Xiaomi MIUI 9 is the Last Major Update for Six Smartphones

by Anvinraj Valiyathara 0

Xiaomi has rolled out stable global ROM of MIUI 9 to various smartphones like Xiaomi Mi MIX 2, Mi 6, Mi 5s Plus, Mi 5, Mi Max 2, Redmi 4 and the newly unveiled Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite smartphones. At the unveil event of MIUI 9, the company had confirmed that the MIUI 9 will be made available to even older phones that were launched in 2012. Fresh information shared on the official forum site states that the MIUI 9 will be the last major update software update for some smartphones. The company has also confirmed the names of the devices for which it will be discontinuing support.

Xiaomi will be discontinuing support for smartphones such as Mi Note, Mi 2/2S, 4i, Redmi Note 4G, Redmi 2 and Redmi 2 Prime. It means that the company won’t be releasing closed or open beta after rolling out MIUI 9 update for these phones. The MIUI 9 global stable ROM for these six Xiaomi phones as well as Redmi 1S will be made available gradually between December 2017 and January 2018.

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These six smartphones were launched in India in 2015 or earlier. Interestingly, the company will be continuing support for Xiaomi Mi 3 phone which happens to be the first smartphone from the company to debut in India.

According to Xiaomi, the MIUI 9 works like stock version of Android when it comes to speed and functionality. It is a customized version of Android Nougat that includes various new features such as split screen mode, smart app launcher, image search, search for apps in the settings for Dual apps, support for popular video formats in Mi Video app, and more. Here is the entire list of Xiaomi phones that will be upgrade to MIUI 9.