Xiaomi has recently updated its EOS (End of Software Support) list on its website and added three popular budget phones from 2020, including the Redmi Note 9, Redmi 9, and POCO M2. Inclusion in the EOS list means that these handsets will no longer receive software updates and have to spend the rest of their life on the current software version.
Redmi Note 9, Redmi 9, and POCO M2, once shining stars in Xiaomi’s budget smartphone lineup, have now been designated as End of Life (EOL) devices. This classification signifies that the manufacturer will no longer provide official software updates, security patches, or technical support for these devices.
All three smartphones were released in 2020 and came pre-installed with Android 10-based MIUI 11 software version. Throughout their life, these devices received two major MIUI and Android updates. Therefore, they currently boot MIUI 13 based on the Android 12 operating system and are not eligible for MIUI 14.
Xiaomi drops software support for these three popular budget phones – List
- Redmi Note 9
- Redmi 9
- POCO M2
If you own any of the above-mentioned devices, then we recommend switching to a new model. Because getting added to the EOS list has lots of cons, such as the concern is security – without regular updates, these smartphones could become vulnerable to emerging threats and exploits.
As manufacturers cease to provide patches for known vulnerabilities, hackers may find it easier to target these devices, potentially compromising user data and privacy.