China-based smartphone maker Xiaomi earlier this year made a far-reaching decision to establish its hitherto Redmi series as an independent brand. By that announcement, the Redmi ceased to be a series of smartphone under Xiaomi to become a sub-brand primarily to focus on value-for-money budget smartphones, while the Mi brand will be focused on high-end devices. The has since swung into action with a couple of smartphones already to its credit.
Maybe as part of the Xiaomi and the new Redmi brand strategy, Xiaomi earlier last month decided to drop MIUI support for Mi Max and Mi Max Prime and appears now to have extended same to a number of Redmi smartphones.
Fonearena citing Mi Community admin, reports that the Redmi brand has decided to drop MIUI Beta ROM development with immediate effects for various devices including Redmi 3S, Redmi 4 series, Redmi Note 4 and Redmi 4A. With this decision, the underlisted Redmi smartphones henceforth will not receive MIUI Global Beta ROM updates. The decision as pointed out by the admin only infers that the affected devices will not receive MIUI Global Beta updates including the MIUI 11, so they will keep displaying ads in the user interface since Xiaomi will remove the feature with MIUI 11.
- Redmi Note 4
- Redmi 3S
- Redmi 3X
- Redmi 4 series
- Redmi 4A
- Redmi Note 3 Special Edition
- Redmi Pro
Starting from April 4th, the Redmi team will stop providing updates to the developer ROM for Redmi series, including: Redmi 3S/3X, Redmi Note 3 SE, Redmi Pro, Redmi 4 series, Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4A.The normal upgrade for other devices will not be affected for the time being. If there are any changes for other devices, we will keep users informed.
It is recommended to upgrade to the latest stable ROM if you are using the developer ROM for the above devices. For Mi Fans who have a strong desire to test new MIUI features, we will have a program in the future, allowing users to beta test the stable version before its full release. More information on this program will be available closer to date.’