Xiaomi Mi Max, Mi Max Prime, and Mi Max 2 update: MIUI 9 Beta ROM 8.4.19 available for 2016 editions

Xiaomi Mi Max 2

Xiaomi’s Mi Max series is a one-of-a-kind smartphone lineup in the company’s product portfolio. The series, while addressing one of the most common problems as far as smartphones go – battery life – also offers a huge screen for folks who intend to consume a lot of multimedia content on their phones.

The OG Xiaomi Mi Max was quite successful and its successor, Xiaomi Mi Max 2, doesn’t seem to be an exception. But the question is, will both devices be upgraded to Android Oreo? Well, keep reading to find out the answer.

Xiaomi Mi Max and Mi Max 2 Oreo update

  • Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is guaranteed to get Oreo
  • The same is not true for Xiaomi Mi Max and Mi Max Prime
  • Q2-Q3 2018 release seems likely

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Xiaomi has never been particularly known for rolling out speedy software updates to its smartphones. While we hope this will change with time, chances are, Xiaomi will still be late when it comes to pushing the Android Oreo update. We expect the update to arrive on Mi Max 2 sometime in Q2 or perhaps in Q3 2018.

The Mi Max, Mi Max Prime and Mi Max 2, like any other smartphone from Xiaomi, come with MIUI — the company’s custom skin out of the box. And as you may all know, MIUI is one of the most heavily customized skins there is. That is by no means to say it isn’t good. In fact, MIUI is one of the most liked custom skins, too.

‘Xiaomi Oreo update news’

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Apart from providing the best from latest Android OS, MIUI also brings more features of its own.While the Mi Max 2 is guaranteed to get Oreo, we cannot say the same about the OG Mi Max and its counterpart, Mi Max Prime.

The Mi Max and Mi Max Prime were launched with Marshmallow and upgraded to Nougat. Given that they are midrange devices, it’s unlikely that Xiaomi will dedicate resources to release Oreo to the pair, especially considering that it has a growing device portfolio to attend to.

On the other hand, with the Oreo update, the Mi Max 2 should get all the new features the latest Android OS brings along with it, including adaptive app icons, improved WebView, faster restart times, revamped Notifications menu, Notifications Channels and Dots, Autofill, improved battery life, picture-in-picture mode, and more.

Below is a software updates timeline for the Mi Max series, but keep in mind that all coverage is for the global models.

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 update timeline

 Date  Software version Android OS  Changelog
17 Apr 2018 MIUI9 Stable 9.5.4 Android 7.1.1 UI adjustments for RTL languages in Messaging, fixed issue where weather info is not aligned in notification & status bar in landscape mode, fixed issue where black screen appears and then lock screen is displayed, and more

Full changelog here

27 Feb 2018 MIUI9 Stable 9.2.2 Android 7.1.1 Improved system security
 2 Feb 2018  MIUI9 Stable 9.2.1 Android 7.1.1 Mi Mover, supports data migration restarting. Simplified the UI, New App vault features: shortcuts, brief notes, and calendar events, and more

Full changelog here

25 Dec 2017 MIUI9 Stable 9.0.3 Android 7.1.1 November 2017 security patch, Notification shade optimizations for WhatsApp and Line and GMS module update
4 Dec 2017 MIUI9 Stable 9.0.2 Android 7.1.1 Fixed issues with sound in Silent mode, Names of contacts weren’t shown during T9 search, and App lock security issues 
9 Nov 2017 MIUI9 Stable 9.0.1 Android 7.1.1
Switch for turning Battery saver automatically when charged, New display formats for update logs in Updater, Search for apps in Dual apps settings, and more
Full changelog here

Xiaomi Mi Max (32GB) updates timeline

 Date  Software version  Android OS  Changelog
21 Apr 2018 MIUI 9 Beta ROM 8.4.19 Android 7.0 Added a confirmation dialog for deleting Quick apps from Home screen, Fix the issue of Yellow page FC and fixed issue where no menu shows in notification shade even after enabling the option
13 Apr 2018 MIUI 9 Beta ROM 8.4.12 Android 7.0 Top Sites in introduced with New UI, Added quick SMS action buttons for popular SMSes, Shortcut for the Split screen in Recents, and more

Full changelog

9 Apr 2018 MIUI9 Stable ROM 9.5.2 Android 7.0 Resume interrupted transfers in Mi Mover without starting over, Revamped start page and optimized performance, Revamped start page and optimized performance

Full changelog

26 Jan 2018 MIUI9 Stable ROM 9.2.1 Android 7.0 New Mi Mover, supports data migration, Simplified the UI, New App vault features,  “Add to favorites” icon adjustments, and more

Full changelog

7 Dec 2017 MIUI9 Stable ROM 9.1.1 Android 7.0 Deep-level system optimizations, New icons, New animations for launching and exiting apps, Simpler Home screen editing, Introducing Split screen, Improved Silent mode triggered by the volume button, Improved readability for the start page of Messaging, and more

Full changelog

20 July 2017 MIUI8.5 Stable ROM 8.5.1 Android 7.0 Personal hotspot is now mutually recognizable by iOS devices, VoLTE conference video calls, Separate App locks for Dual apps, Text editing module in the photo editor, Calculating discounts, Redesigned the Music app, and more

Full changelog

Xiaomi Mi Max Prime updates timeline

 Date  Software version  Android OS  Changelog
21 Apr 2018 MIUI 9 Beta ROM 8.4.19 Android 7.0 Added a confirmation dialog for deleting Quick apps from Home screen, Fix the issue of Yellow page FC and fixed issue where no menu shows in notification shade even after enabling the option
9 Apr 2018 MIUI9 Stable ROM 9.5.2 Android 7.0 Resume interrupted transfers in Mi Mover without starting over, Revamped start page and optimized performance, Quick search options, Adjusted the position of the search bar, and more

Full changelog

26 Jan 2018 MIUI9 Stable ROM 9.2.1  Android 7.0 New Mi Mover, supports data migration, Simplified the UI, New App vault features, “Add to favorites” icon adjustments, and more

Full changelog

7 Dec 2017 MIUI9 Stable ROM 9.1.2 Android 7.0 Deep-level system optimizations, New icons, New animations for launching and exiting apps, Simpler Home screen editing, Introducing Split screen, Improved Silent mode triggered by the volume button, Improved readability for the start page of Messaging, and more

Full changelog

2 Aug 2017 MIUI8.5 Stable ROM 8.5.1 Android 7.0 Personal hotspot is now mutually recognizable by iOS devices, VoLTE conference video calls, Separate App locks for Dual apps, Text editing module in the photo editor, Calculating discounts, Redesigned the Music app, and more

Full changelog

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