It’s the end of the line for some cell phones Xiaomi🇧🇷 This weekend, the manufacturer added more devices to the list of products that will no longer receive updates, including the redmi 8🇧🇷 Redmi 8A and Little X2🇧🇷 In this way, smartphones will not be entitled to new official versions of MIUI It’s from android🇧🇷
The list is available on a Xiaomi support page.
According to the company, generally, security updates are maintained for two years after release. In some cases, these fixes are spread over three years.
But after this period, the brand is preparing to end support for models that have exceeded this margin.
“We no longer maintain any software or firmware updates (including security updates) for products included in the EOS product list, and we are also no longer able to respond to security vulnerability reports for them,” they explained.
Redmi 8, 8A and more stop being updated
The list brings several old models, such as the pioneer Mi 1. On the 25th, Xiaomi included a few more cell phones with ended support:
This means that the aforementioned products will not receive the expected Android 13 under MIUI 14.
By the way, the gizmochina noted that Poco X2 owners were waiting for the update to MIUI 13, which is based on Android 12. However, due to compilation issues, the manufacturer abandoned the plans.
Lack of updates leaves cell phones vulnerable
It should be noted that this change does not render the devices unusable. But it leaves phones and tablets vulnerable to future threats, making switching to newer generations advisable.
After all, the manufacturer will no longer issue patches to contain future threats to these products.
However, Xiaomi reserves the right to update them in the future in some cases: “if a very serious security vulnerability is discovered, we can also provide the necessary security fixes for you, even if your device is no longer compatible”, explained.