Google will release a new version of the smartphone operating system with Android 13 in a few weeks. Many models will receive the major software update with new functions – even at Xiaomi. According to the latest information, some important models will also be dropped. Including even high-end smartphones that still deserve Android 13.
Android 13: Popular Xiaomi phones won’t get an update
Xiaomi will be distributing Android updates for its smartphones for a while, but at some point it will be over. A list of cell phones has now appeared that should no longer receive an update to Android 13 and will therefore remain up to date. There are also relatively current models such as the Xiaomi Mi 10 (for testing), which only came onto the market in 2020 with Android 10 (source: GizChina). But also Top sellers like the Mi 10 Lite or Redmi Note 9 should no longer be supplied.
These Xiaomi smartphones should not receive an update to Android 13:
- Redmi K30 Pro / Zoom Edition
- K30S Ultra
- POCO F2 Pro
- Mi 10 / Pro / Ultra
- Redmi 9 / Prime / 9T / Power
- Note 9 / 9S / Pro / Pro Max
- Redmi Note 9 4G / 5G / 9T 5G
- Note 9 Pro 5G
- Redmi K30 4G / 5G / Ultra / K30i 5G / Racing
- POCO X3 / NFC
- X2 / M2 / M2 Pro
- Mi 10 Lite / Youth Edition, 10i / 10T Lite
- Mi Note 10 Lite
Xiaomi is generally finding it very difficult to keep up with the Android versions. Self brand new smartphones like the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G will ship with Android 11. You still have to wait for an update to Android 12, although Android 13 is actually just around the corner. Only top smartphones like the Xiaomi 12 are delivered directly with Android 12.
The Xiaomi 10T Pro should also no longer receive an update to Android 13:
Xiaomi focuses on the MIUI
Similar to Huawei, Xiaomi is more focused on updating the MIUI. Even if new smartphones appear with an older version of Android, they usually run a more up-to-date MIUI. The interface is separate from the Android version and can be installed as required. Nevertheless, a current Android version is also important, since Google is also introducing new functions and security mechanisms. So it will be interesting to see if the list at the top is really confirmed at the end.