The world’s biggest mobile tech show, MWC 2020, was canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak in China, but that’s not the only major event to be affected by the epidemic.

Plenty of others have also been called off, including fashion shows, trade exhibitions, and even examinations and there are fears that even more bigger events may be canceled.

The impact of the epidemic has also been felt across the smartphone software development space, with several Chinese vendors being forced to delay or postpone their software update plans.

Redmi K30

The likes of OnePlus, Realme, and Vivo have all felt the effects of the coronavirus attack and from the latest developments, it appears that Xiaomi users are also destined for the same fate.

Delayed MIUI 11 beta updates

Xiaomi rolls out weekly MIUI 11 beta updates to various devices taking part in the program back at home. But the wait for a new MIUI 11 beta build took about a month from January 21 to February 19.

Today, the latest MIUI 11 beta build available is version 20.2.19, announced yesterday. But even after this long wait, not every eligible device is receiving the new beta update.


According to Xiaomi, the reason some devices are missing from the list is the coronavirus outbreak, but the company goes on to promise that affected devices can still expect to receive new MIUI 11 beta builds in the next week or so.

As of this writing, the models eligible to try MIUI 11 beta 20.2.19 include Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro, Mi 9, Mi 8, Redmi K20 Pro, Mi 6, Redmi K30, Redmi K30 5G, Mi 10 and Mi MIX 2S.

Even so, Xiaomi says the rollout hasn’t commenced for the Mi 9 and Redmi K20 Pro due to compilation problems while the Redmi K30 has the update postponed because it hasn’t been tested yet.

Note that the above info is translated from Chinese, so a thing or two may be off about the translation. But what this essentially means is that even the release of the stable MIUI 11 updates for various devices will also be delayed. For how long no one knows.

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