POCO X2 MIUI Software Update Tracker [Update: MIUI v12.1.2.0 Android 11 update with January Android Security Patch in India]

POCO launched the POCO X2 smartphone in India last month running MIUI 11.0 Global Stable on top of Android 10. POCO X2 is the rebranded version of Redmi K30 4G which was launched in China back in December. The smartphone has already started receiving Android 10 based MIUI 12 update.

MIUI 12 brings all-new design and animations along with new features such as Super Wallpapers, Floating Window, New Control Center, Enhanced Privacy Protection features such as Interceptor, Flare, Hidden Mask Mode and more to the devices, check out this post to learn more about MIUI 12 features. Continue reading “POCO X2 MIUI Software Update Tracker [Update: MIUI v12.1.2.0 Android 11 update with January Android Security Patch in India]”

POCO F1 MIUI 12 Software Update Tracker [Update: MIUI 12.0.3.0 with December 2020 Android security patch]

Xiaomi’s sub-brand POCO launched the POCO F1 smartphone in India back in August 2018 running MIUI 9.6 Global Stable on top of Android 8.1 (Oreo). POCO F1 currently runs Android 10 based MIUI 11, and is confirmed to get MIUI 12 in the coming months. Xiaomi doesn’t follow any fixed update frequency for the MIUI Global Stable ROM but on average, the Global Stable ROM is updated once in 20-40 days. Continue reading “POCO F1 MIUI 12 Software Update Tracker [Update: MIUI 12.0.3.0 with December 2020 Android security patch]”

POCO M2 Pro, POCO M2 and select POCO C3 and POCO X3 variants get a permanent price cut in India

POCO had been offering discounts on its smartphones as a part of Diwali Sale, POCO Days sale and more on Flipkart. The company today announced a permanent price cut for POCO M2 and POCO M2 Pro and select versions of POCO X3 and POCO C3 for the first time since the launch of these smartphones. Continue reading “POCO M2 Pro, POCO M2 and select POCO C3 and POCO X3 variants get a permanent price cut in India”

Get Android 11 on POCO X2 (Redmi K30 4G) with NitrogenOS

Xiaomi spun-off POCO as an independent brand earlier this year. POCO X2 was the company’s first device as a separate independent entity. Soon after the launch, POCO India confirmed that the smartphone will receive Android 11 update, but the POCO X2 users are yet to receive the first Android platform upgrade.

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POCO M2 gets MIUI 12 Global Stable update in India [Download Link]

POCO launched the POCO M2 smartphone in the country back in September. To recall, the device features a 6.53-inch Full HD+ LCD, is powered MediaTek Helio G80 12nm SoC with up to 6GB of RAM, and runs Android 10 based MIUI 11. Xiaomi already confirmed MIUI 12 Global update for a range of smartphones, and its mid-range Redmi Note 9 was one of the first phones to get the update back in August. Continue reading “POCO M2 gets MIUI 12 Global Stable update in India [Download Link]”

POCO X3 MIUI Software Update Tracker [Update: MIUI 12.0.8.0 with November Android Security Patch]

POCO launched the POCO X3 smartphone in India back in September running MIUI 12.0 Global Stable on top of Android 10. MIUI 12 comes with all-new design and animations along with new features such as Super Wallpapers, Floating Window, New Control Center, Enhanced Privacy Protection features such as Interceptor, Flare, Hidden Mask Mode, and more. Check out this post to learn more about MIUI 12 features in details.

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POCO M2 Pro MIUI Software Update Tracker [Update: MIUI 12.0.2 with November Android security patch]

POCO launched the POCO M2 Pro smartphone in India recently running MIUI 11.0 Global Stable on top of Android 10. POCO M2 Pro shares a lot in common with Redmi Note 9 Pro series devices which were launched in India back in March.

