Launched in May 2014, the Xiaomi Redmi 1S has been on the market for almost four years and by this time would expect no further updates. At least that would be the scenario in any other Android manufacturer. Not at Xiaomi. Now, this vintage device
It is one of the latest Xiaomi devices to receive the MIUI 9, the latest version of its interface that has reached almost all the brand’s equipment. After this we have advanced that the MIUI 9 would arrive at a total of 40 devices of the mark, some already well old, behold that it is verified. It’s great when a brand lives up to its word and here we can only congratulate the company.
Now, if anyone could have told me that Xiaomi Redmi 1S would be receiving this MIUI 9 update I would laugh without thinking twice. In a market where, after two years, mobile devices mostly come to the end of their useful life, we have this case. An example!
However, this MIUI 9 that arrives at the Xiaomi Redmi 1S will be based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat. In short, the device maintains the same version of the Android operating system. It also maintains the same security patch dated October 2016. “Slightly” outdated.
Anyway, at least this “heirloom” will be able to take advantage of some of the new features and benefits of this MIUI 9. In such a modest device, so economical and so old with only 1GB of RAM and a quad-core processor, “Split Screen,” the Search for Apps, Dual Apps, and even customizable Quick Cards. The latter accessible with a swipe from the Xiaomi home screen.
In short, although I recognize that nowadays there will be few users of this smartphone, not resist in dedicating 30 minutes of my time. Those who strive to value their customers deserve our dedication and applause.