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Xiaomi Poco F1, Mi 8, Mi 8 Explorer Edition kernel source codes released on GitHub

Pricing of the Poco F1 along with the Snapdragon 845 is likely to make it one of the most attractive smartphones for the developer community.

  • Published: August 30, 2018 10:34 AM IST
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With the Poco F1, you get up to 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC.


Xiaomi has just released the source code for the kernel of its recently released Poco F1 on GitHub. Xiaomi also released the kernel source code for its Mi 8 and Mi 8 Explorer Edition smartphones. Releasing the source code for the kernels will pave the way for custom ROMs for these devices. This is particularly exciting for potential Poco F1 users as the company clarified at the launch event that unlocking the bootloader of the F1 will not void the warranty of the device making it a developer-friendly smartphone.

The pricing of the Poco F1, along with the presence of Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, is likely to make it one of the most attractive smartphones for the Android developer community. According to XDA-Developers, this release comes months after the company committed that it will release the kernel sources for its future devices “within three months” of the launch. Ever since the commitment, the company has been regular about launching the kernel sources of its latest devices.

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The company had already released the kernel resources for its Mi 8 SE, and the Mi MIX 2s after the devices were launched in the market. As pointed by the report, this comes days after the company released the kernel source code for its recently launched Xiaomi Mi A2, and the Mi A2 Lite.

Interested developers or users can head to the Xiaomi GitHub to download the source code for the Poco F1. For the uninitiated, the Poco F1 comes with device code name as “beryllium”.

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  • Published Date: August 30, 2018 10:34 AM IST