Today, an MIUI official took to his Weibo page and hinted that five years old Xiaomi Mi 2/2S will receive MIUI 9 update. MIUI market deputy director @Huang Long confirmed this news but also stated that it will not be given high priority. @Huang Long added that the addition of Xiaomi MI 2/2S to MIUI 9 plan was a late decision but it will definitely come.
What we know for now is that flagship Xiaomi Mi 6 will be the first to receive MIUI 9 update. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X (high version) would follow as the second batch while the aged Xiaomi Mi 2/2S will come in the third installment. In addition, MIUI project manager stated that MIUI 10 may not be suitable for Xiaomi Mi 2/2S. In any case, updating a five years old mobile phone system shows that Xiaomi has a conscience to keep its smartphones alive.
This decision to update the Xiaomi Mi 2/2S may not be unconnected with the recent announcement by Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun who said that close to 500 million people still use Xiaomi Mi 2/2S. His announcement sparked curiosity amongst fans who then asked if MIUI 9 will be suitable for Xiaomi Mi 2/2S since it still got a large user base. Subsequently, an MIUI official responded with one word “MUST”. This shows that this five years old smartphone is getting MIUI 9 update. For a five years old smartphone to get the latest operating system is what can be best described as “industry conscience”