Xiaomi is rolling out a new software update for the POCO M2 that includes an Android 11 upgrade as well as MIUI 12.5. Last year, the POCO M2 was released with Android 10 and MIUI 12. The phone is a rebranded Redmi 9 Prime with the same design and specs as the original. In India, the POCO phone performed admirably. With the release of Android 11 and MIUI 12.5, the POCO M2 is finally receiving its first big software update. This is a long-awaited update, as Google is already getting ready to release Android 12. Let’s take a closer look at the phone after the Android 11 update.
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POCO M2 MIUI 12.5 Update Changelog
According to RootMyGalaxy, the Android 11 update for the POCO M2 comes with firmware version V18.104.22.168.RJRINXM. According to the changelog, the smartphone will receive a performance boost. MIUI 12.5 is lighter, faster, and more stable than MIUI 12, so the phone will respond to gestures faster. The Xiaomi POCO M2 will almost certainly receive custom tuning tailored to the device’s hardware, making the overall experience snappier.
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When you dig further into native apps, you’ll find new features. Consider the Notes app, which now has Dynamic layouts, doodling and drawing tools, gesture shortcuts, and the ability to create complex mind maps. Some Android 11 features, such as Chat Bubbles notifications, One-Time Permission for Locations and Microphone, Permissions auto-reset, and more, have been passed on to the POCO M2 update.
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The phone will also receive the August 2021 security patch, as well as the Android 11 update. This is admirable, given the importance of security patches. As expected, the rollout will take place in stages, with more POCO M2 users receiving it as time goes on. You can manually check for updates. Software Update is under Settings > Software Update.