Xiaomi was one of the first OEMs to release the Android 11 beta update for its flagship smartphones — the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro.

As expected, the update was only available in China. And nearly a month later, the company even began rolling out the beta update for the Redmi K30 Pro as well.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro

A few weeks later, the Mi CC9 Pro — sold with the Mi Note 10 moniker globally — also joined the beta party towards the end of August.

And as September came, Xiaomi finally kick-started recruitment for users to test Android 11 on the Global variants of the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro as well as the Poco F2 Pro.

In the midst of all this, Poco also claimed that the Android 11 update is soon coming to the Poco X2.

But for unknown reasons, the update never came for the device and we’re still waiting for Xiaomi to begin rolling out Android 11 for it.


That said, it’s been over a month since Google rolled out the stable Android 11 update for devices from its Pixel lineup, excluding the Pixel and Pixel XL.

And surprisingly, Xiaomi was the first OEM, other than Google to release the stable Android 11 update. The update went live for the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro in China and then on Global units.

Further, even the Redmi K30 Pro bagged the stable update in the company’s home country. And at the time of writing, Android 11 is available for seven Xiaomi devices.

android 11 logo

As the title suggests, this is the most of any non-Google OEM. Other phone makers are testing Android 11 only on certain flagship models. But Xiaomi is taking the lead this year.

You must be asking which seven devices we are referring to. Well, let’s take a look at that.

For starters, the Xiaomi Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro, Redmi K30 Pro/Poco F2 Pro have bagged the stable beta update in and outside China.

What this means is that the update is currently only available to a limited number of users. However, a wider rollout should begin shortly.

The remaining models are the Redmi K30 5G, Redmi K30i, Mi CC9 Pro, and Mi 10 Lite Zoom. All of which are currently publicly testing the Android 11 beta in China.

Poco F2 Pro is known as Redmi K30 Pro in China

Put together, these make up the seven smartphones we are talking about. This goes to show that Xiaomi is no longer taking software updates lightly.

Matter of fact, the company is conducting internal Android 11 testing for several other eligible smartphones from its portfolio.

This includes devices such as the Redmi Note 9, Redmi Note 9 Pro, Redmi 9A, Redmi 10X 4G, Redmi K20, Mi 9T, and more.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (Global)

At present, all devices that have got the Android 11 update have the MIUI 12 skin over it. However, we do expect to see Xiaomi’s upcoming MIUI 13 skin also make its way over to devices next year.

Of course, the rollout for the latest Android version on Xiaomi phones will take place over the coming weeks and months.

Thus, we’ve created a dedicated tracker that you may want to keep an eye on. If that’s not enough, you can track the rollout of Android 11 from all major OEMs and carriers here.

Poco F2 Pro

To conclude, we hope all smartphone makers make it a priority to push quick Android updates for their devices.

In the current state, most OEMs are focused on releasing new devices with minor spec upgrades almost every month.

Naturally, this prevents companies from keeping all their devices up to date with the latest software.

That said, we hope to see Xiaomi continue to push quick software updates for its devices.

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Dwayne Cubbins
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My fascination with Android phones began the moment I got my hands on one. Since then, I've been on a journey to decode the ever-evolving tech landscape, fueled by a passion for both the "how" and the "why." Since 2018, I've been crafting content that empowers users and demystifies the tech world. From in-depth how-to guides that unlock your phone's potential to breaking news based on original research, I strive to make tech accessible and engaging.

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