[Updated] Black Shark 2 & Black Shark 2 Pro Android 10 (JoyUI 11) update to rollout by April-end, BlackShark 2 Widevine L1 not on cards
u>This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..
Original story (published on April 11) follows:
Xiaomi’s gaming smartphone lineup is handled by Black Shark. The smartphones on this brand usually come with flagship specifications and controls for gamers. As of now, Black Shark in collaboration with Xiaomi has about four models.
These include the first-generation Black Shark, Black Shark 2, Black Shark 2 Pro and Black Shark Helo. While most Xiaomi/Redmi smartphones come with the MIUI system, Black Shark phones come with JoyUI. This system is basically a refined MIUI system for gamers.
In October last year, the company commenced beta recruitment for JoyUI 11 testers. This latest Black Shark system will integrate all the core features of MIUI 11. However, as of March this year there was still no timeline for the launch of the MIUI 11-based JoyUI 11 global beta program.
Nevertheless, an official tweet from Black Shark shows that the Black Shark 2 and Black Shark 2 Pro will get JoyUI 11 based on Android 10 by the end of April. This tweet confirms that JoyUI 11 for these smartphones will be based on Android 10 which is quite interesting.
The tweet from Black Shark’s official twitter handle reads:
Black Shark 2 and Black Shark 2 Pro joyUI11 is based on Android 10, it should come before the end of this month. So far BS2PRO supports Widevine L1 and the new coming devices will support is as well
Like we said earlier, JoyUI 11 will come with the core features of MIUI 11. Thus we expect features like new icons and animations, ultra power saving mode, Digital Wellbeing, system-wide dark mode support, new camera modes, or always-on display presets, etc.
Unfortunately, the tweet only confirms Widevine L1 for Black Shark 2 Pro and the upcoming Black Shark smartphone. This suggests that the non-Pro variant i.e. the Black Shark 2 will not be getting this feature, at least not anytime soon. Sad, but that’s how it currently stands.
Update 1 (April 28)
The Android 10 (JOY UI 11) update is now live for the Blackshark 2. Head here for more details.
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