Mi TV Pro series to get Android 9.0 Pie update starting September

“The Mi TV 4A Pro (32-inch) and Mi TV 4C Pro (32-inch) will be the first TVs to start receiving the Android 9.0 update”

Xiaomi Mi TV Pro series is set to receive Android 9.0 update starting next month, the brand announced on Friday. The Mi TV 4A Pro (32-inch) and Mi TV 4C Pro (32-inch) will be the first TVs to start receiving the Android 9.0 update and will get the OTA, starting September. These models will be followed by other Pro variants, as announced by the brand. Interestingly, the brand has also announced that the older models that were launched in March 2018, i.e. Mi TV 4C, Mi TV 4A, and Mi LED Smart TV 4, will also receive the Android 9.0 update as well and the beta testing for this update is already underway.

Xiaomi Product Manager Sudeep Sahu said that the brand has pushed out around 40 updates since the second generation Mi TVs were launched in September last year. These updates carried bug fixes, security updates, and general improvements.

If you are wondering why the brand is taking time to release a stable update to users, the following might give you some idea. In a recent report, XDA Developers wrote, “Sahu says that in order to get the Android Pie update working on Mi TV 4A, Xiaomi had several rounds of discussion with Google, chip manufacturer Amlogic, as well as their contracted PCB manufacturer, to set up the infrastructure for migration from AOSP to Android TV. Since ‘no other brand,’ in his own words, has attempted this migration, the conceptualisation of the custom solution took most of the time.”

As the update will be rolled out very soon, it seems like the discussions paid off. Unfortunately, the brand has not given a specific timeline for updates but they will most likely be pushed out in a phased manner.