Redmi Y3, Redmi 7, Redmi 6A, and Redmi 6 will not be updated to MIUI 12
Xiaomi first unveiled MIUI 12 in China earlier this year in April. Following the reveal, the company shared a list of devices that would receive the latest Android skin. While the MIUI 12 update has already rolled out to several of these devices in the last few months, Xiaomi has now announced that four devices from the list won’t be updated to MIUI 12. These include the Redmi Y3, Redmi 7, Redmi 6A, and Redmi 6.
The company recently posted a message in the Mi Fans Home channel on Telegram, which states:
“Please note that the following device models originally included in MIUI 12 release schedule won’t be updated to MIUI 12 due to compatibility and performance issues. Redmi Y3, Redmi 7, Redmi 6A, Redmi 6.”
As a result, these devices will be stuck on MIUI 11 based on Android 9 for now. While this isn’t as bad for Redmi 6 (codename: cereus) and 6A (codename: cactus) users, it’s definitely a bummer for Redmi 7 (codename: onclite) and Redmi Y3 (codename: onc) users. That’s because the Redmi 6 and 6A were launched over two years ago and have received one major Android upgrade and two MIUI upgrades. The Redmi 7 and Redmi Y3, on the other hand, were launched early last year, and they have received just one MIUI upgrade and no Android upgrades.
Considering the fact that the MIUI version dictates the feature set on Xiaomi devices, Xiaomi’s decision to cancel the MIUI 12 update for these devices means that users will miss out on several features that were introduced in the latest update. This includes features like the new animations, improved navigation gestures, a flatter UI design, new live wallpapers, enhanced privacy protection features, multi-window support, and much more. It goes without saying that these devices won’t be getting Android 10 or 11 either, so users will also miss out on the features included in those releases.