Xiaomi’s Pocophone F1 made a lot of buzz when it was officially revealed over a month ago.
It got tons of praises from consumers and Android enthusiasts alike, thanks to its high-end hardware. But aside from flagship-caliber specs, probably the most interesting part of the Poco F1 is its price. Starting at just Php17,990, it has single-handedly redefined the old flagship killer tagline from OnePlus.
While it may seem perfect in the hardware level, not everyone likes the look and feel of MIUI. With the attention that the phone is getting, it was only a matter of time before developers took notice and stepped up.
Custom ROMs were previously more popular than they are now several years ago. The huge improvement in manufacturers’ custom versions of Android has slowly took away the spotlight, so a lot of people left the custom ROM world and settled for their stock ROMs instead.
Imagine the Pocophone F1 with stock Android? Wouldn’t it be great? That’s what developers want to do with the introduction of the Pixel Experience.
For those who are not aware, the Pixel Experience ROM is popular in the Android community because it has one of the most active developments. As the name suggests, the ROM has all the components a Pixel OS would have, including the launcher, ringtones, wallpapers, and apps.
Aside from the little issue regarding the IR camera, pretty much everything is working as it should, although it still expected to encounter the occasional bugs and issues every once in a while. Another worth noting change is the facial recognition feature will be limited to stock Android’s standard face unlock.
The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 Pixel Experience ROM is based on Android 8.1 Oreo as of the moment. Hopefully, we’ll get to see an update to Android 9 Pie soon.