POCO launched the POCO M2 Pro handset last year in India. The POCO M2 Pro shares a lot in common with the Redmi Note 9S, Redmi Note 9 Pro, and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. All these devices came preloaded with Android 10, and have already been updated to Android 11 based MIUI 12. It’s not clear if Xiaomi and POCO have plans to upgrade these devices to Android 12 based MIUI.
One of the biggest advantage of owning a Xiaomi or POCO device has to be the third party community development support. Out of third-party ROMs for these devices, OxygenOS ports are often sought after by enthusiasts. Recently, someone ported OxygenOS 11 from OnePlus Nord to the POCO X2. We installed it on our unit, and here is our guide to help you with the installation process. We will be using it as a daily driver for the next couple of weeks, and let our readers know more about the day-to-day performance, battery life, and more.
LineageOS is a popular Android-based OS amongst custom ROM enthusiasts. LineageOS team recently announced LineageOS 18.1, which uses Android 11 as the base. The developer team also dropped the latest LineageOS 18.1 for various popular devices including the POCO F1. Continue reading “Get Android 11 on POCO F1 with LineageOS 18.1”
POCO F1, launched back in 2018, has almost reached EOL in terms of official software support. The smartphone has already received two major Android version upgrades – Android 9, and Android 10 since its launch. Though POCO F1 is expected to receive MIUI 12.5 update in the next couple of months, it will remain on Android 10.
Xiaomi released the Redmi Note 9 Pro, and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max almost a year ago in India. The brand then introduced similar offerings in global markets as Redmi Note 9S, and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. A few months later, POCO launched the M2 Pro in India, which was basically a better version of the Redmi Note 9 Pro. Some of these devices are yet to receive Android 11 update officially.
Recently Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 10 series smartphones running Android 11 with MIUI 12 skin on top. While, most of the Redmi Note series smartphones are yet to receive Android 11, it is almost confirmed that Redmi Note 7 series smartphones, launched in Feb 2019, will not be getting Android 11 update officially. So, if you still want to keep using your Redmi Note 7 Pro with the latest Android version, you will have to take things into your hands and try out a custom ROM.
Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 Pro in India about two years ago. The device has already received one major Android update, that is Android 10. It’s certain that the Note 7 Pro will not receive an Android update further. So, if you still want to keep using your Redmi Note 7 Pro with the latest Android version, you will have to take things into your hands and try out a custom ROM.
POSP, Potato Open Sauce Project, came into existence a couple of years back. POSP, based on AOSP, follows a minimal approach and aims at providing a clean Android experience. Android 11 based POSP has been released for various devices, and we recently flashed it on our POCO F1 unit. So, here is our overview and first impression post to walk you through the features and installation procedure.
AwakenOS, a custom ROM project, came into existence back in September. We already brought you the first impressions and overview of Android 11 based AwakenOS featuring POCO F1, but since then the Awaken has gone through lots of changes. The developers have baked in tons of customizations, and nifty features in the recent releases of the AwakenOS.
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.
Xiaomi launched its first Android One smartphone — Mi A1 back in 2017, which was originally introduced as Mi 5X in China. Then Mi 6X became the Mi A2 in India, and the third-generation Android One phone from Xiaomi, the Mi A3 is actually the CC9e smartphone that was introduced in China. However, Mi A3 came with only HD+ screen, even though it’s Super AMOLED. Continue reading “Get Android 11 on Xiaomi Mi A3 with Paranoid Android”
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.
Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 Pro was amongst the popular mid-range smartphones in 2019. It was the first smartphone in the segment to offer a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC, a 48MP camera setup, and more. The company recently rolled out Android 10 based MIUI 12 to its 2019 bestseller, Note 7 Pro. Its been a couple of months since Google announced Android 11, and the software on the Redmi Note 7 Pro might feel outdated to tech enthusiasts.
Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 8 in India almost a year back. The smartphone recently started receiving Android 10 based MIUI 12 update in several regions including India. Though Google, a couple of months back, officially announced Android 11, some users of Redmi Note 8 – which was the best-selling Android smartphone in the first quarter, are yet to receive Android 10 update on their devices (we too have not received the update on our device yet).
Google started rolling out Android 11 stable updates for the Google Pixel devices a couple of weeks ago. Some OEMs such as OPPO and realme have already revealed Android 11 based UI roll-out schedules for eligible devices, while some have already started rolling out Beta versions of the same to their latest generation flagship devices. In case you do not have the latest generation flagship devices, you can try a custom ROM on your device as Android 11 custom ROMs have already been released for a few devices.