Update as of September 19: Another purported Xiaomi Android 11 Update List has went live on the internet giving the status for the upcoming update on Xiaomi devices. Xiaomi has reportedly added Poco X3 NFC in the list with the status being ‘Under Internal testing’ as per the list. The list also confirms official reception on Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro and Redmi K30 Pro/Poco F2 Pro.
On other hand, devices including Mi 10 Ultra, Mi 10 Lite 5G, Mi Note 10 Lite, Redmi K30 Ultra, Redmi K30i 5G, Redmi Note 9s/Redmi 9 Pro India, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, Note 9 Pro Global/ Redmi 9 Prime, Redmi 9 India, Redmi 9C/9A/Poco C3 and Poco M2 Pro are under ‘Internal Testing’ phase. Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth, Mi 10 Lite Zoom and Redmi K30 5G/Racing Edition are under “Open Beta” phase while Mi Note 10, Mi Note 10 Pro, Mi CC9 Pro, Poco X2 and Redmi K30 are preparing for “Open Beta”.
Update as of September 17: Xiaomi has a handful of smartphones under various stages of testing when it comes to Android 11. As per the latest update coming from Xiaomi & MIUI News Telegram channel, Xiaomi has suspended the MIUI update version 20.9.21 citing major Android versions being upgraded. Now it isn’t any rocket science that the models including Mi CC9 Pro, Redmi K20 , Mi 9T, Redmi K30, Poco X2 and Mi Note 10 already had Android 10. This means that these models are looking to upgrade to Android 11 beta though we need to wait for the official confirmation. [Source]
Update as of September 12: As per the latest update, Xiaomi is likely to not test out MIUI 12 on Xiaomi Redmi Note 9. Instead, the company is likely to test out Android 11 on it. More on it here. [Source]
Update as of September 8: Google has finally released Google Android 11 that was previously called Android R. The update brings a string of new features and a revamped user interface, a strengthened portfolio of features to fortify user’s privacy and security once they upgrade to it. Xiaomi has been serving beta updates to a string of smartphones and now with the Android 11 released as an official stable variant, this should allow Xiaomi to start rolling out public and stable updates.
Update as of September 8: The Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi kick-started beta recruitment for Xiaomi Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro, and Poco F2 Pro. However, many of the users weren’t able to apply for the recruitment since they were able to provide all the information required such as the IMEI that Xiaomi mandated to apply for recruitment a few days ago.
For this, Xiaomi has released a statement on Mi Global Community channel on Telegram saying that the IMEI number for Mi 10 Pro and Poco F2 Pro is not required and those who already posted it, their IMEI numbers will be deleted. On the other hand, for those smartphones that do require IMEI, users are asked to provide the same before 10 PM Beijing Time today. [Source]
Update (September 7)
Update 1: Xiaomi has been following its China-first approach when it comes to smartphone launches, software updates and upgrades. Most of the devices go their Android 10 in China first before moving on to other countries although there were a fraction of exception models. Apparently, this might change as Xiaomi might not go through with China-first approach with Android 10 upgrade. This was quoted by a Xiaomi moderator on Mi Community when asked if they were holding MIUI 12 for Redmi Note 9 Pro. [Source]
Update 2: A purported list of Xiaomi devices with Android 11 upgrades has appeared on the web. According to the list, Mi 10 Ultra is now being tested internally with Android 11 while Poco C3 which is a rebranded version of Redmi 9C is being tested as well. Note that the latter isn’t released yet. Followed by this, the list has written off Redmi Note 9/Redmi 10X 4G from the section of Android 11 supported devices while adding Poco M2/Redmi 9 Prime in the list.
