4-year old Xiaomi Redmi 1s gets MIUI 9, but with a catch

Yordan, 30 January 2018

The MIUI 9 global rollout continues. We reported that 40 devices will get the new user interface, including some very old phones. And now one of those, the Xiaomi Redmi 1S, is updating to a stable MIUI 9.2.2.0. There is a catch though - the OS stays Android 4.4.4 KitKat and the security update is from October 2016.

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Xiaomi Redmi 1S MIUI 9 screenshots

The affordable phone with quad-core CPU and 1 GB RAM is getting all the neat features like Split Screen, Search for Apps, Dual Apps, and the customizable Quick Cards that open with a right swipe from the Home screen.

MIUI 9 brings design UI improvements and some users in India are getting special holiday cards in the Calendar app.

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And the staff still praises Xiaomi ... Update the interface and interesting, but if it will come limited because of the version of Android, what's the use? And with security patches, it looks like she's not so exemplary, so ...

  • Bennie

Not seeing the catch. Usually a catch implies something bad or something that you don't want in exchange for the thing you do want. All I see from this article is that super old Xiaomi phones are getting the latest OS with all the new features as far...

  • AnonD-180491

God Knows why they are wasting their time, developing a new OS based on old Android Version... Simply waste of Time and Energy. Not Sure how it will change the user experience with this Update. I am having a MiPad 7.9 and not really eager to update i...