Xiaomi confirms Android Q update for Poco F1, MIUI 10 update to arrive next week

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Ever since its launch, the Poco F1 has been causing waves in the smartphone market. The device is the cheapest smartphone in the market to come equipped with a Snapdragon 845 SoC at just Rs. 20,999. What’s more is that the company has been quite active in providing great after-sales service to its customers. However, apart from the hardware, another major part for a device is its software.

Android Q for Poco F1

The Poco F1 was launched with a custom version of MIUI based on Android 8.1 Oreo. However, the company had previously promised an update to the recently launched Android 9 Pie. Well, if you thought that was all, there’s more info in it for you. Xiaomi has just confirmed that the Poco F1 will get updates to both Android Pie as well as the Android Q.

The above news comes as a response from Poco’s Head of Product, Jai Mani. In a response to a tweet asking about the future of Android updates for the Poco device, Mani tweeted saying that “We’ll do at least P and Q”.

The fact that Mani has already promised updates for the next version of Android is commendable, especially in a world where consumers are growing more and more vary of having the latest on their devices. Also, do note that he makes use of the word “at least”. As such, there is a chance that the company might support the device even after Android Q. However, considering the parent company is Xiaomi, I wouldn’t really bet on that.

Poco F1 MIUI 10 Update

While the Android 9 Pie update is scheduled for release later in Q4 2018, the device will be receiving an update to the MIUI 10. The Poco F1 was launched with MIUI 9.6 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The MIUI 10 for the Poco F1 has been in the Beta channel for quite a while now. However, the company has addressed that the stable version of MIUI 10 for the Poco F1 will be released later this week.

With great support from the company in terms of software, Poco is already building a name for itself. As such, the company has already earned the trust of the user community. If you own a Poco F1, do let us know your thoughts about the upcoming promises in the comments below.

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Varun is your go-to guy for everything related to technology. Someone with a keen interest in the Android world, he installs a new custom ROM every week and is always living on the bleeding edge of technology. When not writing for Mr. Phone, you can find him gaming on his beastly gaming rig which is also his prized possession.