Update 3: The list further has Mi CC9e, Redmi Note 8, 8T, and 8 Pro; Redmi Note 7, Note 7S, Note 7 Pro; Redmi 8, Redmi 8A, and Redmi 8A Dual are included in the list of devices that won’t get Android 11. It further states that the devices launched with MIUI 9 out-of-the-box are no longer eligible to get Android 11. As of now, take it with a pinch of salt as Xiaomi hasn’t confirmed most of the aforementioned devices to be out of support as of now. [Source]
Update 04: Xiaomi has posted the list of beta testers selected in the first batch of users to get Android 11 beta on Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro, and Poco F2 Pro. This confirms that the update is near and users who applied for the same will get their hands on the update pretty soon. [Source]
Update (September 4)
Update 1: After serving Android 11 on the Chinese units, Xiaomi is now ready to seed the Android 11 update on its Global Stable Beta ROM. According to the official report, Xiaomi is now allowing Poco F2 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 10, and Mi 10 Pro users on a global scale accepting applications for its Mi Pilot program. Users will have to apply for the same via this link. Moreover, the registrations are available until September 9. Note that users running these models with global ROMs can sign up for it. [Source]
Update 2: Apparently, those who will be registering for Android 11 beta will need to submit their IMEI number in the application form. Those who submitted their forums will have to edit it by adding an IMEI number in the form. [Source]
Update (August 31)
Last week, we updated this section with a purported list of Xiaomi devices that will be getting Android 11. The list had states of all the phones listed. Cut to now, the same source in the Xiaomi & MIUI News Group has updated the list. According to the new list, Redmi Note 9, Redmi Note 9 (Global) and Redmi 9A have advanced to internal testing for Android 11. The list gives out all the information about the Android 11 states on the first batch of eligible devices. Check out more in the image posted below. On a lighter note, this isn’t coming from an official source and rather from a tipster on Telegram thus, it’s credibility is not verified yet so take it with a pinch of salt. [Source]
Update (August 22)
A purported list of Xiaomi devices that will get Android 11 has appeared on the internet. It isn’t official and comes from a Telegram group that goes with the name Xiaomi & News group that forks out the devices that won’t get the Android 11. Apparently, the list of those getting the update isn’t that long against the belief given the fact that Xiaomi has a humongous catalogue of devices at the moment. This is usually because Xiaomi rolls out 2 years of major OS updates for its flagship and mid-range devices while others are left with a single major OS update. [Source]
Update (August 7)
According to a letter posted by Manu Kumar Jain (XIaomi India’s MD), the company is working on a new MIUI version for India that won’t have any banned and blocked apps as per the mandate by the Government of India. The update will be rolled out via OTA for existing Mi, Xiaomi, and Poco phones while newer smartphones will arrive with the updated MIUI out-of-the-box. There’s no precise timeline available yet but expect it to arrive soon. [Source]
Update (August 4)
Xiaomi has officially confirmed the list of devices that will be upgraded to Android 11-based MIUI 12 soon. As per the post on Mi Community, this marks the end of devices with Snapdragon 845 chipsets on getting any further upgrades including the upcoming Android 11 so devices like Mi Mix 2S and Mi 8 among others can bid goodbye to getting Android 11. [Source]
Xiaomi has posted a list of devices that it is testing its Android 11 that includes both public beta and internal testing units.
Apart from that, Xiaomi has posted a list of Android 11 supported Xiaomi devices that will be getting the upcoming Android 11 upgrade after its launch.
Update as of July 2: A alleged MIUI 12 roadmap has found its way on the official Mi community forum. This gives insight on the batches of MIUi 12 rollout i.e. 2nd batch, 3rd batch, and 4th batch each with a couple of devices that will get MIUI 12 soon. Take it with a pinch of salt as the credibility of this leaked list isn’t known at the time of writing this.
Xiaomi has grown tremendously over the years and has grabbed their market share, not only in India but across the world. Xiaomi has been on its way to delivering the Android 10 update to its devices but the rollout is far from over and there are a bunch of devices that are still waiting to be upgraded to Android 10. On the other hand, Google has already started testing the Android 11 operating system in full swing and has already released the Android 11 Developer Preview 2 for the developers. The users of Xiaomi are already pretty excited to know which all devices will be getting the update.
Note that Xiaomi was not among those OEMs that came with a dedicated Android 10 update roadmap and stuck with it and updated the devices in the list almost on time. For Android 11, we can expect Xiaomi to push an official update roadmap that will not only keep the users clear about when they will be getting the update but also helps us to track down the update. So, that being said, let us get straight into the post where we will keep you posted about all the latest developments, related to Android 11 for Xiaomi smartphones:
Table of Contents
- 1 What’s on Android 11?
