POCO got an independent identity last year, but the company still uses Xiaomi’s proprietary Android skin – MIUI for all its devices. Though, POCO, based on community feedback, has added some features on top of MIUI and hence calls it – MIUI for POCO. Xiaomi had announced MIUI 12.5 Global a couple of months back at a mega global event.
As per the schedule, the devices were supposed to start receiving MIUI 12.5 update starting Q2 2021, but so far no POCO device has picked up MIUI 12.5 update. But, it looks like that the company has completed internal software testing, at least for some devices. As, the company has announced MIUI Global Stable ROM testing program for several devices.
As per the recruitment thread posted on POCO Community, MIUI team is looking for MIUI Global Stable ROM testers for the various devices. Users with any of the following devices from various regions can apply for the program,
- POCO F3 (Global, Europe, Russia, Indonesia)
- POCO X3 Pro (Global, India, Europe, Russia, Indonesia)
- POCO X3/NFC (Global, India, Europe, Russia, Indonesia)
- POCO F2 Pro (Global, Europe, Russia, Indonesia)
- POCO M3 (Global, India, Europe, Russia, Indonesia)
- POCO X2 (India)
- POCO M2 Pro (India)
- POCO M2 (India)
- POCO C3 (India)
The only POCO device missing from the list is the POCO F1, the first POCO device. Though POCO hasn’t explicitly mentioned whether this is Android 11 testing program or MIUI 12.5 testing, we can expect it to be MIUI 12.5 testing, since the MIUI 12.5 Stable roll-out is scheduled to begin very soon as per our information. MIUI 12.5 might also bring upgraded Android 11 to some of the devices.
The recruitment is open to all users with limited slots, users can head over to this link and provide relevant details such as Mi ID, and IMEI of the device to apply for the testing program. Users are also supposed to install an instant messenger Telegram and join device-specific telegram groups to discuss bugs with other testers and teams. You can also keep a track of MIUI 12.5 updates with our dedicated MIUI section.