[Update: Dec. 24] Poco Android 11 update status: Poco F2 Pro, Poco X3/NFC, Poco X2, Poco M2, Poco M2 Pro, Poco M3 & Poco C3

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This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..

Original story (from Novemver 30) follows:

Poco is now an independent smartphone brand and no longer part of Xiaomi, so to say. Of course, like other sub-brands that went on to become “independent”, Poco will likely continue using some of Xiaomi’s services.

Distribution channels, after-sales support, and software (MIUI) are just some of the things that Poco is expected to keep borrowing from Xiaomi for the foreseeable future.

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We know that the company will soon launch Poco Community forum, but what remains unclear is whether Poco will turn its back on Xiaomi’s software update policy in favor of an in-house policy.

Xiaomi is known to provide no more than two Android OS updates to its devices. Given Poco’s kind of fan base, it would be a welcome idea if Poco went with a different, albeit better software update policy.

Three Android OS updates would be more than ideal. Throw at least three MIUI updates and regular security updates into the mix and we are good to go. But hey, we don’t make the rules.

For now, at least if the Poco F1 is anything to go by, we can expect two Android OS updates. But then again, this might not be true for all Poco devices, especially the entry-level models.

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Poco F1 got 2 Android OS updates

In fact, this might just be the case for the Poco X3. As per the company, buyers of the Poco X3 can rest assured that Android 11 update is coming, but there’s no similar assurance with respect to Android 12.

There is also no assurance about other Poco devices’ software update policy, but what we can tell you is that besides the Poco F1, all existing Poco devices will receive the update to Android 11.

So far, the Poco F2 Pro already bagged the stable version. The Poco X2, on the other hand, is publicly testing Android 11 on its Chinese variant dubbed Redmi K30 4G.

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Poco X2 aka Redmi K30 4G

There are also reports that Android 11 internal testing is ongoing for the Poco X3 NFC, Poco M3 and Poco M2, implying that the public beta testing for the trio is not far off.

New updates will be added in the section below followed by the table:

Update 1 (December 07)

IST 02:45 pm: Recent developments suggest that Xiaomi is now preparing the Android 11 stable update for the Poco M2 Pro and Poco X3 (aka Redmi K20). For a detailed coverage on the matter, you may head here.

Update 2 (December 08)

IST 10:12 am: The stable Android 11 update is now being seeded to the Poco F2 Pro in Europe. It carries the software version 12.2.1.0.RJKEUXM. Head here to know more and for the download link.

Update 3 (December 15)

IST 11:20 am: A Poco global executive has claimed that the developers are working on the Android 11 update for the Poco F2 Pro and it will be available soon. However, the exec. did not share a specific date. More info here.

IST 05:20 pm: Poco has announced a new series dubbed Fan-connect with team Poco wherein users will be able to post queries or suggest features for upcoming updates and more. Head here for the full picture.

Update 4 (December 24)

IST 01:00 pm: As per a Mi Community moderator, support for Android 10 gesture bar will arrive for Poco devices running Android 11. Android 10 running Poco devices will also get the same afterwards. Full coverage here.

Below is a table showing the current status of the Android 11 update for all eligible Poco devices. We will regularly update the table whenever new developments show up.

Device/Region India ROM Europe ROM Global ROM Rest of Globe
Poco F2 Pro N/A Released Released Coming soon
Poco X3/NFC Expected in 2021 Expected in 2021 Expected in 2021 Expected in 2021
Poco X2 Expected in 2021 Expected in 2021 Expected in 2021 Expected in 2021
Poco C3 Expected in 2021 Expected in 2021 Expected in 2021 Expected in 2021
Poco M3 Expected in 2021 Expected in 2021 Expected in 2021 Expected in 2021
Poco M2 Expected in 2021 Expected in 2021 Expected in 2021 Expected in 2021
Poco M2 Pro Expected in 2021 Expected in 2021 Expected in 2021 Expected in 2021

For the rest of the Xiaomi fraternity, you can keep an eye on our Android 11 update tracker for the OEM to know when your device bags the firmware.

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