- 2 Android 11 Features
- 3 Official Android 11 Developer Preview and Beta release:
- 4 Supported Devices List
- 4.1 Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro
- 4.2 Xiaomi Mi 10
- 4.3 Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
- 4.4 Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite
- 4.5 Pocophone F2 Pro
- 4.6 Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
- 4.7 Xiaomi Mi 8
- 4.8 Xiaomi Mi A3
- 4.9 Redmi K30 Pro
- 4.10 Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
- 4.11 Pocophone X2
- 4.12 Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
- 4.13 Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer/Transparent Edition
- 4.14 Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 4G
- 4.15 Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G
- 4.16 Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
- 4.17 Redmi K20 Pro Premium
- 4.18 Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
- 4.19 Xiaomi Black Shark 3
- 4.20 Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
- 4.21 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
- 4.22 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
- 4.23 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
- 4.24 Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro
- 4.25 Pocophone F1
- 4.26 Xiaomi Mi A2
- 5 MIUI 12 Features
- 6 Release Date
What’s on Android 11?
The Android 11 Developer Preview 1 is here and Google is planning to roll out in total, 6 updates before the stable Android 11 update is pushed out for the public. You can check out the image below which depicts the time frame of when the updates will be pushed.
Going by the timeline as mentioned above, the developer previews will be rolled out till April 2020 and starting from May 2020, the compatible devices will be served with the Android 11 beta update and finally is Q3 2020, the final and stable build of Android 11 will be made available for the OEMs. Google I/O event is going to take place at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California between May 12 and 14, 2020. It is that time, when Google will unveil it’s latest OS i.e. the Android 11 and then in September, probably will roll out the stable update.
For more info, check out our video on Android 11 Developer Preview
Android 11 Features
Talking about the features of the Android 11, you can check out the list of new features and enhancements it brings:
- Scheduled Dark Theme
- ‘Conversations’ Section in Notification Shade
- Built-in Screen Recorder
- Pin Apps in the Share Menu
- Send Images in Notification Replies
- New APIs for 5G
- Reverse Wireless Charging Support (Google Pixel 4a or 5)
- Use Bluetooth Headphones in Airplane Mode
- Scrolling screenshots
- Bubble Notifications on by Default
- New Back Cover Gestures (Likely Pixel-Exclusive)
- Show Refresh Rate
- Power Menu Toggles
- Quick Access Wallet
- New Permissions Options
- Background Location Access Must Be Granted Manually
- Auto-Block Spammy Permission Prompts
- New Scoped Storage Permission
- New Motion Sense Gesture (Pixel 4)
- New Notification History UI
- Increase Touch Sensitivity
- Better Back Sensitivity
- Mobile Drivers License Support
- Changes to BiometricPrompt API
- Improved Call Screening
- Support for Punch Hole & Waterfall Displays
- Disable Vibrations While Using the Camera
- HDMI Low-Latency Mode
- Low Latency Video Decoding
- New Bluetooth Stack
- Separated Quick Settings & Notification Tray
- Music Player in Quick Settings
- Unsupported Bluetooth Codecs Are Now Grayed Out
- Suggested Apps in Home Screen Dock
Official Android 11 Developer Preview and Beta release:
As mentioned above, there will be a total of 6 updates of Android 11 before the final stable updates are provided to the OEMs after which the OEMs will tweak the Android 11 according to their custom skins and roll out for the masses. Below is the official Android 11 Developer Preview and Beta release timeline:
|February||Developer Preview 1||Early baseline build focused on developer feedback, with new features, APIs, and behavior changes.||Priority window for feedback on APIs. Explore new APIs and behavior changes and report any critical issues or requests to us during this time.|
|March||Developer Preview 2||Incremental update with additional features, APIs, and behavior changes.||Give us feedback as you work with APIs and behavior changes. Begin early app compatibility testing.|
|April||Developer Preview 3||Incremental update for stability and performance.||Get apps ready for consumers Beta. Continue compatibility testing, publish updates without changing targeting. Notify SDK and library developers of any issues.|
|May||Beta 1||Initial beta-quality release, over-the-air update to early adopters who enroll in Android Beta.||Continue compatibility testing, watch for feedback from Android Beta users. Start early testing with targeting Android 11.|
|June||Beta 2||Platform Stability milestone. Final APIs and behaviors. Play publishing opens.||Start final compatibility testing for apps, SDKs, and libraries. Release compatible versions. Continue work to target Android 11.|
|Q3||Beta 3||Release candidate builds.||Release compatible updates for apps, SDKs, and libraries. Continue work to target Android 11. Build with new features and APIs.|
|Q3||Final release||Android 11 release to AOSP and ecosystem.||Release compatible updates for apps, SDKs, and libraries. Continue|
Supported Devices List
Although there is no confirmed piece of information regarding the list of Android 11 supported devices by Xiaomi as of now, as it is still very early days of Android 11, here is a tentative list that you can go through:
Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro
Update as of August 27: Last year, Mi Note 10 which is a global equivalent of Mi CC9 Pro, got the Android 10 first. Cut to now, the Mi CC9 Pro (Chinese equivalent) has finally intercepted the Android 11 Beta allowing users to test the new OS on their Mi CC9 Pro devices. The update brings both Android 11 beta and MIUI 20.8.26 on-board and it is arriving via OTA. For those who just can’t wait for the update to arrive via OTA, they can simply download it from here and flash it manually on their devices.
