The world’s flagship phone owners can prepare for rollouts beginning early next year, with the newest models receiving priority. Xiaomi has unveiled its exciting HyperOS update, a stable release built on Android 14 for its top-of-the-line devices. However, there is a twist: not all Xiaomi devices will unlock the full spectrum of HyperOS features.

Xiaomi has decided to tailor the update based on different Android versions. Some lucky phones will jump straight to the Android 14-powered HyperOS, while others will receive a version tailored for Android 13.

The selected devices set to experience the Android 14-based HyperOS include Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold 2, 12X, Mi 11X, 11i / Hypercharge, Pad 5, Mi 10S, Redmi K40, Note 11 Pro 5G, Note 11 Pro+ 5G, Note 11 NFC, Redmi Note 11S, Redmi 10 / Prime, Redmi 10C / 10 Power, Poco X3 GT, Poco X4 Pro, Poco M4 Pro 5G, Poco M4 Pro 4G, Poco F4, Poco F3, and Poco F3 GT. This strategic approach ensures that users of specific devices will receive an optimized HyperOS experience tailored to the capabilities of their device and the Android version it operates on.

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Xiaomi HyperOS global rollout in early 2024

Xiaomi recently began to roll out HyperOS 1.0, a stable update based on Android 14. This is a major software innovation step forward, bringing a plethora of new features and optimizations. While the initial release of HyperOS was restricted to five particular Xiaomi models in China, the global rollout is scheduled for mid-2024, with a primary focus on the newest flagship devices.

But not every Xiaomi device will go to HyperOS goodies. Xiaomi decided to divide the update according to Android versions, so some devices will get the Android 14-based HyperOS, while others will only get the Android 13 version. This separation is because some HyperOS features require the more sophisticated features that Android 14 brings.

These are the Xiaomi devices that will miss out on HyperOS

Here is a brief overview of the Xiaomi devices deemed worthy of the Android 14-based HyperOS:

  1. Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold 2
  2. Xiaomi 12X
  3. Mi 11X
  4. Xiaomi 11i/Hypercharge
  5. Xiaomi 11i 5G
  6. Xiaomi Pad 5
  7. Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro 5G
  8. Mi 10S
  9. Redmi K40
  10. Redmi K40S
  11. Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
  12. Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G
  13. Redmi Note 11
  14. Redmi Note 11 NFC
  15. Redmi Note 11S
  16. Redmi 10/Prime
  17. Redmi 10C/10 Power
  18. Poco X3 GT
  19. Poco X4 Pro
  20. Poco M4 Pro 5G
  21. Poco M4 Pro 4G
  22. Poco F4
  23. Poco F3
  24. Poco F3 GT

Android13 was a challenge

Good news for owners of older Xiaomi devices: the company plans to release an update called HyperOS, which is based on Android 13, for these devices sometime in the second quarter of 2024. However, if your device receives this version, it will not have all the features that come with the full HyperOS package.

Nevertheless, while some devices will enjoy the full Android 14-based HyperOS experience, others will have to settle for a slightly scaled-down version. Despite the excitement surrounding the future of smartphone technology, not everyone will get to experience it in its entirety.

Hopefully, Xiaomi continues to push boundaries, ensuring that future updates are inclusive, bringing innovation to all corners of their extensive user base. Fans of Xiaomi are eagerly awaiting the HyperOS update, but the split based on Android versions adds some complexity to the situation.

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