Xiaomi Mi 8 might get Android 11 update, but don't get your hopes too high
Xiaomi Mi 8 came out in 2018 with Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box and the flagship device has received two major OS updates since then.
The first Android 10 update for the global Mi 8 variant started rolling out in January 2020 as version 18.104.22.168.QEAMIXM.
The OEM soon cancelled that build due to bugs and a new Android 10 update was re-released in the same month as version 22.214.171.124.QEAMIXM with the January security patch.
While Xiaomi is known for providing two major OS updates to the Mi series devices, it seems highly unlikely that the Mi 8 would receive another OS update.
However, a moderator who is quite popular in the Mi Community has suggested that Xiaomi Mi 8 might receive the Android 11 update.
I wouldn’t have much anticipation for Android 11. It might come, but that will take some time because this is already a two year old device.
The moderator has clearly stated that the latest OS update might take some time because the Mi 8 came out two years ago.
However, it has also been suggested that users should not expect the Android 11 update for the Mi 8 anytime soon as it has already received two promised major OS updates.
It must be noted that the MIUI 12 update is also due for the global Mi 8 variants while the Chinese variant bagged the same in July.
Also, the Mi 8 might not be a priority for the OEM in terms of the latest OS update considering there are other eligible devices that came after it.
The Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro are among the first Xiaomi devices to have received the Android 11 stable update in China along with the Redmi K30 Pro.
Moreover, the Mi 10 Pro is the very first device from Xiaomi to have bagged the stable version of the latest OS update outside China.
Nevertheless, the fate of the Mi 8 remains unclear but it would be advisable for users to look forward to the MIUI 12 update instead of Android 11.
That said, we will keep tracking this for further development and will provide updates once more information becomes available.
In the meantime, you can check out our dedicated Xiaomi Android 11 update tracker to get the latest updates on the topic.
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