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Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro, Redmi 6A, Redmi 6 eligible for Android Pie update?

Akshay Mhatre

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Xiaomi’s Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus won’t be joining the Android Pie 9.0 treatment. However, the Redmi 6/6A and the Redmi 6 Pro will at least get one major update. So, the Redmi 6 trio will make it to the Android P 9.0 list. However, this update won’t arrive soon; you should expect the Android Pie 9.0 update to hit these devices by mid-2019 that’s late Q2 or early Q3 in 2019.

Also Check, List of Xiaomi and Redmi devices that will get the Android Pie 9.0 update.

Because of Redmi 6 Pro’s ties with the Xiaomi Mi A2 lite, if the other two siblings didn’t make it to the list for some reason, the Redmi 6 Pro will surely get the newest flavor of Android. The Mi A2 Lite which is a mini version of the Android One based Mi A2 handset runs on Stock Android means no MIUI, just all clean vanilla Android.

Redmi 6 Pro

Image shows the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro

Google’s Project Treble has promised to speed up the Android Updates; OEMs should take advantage of the same and release a treble enabled ROM for their respective devices. Xiaomi will develop a Mi A2 Lite ROM based on Android Pie 9.0, and transferring the same thing to the Redmi 6 Pro which is essentially the same device with different branding won’t be much of a chore for the Apple of China.

So, it is always recommended to buy the top variant of a budget phone, because these Plus and pro variants of budget phones are always the top priority after the flagships or say upper mid-rangers when it comes to updates.

Akshay Mhatre is a Tech Author who likes to keep up with the latest from the tech world. A writer by day and a VFX artist by night. In his free time, he also likes to make motion graphics and concept art. You can find him on Instagram @akshayrazr_95 and contact him on akshaymhatre[@]theleaker.com

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