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Android 11 based Pixel Experience — Overview and First Impressions on POCO F1

Android 11 Pixel Experience

Pixel Experience is amongst the popular AOSP based custom ROMs that aims towards providing a Pixel-like stock Android experience. It takes a no-bloat approach along with Pixel exclusive goodies to provide users pure vanilla Android experience. A couple of days back, Pixel Experience project developers released Android 11 based beta builds for various devices. We installed Android 11 based Pixel Experience on our POCO F1 unit, and here is our overview and first impression post to walk you through its features and installation procedure.

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POCO Days Sale from Dec 3-6: Discounts on POCO X3, POCO M2 Pro and more

After the Diwali sale back in October, POCO is back with another sale on Flipkart. The POCO Days Sale from today, December 3rd till 6th will offer discounts on a range of POCO smartphones starting from the budget POCO C3 and for the first time the latest POCO X3 is being sold at a discount rate. Continue reading “POCO Days Sale from Dec 3-6: Discounts on POCO X3, POCO M2 Pro and more”

POCO M3 with 6.53-inch FHD+ display, 48MP triple rear cameras, 6000mAh battery announced

POCO just announced POCO M3, the company’s latest budget smartphone at a global launch event. The phone packs a  6.53-inch Full HD+ LCD  Dotdrop screen with 90.34% screen-to-body ratio, is powered by Snapdragon 662 SoC, 48-megapixel primary rear camera with LED flash along with a 2-megapixel 4cm macro sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. There is an 8-megapixel camera on the front. Continue reading “POCO M3 with 6.53-inch FHD+ display, 48MP triple rear cameras, 6000mAh battery announced”

POCO M3 with 6.53-inch FHD+ display, 6000mAh battery to be announced on November 24

Update: The company has confirmed the design of the phone with triple rear cameras, 6.53-inch screen, Snapdragon 662 SoC and a 6000mAh battery. Continue reading “POCO M3 with 6.53-inch FHD+ display, 6000mAh battery to be announced on November 24”

Xiaomi’s Mi, Redmi and POCO phones are facing ‘find device closed unexpectedly’ reboot issue; Fix coming soon

Xiaomi smartphone users are facing a new issue putting their phones into the bootloop. A couple of days back, Xiaomi users, on various social media channels, started reporting that they are getting ‘Find Device Closed Unexpectedly’ error on their device which leads to bootloop. A few people suggested that the issue was caused by the Airtel Thanks app, and people even confirmed that uninstalling Airtel Thanks app fixed the issue. The issue isn’t limited to one or a few models. Instead, the issue is widespread across all devices running MIUI, be it a POCO, Redmi, or Mi device. Continue reading “Xiaomi’s Mi, Redmi and POCO phones are facing ‘find device closed unexpectedly’ reboot issue; Fix coming soon”

MIUI 12 Global Stable update finally brings Sound Assistant for controlling media volume in multiple apps

Xiaomi announced the latest iteration of its proprietary Android skin, MIUI 12 in China back in April this year. Which was followed by a global announcement in May. Though the MIUI version upgrade brings various new features and updated UI, the company keeps adding nifty features with updates every now and then. A new feature that has recently made it to the MIUI 12 Global Stable is the ability to adjust the sound for individual apps when multiple apps play audio simultaneously, instead of adjusting the entire system volume.

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POCO X3 Review: Tremendous value for what you pay

POCO launched the POCO X3 smartphone in India back in September as the successor to POCO X2 that was launched earlier this year. Even tough it retains the 120Hz FHD+ screen, this has a faster Snapdragon 732G SoC, upgraded cameras, and 6000mAh battery with 33W fast charging.
The specifications look great on paper. Let us dive into the review to find out what the device has to offer. Continue reading “POCO X3 Review: Tremendous value for what you pay”

Flipkart Big Diwali Sale: Discounts on POCO C3, M2, M2 Pro and more

POCO recently announced that it has sold 1 million smartphones in sales during Flipkart’s Big Billion Days. Now it is back with offers during Big Diwali Sale event on Flipkart that starts tomorrow, 29th October and lasts till 4th Nov 2020. Continue reading “Flipkart Big Diwali Sale: Discounts on POCO C3, M2, M2 Pro and more”