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Update as of October 5: The Android 12 AOSP finally went live. What this means for Xiaomi users is that their OEM can finally tweak it and release a stable Android 12-powered MIUI version sometime later this year. The dates aren’t available at least for now. [Source]
Update as of October 2: As per latest development, Xiaomi has begin testing out Android 12 internally on some of the smartphones listed below.
- Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G / POCO X3 GT (chopin)
- Mi 10T / Mi 10T Lite (gaugin)
- Redmi K30 5G / 5G Racing / K30i 5G (picasso and picasso_48m)
- Redmi Note 10 5G / 10T (camellia)
- Mi 10 Lite 5G / Zoom / Youth (money and vangogh)
Update as of September 27: A popular and reputable but unofficial Telegram channel that goes by the moniker Xiaomiui has posted a photo showing the status of Android 12 development on Xiaomi devices which counts devices that are in internal testing phase, devices that have participated in Android 12 beta program as well as devices that will and will not get Android 12. You can check out the list here.
Google released the developer preview build of Android in February, intending to give developers enough time to update their application according to the new Android OS version coming out this year. The developer build on Android 12 will be exclusive to the Pixel lineup under Google, and it will continue till May. By the end of May, we can expect Google to roll out the beta version of the Android 12 update. This is how they have gone about it in the past, and we can expect the same this time around.
Last year, besides Pixel devices, Android smartphones from other OEMs also became part of the Android beta program. Manufacturers like Oneplus, Xiaomi, Oppo, and a few more were quick to provide beta updates of the upcoming Android version for their premium smartphones. This time around, we can expect something similar too. Samsung did not get in on this program last year, and even this year, it seems like they are staying out of it. But Xiaomi is expected to continue on the tradition from last year and provide beta build updates to their smartphones.
Xiaomi Android 12 Update Tracker 2021:
The list of Xiaomi smartphones expected to receive the Android 12 update is quite long. All the Xiaomi devices that came with Android 11 out of the box will surely receive the Android 12 update. Some Xiaomi smartphones that came with Android 10 out of the box are also eligible for the update. They have an inconsistent plan for providing Android updates to their different series of smartphones.
The premium Mi series is eligible for two major OS updates, the Redmi(non-Note) smartphones are eligible for one major OS update, and the Redmi Note series is eligible for two major OS updates. Until the Redmi Note 7 series, we only had one major OS update. But with the Redmi Note 8, we witnessed two major OS updates. So we can expect Xiaomi to go with two major OS updates for the Redmi Note lineup, too, much like the Mi series. This update program is not an official announcement by the company, though. This is based on the pattern that Xiaomi follows when it comes to updates.
The company launches several smartphones in a year in different price segments. This works in their favor to bring in huge amounts of cash as their smartphones cater to every price category. No matter what the budget is, there is a Xiaomi smartphone for it. This can work against a company, too, as many devices mean that there needs to a high number of update releases to these smartphones. But Xiaomi is not a slacker in this aspect at all. They are known as the company that provides weekly updates to their smartphone users, and they do it for all their eligible smartphones.
The updates come as bug fixes, new feature additions, security patch updates, and OS updates (once a year). So based on the pattern that Xiaomi follows for its different series of smartphones, we have compiled a list for all the Android 12 eligible Xiaomi smartphones launched so far.
Supported Device List:
- Xiaomi Poco M2 Pro: Android 12 Update Tracker
- Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra: Download Android 12 Beta
- Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Update as of September 30: The Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite global version is now being roped for the stable Android 12 as the OEM has announced recruitment for stable testers on the global variant. You can fill this form here and read the announcement here. Only 200 slots are available for the Mi 11 Ultra global Android 12 stable update program.
Update as of October 13: Earlier today, we got the news that Xiaomi has released an Android 12 closed beta build for Mi Lite 5G users in China. Note that this is a closed beta build and is only available for users in China.
- Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro: Download Android 12 Beta
- Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro: Download Android 12 Beta
- Xiaomi Mi 11X: Download Android 12 Beta
- Xiaomi Mi 11: Download Android 12 Beta
Update as of September 30: Looks like Xiaomi is now recruiting stable testers for Xiaomi Mi 11 on its global ROM. The recruitment is for stable Android 12 and only 200 slots are available on a FCFS basis. You can fill this form here and read the announcement here.
- Xiaomi Mi 11i
Update as of September 30: Good news for Mi 11i global variant users as Xiaomi is recruiting stable testers for Android 12 on Mi 11i. Fill up this form after reading the announcement to get your hands on the Xiaomi Android 12 stable update way before any other smartphone gets it. Note that only 200 slots are available for Mi 11i. [Read official announcement here]
- Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite: Update Tracker Page
- Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G: Update Tracker Page
- Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra: Update Tracker Page
- Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro: Update Tracker Page
- Xiaomi Mi 10S: Update Tracker Page
Update as of October 14: Good news for Mi 10S users in China as the device is now getting its hands on the Android 12 based Closed Beta program in the home country. The update is so far limited to a handful of models in China only which now includes Mi 10S.
- Xiaomi Mi 10: Update Tracker Page
- Xiaomi Mi 10i: Update Tracker Page
- Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite: Update Tracker Page
- Xiaomi Mi 10T
- Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
- Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite
- Xiaomi Mi Note 10
- Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
- Redmi K40
Update as of October 14: Apart from Mi 11 Lite 5G, Redmi K40 is picking up the Android 12 Closed Beta program in the home country. The update is limited to Redmi K40 users in China only.
- Redmi K40 Pro
- Redmi K40 Pro+ (Ultra)
- Redmi K30
- Redmi K30 Pro
- Redmi K30 Pro Zoom
- Redmi K30 Ultra
- Redmi K30S
- Redmi K30 5G
- Redmi K30i 5G
- Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 10
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (Helio G85)
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 4G (Snapdragon 662)
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5G
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021
- Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
- Xiaomi Redmi K40 Gaming
- Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold
- Xiaomi Mi 11i: Download Android 12 Beta
- Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro
- Xiaomi Black Shark 4
- Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
- Xiaomi Poco F3
- Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G
- Xiaomi Redmi 9T
- Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power
- Xiaomi Poco M3
- Xiaomi Poco C3
- Xiaomi Poco X3
- Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Unsupported Device List:
- Xiaomi Poco M2 Reloaded (Not Known Yet)
- Xiaomi Redmi 9AT
- Xiaomi Redmi 9i
- Xiaomi Poco M2
- Xiaomi Redmi 9
- Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime
If Xiaomi launches any new smartphone with Android 11 now, then you can add that smartphone to the list of eligible smartphones too. For now, though, these are all the Xiaomi devices that we can expect to receive the Android 12 update.
As mentioned above, we can expect a beta-built update from Xiaomi together with Google in the Q2 of 2021. But for the stable version of MIUI based on Android 12, it will take a while longer. Last year Xiaomi released the stable build of Android 11 for their smartphones a couple of months after Google released the official stable build of Android 11. We can expect Xiaomi to do the same this year and release the stable build of Android 12 for their smartphones in the Q4 of 2021.
So this is all about the Android 12 update for Xiaomi devices. If you have any questions or queries about this article, then comment below, and we will get back to you. Also, be sure to check out our other articles on iPhone tips and tricks, Android tips and tricks, PC tips and tricks, and much more for more useful information.