POCO India teaser hints at POCO X2, confirms new phone will be launched in February

Update: In a new interview POCO India GM C Manmohan has confirmed that POCO launch its next product in the Indian market next month.

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POCO F1 MIUI Software Update Tracker [Update: Android 10 update starts rolling out]

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). 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 Software Update Tracker [Update: Android 10 update starts rolling out]”

Get Android 10 on POCO F1 with Havoc OS

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) and later updated it to Android 9.0 in December 2018. The device runs MIUI 11 based on Android 9.0 as of now. Continue reading “Get Android 10 on POCO F1 with Havoc OS”

POCO will make a comeback as independent brand in India

POCO is the brand that remained in news for the entire 2019 without launching any smartphones, POCO fans kept asking company and company officials about POCO F1 successor. Built on ‘Everything you need. Nothing you don’t.’ mantra, POCO F1 was a hit amongst gamers and power users. Last month, POCOPHONE Global head Alvin tweeted that the users will hear more from POCO in 2020, but later removed the tweet. There have been a lot of speculations going around POCO as a sub-brand for the last few months. Continue reading “POCO will make a comeback as independent brand in India”

Xiaomi releases Android 10 based Kernel Source Codes for Mi A3, Mi A2, POCO F1 and Mi 8 Series

Xiaomi launched the very first device under Android One program in collaboration with Google back in September 2017, the Android One program guarantees a couple of Android version updates with regular security patch updates. Xiaomi has been releasing a new Android One device with a focus on cameras and design every year since 2017, and as a result, we have Mi A1, Mi A2, and Mi A3 under Android One program from Xiaomi. Continue reading “Xiaomi releases Android 10 based Kernel Source Codes for Mi A3, Mi A2, POCO F1 and Mi 8 Series”

Different MIUI Global versions explained

A couple of years back, we did a post on different versions of MIUI but a lot has changed since then. Xiaomi has been focusing on localizing the MIUI experience for different countries for the last few years and last year, the company decided to discontinue MIUI Global Beta ROM. There has been a lot of confusion amongst users regarding the MIUI 11 update roll-out status for different devices in the last couple of months, so in this post, let’s discuss different versions and stages of MIUI Global ROM. Continue reading “Different MIUI Global versions explained”

Xiaomi announces MIUI 11 Global Stable Beta testing for various devices

Xiaomi announced the latest iteration of its own proprietary Android skin MIUI, dubbed MIUI 11 along with Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro back in October in India. The company claims to have rolled out MIUI 11 Global Stable update for as many as 27 devices in just 47 days in a 4-staged rollout schedule. Continue reading “Xiaomi announces MIUI 11 Global Stable Beta testing for various devices”

A new POCO smartphone will be released in 2020

Jai Mani, former Xiaomi Spokesperson back in August 2018 revealed the existence of POCO sub-brand and soon leaks of a new smartphone started popping up. The smartphone launched as the POCO F1 and became the talk of the town because of the insane price-performance proposition. It packed some features that were unheard in the price segment, be it the latest and greatest flagship processor from Qualcomm, or the liquid cooling.  Xiaomi sub-brand grabbed a lot of attention in the market due to campaigns like ‘Do the Math’. Continue reading “A new POCO smartphone will be released in 2020”

Get Android 10 on POCO F1 with OxygenOS port

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) and later updated it to Android 9.0 in December 2018. The device runs MIUI 11 based on Android 9.0 as of now. POCO F1 is confirmed to get Android 1o update but the company has not shared any timeline for Android 10 rollout but POCO F1 has one of the most active developer community. Continue reading “Get Android 10 on POCO F1 with OxygenOS port”

Mi Share Overview — Here’s how to use this file transfer feature in MIUI 11

A couple of months ago, Xiaomi, realme, OPPO, and Vivo announced their collaboration for a cross-brand file transfer technology that lets you transfer files quickly (up to 82Mbps). As per the recent Counterpoint Report, 2 out of every 3 phones sold in 2019 Q3 were from one of the above-mentioned brands, so the cross-brand file transfer technology could turn out really helpful for smartphone users in the country. Continue reading “Mi Share Overview — Here’s how to use this file transfer feature in MIUI 11”

Get Android 10 on POCO F1 with Pixel Experience

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) and later updated it to Android 9.0 in December 2018. The device runs MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 as of now, and should get MIUI 11 shortly as per the announced schedule. Continue reading “Get Android 10 on POCO F1 with Pixel Experience”

Xiaomi India announces MIUI 11 Global Stable Beta testing for various devices: Here’s how you can join

Xiaomi announced MIUI 11 Global earlier this week along with Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro in India, and also shared the 4-phased rollout schedule for various devices. As per the official schedule, the first batch of devices including POCO F1, Redmi K20 Pro, Redmi K20, and Redmi Note 7 Pro will receive MIUI 11 Stable update starting 22nd October. Continue reading “Xiaomi India announces MIUI 11 Global Stable Beta testing for various devices: Here’s how you can join”

How to enable Monochrome mode on Xiaomi smartphones

Google announced the Digital Wellbeing feature last year aimed at being responsible with smartphone usage. Digital Wellbeing helps users understand their smartphone usage better, app usage timers help users limit the usage, visuals detailing how many times the phone was unlocked each day and how many notifications were received. The Wind Down feature limits notifications and also gradually turns the display greyscale, to make it easier on the eyes and to encourage you to unplug. Earlier, we shared a workaround to enable Digital Wellbeing, and now we are sharing a workaround to enable monochrome mode on Xiaomi smartphones Continue reading “How to enable Monochrome mode on Xiaomi smartphones”

POCO F1 gets another permanent price cut in India, 8GB + 256GB Armored Edition now available for Rs. 22999

Xiaomi’s POCO launched the F1, the company’s first smartphone in India back in August last year starting at Rs. 20,999, later in December the company announced Rs. 1000 price cut across all the version of the smartphone. In June the 6GB + 64GB version got a Rs. 2000 limited period price cut and was selling it for Rs. 17999, later it was permanent. During the Xiaomi Mi 5th Anniversary sale last month, other versions of the POCO F1 got temporary price cuts, now the price cut has become permanent, and is available from Flipkart and Mi.com at new rates.

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Xiaomi is looking for POCO F1 devices with touch issues

Xiaomi’s sub-brand POCO launched POCO F1 almost a year ago in India. The smartphone was a great value for money but had a few issues, such as screen bleeding but the company was very responsive towards addressing the issues. Users have been complaining about the touch issues on POCO F1, the company released various OTA updates to fix the issue but it seems like the issue is still not fixed. The company recently released MIUI 10.3.5.0 update for the POCO F1. Continue reading “Xiaomi is looking for POCO F1 devices with touch issues”