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Xiaomi Mi 6 finally gets Android 9 Pie – and you can download it right now

Xiaomi’s MIUI Global brings a stable version of Android 9 Pie to the Mi 6. The device has been on the Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 10 since August.

The Xiaomi Mi 6 launched back in 2017 – originally running on MIUI 8, which is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The new update weighs in at a fairly hefty 1.6GB.

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According to XDA Developers, Xiaomi had initially thought about dropping support for the two-year-old Mi 6 altogether. Xiaomi argued the Mi 6 already had all the latest Android features via MIUI updates.

User feedback led Xiaomi to backtrack and the company eventually launched a global MIUI beta last month with a view to today’s eventual update.

The global rollout should happen soon – so if you can’t yet jump on board, have patience! You can see if the update has reached your handset by heading to Settings > About Phone > System Update. 

This Xiaomi Mi 6 update is one of the final MIUI global betas. Xiaomi is beginning to shut its program starting this month to focus on stable updates for all of its phones.

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We here at Trusted Reviews are big fans of the Xiaomi Mi 6. Back in 2017, we gave the phone a four star review, saying: “If you’re on a budget, happy to sacrifice a few features and don’t mind importing then the Xiaomi Mi 6 is a good buy.”

Xiaomi recently teased the launch of the Black Shark 2 Pro – the company’s answer to the ASUS ROG Phone 2 gaming device. The phone is expected to feature the top of the range Snapdragon 855 Plus processor. The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro launch is set for July 30.

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