Xiaomi recently made updates to its software support policies, which has resulted in the discontinuation of software support for several smartphone models. Notably, the Mi 10 Lite Zoom, initially exclusive to China, had its software support terminated in late April. This decision was followed by the inclusion of the global variant, Mi 10 Lite 5G, on Xiaomi’s official EOS (End of Support) list.
In addition to the Mi 10 Lite 5G, Xiaomi has also dropped software support for three devices from the Redmi Note 9 series. These include the Redmi Note 9S, Redmi Note 9 Pro, and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. While these models have not yet been added to the EOS list, according to the security bulletin, they are expected to receive security updates only until May 2023.
Considering that these smartphones received their most recent security update in April, it is unlikely that there will be further software updates in the future. However, it is anticipated that the EOS list will be updated at a later date to reflect the discontinuation of software support for these specific handsets.
It is noteworthy that all of these smartphones were launched in early 2020, and Xiaomi has decided to end software support for them three years after their release. This policy aligns with other manufacturers in the industry such as Oppo, Vivo, and Realme, who follow a similar approach. In comparison, some similarly priced Samsung devices from the same period continue to receive software support for up to four years.
While these developments mark the end of software updates for these particular Xiaomi and Redmi models, users can still enjoy the existing features and functionality of their devices. As the smartphone landscape continually evolves, users may consider upgrading to newer models to benefit from the latest software advancements and ongoing support.