Teasing Android 6.0 Marshmallow on the Mi 4
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.