Xiaomi Confirms the Mi 2 and Mi 2S (from 2013) Will Receive MIUI 9
Earlier this week, the long awaited announcement of MIUI 9’s launch date was officially announced. We’ve seen various rumors about what Xiaomi will be including in this update, but there hasn’t been much official news on the matter. The announcement confirmed that MIUI would be launching on July 26th in China right alongside the Xiaomi Mi 5X. The company is already looking for beta testers for the update just in case you want to try out an early build of it.
The new update from Xiaomi is expected to be based on Android 7.1 Nougat, but remember that MIUI is drastically different from stock Android. So far, we know the new MIUI 9 update will include a redesigned lockscreen shortcut, split screen functionality, three new themes (that will all be pre-installed), and it looks like Xiaomi will be removing some of the more unused features of the platform. We’ll just have to wait and see how the new update feels once we get our hands on it.
The news isn’t stopping with just MIUI 9 on the Mi 5X though, as we know that Xiaomi likes to support a large number of their devices. Not only do we have a full list of MIUI 9 supported devices, but it has been confirmed that both the Xiaomi Mi 2 as well as the Mi 2S will be receiving this update to MIUI 9. This is quite unusual in the Android market as these devices were released all the way back in April of 2013. Most Android smartphones only receive updates for about 2 years after they’re released.
Xiaomi does point out that this is specifically for the China ROM. There doesn’t seem to be any information about a MIUI 9 Global ROM for these devices yet. However, the following list of devices are expected to receive this MIUI 9 China ROM update…
Mi 6, Mi 5s Plus, Mi 5s, Mi 5c, Mi 5, Mi 4S, Mi 4c, Mi 4, Mi 3, Mi 2/2S, Mi MIX, Mi Max 2, Mi Max, Mi Note 2, Mi Note, Mi Note Pro, Mi Pad 2, Mi Pad 1, Redmi Note 4X (MTK), Redmi Note 4X (SD), Redmi Note 4, Redmi Note 3 (MTK), Redmi Note 3 (SD), Redmi Note 2, Redmi Note, Redmi Pro, Redmi 4X, Redmi 4A, Redmi 4, Redmi 4 Prime, Redmi 3S/Prime, Redmi 3, Redmi 2A, Redmi 2/Prime, Redmi 1S, Redmi 1Source: Xiaomi