The software division of Xiaomi has officially announced the end of support for some former top-of-the-line releases at 2015 and 2016. We are talking about the now old Xiaomi series Mi 4 and Mi 5, in addition to the Redmi Note 3 Pro, which is preparing to receive in the next weeks the latest software updates regarding the Chinese MIUI.
From November 22, 2018, the development of MIUI firmware in China Beta version will be officially discontinued for the following devices:
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi 5
- Xiaomi Mi 4
- Xiaomi Mi 4C
- Xiaomi Mi 4S
The latest stable firmware for Mi 5 and Redmi Note 3 Pro is MIUI 10.2, and for Mi 4, Mi 4S and Mi 4C it is MIUI 10.1. Xiaomi will also stop releasing test builds. The latest beta version of MIUI for Mi 5 and Redmi Note 3 Pro is 8.11.22, and for all other devices – 8.9.14.
It is not surprising that the company chose these smartphones because some of them have more than 3 years. Although here’s the flagship Xiaomi Mi 5 was released in 2016 and its fellow Mi 5S and Mi 5S Plus will still receive fresh updates.
At the moment there are no official announcements regarding the MIUI Global versions, those destined for the international market, but it is quite probable that the same strategy will be followed for these firmware too, interrupting the development of new updates.
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