When Xiaomi launched MIUI 9 late last year, it announced that the update would be available to over 40 devices in its portfolio, ranging all the way back to the 2012 Mi 2. The manufacturer is now working its way down the list, with the Redmi Note 3 becoming the latest device to receive the MIUI 9 stable ROM.
While it's a commendable effort by Xiaomi to roll out the update to most phones released within the last four years, the company isn't doing nearly enough to update the platform versions on these devices. Case in point: although the Redmi Note 3 is picking up the latest MIUI 9.2 build, the ROM is still based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and not Nougat. Considering the time it took for the phone to make the switch to MIUI 9, it's unlikely we'll see Nougat make its way onto the device.
MIUI 9 comes with a host of new features: the notification pane has been reworked, there's a new video editor and an image editor that can remove background elements from photos, and split-screen multitasking is now built into the ROM. That said, it's a shame that the phone will not be updated to Nougat.
Xiaomi is rolling out the MIUI 22.214.171.124.MHOMIEK build in phases, so it may take a few days to receive the update on your Redmi Note 3. Alongside MIUI 9.2, the update also includes the January 1, 2018 security patch.
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
You can now pre-order Motorola’s foldable RAZR on Verizon for $1,500
Motorola's foldable RAZR reboot is finally up for pre-order in the U.S for $1,500.
Are you going to keep your Galaxy S10 throughout 2020?
There are a lot of exciting phones set to come out in 2020, but the Galaxy S10 still has plenty of kick left in it. If you own the phone, do you plan on keeping it throughout this year?
Samsung will give away Galaxy Buds+ with S20+ and S20 Ultra pre-orders
Samsung's Galaxy S20 series will be here before you know it, and when pre-orders open up, you'll be able to get your hands on the new Galaxy Buds+ for free.
The best Honor phones available right now
Huawei's ongoing trade ban has affected its Honor sub-brand as well, with the manufacturer launching fewer devices than usual last year. That said, we got to see a few standout phones in the likes of the Honor 20