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The original story (published March 25, 2021) follows:
Android 12 was announced in February 2021 for developers. Google will release several updates to the developer preview channel before making the operating system available for public beta testing.
Like others before it, the beta version of Android 12 is expected to be released in the second quarter. Of course, there is still no exact date, but you can expect it around May 2021.
The last two versions of Android saw Xiaomi and other non-Google vendors join the test program around this time. And we don’t expect anything different in May.
Whether Samsung will finally participate in the first beta tests of Android 12 instead of waiting until later in the year to start one of its own remains a mystery.
But what seems certain is that Xiaomi is making the first version of Android 12 available for some of its high-end devices so that app developers can get down to business.
Nothing is official at this point, but our history of Xiaomi software update coverage gives us an edge, which means we are able to predict some things regarding the company’s Android 12 update plans. .
Devices eligible for the Xiaomi Android 12 update
Xiaomi is arguably the most active Android vendor when it comes to new device release as well as software development.
In addition to unveiling a new device pretty much every month, Xiaomi is also rolling out daily and weekly updates for devices sold in China through its MIUI beta test program.
The huge device repository is good and all for racking up more money, but it becomes a problem when software development kicks in. On the bright side, Xiaomi is no slouch on this front.
As for the Android 12 update, there is a long list of devices that we believe Xiaomi will upgrade to the new operating system when the time comes.
As of yet, however, nothing is confirmed. But we can tell you for sure that all Xiaomi devices preinstalled with Android 11 are indeed eligible for an update to Android 12.
Having said that, the content of this article is the result of studying past models and update history of the Xiaomi Android operating system that we have been monitoring for years. We will update the article when the official information is released.
1. Xiaomi’s Mi series of devices receives two major updates to the Android operating system.
2. The Redmi Note series was getting an OS update, but things seem to have changed from the Redmi Note 8 series.
3. Redmi budget series (not Note) only receive one OS update.
4. Poco is now an independent brand, you can check Android 12 status for Poco devices here.
With that out of the way, below are the Xiaomi devices (Mi and Redmi) which we believe officially guarantee an upgrade to the Android 12 update.
– Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra *
– Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro *
– Xiaomi Mi 11
– Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
– Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
– Xiaomi Mi 10S
– Xiaomi Mi 10
– Xiaomi Mi 10i
– Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite
– Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite Zoom
– Xiaomi Mi 10T
– Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
– Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite
– Xiaomi Mi Note 10
– Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
– Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
– Redmi K40
– Redmi K40 Pro
– Redmi K40 Pro + (Ultra)
– Redmi K30
– Redmi K30 Pro
-Redmi K30 Pro Zoom
– Redmi K30 Ultra
– Redmi K30S
– Redmi K30 5G
– Redmi K30i 5G
– Redmi K30 5G racing edition
– Xiaomi Redmi Note 10
– Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
– Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro (India / world)
– Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
– Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
As previously reported, Xiaomi may have changed its software update policy when it comes to the Redmi Note series. The Note 8 and Note 8 Pro recently received their second operating system update to Android 11.
If this is the new trend, it means that the Redmi Note 9 series devices are also online for their second OS update to Android 12. Certainly, these devices should get the green light. :
– Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (Helio G85)
– Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 4G (SDM 662)
– Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5G
– Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (India / world)
– Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G
– Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
– Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T
– Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
While Xiaomi is expected to continue releasing many more phones equipped with Android 11, the list of eligible devices will grow even further in the coming days.
This means that this article will see regular updates from time to time whenever we have new arrivals. We will also be following other developments in Xiaomi Android 12 update and updating this story, so stay tuned.
Expected release date
As noted, Xiaomi has been a mainstay of Google’s recent beta testing programs, however, official deployment of the stable operating system typically takes months to begin.
Admittedly, the same is probably true, where the first versions of Android 12 could be released in the second quarter before the public beta follows shortly after Google released the stable version for Pixels in late August or early September.
As for the availability of the stable version, expect the first Xiaomi devices to ship the operating system somewhere in Q4 2021, which will be in line with previous versions of Android 11 and Android 10.
We will keep an eye on this development and continually update this article as we hear from us. Stay tuned.
Update 1 (May 18)
6.30 p.m. (IST): Android 12 Beta 1 update has been released for Mi 11 and Mi 11X series. For more information on the bugs you can expect, head here.
Update 2 (May 21)
5:11 p.m. (IST): Google is supposed to make a change with Android 12 where OEMs will be forced to make images / screenshots the default directory for storing screenshots, unlike Xiaomi’s current implementation where screenshots are stored in the DCIM folder.
This should fix the issue of screenshots being automatically saved to Google Photos along with the camera roll images.
Update 3 (July 14)
3:26 p.m. (IST): According to a report, Android 12 update tests have started for the Xiaomi Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro, Mi 10T and Mi 10 Ultra, probably in China. Details here.
Update 4 (July 16)
3:20 p.m. (IST): A Mi Community mod indicates that an Android 12 update for the Xiaomi Redmi 9 is possible given Xiaomi’s update policy of 2 Android upgrades.
Update 5 (July 17)
13:35 (IST): An updated list shared by a popular group dedicated to Xiaomi on Telegram suggests that the Poco M2 will not get the Android 12 update. Additionally, this indicates that Xiaomi has started internal tests for the Mi 10 and Mi 10T devices.
Other than that, it is alleged that the Redmi 9T / Power will get the Android 12 update. Before that, the listing was that the Poco M2 would get the update and the Redmi 9T or 9 Power was unconfirmed. .
Update 6 (July 30)
17:37 (IST): Internal testing of the Android 12 update for the Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro aka Poco F2 has reportedly started in China. Go here for more details.
Update 7 (July 31)
5:27 p.m. (IST): The MIUI 13 update was reportedly delayed due to internal Android 12 testing, according to this report. This is unconfirmed information, so take it with a pinch of salt.
Update 8 (August 05)
6:20 p.m. (IST): According to a report, the Xiaomi Mi 11, Mi 11 Ultra and Redmi K40 Pro (Mi 11X Pro) will soon receive beta updates from MIUI based on Android 12, and here’s everything you need to know.
Update 9 (August 07)
1:07 p.m. (IST): According to several reports on Twitter, Xiaomi is now accepting applications for beta testing of MIUI Android 12 in China for at least 2 devices, including the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra and Mi 11. No version has yet been released and all is in the pre-registration phase at the moment.
Update 10 (August 27)
4:50 p.m. (IST): The Android 12 update superimposed on MIUI 12.5 is currently rolling out for the Xiaomi Mi 11. Of course, it’s a Chinese beta at the moment, so expect some bugs. To download, click here.
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