PapaPerez, 30 Jan 2018If Xiaomi is really concerned about updating there older devices, doesn't latest security patc... moreAnd the staff still praises Xiaomi ...
Update the interface and interesting, but if it will come limited because of the version of Android, what's the use?
And with security patches, it looks like she's not so exemplary, so ...
Not seeing the catch. Usually a catch implies something bad or something that you don't want in exchange for the thing you do want. All I see from this article is that super old Xiaomi phones are getting the latest OS with all the new features as far as I can tell. The article doesn't mention losing any of the features which by itself is impressive enough. To think an old phone from 2012 could function with the same features as a brand new flagship phone. Maybe the catch is that it won't be nearly as fast? That's kind of given.
Plus they'll get to keep the fairly stable Android Kitkat running underneath it so at least they won't have to deal with all the new bugs and glitches from Nougat and now Oreo? Just thinking about my next android update is making me cringe. Why can't Xiaomi figure out how to ditch android all together? Every time they update the android version MIUI gets screwed up.
God Knows why they are wasting their time, developing a new OS based on old Android Version... Simply waste of Time and Energy. Not Sure how it will change the user experience with this Update. I am having a MiPad 7.9 and not really eager to update it, unless the User Experience is going to be drastically different. A latest version of Android could possible change the user experience instead.
ZolaIII, 30 Jan 2018Support for S400 ended with Lollipop but they never updated it to Lollipop. My dad's moto g (2nd gen) has stock marshmallow
.alpha, 30 Jan 2018Don't use phone with an outdated security patch. You don't want your important info stolenLittle silly. It's not going to hurt xiaomi other devices that giving security updates to older devices. Security should be the main priority in updates.
RoCkz123, 30 Jan 2018No new features just Miui 9 😑 no split screen which available only with android N ... moreThe feature is there, that's the beauty of android. You can backward or add features that you deem necessary. It's basically Kit Kat on steroid and as capable as Oreo. Still, I wonder why they don't update the API level
Don't use phone with an outdated security patch. You don't want your important info stolen
No new features just Miui 9 😑 no split screen which available only with android N no dual apps though ..No second space Miui is very bulky in 1gb ram
An outdated security patch , google has already stopped pushing security patch for Android 4.4.4 Kitkat security patch only avaliable from Android lolipop 5.0
Even nokia 2 with Snapdragon 212 and 1gb ram got oreo 8.1 update ,xiaomi can update their old phone with stock android 😊
Still its appreciable even 6 years old mi phones getting Even UI updates either other brands don't
Hands off xiaomi
Hats off anyway to Xiaomi. I think due to the lack of support from google and Qualcomm, Xiaomi could not update the OS but they tried their best to give the best service to their customer.
My mom still using this phone and i checked it several times and still very much usable for normal usage (Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Youtube, etc). There's also a lot of roms in xda if we want to upgrade the OS. But in stock miui it's still very usable so i think there's no need to upgrade the OS.
Can someone name any smartphone of similar age and price with a newer android security patch?
My redmi 1s died because of no availability of original battery. Its still perfect but died sadly. So now i have mi a1 but xiaomi is bad in after sales service they said they dont make batteries for old devices.
PapaPerez, 30 Jan 2018If Xiaomi is really concerned about updating there older devices, doesn't latest security patc... moreMy Mi3 running Mashmallow has no issues with MiUi 9.
Don't assumed just because new UI mean it will caused lagged on older version Android.
Anonymous, 30 Jan 2018If Xiaomi is going to put resources into updating its older hardware, it should concentrate on... moreWell let's hope that the reason for this is limitations of and old Android system that Xiaomi is unable to make work with latest secutity patch, while the new Android is limited by the hardware.
Anyway blaming Xiaomi for niglecting security over UI for a 2013 budget phone is very stupid, even if they do it on purpose.