Xiaomi cancels MIUI 12 update for Redmi Y3, Redmi 7, Redmi 6, and Redmi 6A
Xiaomi unveiled MIUI 12 in late April in China. Since then, the company has been pushing the update in the form of beta and stable builds worldwide. Now, eight months later, the firm silently reveals that Redmi Y3, Redmi 7, Redmi 6, and Redmi 6A will not be updated to MIUI 12.
A month after the Chinese MIUI 12 launch conference, Xiaomi held a separate online event for global markets. At the end of this event, the company revealed the complete list of smartphones that will be getting MIUI 12.
The list included almost all the devices that launched in the last two years. Therefore, Redmi Y3, Redmi 7, Redmi 6, and Redmi 6A were part of it. But unfortunately, Xiaomi has removed these four handsets from the eligibility list after seven months since publishing it.
The company claims that these devices will not be updated to MIUI 12 due to ‘compatibility and performance issues’.
For those unaware, MIUI 12 on Xiaomi, Redmi, and POCO smartphones differ by models. Not all devices support every feature and the availability of certain features differs by region as well. Because MIUI is a heavy Android skin like any other Chinese mobile UI, it requires more horsepower.