Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has been working hard to bring its a-game to the market in terms of timely software updates and support for its popular phones in the market. The company claims to provide at least two major software updates for most of its phones.
However, despite such claims, some of its phones end up going under the radar and live their life without receiving a software upgrade. The latest in the list of such phones is the Redmi 6, Redmi 6A, and Redmi S2 — Redmi Y2 outside China — which Xiaomi has confirmed through its official forum will not receive their MIUI-based Android 9 Pie update.
These devices which had earlier been promised an Android 9 Pie update have now been taken off the list for the same, and the list has further been updated to reflect that update process for Redmi 6, Redmi 6A, and Redmi S2 has been suspended. While the company hasn’t explained why it has done so, the fact that these phones launched last year are not getting the Android 9 Pie update will come as a block to buyers who had invested in buying these phones.
As the forum reveals, all three phones which were launched with Android 8.1 Orea — and planned Android 9 update — have been taken of the list for now. However, these users will keep getting MIUI security patches for their phones to ensure their devices are safe and secure.
Despite not being extremely popular, the Redmi Y2 sold quite a few units after its launch. The device comes with 5.99-inch display with a Snapdragon 625 processor hidden underneath. There is up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The device comes with a 12-Megapixel+5-Megapixel dual rear camera, as well as a 16-Megapixel selfie camera, and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. Powering the setup is a 3080mAh battery.