Do you remember the Xiaomi Redmi 6 and 6A? Or even better, do you own either of them? Well, regardless of your answer, the news is that these two budget phones, which we gave high recommendations on are now receiving Android Pie updates.
The duo launched with Android Oreo running underneath Xiaomi’s MIUI 9, however, they did get updated to the newer MIUI 10 but the underlying software remained Oreo. Now, through XDA, we have learnt that there’s a global rollout for both the Xiaomi Redmi 6 and the Redmi 6A for Android Pie.
The devices have been on closed beta testing for the better part of a month and the official stable build, which is a hefty 1.3GB not only brings Pie but comes with the July security update with it. XDA notes that there are no visual changes to the user interface, however, there’s the addition of a system-wide dark mode (which can be found within the display settings) and face unlock has been extended to the app lock feature.
As noted, the update is rolling out globally, but if you are impatient and know your way around smartphones, you can easily manually update your phone. Simply download the ROM for either the Redmi 6 or Redmi 6A and then navigate to Settings > About Phone > System update and select “Choose update package” from the menu. In the case that this option is not available from the menu, tap on the MIUI 10 logo 10 times. From there, select the update package you downloaded and then proceed.