In a surprise turn of events, Redmi is one of the first OEMs apart from Google’s Pixel line-up to release a stable Android 10
update to its flagship phone. Redmi rolled out the software update to
K20 Pro users in China on the same day as the Pixel users got their
official updates. Some reports also indicate that Indian users are
getting the Android 10 update too.
This is surprising as Redmi uses a heavily-skinned version of Android that is known as MIUI. For OEMs who have heavily-skinned UIs, it takes longer to release Android system updates as they have to make sure that the working of their features is not affected. OEMs like Samsung, OPPO, Vivo and Xiaomi all have heavily-skinned UIs and hence take a lot longer in releasing stable updates than OEMs who either have lightly-modified UIs or are under the Android One program (like OnePlus and Nokia).
SEE ALSO: Android 10 Is Now Officially Rolling Out For Google Pixel Phones
But this time around, it seems like Redmi had been working round the clock to make sure the buyers of their flagship phone received the update on the first day itself. According to XDA, Redmi had been recruiting beta testers for MIUI based on Android 10 over August. This would’ve helped them squash major bugs and smooth out the new OS over time.
As mentioned earlier, the update is only rolling out for K20 Pro users in China. For users who have bought the international model: the Mi 9T Pro, there’s no official statement on when Android 10 can be expected to roll out.
Apart from Google’s Pixel series of phones and the Redmi K20 Pro, Essential to announced the rollout of stable Android 10 for owners of the Essential Phone 1. OnePlus too, announced Open Betas based on Android 10 for OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro owners.
Original Source: https://in.mashable.com/tech/6423/stable-android-10-has-been-released-for-redmi-k20-pro