Xiaomi has started rolling out the newer version of its MIUI operating system — MIUI 9.5 Global Stable ROM. The update has already started rolling out over-the-air (OTA) to select users of some of the Xiaomi’s smartphones.
Currently, the new update is being rolled out for Redmi Note 3 Special Edition, Redmi Note 3 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 variant), Redmi Note 4 (Snapdragon 625 variant), Redmi Note 4X, Redmi 4A, Redmi 5 Plus, Mi Max and Mi Max Prime.
However, the China-based company has said that it will roll out this MIUI 9.5 Global Stable ROM to all of its smartphones. Since the update is being rolled out in phases, it may take time to reach all the users. However, the company has said that it will complete the seeding process in a month.
The devices, which will receive the MIUI 9.5 update in this month, i.e. March 2018, includes Redmi Note 3 Special Edition, Redmi Note 3 Qualcomm, Redmi Note 4 Qualcomm/Redmi Note 4X, Mi Max, Mi Max Prime, Redmi 3S, Redmi 4 Prime, Redmi 4A and Redmi Note 4 MTK (MediaTek Processor) variant.
On the other hand, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime/Redmi Y1, Redmi Note 5A/Redmi Y1 Lite, Redmi 5A, Redmi 5 Plus, Redmi Note 5, Redmi 5, Mi Max 2, Mi 5, Redmi 4X, Mi 6 and Mi Mix 2 will get the update in early April.
Lastly, the remaining devices, which includes Mi Note 2, Mi 5s, Mi MIX, Mi Note 3, Mi 5s Plus, Redmi Note 2, Redmi 3, Redmi 4, Mi 3 and Mi 4 will get the update in mid-April. However, the company has said that the release dates are not yet fixed and there could be some changes in the schedule for various reasons.
Disappointingly, this new MIUI 9.5 update is still based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system. The update is said to bring the February security patch along with Notification Shade, and quick reply feature among others.
There is no information available from the company regarding the Android Oreo update. Xiaomi usually takes much longer time to provide new Android updates and remains a generation behind for Android compared to its competitors.