Xiaomi is expected to launch a Redmi-branded smart TV soon but it’s still aiming to keep its older Mi LED TV lineup strong. A month after introducing as early access programme to test Android 9.0 Pie on Mi TV 4A, Xiaomi is now reportedly closer to rolling out Android Pie on its second-generation Mi Smart TVs that includes the Mi TV 4 Pro, Mi TV 4X Pro, Mi TV 4A Pro and Mi TV 4C Pro.
Xiaomi Mi TV 4 Pro, 4X Pro, 4A Pro and 4C Pro models are all now expected to receive an update to Android 9 Pie in September. The news comes from Xiaomi Mi TV Development Product Manager Sudeep Sahu who spoke to XDA Developers and confirmed that all four series under the Mi TV second-generation (Pro) will get the update starting from next month.
Among the first to receive the latest Android update will be the 32-inch models of the Mi LED TV 4A Pro and Mi LED TV 4C Pro. With this update, users will be able to access Google Play Store, Google Assistant, Play Movies, Play Music and built-in Chromecast support.
The update will come a year after the company unveiled the second generation Pro Mi TVs in September 2018 that included the Mi TV 4 Pro, Mi TV 4A Pro, Mi TV 4C Pro.
At the time, the TVs ran on Android TV based on Android 8.1 Oreo with Xiaomi’s PatchWall UI on top. The latest update to the Mi TVs will be the second major software release after the Chinese company started rolling out PatchWall 2.0 to its Smart TV range in India earlier this year.
Android Pie update to Mi TV 4 Pro, Mi TV 4X Pro, Mi TV 4A Pro and Mi TV 4C Pro will start rolling out from September 2019 in a phased manner.