Xiaomi Mi 5

If you own Xioami 2016 flagship, Mi 5 and the affordable Redmi Note 3 phablet then we have some bad news for you. End of software support for Xiaomi Mi 5 and Redmi Note 3 phablet announced.

Xiaomi just confirmed that it’s discontinuing the software support for two of its iconic devices – the 2016 flagship, Mi 5 and the affordable Redmi Note 3 phablet from the same year. The upcoming stable release of the MIUI Global ROM will be the last one for those two handsets.

The Beta Team for both phones will be disbanded after the final OTA update arrives. That’s quite unfortunate and many fans in the official MIUI forum are displeased with the news, but there’s another side of the coin here.

First, Xiaomi is releasing a plethora of devices each year and the software support for all of them is not only costly, but time-consuming as well. Secondly, the two phones are nearly three years old and that’s pretty much you could get from a smartphone manufacturer these days. So we can at least give credit to Xiaomi for continuing the support for more than two years after the initial release of the Mi 5 and Redmi Note 3.

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Now, the community should take it from here. There are probably plenty of ROMs based on the latest Android versions so if you are keen on holding onto your aging device that might be your best bet.

We would suggest to move on with the for Mi 5 and Redmi Note 3 phablet if you are using one and get your hands on with the new devices available in the market. Xiaomi is expected to launch the new Redmi 7 series which can be one of the option to switch over.

Do let us know your views about the for Mi 5 and Redmi Note 3 phablet if you use one of them and which device now you are planning to buy.  For all the updates from Technology and Mobile market stay with Viral Mobile Tech.

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