Google’s stable release of Android 14 might be on the horizon, expected to land in October. Still, several OEMs offer beta versions to eager customers keen on exploring the upcoming Android version. Xiaomi, a prominent player in the smartphone market, has joined the ranks by extending Android 14 beta availability to a broader audience. Look at the Xiaomi devices slated to receive the Android 14 beta.
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Xiaomi’s Android 14 Beta: Opening Up to a Wider Audience
Previously confined to the Chinese market, Xiaomi has now expanded the Android 14 beta access to users across the globe, encompassing three of its flagship models: Xiaomi 13, Xiaomi 13 Pro, and Xiaomi 12T.
In a significant move, Xiaomi has strived towards inclusivity by making the Android 14 beta available worldwide. Earlier, the beta was accessible only within China. This expansion allows Xiaomi enthusiasts from around the globe to glimpse what Android 14 offers on their favorite devices.
The Xiaomi Devices on the Android 14 Beta List
- Xiaomi 13
- Xiaomi 13 Pro
- Xiaomi 12T
These phones have also been included in the Android 14 beta 2 release. It’s worth noting that initially, Xiaomi had launched the Android 14 beta for the Xiaomi 13 series in China. The imminent rollout of MIUI 14 will follow this Android 14 beta phase. However, it remains to be seen whether Indian consumers will get a taste of Android 14 beta on their Xiaomi phones.
Security Enhancements and Beta Limitations
The Android 14 beta update for Xiaomi phones will introduce new features and come with essential security fixes. For Xiaomi 13, the version will be 14.2.0 UMCMIXM; for Xiaomi 13 Pro, it’s 188.8.131.52 UMBMIXM; and for Xiaomi 12T, it’s 184.108.40.206 UMQMIXM.
However, it’s crucial to emphasize that the Android 14 beta update will be selectively provided to a limited number of users, even if they’ve enrolled in the beta program. Xiaomi will handpick users to participate in the testing phase, which might entail encountering issues during usage. Hence, users need to be prepared for possible challenges with beta software.
Android 14: A Glimpse into the Future
Android 14 brings several exciting features, including improved camera capabilities, with support for 10-bit Ultra HDR, resulting in sharper, more vibrant photographs with enhanced contrast. The Material You themes undergo some UI tweaks, and the update brings support for lossless music files and added privacy features such as Photo Picker.
In parallel, MIUI 14, expected to accompany the Android 14 rollout, promises features like Smart ROM optimization, presenting users with a clean and intuitive interface.
The Android 14 Landscape Beyond Xiaomi
Notably, Samsung has already taken a step forward by launching the Android 14 beta based on One UI 6.0 for specific phones. Likewise, OnePlus has unveiled OxygenOS 14 based on Android 14 for the OnePlus 11, detailing a roadmap for extending this to more devices.
In the coming days, we eagerly await updates on which other Xiaomi phones will embrace Android 14. Given the ongoing global rollout, we anticipate a comprehensive list of Android 14-compatible Xiaomi smartphones will be available soon. Rest assured, we’ll keep you updated as new information surfaces. Keep an eye out for further updates on this exciting Android iteration!
VIA Adimorah Blog