[Update: Jan. 27] Poco Android 11 update status: Poco F2 Pro, Poco X3/NFC, Poco X2, Poco M2, Poco M2 Pro, Poco M3 & Poco C3
This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..
Original story (from November 30, 2020) follows:
Poco is now an independent smartphone brand and no longer part of Xiaomi, so to say. Of course, like other sub-brands that went on to become “independent”, Poco will likely continue using some of Xiaomi’s services.
Distribution channels, after-sales support, and software (MIUI) are just some of the things that Poco is expected to keep borrowing from Xiaomi for the foreseeable future.
We know that the company will soon launch Poco Community forum, but what remains unclear is whether Poco will turn its back on Xiaomi’s software update policy in favor of an in-house policy.
Xiaomi is known to provide no more than two Android OS updates to its devices. Given Poco’s kind of fan base, it would be a welcome idea if Poco went with a different, albeit better software update policy.
Three Android OS updates would be more than ideal. Throw at least three MIUI updates and regular security updates into the mix and we are good to go. But hey, we don’t make the rules.
For now, at least if the Poco F1 is anything to go by, we can expect two Android OS updates. But then again, this might not be true for all Poco devices, especially the entry-level models.
In fact, this might just be the case for the Poco X3. As per the company, buyers of the Poco X3 can rest assured that Android 11 update is coming, but there’s no similar assurance with respect to Android 12.
There is also no assurance about other Poco devices’ software update policy, but what we can tell you is that besides the Poco F1, all existing Poco devices will receive the update to Android 11.
So far, the Poco F2 Pro already bagged the stable version. The Poco X2, on the other hand, is publicly testing Android 11 on its Chinese variant dubbed Redmi K30 4G.
There are also reports that Android 11 internal testing is ongoing for the Poco X3 NFC, Poco M3 and Poco M2, implying that the public beta testing for the trio is not far off.
New updates will be added in the section below followed by the table:
Update 1 (December 07)
IST 02:45 pm: Recent developments suggest that Xiaomi is now preparing the Android 11 stable update for the Poco M2 Pro and Poco X3 (aka Redmi K20). For a detailed coverage on the matter, you may head here.
Update 2 (December 08)
IST 10:12 am: The stable Android 11 update is now being seeded to the Poco F2 Pro in Europe. It carries the software version 18.104.22.168.RJKEUXM. Head here to know more and for the download link.
Update 3 (December 15)
IST 11:20 am: A Poco global executive has claimed that the developers are working on the Android 11 update for the Poco F2 Pro and it will be available soon. However, the exec. did not share a specific date. More info here.
IST 05:20 pm: Poco has announced a new series dubbed Fan-connect with team Poco wherein users will be able to post queries or suggest features for upcoming updates and more. Head here for the full picture.
Update 4 (December 24)
05:20 pm (IST): As per a Mi Community moderator, support for Android 10 gesture bar will arrive for Poco devices running Android 11. Android 10 running Poco devices will also get the same afterwards. Full coverage here.
Update 5 (January 04)
01:00 pm (IST): A new Android 11 stable update is rolling out to the Redmi K30 4G in China, suggesting that the wait for Poco X2 users might soon be over. Details here.
Update 6 (January 05)
18:31 pm (IST): The Poco F2 Pro is receiving a patched-up version of Android 11 update on the global units. See the full story here.
Update 7 (January 11)
01:43 pm (IST): Poco has revealed details of when Android 11 can be expected for Poco X2, Poco M2 and Poco M2 Pro in latest AMA. Details here.
Update 8 (January 22)
04:50 pm (IST): The Poco X2 has finally bagged the Android 11 update following months of delay. You read all about it through this link.
Update 9 (January 27)
11:05 am (IST): Folks in Indonesia can now download and install the latest Android 11 update on their Poco F2 Pro units. See more details here.
Update 10 (March 10)
11:51 am (IST): The Poco X3 NFC has bagged the Android 11 update in Europe and other regions should follow soon. For download link and further details, head here.
Update 11 (March 20)
04:24 am (IST): The Poco X3 NFC recently bagged an Android 11 update but there are now reports of random rebooting issues doing rounds already. For more details, head here.