- Android 11 Beta for Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro: Download
Xiaomi Mi 10
Xiaomi Mi 10 is already running on Android 10-based MIUI 12. According to the latest update available for Xiaomi Mi 10, Xiaomi did confirm that Xiaomi Mi 10 will soon get Android 11 R based on MIUI 12 although it didn’t confirm any dates as of now. The device is restricted from getting any beta updates for a period of three weeks although that doesn’t mean there wont be any stable updates. Stay tuned on this page to know more about the updates in the story. (Source).
Update as of June 16: Although earlier believed to get Android 11 Beta 1 based on MIUI 12, a link has gone live that gives Android 11 Beta 1 based on AOSP. Note that it is in .tgz extension and would require users to have a Windows installation to install the beta 1. Here’s where you can click to download the update.
Update as of July 21: Right after the MIUI 12 stable arrived on Mi 10 Pro in China, the ait for global variant is over as the update is arriving for the same. The software version number V126.96.36.199.QJBMIXM bumps up Mi 10 to Android 10-based MIUI 12 weighing at 1.0GB. it is a OTA rollout and as with any other rollout, it will be carried out in phases so it could take days to intercept on your phone. Those who can’t hold their horses can update to the latest firmware by tapping here.
Update as of August 6: Xiaomi Mi 10 is a part of the Android 11 beta program. It is now getting MIUI 12 beta stable update for its Russian units since its Chinese, European, and Global variants have already upgraded to the latest MIUI 12 beta. The update bears software version number V188.8.131.52.QJBRUXM and is released via OTA although users can still download the firmware and flash it on their Mi 10 (Russian) units by tapping here.
Update as of September 7: Apparently, the list of Android 11 beta for Mi 10 on its global variant is out and published on ‘Mi Global Community’ Telegram handle. This means the Android 11 beta on Mi 10 devices is not too far. Here’s the list.
Update as of September 10: The Chinese OEM Xiaomi has announced the release of Android 11 (on top of MIUI 12) on the standard Xiaomi Mi 10. With that being said, the update will arrive with MIUI 12 Global Beta Stable bearing version number V184.108.40.206.RJBMIXM. The update should soon. [Source]
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is already running on Android 10-based MIUI 12. The Pro variant is in tow to get Android 11 Beta 1 that will be inspired with the flavor of MIUI 12. It is not yet known when exactly the beta update could arrive, however, it is expected sometime around mid-July 2020. (Source)
Update of as June 17: A recent update adds Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro in the list of Xiaomi devices to get Android 11 Beta 1 and it is live and running although user discretion is needed. Download the version using the link below but the community forum does adds that users flashing their phones with the latest updates are on their own.
Update as of July 24: The wait for MIUI 12 on Mi 10 Pro is over as the company is rolling out the stable update to global units. Earlier, it was limited to China but with the latest update, it is for the global Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro variant. Note that it is an OTA update bearing version number V220.127.116.11.QJAMIXM that gets MIUI 12 on the device. It will be available in batches so do wait. For those who can’t hit the breaks, a manual installation is possible, simply tap here to download the firmware and there you go.
