Xiaomi Redmi 8 Android 11 (Android R) Update Timeline – Release Date

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Xiaomi Redmi 8 is a budget smartphone sporting a decent-sized 6.22-inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 720×1520 pixels, up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage on-board. The phone has dual rear and single front camera setup and has Snapdragon 439 processor under the hood. It was launched last year in October running Android 9.0 Pie-based MIUI 11. Here’s a page on Xiaomi Redmi 8 getting Android 11 so check out for updates on the said device.

According to the timeline, Google introduces a new OS version in February followed by several developer previews and beta versions and finally, it is officially rolled out in Q3. This year won’t be any different as Android 11 R is expected to arrive in Q3 2020 as well with Xiaomi expected to tweak and roll out its custom MIUI 12 based on Android 11 sometime in December this year.

Xiaomi Redmi 8

Android 11 Overview

The latest version of the Android operating system (OS) i.e. Android 11 is the eleventh major OS and 18th version under the Android OS family. It brings plenty of features on-board including a new user interface and user experience, scoped storage, better and faster updates, and more. Here’s a list of features that have been confirmed in the developer previews to date.

  • 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

Android 11 for Xiaomi Redmi 8

Xiaomi Redmi 8 was rolled out with Android 9.0 Pie-based MIUI 11 out-of-the-box. Released in October 2019, it could get Android 11 R, however, Xiaomi guarantees a single major OS upgrade to its Redmi line of phones. This means Redmi 8 could be spared from getting Android 11 unless Xiaomi decides to release it sometime next year but for that, we will have to wait for the official confirmation from the Chinese smartphone maker.

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Updates…
Update as of November 23: Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro was earlier touted less likely to get Android 11 as per a previous report. Cut to now, the Xiaomi support executive mentioned that Xiaomi is working out towards rolling out Android 11. With the latest news in mind, the Xiaomi & MIUI News channel on Telegram mentioned that Xiaomi is internally testing out Android 11 on Redmi Note 8 Pro and the entire family. There’s no confirmed intel on Redmi Note 8 Pro Android 11 upgrade given the fact that the Telegram channel mentioned above isn’t an official source but does offer credible information. It remains to be seen what we get on Redmi Note 8 Pro in the near future. [Source]

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