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Xiaomi is bringing Android Q to 13 phones starting this fall

Chinese Android phone makers have it rough when it comes to bringing on software updates to their customers. There's a totally different expectation as to how long these devices get supported there and the issue gets compounded when taking into account the proprietary UIs and services for each OEM's spin on the OS. In Xiaomi's case, it has taken up the challenge of bringing at least 13 devices up to Android Q over the next year.

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Xiaomi ends MIUI beta program, claiming too many users and not enough feedback

Xiaomi maintains its custom skin of Android, called MIUI, which ships on most of the company's devices the main exceptions being its Android One and Android Go phones. Xiaomi allows phone owners to try out new MIUI features in the public MIUI Beta program, but now that's coming to an end.

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Xiaomi unveils Mi Band 4 fitness tracker with color screen, NFC, and voice assistant

The Xiaomi Mi Band 3 was an insanely cheap fitness tracker (£26.99 in the UK, which works out as about $35) with a relatively impressive feature set. Its successor has just been announced by Xiaomi in China, and this time it includes a color display and microphone for voice assistant functionality. There's also a slightly more expensive variant with NFC, although it's still cheap as chips.

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Xiaomi says MIUI’s annoying ads will be toned down in the future

MIUI is one of the most powerful Android OEM skins, if you take the time to delve into it and put some prejudice aside. Sure, it has some shortcomings, like any other software, and it does some things in its own weird ways, but it has plenty of interesting features and additions. There's one aspect though that outright annoyed me when I tested the Poco F1: ads. Thankfully, Xiaomi is now recognizing they're a little too much and will be getting rid of some of them in future updates to MIUI.

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Xiaomi turns OnePlus's 'Flagship Killer' slogan against it... right next to a OnePlus billboard

We've just covered Xiaomi catching up with Oppo by presenting its own under-display camera on Twitter right after the former showed off its prototype, but the internet is not the only place Xiaomi is attacking its rivals. First, the company started advertising its new Redmi K20 as the "Flagship Killer," the exact marketing term OnePlus aggressively used in its early years. Then, the firm put up billboards right next to OnePlus advertisements around India with a bold statement: "Starkly superior to the latest One."

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Under-display cameras are coming, but prepare for potato quality photos for a few years

Notches have been a design abomination ever since they were introduced, cutting into usable display area for no other reason than to minimize bezels. However, we knew from the start that notches were never here to stay – they're an interim solution meant to bridge the industry's move towards completely obstruction-free displays on the front of phones. The same is true for finicky sliding mechanisms for front cameras that come with disadvantages such as limited water resistance and yet another point prone to failure. Today though, Oppo has tweeted a video of its prototype under-display front camera, giving us a glimpse into the promised land (of bezel-less screens).

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The just-announced Redmi K20 Pro is already part of the Android Q beta

Google wasn't joking when it said that many more devices will have the Android Q beta than those who were part of the Pie beta last year. 23 phones were involved when Q beta first launched, but we've since also added the new OnePlus 7 Pro and there's another addition today. Xiaomi Redmi isn't letting OnePlus stand alone in that new-device-beta spotlight, and has already released the Q beta build for its just-announced K20 Pro.

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Redmi's new K20 Pro packs a Snapdragon 855, pop-up camera, and costs under $400 in China

Redmi's latest flagships, the K20 Pro and K20, have already been leaked to oblivion before their official announcement, but today is the day the company has decided to formally introduce the new devices. The two phones are identical for the most part and come with the same triple-camera setup, bezel-less 6.39-inch AMOLED displays, and a front-facing camera sliding mechanism, with the "Pro" mostly designating the use of the Snapdragon 855 over the 730 in the sister model.

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Mi Fit v4.0 update revamps UI and adds new workout types [APK Download]

Xiaomi's popular Mi Band fitness trackers offer extraordinary bang-for-buck but have been let down by a sub-par app experience that felt rough around the edges. This could change today, as the v4.0 update to Mi Fit brings a brand new UI.

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Here are the Android Q Beta image links for third-party devices and some quirks to watch for

If you don't have a Pixel phone to get into that sweet, sweet Android Q Beta business, you've got more than a dozen third-party phones that can help you get there. But with each phone comes its own catches, so we'll patch you through to the resources you need from the OEMs.

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