Xiaomi has been updating its smartphones to MIUI 12, the latest version of its Android-based mobile operating system worldwide. These devices have been getting the update first in China, followed by the global rollout. As the Mi 8 Lite and Mi Note 3 got the MIUI 12 update last month, they have now begun to receive it globally as well.
The Xiaomi Mi Note 3 is from 2017, whereas the Mi 8 Lite debuted in 2018. However, both of them launched with MIUI 9 out of the box but with Android Nougat and Android Ore respectively.
They have received two Android as well as MIUI updates each and are currently running MIUI 11 based on Android Pie and Android 10 respectively. MIUI 12, which has now begun to roll out to these handsets is expected to be their last major software update.
That said, the MIUI 12 update for Mi Note 3 comes with build number V188.8.131.52.PCHMIXM. On the other hand, the build for Mi 8 comes with version V184.108.40.206.QDTMIXM. They are currently being rolled out in batches and should reach all the units if the early adopters don’t face any major issues.
It is good to see Xiaomi providing updates to its older mid-range smartphones. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for its most recent devices as the company’s software rollout has degraded over the years.