In order to improve its performance in software updates, Xiaomi decided to update its expected Xiaomi 11T and 11T Pro flagships to the Android operating system for three years and for four years in terms of security.
Among smartphone companies, Apple has the highest level of software and security support at 5 to 6 years. Then it comes to Samsung, which also supports some of its mid-range handsets for three years in terms of software and four years in terms of security. In the meantime, OnePlus had decided to just update its flagships to software for three years, but Xiaomi’s trend in this area was not clear at all.
Xiaomi does not have a specific procedure for updating Android, which is now known as the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. So it was not at all interesting that the Chinese company did not have a specific policy in this regard. Over the past year or two, many Android phone companies have decided to tweak their phones in terms of software and security, and it seems that now that Xiaomi has topped the list of the best phone manufacturers, it wants to improve its position in this area. Forgive.
The Chinese company wants to unveil its flagship Xiaomi 11T series handsets this year. The fact that we no longer see extensions is not a typo because Xiaomi decided not to market its phones with extensions anymore. Therefore, the two flagships expected by the company are Xiaomi 11T and 11T Pro, which are said to be up to three years of new Android updates in terms of software and will be supported in terms of security for four years.
It seems that the unveiling of Xiaomi’s long-awaited handsets should take place on September 15, which means that there are 6 days left until the unveiling of these products. We have heard a lot of news about these phones these days, but the news of their software and security updates was excellent for three or four years, respectively, and fortunately it is official.
The fact that Xiaomi has decided to support its new handsets to such an extent in terms of software and security is a very positive step and certainly does not include only these two flagships. Of course, we expect the Chinese company to include its old phones in the new policy, but in the worst case, this policy will only apply to the company’s new flagship phones. Xiaomi has made it clear that none of the other handsets are covered by the rule at the moment, but “now” could be a good sign that something better might happen in the future. On the other hand, it was mentioned that the company wants to upgrade more phones to the new Android operating system. But unfortunately we still do not know what phones!
According to Albert Sean, Xiaomi’s director of products and technology, despite the significant improvement in hardware in today’s phones, the lifespan of these products has increased, which means that users are less likely to sell their phones to buy a new model. So the shelf life of the handsets has increased, and this is where companies need to provide services that fit the trend. This change can only increase the duration of security and software updates, which fortunately Xiaomi intends to do as well. It would be very nice if all Android companies like Apple would pay special attention to this section because it also guarantees high sales of their phones; Just like Apple, whose handsets still perform exceptionally well in terms of sales, despite long-term software updates.
“It will be very difficult for Xiaomi to include all its handsets in this new policy,” Sean added. But the future that awaits the company as well as the removal of barriers to meet the needs of users is very exciting. On the one hand, we are once again fulfilling our promise to international users to provide them with the best products. “On the other hand, we want to increase the lifespan of these phones, which is currently a step forward and will ensure the stability of the company.”
It seems unlikely that Xiaomi, like Samsung, will update some of its mid-range phones to this extent in terms of security and software, but for now we are sure that the Xiaomi 11T and 11T Pro will definitely receive three Android updates and a 4-year security update.