[Update: Redmi Y2/S2 will be updated] Xiaomi Redmi 6, Redmi 6A, and Redmi S2 are no longer expected to get Android Pie updates

[Update: Redmi Y2/S2 will be updated] Xiaomi Redmi 6, Redmi 6A, and Redmi S2 are no longer expected to get Android Pie updates

Update 1 (4/24/19 @ 5:15 PM IST): Redmi’s development team has clarified that Redmi Y2 units in India will get the update.

Update 2 (4/24/19 @ 9:00 PM IST): Redmi S2 is also likely to get the update.

Xiaomi has engrossed itself in active upgrading MIUI to Android 9.0 Pie. Earlier this year, it noted that the Mi 8 series, POCO F1, Mi MIX 2S, the Mi MAX 3 have already been updated and sketched out an update schedule for some other devices. Further, it has been testing the update on some other devices including the Redmi Note 5 (Redmi Note 5 Pro in India), the Redmi 6 Pro, and the Mi 6X. While the company also promised to update the Mi MIX 2, Mi 6, Redmi 6/6A, and Redmi S2 (Redmi Y2 in India), some of these devices have been dropped from the list citing poor interest from the tester community.


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As per the revised schedule for MIUI 10 update released by Xiaomi, Redmi 6/6A, and Redmi S2 (Y2) will not be receiving Android 9 Pie. The announcement can be a little disconcerting for those who own any of these smartphones since all of these were released only last year. The updated post on MIUI Forums notes that there has been a “suspension of recruitment” of beta testers and this appears to be due to a shortage of testers willing to evaluate the update.

Due to translation from Chinese, Redmi is referred to as Red Rice while Xiaomi’s Mi series is referred to as Millet

Xiaomi should, however, continue to roll out newer features to the Redmi 6/6A, and the Redmi S2 through latest versions of MIUI. After being launched with MIUI 9.1, all the three devices were updated to MIUI 10 based on Android 8.1 Oreo last year and we expect Xiaomi to include these smartphones for future updates, even MIUI 11. Even though the information comes from China, we believe a similar action will follow in India which is the biggest market for these entry-level devices, especially the Redmi 6A. However, since the update for Redmi Y2 is already underway, it might be an exception.

Besides this, Xiaomi notes that it will be rolling out Android 9 Pie to the Mi MIX 2, Mi 6, and the Mi Note 3 in the second quarter of the year. Since we’re already in the Q2, we hope to see the closed beta update being announced soon.

Source: MIUI Forum Via: GSMArena

Update 1: Redmi Y2/S2 will get the update

The development team took to MIUI Community forums to clarify that the Redmi Y2 units in India will receive the Android Pie update. Since Redmi Y2 and Redmi S2 share the same update channel, the update should be available in China as well as in India.

This was article was updated to fix some errors pointed by Recognized developer yshalsager

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Tushar Mehta
Tushar Mehta

I am a Senior Editor at XDA. I have been reviewing gadgets for over five years and gained experience by working for prominent tech publications in India before joining XDA. I enjoy fiddling with all smart objects and my love for software customization dates back to the Symbian S60 days. I like to devote my spare time idealizing the romantic union of technology and philosophy or spacing out on Pink Floyd. You may email me at [email protected]

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