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Xiaomi to continue Android 10 rollout for the Redmi Note 8 Pro this month; no joy for the Redmi Note 8 until July at the earliest

The Redmi Note 8 will not receive Android 10 until July at the earliest. (Image source: Xiaomi)
The Redmi Note 8 will not receive Android 10 until July at the earliest. (Image source: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi may have already unveiled MIUI 12, but the Redmi Note 8 remains one of the devices still awaiting Android 10. While Xiaomi has confirmed that it will be continuing the rollout of the OS upgrade to the Redmi Note 8 Pro this month, the Redmi Note 8 must wait until July before it starts receiving Android 10.
Alex Alderson,

The GM of Xiaomi Indonesia has confirmed when the Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro will be receiving Android 10, and it is not good news for the former. Brought to our attention by Piunikaweb and in response to a tweet, Tse confirmed that the Redmi Note 8 would not be receiving Android 10 until "maybe July", with the OS upgrade set to land on the Redmi Note 8 Pro this month.

To clarify, the Redmi Note 8 Pro has already received Android 10 in some regions. The upgrade has already reached handsets enrolled on the Chinese, European, Global and Russian branches of MIUI 11 according to Xiaomi Firmware Updater. It seemed that Xiaomi had pushed Android to Indonesia too, but Tse's tweet suggests otherwise.

With that said, no versions of the Redmi Note 8 have received Android 10 yet. It is unclear whether this will be an MIUI 11 or MIUI 12 based update, either. On the one hand, it should follow that the Redmi Note 8 receives Android 10 with MIUI 11, as the Redmi Note 8 Pro and many other Xiaomi smartphones have done. However, Android 10 builds of MIUI 12 are already being tested internally for the Redmi Note 8  Ultimately, having to wait almost a year for Android 10 is a kick in the teeth regardless of whether it comes on MIUI 11 or MIUI 12, in our opinion.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-05- 4 (Update: 2020-05- 4)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.