Xiaomi has announced that around 40 devices will be refreshed with MIUI 9 within the next few days. Technically, the MIUI 9 will run on top of Android 7.0 Nougat and not based on Android 8.0 Oreo. The list includes several old devices dating back to 2012 including the first generation Xiaomi Mi Pad and Redmi Note, Redmi Note 2, 3, 4 and 4X respectively.
While many manufacturers dump updates to old devices, Xiaomi has given the old devices a big boost by releasing updates. The move will motivate users to buy the Xiaomi smartphones instead of other companies. The software update will provide not only bug fixes and feature improvements but also security updates.
Xiaomi has released several devices starting from $100 and the Lei Jun company has rolled out updates to 40 smartphones and tablets to MIUI 9 based on Android 7.0 Nougat. You should note that MIUI 9 is heavily customized. Hence, it will take few days for the update to hit the respective devices due to the size of the update. Xiaomi has retained Android 7.0 Nougat to build MIUI 9 because of possible complication involved with customizations.
The MIUI 9 will be available for MI A1, Mi Note 3, Mi Max 2, Mi Mix 2, Mi 6, Mi Pad 3, Mi 5c, Mi Mix, Mi 5s Plus, Mi Max, Mi Note 2, Mi 4s, Mi Pad 2, Mi 4c, Mi 5s, Mi 5, Mi Note, Mi Pad 7.9, Mi 2s, and Mi 2.
When it comes to the Redmi series, the MIUI 9 will be available for Redmi 5 Plus, Redmi 5A, Redmi 5, Redmi Y1, Redmi 4, Redmi 4A, Redmi 4 Prime, Redmi Pro, Redmi 3x, Redmi 3s, Redmi 3, Redmi 2A, Redmi 2 and Redmi 1S. If you work with Redmi Note 4X, Redmi Note 4, Redmi Note 3, Redmi Note 2 and the first generation Redmi Note, you will receive MIUI 9 update.
If you work with any one of the above devices, you need to tap the Installer icon to verify the existence of the update. It will take few days for the update to hit the devices depending on the location. Before proceeding to install the update, you need to charge the device up to 100 percent and establish connectivity with Wi-Fi.
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