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Xiaomi Mi Max 2 gets MIUI 10 stable version, but not based on Android Oreo

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 was launched in 2017 and it remains stuck on the older version of Android.

  • Published: November 14, 2018 10:10 AM IST
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Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is also getting the newest version of Chinese smartphone maker’s forked user experience. The smartphone is getting a new MIUI update that brings the software version to MIUI 10 on the Mi Max 2. The device has had access to the beta version for quite some time now and the update being rolled out now is being termed as the stable version.

The MIUI 10 update being released for the Mi Max 2 is still based on older Android Nougat and not newer Android Oreo. Technically, even Android Oreo is older since Google has already released Android Pie update but Xiaomi believes that it is not necessary to release newest version of Android since its forked user experience already enables most of the new features of Android.

An update to MIUI 10 based on Android Oreo is expected to arrive on the Mi Max 2 before the end of 2018 and might even be a beta version. For now, the Mi Max 2 users can get the stable update to MIUI 10, which brings along full-screen user experience. One of the key changes is the support for gesture-based user interface, which won’t be a big deal on the Mi Max 2’s display which supports only 16:9 aspect ratio.

The update is being released in the form of an OTA update and there is no word when manual installation files will be made available. If you own a Mi Max 2 then you will to wait for few days before the update shows up on your device. The MIUI 10 stable update will show up only on Mi Max 2 devices currently running the stable version of MIUI 9.

If you are running the latest MIUI 10 beta 8.11.8 then you can look forward for another beta update in the coming days. Alternately, you can even roll back to stable version by flashing your device when the manual installation files are made available.

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According to the latest distribution numbers, Android Pie remains a no show with Android Nougat remaining the most dominant version with a install base of 28.3 percent. Android Oreo follows with an install base of 21.5 percent. Google has been forcing its OEM partners to release newest version of Android and has made it easier with Project Treble but most companies seem to be lagging behind or ignoring the call altogether.

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  • Published Date: November 14, 2018 10:10 AM IST