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[Announcement] [Announced] Mi TV 4A Series Update: A Giant Leap to Android 9 Pie, apply for Early Access Program!

2019-07-08 10:13:25
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Update 20th July 18:45 hrs
Thank you for the awesome response you have shown to join the Early Access Program for Android 9 Pie on Mi TV 4A 32 & 43-inch. After careful evaluation, from almost 3000 applicants, we have selected our first 50 testers, listed below:

Selected members
Name
Mi ID
Pushpinder Singh
1551401805
Chetan Kumar
1622553439
ViKas
1626151562
Arbaz Siddiqui
1548416031
Dilshad
547123302
Vasantharaja K
1577977669
AJAY SHARMA
1545629829
Prince Monga
501611075
Nikhil Nawale
1660081592
Swastik Swaroop
598176397
Rajat Vikram
495530837
Sagar
1582476950
Deepak Purohit
5192347206
Anagh Deshpande
1565628668
Shahid Khan
5206175555
Abhay shahi
482232461
Anish Kumar
1579998658
Anand Mohan
1680980318
Paresh Dhatrak
478663987
Satyajit Chakraborty
449087528
Rathod Himesh
1623008066
Namita Jain
1686354069
Ajit Gupta
5152443671
Prashant Jaiswal
1547835937
sachin saxena
5164882175
Nitesh Jadhav
1631847192
Imtiyaz Kaji
1641552276
Anirudhsinh Ashvinsinh Sarvaiya
1680661821
Ajay Kumar
1695652653
Karthik Mohan
1583270278
ketan
1608649929
KRISHNENDU BALLAV
1602062389
Priyesh Chaurasia
1608227543
Shubham
1621358267
Jeetu Lalwani
1640167782
Mohit Kusumanchi
1680021169
Sreekanth Reddy
538216153
Sherwin Pais
1592169255
Ajay
5186244078
SAGAR SATAPATHY
1740205098
Mayank kaushik
156807591
Mihir Shah
5193105861
L Kannadhasan
1669359922
Ujwal Agrawal
1615029309
Zaid siddique
1580322733
AVISHKAR ARJUN BANKAR
1679846553
Manas Shetty
1633710818
Deepak Singh Katoch
1643660153
Tarun
1617833341
Siddharth Mohan
576240631

Congratulations to all the selected members. You'll be the first to test the Android 9 Pie for Mi TV 4A 32 and 43-inch models. We are excited to start the program with you all. You will be added to the separate telegram group and further instructions will be given in the telegram group.

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This one has been a long time coming for millions of Mi Fans. Mi TV update for older Mi TV 4A 32 and 43-inch 2018 models. We have over a million of such customers that have been waiting and asking for updates.

In fact, we have read every single comment that you wrote on our Mi TV India Facebook and Twitter timelines. There are several reasons why this delay occurred. At Xiaomi, we strive to be as transparent as we can and share honest information with our Mi Fans.

The delay happened because of intertwined reasons. Some of them were for the good, but nobody could comprehend as it was not shared in public. The biggest challenge for any team is resources, its all about optimizing the time to work on new products, continue R&D efforts and also support something that is very unusual in the TV industry.

Mi TV update for 4A series required much more than just developing a ROM and pushing it from OTA servers. This required multiple exceptions from various levels across different organizations.


Chances of soft brick - Updating ROM especially when it's based on Android 6 images to latest one involves various stages. If electricity goes off during this process which involves multiples stages to flash, the TV will get soft bricked. This will require a service engineer to physically get the Mi TV and flash using laptop + USB male-male cables.
         
CPU - Amlogic support. There was a substantial work required to support new Android TV based ROMs. These chips needed extended engineering work to support new Android TV images which are 7 or above. We would like to extend our gratitude to all engineers who worked tirelessly to make this update possible.
Thank you.

Android TV - Android TV requires certain guidelines to be eligible to support Android TV ROM. We had to go the extra mile and do what was the right thing to do. We are very glad that we managed to do which seemed impossible at one point. We would like to express our gratitude to the entire team at Android TV for all the support and being an amazing partner in helping us in our quest to bring ‘Innovation for everyone’. Thank you.
Android TV brings you a lot of product features.
  • Play Store
  • Chromecast built-in
  • Google Assistant
  • Play Movies
  • Play Music

Please note: Google Assistant won't work directly on these Mi TVs, as these TVs don't support BLE and hence no voice remote support directly. However you could use your Android phones or Google Home devices to play movies etc over chromecast protocol.

Android 9.0 vs 8.0 - When we started the work on the update, we had to make a decision to either start working on available 8 based images or skip and wait for Android 9 Pie based images which were going to be available later. We decided to skip Android 8 update and we think that was the right decision. The only problem was that this was going to take more time.

Yes, we have builds ROMs on Android 9 Pie images, which is the latest build available for Smart TVs. As a matter of fact, we will be the first TV brand in the country to roll out Android 9 update for our Mi TVs. When other brands are releasing new TVs based on Android 8.0, we have already started testing Android 9 Pie. We are very happy to share that our Mi Fans will get the all the latest and best of Android features including security features for Mi TV 4A 32, 43 that were bought in 2018.

Our engineers have been working diligently to ensure Android 9 Pie builds are stable and I would like to thank each one of them for all the work and effort they put behind the scenes to ensure Mi TV is on latest security patches, setting new benchmarks in the TV industry.


Once again we are extremely thankful for all your patience and support. We have started testing the new build and as a part of this program, we would like to invite Mi Fans to help us test the early builds to help us reach stable builds as soon as we can.
We are calling this program - Mi TV Early Access Program.

Eligible TV models
Mi TV 4A 32” and 43” users can apply for this program

How many users?
50 Active Mi Fans will be selected on July 20th 11:59:59 Hrs (IST), we will announce the selected Mi Fans on the Mi Community soon after.

Join the Mi TV - Android 9 Pie Early Access Program, apply here:


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1677190207 | from Redmi Note 5 Pro

#2

is this real Or fake?
2019-07-09 01:34:32

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1739564093 | from Redmi Note 7

#3

Andriod 9 Pie, that is what I too expected from mi to Old mi TV pure worth Google update.Suggested earlier too.
   
2019-07-09 01:36:42

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P. Minlun | from MI MAX 2

#4

What about the Chinese version without google play services /store..... (using it in India)
2019-07-09 01:59:13

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Chetan Bhatia | from Redmi Note 4

#5

1677190207
is this real Or fake?

This is real man
2019-07-09 02:53:57
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kp12 | from mobile

#6

What about 4C PRO series ?
2019-07-09 02:59:07

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Munna 1607486146 | from Redmi Note 4

#7

thanks for sharing
2019-07-09 03:01:31

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1686503107 | from Redmi Note 4

#8

for mitv 4c pro ??
2019-07-09 03:23:00
Der aaye par durust aaye. Love u xiaomi
2019-07-09 03:26:53
i have submitted the form. very very interested in this one
2019-07-09 03:27:22
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