—the original Pixels, Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact, and the OnePlus 3/3T—have received full-fledged updates to the newest version of the OS. A few OEMs, however, have opened up beta testing programs pending a full, stable update before the end of the year (HMD), or early next year (Samsung). Xiaomi will be the next company to set its sights on Oreo, with the Chinese giants set to launch its own beta testing program for its flagship Mi 6.

Unlike the other OEMs that jumped straight into public betas, Xiaomi will focus on a closed beta first, with the company said to have begun selecting testers, a process expected to last a few weeks. The testers will have the update on their hands for about a month before the program is opened to the public. Going by this timeline, we expect stable updates to be sent out towards the end of Q1 2018.

Xiaomi, unlike most other OEMs, has an impressive update policy, as steady security patches and new versions of the company's MIUI skin are sent out for as long as a period of five years. Actual OS major updates are a different issue, though, with the company usually only delivering one major update. The Oreo update for the Mi 6, for example, will likely be the only full Android update it receives, as it was launched on Nougat.

Source(s)

static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 
Ricci Rox
Ricci Rox - Senior Tech Writer - 2058 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I like tech, simple as. Half the time, you can catch me writing snarky sales copy. The rest of the time, I'm either keeping readers abreast with the latest happenings in the mobile tech world or watching football. I worked as both a journo and freelance content writer for a couple of years before joining the Notebookcheck team in 2017. Feel free to shoot me some questions on Twitter or Reddit if it so tickles thine fancy.
contact me via: @riccirox, LinkedIn
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2017 11 > Xiaomi kicks off Oreo beta program for the Mi 6
Ricci Rox, 2017-11-22 (Update: 2017-11-22)