New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Original story (published on April 14, 2021) follows:
Micromax made a comeback with a lot of drumrolls, launching some really interesting smartphones, much to everyone’s surprise.
Out of the launched devices, it was the Micromax IN Note 1 that provided a better value for the money.
The company not only ensured the device gets competitive specifications but also promised two major updates in order to sustain the competition around.
Launching with Android 10 out-of-the-box, Micromax IN Note 1 automatically gets enrolled for the next major upgrade to Android 11.
The company is new in the market, at least after its comeback, so it took its sweet time to prepare the devices for the Android 11 upgrade. But the good thing is that it is finally ready to offer it.
Micromax has commenced the Android 11 early access program for the Micromax IN Note 1 in line with what was promised earlier.
The announcement post went live in the official Micromax forums, inviting users to try the new update.
Unlike other brands, Micromax chose a more conventional way to conduct the rollout drive where a device owner is supposed to share his device’s IMEI number and the current software version to the forum admin via a DM.
All you’ve got to do is send us the IMEI numbers and Software Version of your IN note 1 via private message and we will roll out the update on your device.
This way an update will be sent out to the signed-up users. The deadline extends up to April 18 so Micromax IN Note 1 users have a long window to apply.
A stable update will be pushed at a later stage but it’s good to at least have an early access program in place.
The company does not have many devices in its portfolio, so an expeditious Android 11 update rollout is something that can be expected for other devices as well.
With this Micromax continues to show really good signs at least on the software development front.
Update 1 (April 19, 2021)
IST 04:10 pm Micromax support has confirmed that Micromax IN 1 is scheduled to get the Android 11 update in May. The update will initially invite limited users to try out the update, much like last time.
Update 2 (May 05, 2021)
IST 03:37 pm Micromax may have differed the Micromax IN Note 1 Android 11 update rollout timeline if the support is to be believed. Here’s what they have revealed.
Update 3 (May 17, 2021)
IST 04:57 pm Micromax never released the Android 11 update for Micromax IN Note 1 after recruiting users. The support now blames the COVID situation.
Due to the ongoing Covid situation prevailing in the country, we are currently working with limited resources. However, we are working hard to roll out the update as soon as possible. (Source)
But there’s a glimmer of hope as the device running Android 11 has been spotted on Geekbench.
Update 4 (June 08, 2021)
IST 03:27 pm Micromax IN Note 1 users still await the Android 11 update but the company doesn’t have any more than a security patch to offer.
Support says they are working hard on releasing the Android 11 update but for the time being, they will have to settle with a regular Android 10-based update.
Hey, Mukesh! Please be assured we are working hard to roll out Android 11 update for IN note 1 as soon as possible. We have recently released a new system update for the smartphone. You may head to Settings> About Phone> System Updates to update your device to the latest version. (Source)
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