Xiaomi, despite the high popularity of its branded smartphones, has never had a particularly responsible approach to their after-sales service. In addition to the fact that it quite calmly reacts to the problems that users encounter during the operation of their devices, it can also announce halfway through the termination of software support for quite old devices, as it happened quite recently. However, many perceived the termination of their update as an intention Xiaomi to release Android 11 for less new, but more significant models. It is a pity that these hopes were empty.
Xiaomi stopped updating a dozen more smartphones. It's a pity
Xiaomi stopped development MIUI for about ten more of its smartphones. But if last time the company announced its refusal to support, albeit not old, but rather inexpensive devices, this time the flagship devices of previous years were hit.
Which smartphones Xiaomi will not receive Android 11
The entire line Xiaomi Mi 8 will soon stop receiving updates. At all
Despite the fact that some devices from this list are not considered flagship, they belong to the flagship line, while having a clarifying postscript indicating the inferiority of the model:
- Xiaomi Mi 8
- Xiaomi Mi 8 SE
- Xiaomi Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition
- Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
- Xiaomi Mi Max 3
Quite frankly, the end of support for these smartphones was expected. After all, this year they will be 2 years old, and at this time period, most manufacturers stop updating their devices. True, it's a little annoying that Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 appeared on this list. Although it came out in 2018, in fact it belongs to the 2019 model line and from a hardware point of view – at least version with support 5G – corresponds to Xiaomi Mi 9, which will be updated for at least another year.
How many smartphones are updated Xiaomi
Xiaomi updates smartphones for 2 years only if they are popular enough among users
Xiaomi, unlike its competitors, calculates the timing of software support for its smartphones based on their popularity, not age, as it should. If Samsung, OnePlus, Huawei or Oppo continue to release updates for branded devices until their age reaches the limit for devices under control Android, then Xiaomi is based solely on what users say. If a particular model has few users, and the company is sure that they will not raise a scandal, support stops. Otherwise, it will last exactly as long as it should.
However, if you think that smartphones from the list above can be sent to rest right now, you are wrong. Despite the fact that new versions MIUI will not really be released for them, Xiaomi will continue to supply them with security updates for some time. Whether they will come out every month, I will not undertake to assert, especially since I myself Xiaomi did not promise anything like that. But it's not worth refuting the fact that the company intends to release several more patches with fixes for these smartphones.