• Sunday, August 25, 2019

Xiaomi flagships compliant with Android Q Beta

Google has showcased its new Android 10 Q at its last I/O developer conference. Naturally, the big finale was the announcement of the beta. Developers and enthusiasts will be able to get their hands on the OS very soon. As many instantly noticed, the beta will cover 21 devices from 13 different brands, Xiaomi included – a far bigger number of devices compared to the time when the OS was exclusive on Pixel and Nexus devices for months on end.

Both the Xiaomi Mi 9 and Mi Mix 3 5G are on the list of Q Beta eligible devices. Redmi GM, Lu Weibing, stated in a Weibo post that even the anticipated Redmi device will fall into this category. This means that the future owners of the new Redmi will be able to instantly sink jump into the beta branch of MIUI, based on Android Q, if they so wish.

We have to point out, though,  that both the Mi 9 and Mi Mix 3 5G Android Q Beta ROMs come with quite a lot of known issues. We expect the same will be true for the Redmi flagship as well. That’s just the nature of beta software. However, the speed of Android adoption is very impressive. We are clearly seeing Google’s Project Treble finally paying off with this launch. And Xiaomi is clearly not the only one benefiting from implementing the new modular OS design in its custom ROM. Huawei and Honor flagship devices can expect Android Q EMUI builds not long after the software is finalized on Google’s own Pixel devices. Things are definitely looking up for Android fragmentation and updates as a whole.