Xiaomi Mi 2 running stock Android 5.0 Lollipop shows up on photos

Xiaomi Mi 2 running stock Android 5.0 Lollipop shows up on photos
Well, Android 5.0 Lollipop is here, currently only on the Nexus 9, and while manufacturers are racing to update their most relevant devices to the new OS, modders and tinkerers are sure to start looking for more interesting handsets to port Google's new OS to.

A Weibo user posted what appears to be a Xiaomi Mi 2 running vanilla Android 5.0 Lollipop. There isn't much info given about what we are supposed to be looking at, though. The phone seems to have no signal and there isn't a single picture showing it with Wi-Fi on, so this is probably not a functional version and is probably a clean AOSP version of the OS. After all, Google did post Lollipop's source code a few days ago.

Anyway, the bigger deal for owners of the rather old Mi 2 handsets is that the phone may be able to accomodate Android 5.0 custom ROMs, as long as someone is willing to develop one for it. The phone was released back in 2012 and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (with Xiaomi's proprietary MIUI on top). Powered by a 1.5 GHz Quad-core CPU, 2 GB of RAM, an Adreno 320 GPU, and sporting a 720p resolution on its 4.3” screen – it still sounds like a serious midranger, so hey – if you can install and run Lollipop on it effortlessly – there's no shame in rocking a Mi 2.

source: Weibo via GSM Insider

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1. unwanted

Posts: 43; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

mi team is pretty fast and best with these things

3. RajuSesharaj

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

Its not built by Mi team its the developers and it is a custom rom

2. Youraveragejoe

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

That ain't too bad.. But xiaomi should release kernel for all their devices

4. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Ugly cheap looking Chinese trash. It's best left for third world inhabitants and those who face extreme poverty.

5. MySchizoBuddy

Posts: 159; Member since: Aug 23, 2011

yes people facing extreme poverty tend to buy smartphones. Bravo to your intelligence.

6. roobs

Posts: 96; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

I would not consider it as trash. At the time it was released it had the same specs as HTC One and S4 (The MI2s). The developer version of the rom runs on 4.4.4 kitkat which a lot of phone do not have. Also it got lollipop ported, which again, a lot of smartphones don't have yet ;)

7. dimas

Posts: 3380; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

And that chinese trash Mi2 have better specs than iPhone 6 sans the large storage. Unlike generic Chinese OEMs, Xiaomi don't use cheap hardware on their handsets. Maybe better than Lenovo's.

8. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Well then, keep buying your overpriced iPhones and Galaxys...

9. Youraveragejoe

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

You should seek a psychiatrist for mental instability

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