The Redmi Note series is Xiaomi’s most popular smartphone lineup worldwide. The company is known for introducing the masses to some of the high-end features with this product lineup. For instance, the Redmi Note 7 Pro was the first budget smartphone to feature a 48MP camera. This handset along with Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Go have now reached their end of life.
According to Xiaomiui, Xiaomi has ended software support for three of its popular phones from 2019. These handsets are Redmi Note 7 (aka Redmi Note 7S), Redmi Note 7 Pro, and Redmi Go. They are officially over 3 years old now.
The Redmi Note 7 lineup was introduced with MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 Pie. Throughout their lifetime, the phones have received two MIUI updates (MIUI 11 and MIUI 12) and a single Android update (Android 10). They currently run MIUI 12.5.
On the other hand, the Redmi Go debuted with MIUI 10 based on Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition. Three years after its launch, the entry-level smartphone still runs on the same software. It only received security patches throughout its lifetime.
Having said that, though Xiaomi did not provide Android 11 for the Redmi Note 7 series, users can experience not only Android 11 but also Android 12 via custom ROMs. The two phones are still popular in the third-party development community. The Redmi Go also has a number of custom ROMs based on Android 10 and Android 11.
Anyway, third-party software is not recommended for everyone. If you are one of those niche audiences, you should definitely try it to breathe a new life into your aging out of support handsets.