Saturday, 26 December 2015
Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update for Xiaomi Mi 3, Mi 4, Mi Note in 'Final Testing Stage'
Various smartphone manufacturers have begun rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates to their devices in past few weeks, while many others have revealed the update roadmap for their devices. Xiaomi has now revealed Android 6.0 Marshmallow will reach its Mi 3, Mi 4, and Mi Note soon, with a new version of MIUI 7.
As per Xiaomi's MIUI operations manager, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is said to be in its final testing stages and will start rolling out soon, reports Gizmochina. This will also be a welcome change for those who were disappointed when Xiaomi released its MIUI 7 ROM based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. A user on Weibo has also posted a screenshot showing MIUI 5.12.24 update based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The images shows the update to weigh 518MB.
Earlier this month the same company manager confirmed that its Mi 4 flagship smartphone along with Mi Note would be the first smartphones in its lineup to receive the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow update.
To recall, Xiaomi's Mi 4 was launched back in 2014 running Android 4.4 KitKat initially while the Mi Note wasunveiled this year and also came running Android 4.4 KitKat version. Notably, the company released Android Lollipop based MIUI 7 ROMs for its handsets in October this year.
For those unaware, the MIUI 7 comes with a number of features such as four built-in themes, a daily lock screen that changes its wallpaper everyday, and a new mode that gives a user the option to lock down apps they don't want their kids to access. As for improvements, the company claims that MIUI 7 offers up to 30 percent better response time than MIUI 6. Users should also find it light on battery as some tweaks on how the operating system handles the background apps have been introduced.