No More Updates: Xiaomi Expands Its List of Unsupported Smartphones

Written by Henrik Rothen

Mar.28 - 2024 2:40 PM CET

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Xiaomi expands its list of phones no longer receiving updates.

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In a recent update, Xiaomi has expanded its list of smartphones that will no longer receive system updates, firmware updates, or security patches.

This move marks the latest phase in the company's ongoing management of its extensive device portfolio, directly affecting the support lifecycle of several models.

A New Batch of Outdated Devices

For the first time, three models have been added to Xiaomi's end-of-life (EOL) list, signifying their official transition to unsupported status. Among these newly outdated devices are the global versions of the Redmi Note 10 Pro and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max, as well as the Russian version of the Redmi Go. Additionally, all variations of the Redmi 9T have now been confirmed as fully unsupported, following previous indications of their impending EOL status.

The Redmi 9T modifications previously marked for EOL include diverse market-specific versions such as the Redmi 9T (ID), Redmi 9T (TR), Redmi 9T (GLOBAL), Redmi 9T (TW), Redmi 9T (eea), and Redmi 9T (ru), highlighting Xiaomi's practice of tailoring its device support strategy to different global markets.

Impact on Global and Regional Markets

Xiaomi's decision to halt support for these models reflects a broader industry trend of phasing out older devices to focus on newer technologies and products.

However, it's important to note that Xiaomi categorizes its models not just by "global version" and "Chinese version" but also considers regional variations, which means support decisions can affect devices differently across markets.

Owners of the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max and Redmi Go in markets other than those specified may still receive updates for now, but it seems their devices' support lifespan will also be limited.

This strategy of discontinuing support for older models is not unique to Xiaomi but is a common practice among smartphone manufacturers to reallocate resources towards the development and support of new and existing products with longer expected lifespans and better performance capabilities.

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Photo: Xiaomi

Photo: Xiaomi