Instead of monthly updates, Xiaomi phones will update quarterly instead.

That’s… a slow churning of updates Xiaomi.

Xiaomi has rescheduled on how frequent its OTA updates would appear. The company has stated that it will bring quarterly updates instead of monthly updates in some of its lineups excluding the A series which use Android One. These include the flagship Mi series, and its Redmi and Poco phones.

This move feels like a downgrade considering you will now receive updates less frequently and slowly, that includes major and security updates. “We release monthly and quarterly security patch updates on Xiaomi devices for at least two years after product listing in the marketplace” Xiaomi said in their documentation. “Monthly and quarterly security updates will include Android security patches released by Google, as well as patches for Xiaomi-specific issues.”

Only three phones remained to receive monthly updates (for now) while the rest gets it quarterly. These include the Mi A3, Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite, which are all under the Android One banner. For its quarterly updates, there are over 60 devices listed, which will be listed down below:

Devices to receive quarterly updates from Xiaomi:

  • Mi 10T Pro
  • Mi 10T
  • Mi 10T Lite
  • Mi 10i
  • Mi 9T Pro
  • Mi PLAY
  • Mi 10
  • Mi 10 Lite 5G
  • Mi 10 Pro
  • Mi 9
  • Mi 9 Lite
  • Mi 9 SE
  • Mi 9T
  • Mi 9T Pro
  • Mi A3
  • Mi Note 10
  • Mi Note 10 Lite
  • Mi Mix 3
  • Mi 11 Lite 5G
  • Mi 11 Ultra
  • Poco C3
  • Poco F2 Pro
  • Poco M2
  • Poco M2 Pro
  • Poco X2
  • Poco X3
  • Poco X3 NFC
  • Redmi 7A
  • Redmi Go
  • Redmi Note 7
  • Redmi Note 7S
  • Redmi Note 7 Pro
  • Redmi 10X 4G
  • Redmi 7
  • Redmi 8
  • Redmi 8A
  • Redmi 8A Dual
  • Redmi 8A Pro
  • Redmi 9
  • Redmi 9 Prime
  • Redmi 9A
  • Redmi 9AT
  • Redmi 9i
  • Redmi 9C
  • Redmi 9T
  • Redmi 9C NFC
  • Redmi Go
  • Redmi K20
  • Redmi K20 Pro
  • Redmi Note 8
  • Redmi Note 8 Pro
  • Redmi Note 8T
  • Redmi Note 9
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
  • Redmi Note 9S
  • Redmi Note 10 5G
  • Redmi Note 10 Pro
  • Redmi Note 10S
  • Redmi Note 10T 5G
  • Redmi Note 10 Pro Max

Xiaomi has also released a disclaimer, saying that devices getting monthly and quarterly security updates may not be “released at fixed intervals” as there are cases when these security patches are also included in regular MIUI updates. However, the company confirmed that “regular OS updates will include up-to-date security patches when delivered.”

Source: Android Authority