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One of many very first Xiaomi gadgets to formally land within the US was the Mi Field (often known as the Mi Field three elsewhere) again in fall 2016. Whereas the unique mannequin has already been changed by the Mi Field S within the States, Xiaomi hasn’t stopped pushing newer updates to its almost four-year-old field. Now the corporate’s rolling out Android 9 Pie to these enrolled within the beta program.
This information comes courtesy of a Redditor who posted a screenshot (beneath) of their Mi Field receiving the Android 9 beta replace weighing in at 620MB. The one factor talked about within the included changelog is that the Mi Distant app will now be appropriate with the Mi Field. Xiaomi normally sticks to inventory UI for its Android TV packing containers, so it is best to anticipate all of the goodies that got here with the Pie replace for the Mi Field S. The beta model R2810 is at the moment rolling out solely to the MDZ-16-AB variant of the Mi Field. And because the Reddit consumer identified, Xiaomi isn’t accepting new signups for the Mi Field’s beta program, so solely present enrollees are eligible for this replace.
Xiaomi launched the 2016 Mi Field working the now-ancient Android Marshmallow and bumped the gadget on to Oreo in 2018, skipping the Nougat construct. After nearly a two-year hole, the unit is now selecting up Pie in beta, although we aren’t certain as to when its steady launch might be out. The Mi Field S’s Pie construct spent two months in beta testing earlier than hitting the steady channels earlier this yr, so you may anticipate the same launch timeline for its predecessor.
Xiaomi has started rolling out the stable version of Android Pie to its 2016 Mi Box after a beta run last month. A bunch of users who were on the previous stable version confirmed on Reddit (via XDA) and Twitter that the ultimate Pie construct hit their gadgets in the previous couple of hours. The OTA goes dwell for eligible customers all around the world, so that you received’t have to attend for lengthy should you haven’t already acquired the replace notification.
The steady Android 9 Pie model weighs barely greater than the beta at 650MB and contains safety patches as much as July 2020. The construct measurement will naturally be a bit smaller for these upgrading from Pie beta. With this replace, the settings and energy menus are getting a facelift, when you’ll additionally get entry to a suggestion part within the app drawer, a Play Retailer shortcut, the Amazon Prime app, and some different tweaks right here and there. Here is the complete changelog (by way of Android Sage):
- Amazon Prime Movies preinstalled
- Studying and writing by way of USB
- New settings menu interface
- Audio by way of USB
- Particular entry for apps, reminiscent of overlap
- Amazon Prime video as system app
- New interface when urgent the quantity button
- Screenshot whereas holding on / off button pressed
- Choices to manually choose audio codecs, reminiscent of Dolby Digital plus and AAC
- Mounted frontal gentle robotically on/off after droop.
- Mounted system language change robotically
- Built-in the most recent GTVS.
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