POCO F1 MIUI Software Update Tracker [Update: MIUI V10.3.7.0]

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 an average, the Global Stable ROM is updated once in 20-40 days. Continue reading “POCO F1 MIUI Software Update Tracker [Update: MIUI V10.3.7.0]”

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”

MIUI update brings shortcut to switch SIM card for data connectivity

Xiaomi’s MIUI is amongst the most popular android skins with more than 300 million worldwide users. MIUI is a heavy skin on top of Android, but what sets it apart from other Android skins is its feature richness and customizations. Xiaomi used to roll out MIUI Global Beta ROM update biweekly, including closed beta on every Tuesday and public beta on every Friday but last month, the company announced its plan to terminate MIUI Global Beta ROM program and said that Global Beta ROM updates will not be released after 1 July. Continue reading “MIUI update brings shortcut to switch SIM card for data connectivity”

POCO F1 Android Q based MIUI testing might start soon

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). Later in December 2018, the company rolled out Android 9.0 (Pie) based MIUI 10 update for the smartphone. Earlier this month, Xiaomi announced a list of smartphones eligible for Android Q update, POCOPHONE Global Head, Alvin has already confirmed Android Q update for the smartphone. Continue reading “POCO F1 Android Q based MIUI testing might start soon”

POCO F1 6GB + 64GB gets a Rs. 2000 limited period price cut in India, available for Rs. 17999

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 it got a permanent price cut to Rs. 19,999 and the . Now the company has announced a limited time price cut for POCO F1 6GB RAM with 64GB storage version, which is available from both Flipkart and Mi.com at Rs. 17,999.

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How to enable Digital Wellbeing on Xiaomi phones

Xiaomi recently introduced Screen time feature with MIUI Global Beta ROM, it is similar to Digital Wellbeing that helps you understand your phone usage better, app usage timers so that you can limit the usage, visuals detailing how many times you unlock your phone per day and how many notifications you receive. Screen time feature is available only on MIUI Global Beta ROM but you can install Digital Wellbeing on your Xiaomi device in case you own a device running Android Pie based MIUI Global Stable ROM, read this step by step guide to learn how. Continue reading “How to enable Digital Wellbeing on Xiaomi phones”

MIUI Global Beta update brings Screen Time Feature [Update: Now rolling out with MIUI v9.4.18 beta]

[Update: April 19 – The Screen Time feature is now rolling out with new MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM v9.4.18] Continue reading “MIUI Global Beta update brings Screen Time Feature [Update: Now rolling out with MIUI v9.4.18 beta]”

Researcher finds MIUI lock screen authentication vulnerability leading to sensitive information disclosure [Update: Fixed in latest update]

Update: An update (V7-G-190411) for the app pushed through Google Play   has fixed the issue. Changelog says “Made the app more secure by restricting complete browsing from Glance”. Continue reading “Researcher finds MIUI lock screen authentication vulnerability leading to sensitive information disclosure [Update: Fixed in latest update]”

Xiaomi introduces new MIUI charging animation

Xiaomi’s MIUI is amongst the most popular android skins with more than 300 million worldwide users. MIUI is a heavy skin on top of Android, but what sets it apart from other Android skins is its feature richness and customizations. MIUI gets updated biweekly, including closed beta on every Tuesday and public beta on every Friday. Continue reading “Xiaomi introduces new MIUI charging animation”

POCO F1 finally gets Widevine L1 support via OTA beta update [Update: Netflix HD playback coming soon]

Update: POCO has finally confirmed that Netflix HD content playback will be available soon, as it has announced in the latest feedback post that it has some progress with Netflix. Hope we can expect an update soon to enable it soon. The company is yet to roll out stable update to add widevine L1 and 4K 60 fps support.

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Xiaomi introduces Game Turbo in MIUI for POCO F1

Xiaomi’s sub-brand POCO launched POCO F1 running on Android with a skin on top, called MIUI For POCO. The smartphone has been in news since the launch for good reasons except for a  few issues, but the company has been very responsive towards addressing the issues and kept updating it with new features as per user feedback. Continue reading “Xiaomi introduces Game Turbo in MIUI for POCO F1”

POCO F1 6GB+128GB version gets Rs. 2000 price cut in India from March 25 to 28, available for Rs. 20999

Xiaomi’s POCO has announced that POCO F1 6GB+128GB version will receive a price cut of Rs. 2000 and Rs. 20,999 from 25th March to 28th March. The company says that it has received overwhelmingly positive response that POCO F1 has received in merely six months upon its launch in August 2018 that calls for this price cut. Continue reading “POCO F1 6GB+128GB version gets Rs. 2000 price cut in India from March 25 to 28, available for Rs. 20999”

POCO F1 MIUI 10.2.3.0 stable update starts rolling out [Download Link]

Xiaomi’s sub-brand POCO launched POCO F1 running on Android 8.1 (Oreo) with a skin on top, called MIUI For POCO. The smartphone has been in news since the launch for good reasons except for a  few issues, but the company has been very responsive towards addressing the issues and kept device updated as well. The device received MIUI 10 Global Stable update back in November which was based on Android Oreo but later in December, Xiaomi rolled out Android Pie based MIUI 10 Stable update for the smartphone. Continue reading “POCO F1 MIUI 10.2.3.0 stable update starts rolling out [Download Link]”