Xiaomi, the Chinese electronics company, has announced that some of its smartphones will receive a software update to MIUI 11 with a delay due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The thing is that the Chinese government has ordered the citizens to stay home whenever possible in order to protect themselves from the virus and the possibility of infection. Therefore, it is hard for a lot of companies to work in their usual manner and stick to the production plans. Earlier, the outbreak only affected the manufacturing process of devices, including smartphones, but now it seems like the problem reached software updates as well.
The Chinese company published a press release on the Weibo social network, where it stated that some smartphones would not receive the updated MIUI 11 based on Android 10 because of some problems associated with the epidemic.
Despite the existing situation, Xiaomi assures that the updates will be delivered within a few weeks.
The list of Xiaomi smartphones that are affected by the software update delay is as follows:
- Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi 9
- Xiaomi Mi 8
- Redmi K20 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi 6
- Redmi K30
- Redmi K30 5G
- Xiaomi Mi 10
- Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S
Xiaomi is not the only Chinese manufacturer to postpone the release of software updates. Other affected are Vivo, Realme, and OnePlus.
The coronavirus outbreak has already affected the plans of technology companies around the world on a massive scale. Note that earlier, Apple announced to the investors that the company would not be able to fulfill the quarterly plan.
Also, Facebook had to cancel the Global Marketing Summit in San Francisco over coronavirus concerns, whereas the largest annual trade show, Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, was canceled as well because of the outbreak of the new virus.