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Download: POCO X2 is getting its Android 11 update with MIUI 12

Launched back in February last year, the POCO X2 (our review) offers some solid specifications, such as a capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC, a 4,500mAh battery with 27W fast charging support, and a 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor as the primary rear camera. The factory-installed operating system on the phone was MIUI 11 on top of...

How to access Android 11’s Device Controls feature on Xiaomi devices

Google introduced a new feature in Android 11 to help users easily control their smart home devices with their smartphones. The feature, called Device Controls, added home automation shortcuts in the Power Menu, allowing users to easily access all connected smart home devices in one place. But while Google intended the Device Controls to show...

Download: MIUI 12 stable update rolling out to several Xiaomi, Redmi and POCO devices

MIUI 12 is the newest big release for Xiaomi smartphones, perhaps even bigger than an Android version jump. Features on Xiaomi devices are dictated more by their MIUI versions than the underlying Android version, so a MIUI version upgrade is an exciting event. The first batch of devices to receive the MIUI 12 stable update...

Download: MIUI 12.5 Closed Beta for Xiaomi and Redmi devices [Update: January 19 builds]

The latest version of Xiaomi's custom Android skin - MIUI 12.5 - is finally here. The first incremental update over MIUI 12 has been unveiled at the Mi 11 launch event in China. Compared to MIUI 12, the stable version of which was released less than six months ago, MIUI 12.5 brings in a slew...

Xiaomi starts rolling out the Android 11 update for Mi Note 10 Lite

Xiaomi has started the rollout of the Android 11 upgrade for its Mi Note 10 Lite handset. The low-mid-range device is already testing the update in China, but now it seems that international customers are being given the nod too. Though it's doubtless great news that a device like this is getting its Android 11...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5/5 Pro and Redmi Note 6 Pro get MIUI 12 based on Android 9 Pie

After updating the Redmi 7/7S and Mi 10 Pro last month, Xiaomi has now begun rolling out MIUI 12 update to two new smartphones: the Redmi Note 5 Pro (whyred) and Redmi Note 6 Pro (tulip). Considering both phones were released in 2018 and were mid-range devices at the time of launch, it’s good to...

Xiaomi launches Mi 10i with 108MP quad cameras, Snapdragon 750G, 33W fast charging, MIUI 12 in India

Xiaomi along with its spin-off brands Redmi and POCO have flooded the smartphone market with an enormous number of phones in each price range and category. Xiaomi's position about the independent status of these brands varies with markets globally but they often end up sharing similar SKUs that are available with minor tweaks and different...

MIUI Gallery app confirms Xiaomi is working on a Mi 11 Pro

Every year Xiaomi usually announces its flagship smartphones in February. But this time, the company sped up the process to become the first to launch a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 device. The Xiaomi Mi 11 was announced earlier this week with all the rest of its specifications as stellar as the processor. But while we were...

Xiaomi announces MIUI 12.5 for its Mi and Redmi smartphones

Xiaomi's MIUI 12 was one of its best received and most popular updates, riding atop the continued rally of smartphone launches and sales across the globe. Now, at the launch of the new Xiaomi Mi 11 flagship, Xiaomi is back with a new version update. Meet MIUI 12.5, the latest update to the popular smartphone...

Discussion: What was your favorite smartphone feature in 2020?

Over the years, our usage of and dependence on smartphones has increased multifold. Our smartphones are smarter, faster, and more capable than ever, data is cheaper, and we can charge our smartphone batteries much quicker than ever. However, when cabin fever hit most of us in 2020, smartphones became more than just objects of use...

MIUI 12’s latest Geometry and Snow Mountain live wallpapers are now available for download

Xiaomi's MIUI 12 packs several stunning live wallpapers, and the company keeps adding new options with every other update. Over the last few months, we've shared a couple of ports of these wallpapers that let you use them on any non-Xiaomi device. The latest MIUI 12 nightly brings two more additions and, as you've probably...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7/7S gets stable MIUI 12 update in India

After rolling out a stable MIUI 12 update for several Redmi, Mi, and POCO smartphones over the last month, Xiaomi is now bringing the long-due update to its last year’s budget smartphones: the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7S. Although the Redmi Note 7/7S users in other regions, including Europe and Russia, have already...