Update as of August 4: Xiaomi sent over stable MIUI 12 over Mi 10 Pro weeks ago and yet, it hadn’t reached all the units. It was just today when Mi 10 Pro units in Europe got the much-anticipated upgraded to MIUI 12 bearing version number MIUI 18.104.22.168.QJAEUXM that installs over MIUI 11. It has a size of 1GB and it is available via OTA although you can obviously bypass it by tapping here to download the firmware and flash it manually.
Update as of September 7: Mi Global Community’s Telegram handle confirmed that the list of users that will be getting Android 11 beta on their Mi 10 Pro on its global ROM is now out. This hints that the first qualified batch of users will be able to test the Android 11 beta on their devices for the first time. Here’s the list.
Update as of September 10: After much of hustle, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro has finally intercepted the Android 11 beta on its global variants. The update is arriving with MIUI 12 bearing version number V22.214.171.124.QJAMIXM and will be rolled out for those who applied for the beta program on Mi 10 Pro. The update will arrive via OTA at any moment but for those who can’t hold their horses, tap here to download it on your device and flash it manually.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite
Update as of August 19: Also summoned as Mi 10 Youth Edition, the Mi 10 Lite was released with Android 10-based MIUI 11 and was later upgraded to MIUI 12. Turns out the Android update for this model along with Redmi K30 5G has been suspended temporarily. Since Mi 10 Lite already arrives with Android 10, it is highly likely that Xiaomi is talking about Android 11 although it isn’t confirmed yet. [Source]
Update as of September 09: After much hassle, the Mi 10 Lite or Mi 10 Youth Edition is now picking up Android 11 beta based on MIUI 12 beta version 20.9.8. As always, it is an OTA upgrade and thus, it will take some time to arrive on your device for sure. [Source]
Pocophone F2 Pro
Update as of June 15: According to the update by POCO’s official Twitter handle as per the last update on June 11, 2020, according to which Pocophone or POCO F2 Pro will be getting Android 11 Beta 1 soon although didn’t specified any date. As always, the initial rollout is expected to occur in China before Xiaomi rolls out the update to other regions.
— POCO (@POCOGlobal) June 11, 2020
Update as of September 7: The list of Android 11 beta for Poco F2 Pro on global ROM is out now. It is available here as per posted on Mi Global Community’s Telegram handle.
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE as a part of Mi 9 series made its debut in February 2019 and arrived with Android 9.0 Pie. It is perhaps one of the smartphones that are expected to get the bump to Android 11 R although we aren’t aware of the timeline yet.
Xiaomi Mi 8
Update as of August 4: Xiaomi has confirmed that phones with Snapdragon 845 are no longer supported to get Android 11 and this includes Xiaomi Mi 8 as well that you can read here. Stay tuned for further updates.
Xiaomi Mi A3
Xiaomi Mi A3 is an Android One device and thus, there’s no doubt that it will get two major upgrades. It recently received Android 10 after much hiccups with bugs and issues. It is a matter of time until Xiaomi Mi A3 gets Android 11 where the latter is estimated to launch in September this year. It will be an near-stock version so don’t expect MIUI 12 to cling around as well.
Update as of June 9: When asked about when to expect Android 11 update on Mi A3, a Mi Community moderator said that the Android One backed Mi A3 will get Android 11 but you will have to wait for the update to arrive. There’s no ETA available around it. [Source]
Update as of September 15: Now that the Android 11 has arrived, there’s no sign of Android 11 on Mi A3. A mod also commented the same and thus, you will have to wait for the official rollout. [Source]
Redmi K30 Pro
Just as Xiaomi Mi 10 and 10 Pro have been suspended from getting any beta updates for three weeks, Redmi K30 Pro is also subjected under the same suspension. This shouldn’t affect any stable update. It is a matter of time until we receive nudge about if MIUI 12 releases on K30 Pro along with its Chinese counterpart or not.
Update as of June 22: As promised by Xiaomi, both K30 Pro and Pocophone F2 Pro where both are the same phone with different names in different markets will get MIUI 12 beta updates together. For now, Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro has intercepted MIUI 12 beta MIUI 12 Beta 20.6.22 in China based on Android 11 Beta 1. [Download]. The update for Poco F2 Pro outside China should arrive soon.