Update 12 (June 08)
04:37 pm (IST): The Global Poco X3 is now receiving the Android 11 update. To download and for further details, head here.
Update 13 (June 10)
04:19 pm (IST): As per a community mod, the Poco X3 is set to bag Android 11 stable this month in India. Details here.
Update 14 (July 10)
04:55 pm (IST): As per a community mod, the Poco M2 Pro is set to bag Android 11 stable this month. Check out our article for further details.
Update 15 (July 12)
12:11 pm (IST): The Poco X3 NFC still awaits a complete Android 11 global rollout despite the initial build being released over a month ago and users are growing impatient. It’s unclear what’s causing the holdup at this time.
Update 16 (July 14)
06:11 pm (IST): The Android 11 kernel sources just went live for the Poco M2 indicating that the Android 11 update for the device may just be around the corner.
Below is a table showing the current status of the Android 11 update for all eligible Poco devices. We will regularly update the table whenever new developments show up.
Update 17 (July 30)
11:22 am (IST): The Android 11-based MIUI 12.5 stable beta update is now rolling out for the Poco X3 in India. Click here to download.
Update 18 (August 02)
12:22 pm (IST): Poco M2 Pro users have been eagerly waiting for the MIUI 12.5 and even the Android 11 update but there’s still no sign of it even though its Xiaomi counterpart – the Redmi Note 9 Pro has already received it.
Update 19 (August 07)
06:35 pm (IST): The Android 11 update for the Poco M3 will be released pretty soon according to a comment from a community moderator. Head here for details.
Update 20 (August 12)
12:35 pm (IST): The Android 11 update with MIUI 12.5 is now rolling out to the Russian and Indonesian Poco X3 NFC.
Update 21 (August 16)
01:35 pm (IST): The Poco X3 NFC is now receiving the MIUI 12.5 stable update based on Android 11 in Indonesia.
Update 22 (August 16)
01:01 pm (IST): Reports now indicate that Poco is pushing out MIUI V22.214.171.124.RJPINXM to users of the POCO M2 Pro as part of the Mi Pilot Release.
Update 23 (August 23)
12:21 pm (IST): The Poco M2 MIUI 12.5 stable update is now rolling out in India outside of the Pilot Testers program. It is based on Android 11.
01:33 pm (IST): The Turkish Poco X3 NFC is now being treated to the MIUI 12.5 stable update based on Android 11. To download, head here.
Update 24 (August 26)
11:33 am (IST): The Poco M2 Pro is currently receiving Android 11 outside of the Pilot Testers program in India. It is still layered with MIUI 12. To download, click here.
Update 25 (August 28)
06:49 pm (IST): The Poco F1 will obviously not be getting Android 11. However, custom ROMs are here to save the day. For details and instructions, check this out.
Update 26 (September 02)
12:13 pm (IST): The Poco M2 MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11 update has now completed a wide rollout. This is apparent from the fact that the fastboot ROM for the same has now been made available.
Update 27 (September 15)
04:05 pm (IST): Android 11 is finally out for the Poco M3 in Europe. The new update is rolling out with the software version 126.96.36.199.RJFEUXM. We expect to see the update go live in other regions soon.
Update 28 (September 30)
10:20 am (IST): The Android 11 Stable Fastboot ROM is now available for Poco M3 users in Europe. This means that the company will soon begin a wider rollout for this update.
Update 29 (January 27)
05:00 pm (IST): Xiaomi is now rolling out the stable Android 11-based MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition update for Poco M3 users in Indonesia.
|Device/Region||India ROM||Europe ROM||Global ROM||Rest of Globe|
|Poco F2 Pro||N/A||Released||Re-released||Released (Indonesia)|
|Poco X3/NFC||Released||Released||Released||Released (Russia, Indonesia, Turkey)|
|Poco C3||Expected in 2021||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Poco M3||Expected in 2021||Released||Coming soon||Expected in 2021|
|Device/Region||India ROM||Europe ROM||Global ROM||Rest of Globe|
|Poco M2 Pro||Released||N/A||N/A||N/A|
For the rest of the Xiaomi fraternity, you can keep an eye on our Android 11 update tracker for the OEM to know when your device bags the firmware.
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