The Chinese company Xiaomi is working hard and promises to release Android Pie updates for many of its smartphones within the next few months. Cheaper devices are also being updated.
Planning Xiaomi Android Pie updates announced
Although Google has already released the first version of Android Q, many manufacturers are still rolling out Android Pie for their smartphones. This is also the case with Xiaomi, which has no fewer than ten updates planned for the coming months. The manufacturer has released a list of all smartphones for which an update is currently being developed.
The list not only includes the relatively new and expensive Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 but also cheaper phones from the company. Xiaomi also gave an indication when the updates are expected. If a device is not on the list, then it does not mean that no update will appear at all, but only that it is not currently being developed. Xiaomi says that later, possibly more smartphones can count on an Android Pie update.
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 – first quarter 2019
- Xiaomi Redmi S2 – first quarter 2019
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 – second quarter 2019
- Xiaomi Mi 6 – second quarter 2019
- Xiaomi Redmi 6A – second quarter 2019
- Xiaomi Redmi 6 – second quarter of 2019
- Xiaomi Mi Note 3 – second quarter 2019
- Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer – date still unknown
- Xiaomi Mi 6X – date unknown
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro – date unknown
Xiaomi has been working hard this year in the United States. Xiaomi is one of the most popular manufacturers in homeland China and now the company also hopes to break through in the West. The manufacturer mainly focuses on its competitive price-quality ratio. The company will soon release the Xiaomi Mi 9 for 449 euros. The smartphone has a Snapdragon 855 and three cameras. That is comparable to smartphones such as the Sony Xperia 1 and Samsung Galaxy S10, which are sold for twice as much money.
A handful of Xiaomi smartphones have already received an Android Pie update. These are mainly the devices from the Mi A series, such as the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite. They run on Android One, a variant of the operating system with few to no changes from the manufacturer. That is why it is easier to release updates.
This is new in Android Pie
Android Pie introduces improved more extensive notifications. You can also replace the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen with new gesture control. Then you swipe up, for example, to go to your home screen, instead of pressing a home button. Google also relies on artificial intelligence, among other things to improve battery life. AI is also used for ‘Adaptive Brightness’, which automatically adjusts the brightness smarter to your preferences.