Update as of July 30: The Chinese counterpart of POCO F2 Pro known as Redmi K30 Pro has been on Android 11 Beta 1 DP for a month now. Turns out the device is now intercepting Android 11 Beta 2 DP with MIUI 12 beta 20.7.30 starting today. This update is arriving on devices that signed up for the first beta of Android 11. As said, it will not bring much of a change although a lot of bug fixes and optimizations will arrive. This also hints that a stable version could soon arrive on its global variant aka POCO F2 Pro. [Source]
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Update as of August 19: Today, the MIUI 12 beta V20.8.18 was postponed for Redmi K30 5G due to some stability issues. The Telegram group states that it is an Android version upgrade and since the phone arrived with Android 10 out-of-the-box, the only possible answer is that it is working on Android 11 build. [Source]
Update as of September 09: As per the latest update on Redmi K30 5G, the device is finally intercepting Android 11 beta with MIUI 12 beta version 20.9.8. The update has been in talks for ages now and it is a relief that it finally arrived. Note that for those who upgrade to it via OTA, some of the apps might not fully compatible as it is a beta update so do use it with patience. [Source]
Looks like the recently launched POCO X2 is soon to get Android 11 beta. This was confirmed by the company’s official Twitter handle according to which the upgrade will arrive soon. Although nowhere mentioned, it is quite imminent that this is a beta upgrade since Google released Beta 1 for Android 11 early last month. It could still take a few days to weeks before you intercept the Android 11 beta on your X2 but it is arriving soon. [Source]
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
Update as of August 14: Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 is eligible for Android 11 given the fact that the phone just arrived and with Android 10 pre-loaded. When a user took to Weibo asking Xiaomi about the Redmi Note 9 Android 11 upgrade, a Xiaomi mod replied saying that the Android 11 hasn’t been released yet. He added that beta updates are reserved for flagship phones and thus, Redmi Note 9 won’t get any Android 11 beta updates and neither MIUI plans to roll it out on this device. Thus, the users will have to wait for the MIUI rollout of Android 11 that will take place later this year although there’s no ETA available at the time of writing this. Note that Xiaomi Note 9 is branded as Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max in India. [Source]
Update as of September 2: When a user asked what’s the procedure to apply for Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 will get Android 11 beta, a Xiaomi moderator answered it. He said that once Google releases Android 11 in the coming few months, all the eligible Xiaomi devices will enter the beta testing phase on MIUI. There’s no ETA available on the same. You can stay put here to get more updates about the same. [Source]
Update as of September 12: Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 is in line to get Android 11 soon. It was earlier expected to get Android 11 by the end of this year. Citing a previous report, we know that Android 11 is being currently tested on Redmi Note 9 among other smartphones. Cut to now, a Mi Community moderator responded to a user query on Redmi Note 9 & Android 11 saying that it is likely that there won’t be any recruitment for MIUI 12. Instead, the Redmi Note 9 will be testing out Android 11 that will be based on MIUI 12 as a part of Mi Pilot program.
We aren’t certain about this arrangement since it comes from a moderator who has a credible reputation but not from Xiaomi itself. This means we will have to wait for some time to get more information about it. [Source]
Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer/Transparent Edition
Update to be updated soon…
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 4G
Update as of September 8: A user asked when to expect Android 11 on Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, a Mi Community moderator said that it is still too early to say when exactly it will get the update. Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is technically capable of getting an Android 11 unlike its 5G variant which hasn’t received Android 10 yet. [Source]
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G
Update as of September 8: Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G hasn’t yet received Android 10 even though it is a part of Android 10 beta program. This would eventually delay the Android 11 although not officially stated. According to a Mi Community moderator, users must be patient and wait for Android 10 and/or Android 11 upgrade on Mi Mix 3 5G until more information about it is not available. [Source]
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Update to be updated soon…
Redmi K20 Pro Premium
Update to be updated soon…
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
Update to be updated soon…
Xiaomi Black Shark 3
Update to be updated soon…
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Update to be updated soon…
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Update: Xiaomi hasn’t confirmed whether Redmi Note 8 Pro will get its share of Android 11 upgrade. However, Redmi series usually gets one major US upgrade. Since Redmi Note 8 Pro arrived with Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box, it is unlikely to get Android 11. This was lately confirmed by a Mi moderator and Xiaomi’s community forum. [Source]
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Update as of July 14: According to the latest update, when a user asked if Redmi Note 8 will get Android 11, he replied that there’s no information on the same. Redmi Note 8 is expected to get MIUI 12 in August which is likely to be based on Android 10 and that should give it a bucket-load of features as compared to MIUI 11. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best.
