Xiaomi Mi 4 and Mi Note to get bumped to Android 6.0 Marshmallow shortly

While hardcore fans of Chinese phone superstar Xiaomi are still waiting for the company's next flagship, the Mi 4 — released almost a year and a half ago — is actually getting quite some love from the maker. Just a while ago, Microsoft announced that it'll be partnering with the outlet to bring Windows 10 to the Mi 4, and now a Xiaomi official has revealed that a bump to Android 6.0 Marshmallow is impending for both it and the newer Mi Note.

Breaking the news on Weibo, a certain operations manager at Xiaomi says that a closed beta for a MIUI7-headed Marshmallow build will be launched shortly for both devices. Admittedly, our Chinese is a little rusty, though our read is that next week is when action's going to happen, with the same Weibo handle having already published an image of a Mi 4 running the new software.

With Windows 10 and Android Marshmallow support, Mi 4 owners are obviously going to be happy to extend the lease on their devices at least for a while longer. The latest rumors circle February as a possible choice for Xiaomi to announce the successor to its flagship, the Mi 5, which CEO Lei Jun recently teased is well worth the wait. As small time appreciators of Xiaomi's work ourselves, we sure hope there's more to Mr. Jun's statement than simple PR.

source: Weibo (translated) via GizmoChina



1. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Veto nice.. I hope they release a Surface Phone soon...

2. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

* very

3. aashis.sapkota

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

This is great strategy, making Mi4 owners wait for some more, before Mi5 gets launched. This will also help in keeping Brand loyalty from xiaomi customers.

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Now announce the same thing for Redmi 1s, it's stuck on KK4.4.4.

5. wildfiregt

Posts: 179; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

It doesn't matter if you have kk or lp on xiaomi phones cuz there's no much difference. Real difference is in which version of MIUI you're runing and most of them are updated very frequently. In this case the redmi 1s is on the latest MIUI V7 version

6. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

agreed. MIUI is totally a different approach than stock Android. Some of the Marshmallow features are already available in MIUI since version 5 (like the individual App permissions)...

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I have MIUI 7 developer version.

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