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Xiaomi Reveals Android Q Update Roadmap for Mi and Redmi Smartphones

In the next few months, Google will be releasing the Android Q (a.k.a Android 10) to the public. We expect the upcoming Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL to be the first smartphone to come with Android Q out of the box. The company recently released the Android Q Beta 4 update and there are still two more beta updates left before the public release. Thanks to Project Treble, the Android Q Beta is also available for the Xiaomi Mi 9 and Mi MIX 3 5G smartphones.

Recently, the company also added the Snapdragon 855-powered Redmi K20 Pro to the list. Now, the Chinese company has revealed the Android Q update roadmap for its smartphones. While the time period mentioned is for the Chinese units, the company might take a couple of months more for releasing the update for the global devices. Below is the list of all Xiaomi smartphones which are confirmed to receive the Android Q-based MIUI Beta update in the Q4 2019.

  • Mi 9
  • Redmi K20 Pro
  • Mi 8
  • Mi 8 Explorer Edition
  • Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition
  • Mi MIX 2S
  • Mi MIX 3
  • Redmi K20
  • Mi 9 SE

The company also confirmed the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro to get Android Q Beta update, but they will receive in Q1 2020. As seen in the past, we can expect some delays in rolling the new Android OS updates. Talking about the stable updates, the forum post mentioned it will be around six months after the beta release. While the Xiaomi devices included in the developer preview program get the Android Q Beta with stock UI, the public release will have MIUI skin on the top. We expect the upcoming MIUI 11 will be based on the latest Android Q.

The company has already confirmed to decrease the ad spots in the UI with the MIUI 11. However, Xiaomi is not going to provide ad-free UI like other brands. For the Chinese MIUI 11, the company will be adding an option to record voice calls made through WeChat and QQ. It will also include ultra power saving mode which turns off all features except for making phone calls and sending/receiving SMS. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!

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