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Xiaomi’s Poco F1 to Get Android Pie soon, Beta Program is Underway



A couple of months ago, Xiaomis unveiled its new sub-brand called Poco by launching its first Poco F1 smartphone. The phone that comes under premium mid-range segment had surprisingly come up with the flagship Snapdragon 845 processor.

While the Poco F1 had shipped with Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 10 out-of-the-box, there’s been a new development in the software of the Poco F1. The good news is that the F1 would get the taste of Android Pie soon as Xiaomi had announced it would start the Android Pie Beta program for Poco F1 starting next month.

In the weekly feedback update, Xiaomi had stated users can join in the Android P beta program next month as they are running final tests of the software now. The company has also revealed that the new Dark mode support in POCO launcher will get a beta update from Google Play next week.

Xiaomi said that they would be releasing further updates soon which will fix issues like touch lag, ‘OK Google’ not working fix and a couple of other minor bug fixes as well.

The Chinese manufacturer was in the reports lately, where it had been trolling OnePlus 6T (which already ships Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box) during its launch by comparing it to their Poco F1 especially in the price segment. However, this appears to be a good move from Xiaomi with the new Android Pie beta program for its devices as the company had been not so quick in delivering software updates to its phones lately.

After the beta program takes off next month, we can expect stable Android 9.0 Pie builds in the early next year. Stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more updates.



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