Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has published a list of devices that will get Android Pie or Android Oreo update by the end of this year i.e. Q4, 2018. For starters, Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 launched yesterday and it saw the launch of first 5G smartphones in the market and yes, it is running on Android Pie 9.0 out-of-the-box. Similarly, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer and Mi 8 have already running on Android Pie 9.0.
Let’s check out the what’s in the list because it is in Chinese and TechTantrum has already figured it out *twice*. According to the list, the Xiaomi Mi 5, Xiaomi Mi 5S, Xiaomi Mi 6, Xiaomi Mi 8, Xiaomi Mi 8 SE, Xiaomi Mi 8 (Green Spring Edition), Xiaomi Mi 8 (Transparent Exploration Edition) either have already received their Android Oreo 8.0/8.1 update or either are on Android Oreo beta.
Next up is Xiaomi MIX, Xiaomi MIX 2, Xiaomi Note 2 and Xiaomi Note 3 have already received either the full or beta Android Oreo update so let’s tick them off the list and proceed. Next is the Xiaomi Mi 5, Xiaomi Mi 5A, Xiaomi Mi 5 Plus, and Xiaomi Mi 5X which are slated to get Android Oreo beta planned update in Q4, 2018, i.e. the end of this year.
The Xiaomi MIX 2S, Mi 8, and Mi 8 Explorer have already received their share of Pie update as aforementioned and that leaves up with three other eligible devices to get their Android Pie 9.0 update and that’s Xiaomi Mi 8 (Transparent Exploration), Mi 8 SE, and finally, Xiaomi Mi Max 3 which are slated to get the Android Pie 9.0 beta by the end of this year.
Unfortunately, there are many other devices which aren’t mentioned on this list including the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite among others. Also, no major updates are being provided for Xiaomi smartphones which are either two years old or have received two major updates while there is a separate list of devices which aren’t compatible for Android Pie 9.0 or even Android Oreo 8.0/8.1 for which, no official information has been provided by the Chinese tech giant.