It has now been a few months since Google announced the latest version of Android i.e. the Android Oreo 8.0 update. The update comes with some cool new features and loads of under the hood changes for better user experience. The Android Oreo update is already out for Google Pixel phones, and the recent Nexus phones, i.e., the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X; the updates are currently available to download on Android’s official website. Sony has also updated its Xperia XZ smartphone to Android Oreo recently which arise a question in the mind of many smartphone users, When will my smartphone get Android Oreo update and it’s quite obvious Xiaomi Mi users will also be having this question in their mind.
But like many other OEMs, Xiaomi is also silent on the Android Oreo updates for it’s Mi and Redmi devices. While the company may also be known as the Apple of China and has pretty killer phones in its portfolio; covering every category in the market. Its software update cycle is still considered weak compared to its competition even when it comes to its flagship devices where other OEMs excel.
The company’s smartphone shipments have soared to unbelievably new heights, with the introduction of Redmi Note 4 and its earlier predecessor the Redmi Note 3. While it’s already been proven that the reputed Chinese-giant always bless its audience with the best price to performance ratio, ever seen in the smartphone industry.
Now, people are already excited to get their devices running on the latest Android OS. Among those, Xiaomi Mi users are also anxiously waiting for the latest update. Now the question that might be coming to your mind might be, “Will my Mi device get Android Oreo update?”. Well if you have this question, then you are at the right place, we have compiled the list of all the Xiaomi devices that are expected to get the latest Android Oreo update.
Features of Android Oreo
Before we tell you the list, let’s take a quick look at the features of Android 8.0 Oreo update.
- New Notifications Behavior
- Support for Picture-in-Picture Mode
- New Emojis
- Added Support for Adaptive Icons
- Includes Project Treble (for faster boot time and quick system upgrades)
- Improved WebView API.
- Multiple Display Support
- Improved Doze Mode
These are just quick features of Android Oreo, but there’s a complete overhaul from Android 7.1.2 to Android O.
Also, Google has now released the developer preview of the Android Oreo 8.1 update as well, which comes with pretty exciting features.
Note: Xiaomi Devices from 2014, 2015 and 2016 are less likely to be able to get the Android Oreo update.
Since Xiaomi Devices run on MIUI, it’ll take some time for Xiaomi developers to customize the Android 8.0 Oreo, to be able to run on their devices.
Let’s Take A Look At The Xiaomi Devices Getting Android Oreo Update:
Xiaomi Mi Series
The devices that fall under this line-up are mostly flagships from the Chinese OEM, while there’re some new mid-range handset inclusions, which could make it to the Android Oreo list. But still, we’re not 100% sure about this mid-range phones. Remember as Xiaomi also has to develop its MIUI which is a heavily skinned version running on top of Android; things will inevitably get delayed here.
The devices from Mi-series are most likely be able to get the Android 8.0 Oreo update. Not every device will get the update, but most of them will. Those devices that are expected to receive the Android Oreo update are:
Note: We are pretty sure that MI5 will not get the Android Oreo update, but official words are yet to be heard.
These devices in the Mi Series are most likely to get the Android 8.0 update. According to the region, the update schedule may differ, but we can expect it to be in Q2 of 2018.
Xioami Mi A1: No doubt that it will get the Oreo update before other Mi Devices
Apart from that, the Mi A1 is an Android One device which falls under the umbrella of Google, so it’s their responsibility to provide the latest update, which it will inevitably get, so Mi A1 user’s sit back and relax, you’re covered.
Also, the device is eligible for Android 8.1 or Android P whatever comes next for the next two years; the Mi A1 will get regular updates.
Xiaomi Redmi Series
The highly applauded Redmi series is the sheer reason what Xiaomi is today and the new peaks of glory it had achieved. So, it will be a good idea, to send some love back to its users, in the form of the Android Oreo, which now or later it will be asked by many Redmi users.
Xiaomi has just started updating some of its majorly hit Redmi devices on( now considered as mint) Android Nougat, for its Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4 (aka Redmi 4X outside India) Mi max and Mi 5S and its other variants. While the entry-level budget handsets such as Redmi 3, the 3S prime will not receive any updates in the future.
Moreover, the new updates won’t be coming soon given that Xiaomi’s past update record and what have we seen so far, with the Redmi line up. You can expect them in Q2 of 2018. If the company could tone down on its line up, it would have been more comfortable to swallow the entire Oreo at once.
The Redmi series is still a doubtable thing to expect Android O (Oreo) update. These smartphones are in budget segment and are more likely to get very few updates. Most of them have been updated to Marshmallow till now, and Android 7.1 is still a doubt. Well, keeping that aside, these are the devices from Redmi Series which are most likely to get Android Oreo update.
- Redmi Note 4(Controversial)
- Redmi 5A
- Redmi Note 5A
- Redmi Note 5A Prime
- Redmi Note 5
- Redmi Note 5 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 has been the most selling device for Xiaomi in India in 2017, so when it comes to the major Android updates for the Redmi Note 4, it is highly likely that Xiaomi will take this device as a priority and will soon release the Android Oreo update for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.
Now all we have known which devices will be getting the Android 8.0 Oreo Update, let us compile the list. So here’s the complete list of Xiaomi devices getting Android Oreo Update.
List of all the Xiaomi Smartphone Models receiving Android 8.0 Oreo Update
- Mi Mix
- Mi Mix 2
- Mi A1
- Mi Max 2
- Mi 6
- Mi Max (Controversial)
- Mi 5S
- Mi 5S Plus
- Mi Note 2
- Mi Note 3
- Mi 5X
- Redmi Note 4 (Controversial)
- Redmi Note 5A
- Redmi 5A
- Redmi Note 5A Prime
- Redmi 4X (Controversial)
- Redmi 4 Prime (Controversial)
Xiaomi Devices Not Getting Android Oreo Update
At this point in time, it is hard to predict which Xiaomi will definitely get the Android Oreo update as there has been no official announcement by the company. As we move into 2018 a lot more information will be revealed which will help in confirming the device which will get the latest Oreo update.
We hope this list helps you to gain some information you wanted to know. If you’ve any questions regarding this, please leave them in the comments section.