Xiaomi Mi Max finally receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update

It's been more than a year since Chinese company Xiaomi came out with the Mi Max, an evolutionary device that started a trend in the smartphone industry, that of bezel-less handsets.

Unfortunately, the Mi Max was a Chinese affair, as the large phone was hardly available through official channels in other countries. On top of that, it took Xiaomi more than a year to provide those who purchased the Mi Max with an Android 7.0 Nougat update.

Well, it appears that Xiaomi has finally kicked off the roll-out of Android 7.0 Nougat for the Mi Max, which is based on the global MIUI The update brings a lot of changes, including a better and more efficient COU allocation strategy, new toggles for common settings in search results, as well as a new option for hiding the content of notifications on lock screen.

The update also brings the May security patch and lots of improvements and under the hood optimizations. However, it's worth noting that the update is only available for the Xiaomi Mi Max model that packs 3GB RAM (sorry Xiaomi Mi Max Prime owners).

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Mi Max
  • Display 6.4" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 652, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4850 mAh




Posts: 234; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

Atleast they are getting update , i have moto x pure still stuck on 6.0 not even 6.0.1, that was motorolas flagship of 2015 got only 1 update 5.1.1 to 6.0 and then nothing

2. notfair

Posts: 722; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

that's sad as f.

4. fyah_king unregistered

If your phone runs fine. Who cares about updates?

5. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Mi max was released with A 6 so it got A7. It will not get another Android update. You also got 1 major android update. So you should not be disappointed. But it is true that strangely moto x pure is one of the most neglected Motorola handset ever. Even moto x play got nougat.

10. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Mi note and Redmi note 3 out wth lolipop and still get nougat.. and you can get MIUI dev build to get nougat much faster (like half-year faster) plus weekly MIUI update.. or just flash it with lineage OS if MIUI isn't good enough..

11. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Redmi note 4 is still running on marshmallow. So how come your redmi note 3 got nougat already? And who wants weekly update on their mobile? There are other things to do in life too.

7. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Well my moto X 2014 got almost 3 updates.

3. iczer

Posts: 158; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

Wow just getting Android 7? I'm running 7.1.1 since a couple of months on my Sony Xperia.

8. gotoAndDie

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 13, 2015

Actually, official developer builds for Android 7 have been out since around January for the Mi Max. Developer builds for Xiaomi phones, by the way, are like Windows Insider Previews, and are not only officially endorsed, but stable enough for everyday use.

6. fyah_king unregistered

I dont see it on my mi max.

12. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

User feedback bugs so the ROM is suspended by XiaoMi. I would be careful with XiaoMi update as they don't seem to have the resources required to test their new ROM upgrade thoroughly. I have known some bad experience, therefore advise patience. http://en.miui.com/thread-662950-2-1.html

9. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

bezel-less? PA, i guess u confused between Mi Max and Mi Mix.

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