Update – November 19, 2018: After closed beta, Xiaomi has released Global Open Beta ROM for the POCO F1 users to gather feedback ahead of stable roll out in the next few weeks. It has version number 8.11.15 and is about 1.7GB in size. You can download the recovery ROM here and flash using updater method or download the fastboot ROM here and flash it using the fastboot method.
Earlier: Android Pie is yet to make it to Android distribution chart, OEMs have slowly started rolling out Android 9.0 Pie for their flagship devices. Xiaomi’s sub-brand POCO launched POCO F1 running on Android 8.1 (Oreo) with a skin on top, called MIUI For POCO. At the event, the company promised to roll out Android 9.0 Pie in Q4. Today, it has started rolling out MIUI Global Beta 8.10.30 based on Android 9.0 Pie to closed MIUI Beta testers.
Company spokesperson Jai Mani has already confirmed that the device will receive Android Q update as well.
We’ll do at least P and Q
— Jai Mani (@jaimani) October 28, 2018
Android 9.0 Pie based MIUI Global Beta ROM may rollout to all users starting this Friday if everything goes well with this MIUI Global Beta ROM, but Android 9.0 based MIUI Global Stable ROM may take a couple of months to roll out.
Xiaomi is also working to enable Widevine L1 support on POCO F1, which is expected to be rolled out before the end of this year to MIUI Global Beta ROM users. Earlier this month, the company introduced Rosso Red edition of POCO F1 and also addressed screen bleeding issue.