New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on November 19, 2020) follows:

Android 11 is out for several devices but the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 might not be eligible for the latest OS update.

This simply because Xiaomi provides only one OS update to the Redmi series devices and the Redmi Note 8 has already bagged the Android 10 update.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

Now, some new development appears to have taken place where a Xiaomi support representative has shed some light on the latest OS update for the device in question.

The information comes from an alleged conversation between a Redmi Note 8 user and Xiaomi support executive who has clearly mentioned that the device in question is eligible for the latest OS update.

As per the support representative, developers are working on the Redmi Note 8 Android 11 update and its rollout might start soon.


However, the OEM has not made any announcements on the matter so this information should be taken with a pinch of salt.

The Mi Community moderators had been stating that the Redmi Note 8 will not receive the Android 11 update but that did not stop frustrated users from being hopeful.

The support executive has now stated that the Redmi Note 8 is eligible for the latest OS update which further complicates things.


Since the Redmi Note 8 has already received its promised OS update, it might not be eligible for a second OS update going by Xiaomi’s trend for the Redmi Note series devices.

Nevertheless, the latest information suggests otherwise and the Redmi Note 8 is now allegedly up for another OS update.

Moreover, there is no way to confirm whether or not the information from the support executive is true until the OEM sheds some more light on the matter.


That said, we will keep tracking this for further development and will provide more details once new information becomes available.

In the meantime, you can check out our Xiaomi Android 11 update tracker to get the latest updates on the topic.

Furthermore, you can also find out whether your Xiaomi device is eligible to get the Android 11 update by heading over here.

Thanks for the tip, Crazy Yogesh!

Update 1 (November 20)

03:31 pm (IST): As it turns out, a Mi Community moderator has now stated that the Redmi Note 8 may not get the update to Android 11. Now, this information goes against the alleged details provided by the company’s support team.


Therefore, it looks like the only option we have is to wait for Xiaomi to provide an official statement regarding the availability of Android 11 for the Redmi Note 8.

Update 2 (November 24)

10:31 pm (IST): Xiaomi has begun testing Android 11 for the Redmi Note 8, Note 8T, and Note 8 Pro according to information shared by an unofficial yet credible source. Full coverage here.

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Deveshwar Bhardwaj
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I'm a techy who is particularly fond of Android smartphones. A writer who usually finds himself on the other side of the spectrum. An artist who likes to sing and play the guitar. Also a photographer when in the mood.

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