Android Q Beta out on Mi 9 and Mi MIX 3 5G

Closely working with developers has always been an integral part of Xiaomi’s DNA. After entering the hardware business, Xiaomi has continued to ensure that our users get the best user experience possible, backed by seamless integration between hardware and software.

Today, Xiaomi announced its participation in the Android Q Beta program, giving developers and early adopters a chance to experience the latest Android release on Mi 9 and Mi MIX 3 5G. This will allow them to try out the latest features, test apps they have developed, and make sure that they work well on the upcoming Android Q.

Android Q is the upcoming version of Google’s mobile operating system, which comes with many new features for developers and users:

  • Dark Theme:​ One of the most requested features, Android Q now has a system-wide Dark Theme. Activate Dark Theme in Settings, or by turning on Battery Saver. Dark Theme also helps save battery.
  • Gesture Navigation:​ Introducing a new gesture-based navigation so you can fluidly move between tasks, and maximize the use of larger, edge to edge glass screens.
  • Suggested actions in notifications: ​You can now take action on messages with suggested actions in notification.
  • Prioritized notifications: ​With Android Q, you can choose whether an app’s notifications are interruptive or gentle. Interruptive notifications will make noise, vibrate, and appear on your lock screen, whereas gentle ones will not. Android Q also introduces algorithms to automatically determine whether notifications should be interruptive.

Android Q offers stronger protections for user privacy, new ways to engage users, Vulkan extensions, and more! Developers and users who wish to learn more about the Android Q Beta can visit: https://developer.android.com/preview 

Mi 9 features an AI triple camera, class-leading 20W wireless charging, and unimaginable performance powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform. Mi 9 is available now in select markets, and has a starting price of €449 in Europe.

Mi MIX 5G brings 5G wireless technology to Mi MIX 3, using the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform with the Snapdragon X50 modem for unleashing transformative 5G experiences. Mi MIX 3 5G will be available in May, with a starting price of €599 in Europe.

To try the Android Q Beta on Mi 9 and Mi MIX 3 5G, please visit https://www.mi.com/global/androidqbeta/ to download the software. Full instructions are also available on the site. Users can also submit feedback and report bugs through the webpage, as well as through the Feedback app on Mi 9 and Mi MIX 3 5G.