Update as of September 4: There’s no update on Redmi Note 8 getting an Android 11 update as of now given the fact that it was hinted that it won’t get the update last month. Cut to now, people have created a thread to discuss and request Xiaomi to release Android 11 on Redmi Note 8. They have cited the Omdia’s research on the 10 most shipped smartphones in H1 2020 where both Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro are listed and yet, there’s no avail. [Source]
Update as of September 22: Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 users were rooting for the device to get Android 11. However, the update seems unlikely given the fact that Xiaomi only pushes 1 major OS upgrade on its Redmi series. A Xiaomi moderator has confirmed upon the same saying that the Redmi Note 8 won’t get Android 11 update although it will get Android 10 and MIUI updates. [Source]
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Update as of August 22: Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro is likely not getting Android 11 so far. This is because a new list of alleged Xiaomi Android 11 update has arrived according to which, Redmi Note 8 Pro is listed as the one not attuned to get the update. This has sparked a flair of comments by frustrated users given the fact that Redmi Note 8 Pro is just an year old.
Update as of September 4: Redmi Note 8 Pro isn’t going to get Android 11. This was claimed by a Xiaomi moderator last month. However, Redmi Note 8 Pro users have created a thread and are asking Xiaomi to release Android 11 for Redmi Note 8 Pro. They even cited Omdia’s 10 most shipped smartphones where both Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro are listed at 3rd and 4th position respectively. [Source]
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro
Update as of August 22: Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro may not be getting Android 11 given the fact that a new purported list of alleged Xiaomi Android 11 devices has arrived on the internet. It further states that the Redmi Note 7 Pro is no longer supported to get Android 11 which has sparked frustrations among fellow users.
Update as of September 19: Poco or Pocophone F1 too is out of support and thus, it won’t get Android 11. For this, there are two custom ROMs that are available here based on Android 11. The XDA Developer member ‘riteshsaxena’ developed the custom Android 11-based ReloadedOS for Poco F1 which is now available for download here.
Update as of September 22: A few months ago, a Xiaomi mod floated the idea of Poco F1 running on Android 11 as the build would be in the works. Cut to today, the same mod practically confirmed that Poco F1 will get Android 11. He mentioned that Poco F1 has already received two major updates as promised and anything above will be a bonus. Further, the device is likely to get its third major update although later than the new devices getting Android 11. This makes for a huge celebration given that Poco F1 was a smash hit flagship phone at 1/3rd of a flagship and getting the third consecutive update would really upgrade its prowess as a flagship phone as well. [Source]
Xiaomi Mi A2
Update as of September 19: Xiaomi Mi A2 is already out of support when it comes to receiving software updates and that includes Android 11 that it won’t get. Apparently, there’s custom ROMs available that will satisfy your urge to get Android 11 albeit unofficially. ‘Kenny3fcb’ from XDA Developers has developed a custom ROM with the name Potato Open Sauce Project (POSP) based on Android 11. Note that it is still under testing and thus, it will have bugs that need to be fixed in the later updates. Tap here to download it.
MIUI 12 Features
As of yet, only rumors and speculations about MIUI 12 have been making rounds of the internet. But, here is a list of expected MIUI 12 features:
- New navigation and gestures
- Better camera UI
- System-wide dark mode
- New notification system
- System-level changes
- Optimized ad services
MIUI 12 is incoming. It has already features in various participating devices in China while the beta program outside the home country is suspended. There’s no update on its release date globally but, it is expected to be soon shared by the Chinese OEM once the Android 11 beta is available which is as of June 11. We will keep you posted once the information surfaces the internet.