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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...

Android 11 Custom ROM List – Unofficially Update Your Android Phone!

As you may be well aware by now, the stable version of Android 11 has now been released to the masses. Google's Pixel series of phones and a handful of Xiaomi devices have joined the update train so far, while official beta builds are available for the OnePlus 8 lineup, the Samsung Galaxy S20 series,...

The POCO F2 may finally launch in 2021 as a mid-range smartphone

Xiaomi's sub-brand POCO started its journey with the launch of the POCO F1 back in August 2018. But after a successful start, the sub-brand remained dormant until Xiaomi set it up as an independent brand early last year. Following that announcement, POCO launched several new smartphones across various price brackets. But despite constant requests from...

XDA Awards – The Best Tech of 2020

Despite all the notable events this year, 2020 has been incredible for consumer tech, and more specifically, smartphones. A lot of companies went all out with their devices, flooding the market with great options catering to a wide variety of needs and wants. We at XDA have used a lot of these gadgets throughout the...

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...

POCO M3, Redmi 9 Power, Moto E7, and Nokia 5.4 forums are now open

The last few weeks have been filled with smartphone launches with companies like POCO, Redmi, Motorola, and Nokia taking the wraps off of their latest budget-friendly offerings, namely, the POCO M3, Redmi Note 9 Power, Moto E7, and Nokia 5.4. We have now opened up XDA forums for all four phones, providing users with a...

Xiaomi Android 11 Tracker: Here are all the official MIUI beta and stable builds to download and install

Following the arrival of the first public beta of Android 11 back in June, Xiaomi published similar AOSP-style beta builds for the Mi 10/10 Pro and the Redmi K30 Pro (e.g. the Chinese variant of the POCO F2 Pro) later that month. Shortly thereafter, the Chinese OEM started rolling out MIUI 12-based closed beta builds...

The POCO F2 Pro is getting its Android 11 update with MIUI 12

Last month, POCO opened up a beta program for the POCO F2 Pro, allowing early birds to try out MIUI 12 based on Android 11 before its final release. It looks like POCO has managed to iron out nasty bugs and instabilities from the user feedback as the company has started seeding the final software...

POCO M3 with Snapdragon 662 and 6000 mAh battery launches in Europe

After establishing itself as an independent brand, POCO has rapidly expanded its presence by launching several new smartphones covering different price segments. Continuing its steady march ahead, the company has now launched a new budget smartphone: POCO M3. The POCO M3 succeeds the POCO M2, which was launched just over two months ago. Unlike its...

POCO M3 Hands-on: A Good-Looking Budget Phone

The POCO brand entered the scene two years ago with the POCOPHONE F1, offering flagship-level specs at a lower mid-range price tag in Europe and India. While many were hoping the brand to replicate this "flagship-killer" formula, POCO pivoted to offering mid-range and budget smartphones to better compete in price-conscious markets in Asia. The brand's...

POCO X3 and Moto G9 Plus kernel sources are now available

Kernel source codes are a vital part of Android custom ROM or kernel development, as developers have to build on top of it. However, when it comes to releasing kernel source code in a timely manner, few Android device makers are currently doing so. We do have one notable example: the POCO X3. The global edition...

POCO M3 leaked render shows off dual-tone finish on the back, à la Nexus 6P

Ahead of a rumored announcement on November 24, a render of the POCO M3 has leaked, showing off the device’s apparent design and possible color options. The render, via 91Mobiles, reveals a few things: The POCO M3 will feature a teardrop design, and the rear panel will sport a dual-tone finish, à la the Nexus 6P’s...