Xiaomi will soon bring Android 7.0 Nougat to several handsets

Waiting for Android updates can be a tedious pastime. After Google rolls it out, carriers and device manufacturers make their own tweaks and adjustments which, while often necessary, can delay things for many months at a time. Thus, many are still waiting for the four-month-old Android 7.0 Nougat to reach them. Xiaomi seems to be lagging behind many of its competitors in this regard, but a company official has delivered some promising update news. 

In a nutshell, beta testing is well underway. Per Xiaomi's MIUI operations manager, the Mi 4c, Mi 4s and Mi Note will be among the first to receive Android Nougat in the near future. There's no word on when newer handsets like the Mi Note 2, Mi 5s Plus or Mi MIX will be updated, but presumably, they'll be given their just desserts in good time. 

MIUI, as you'll probably be aware, is Xiaomi's own custom fork of Android. Whilst we haven't seen much by way of features, a previous leaked screenshot has offered a flavor of the Nougat-based MIUI 9. That same report indicated that Xiaomi would begin to push the update over the December-January period, so here's hoping that Xiaomi can get the wheels in motion sooner rather than later. 

Should we hear any further news on Xiaomi's firmware update plans, we'll be sure to pass them on. 

source: GizmoChina



1. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

it's weird that they releasing for older flagships first, not the newer one :-/ btw, Mi note is almost 2 years old now

2. Vinayakn73

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

No doublet Xiaomi is good at providing best hardware for price but It is very very bad at hearing consumer complaints, in fact expert in ignoring complaints. Developers never listen to their valued user. Feedback app in Mi phones is just for show. If you go on MIUI forum and check so many bugs have reported since 2-3 months by users and yet be fixed. I'm Redmi 3s user and it has very serious VoLTE issue, Badest audio recording ever, and bad call quality. Every new update brings new bugs. even mid-range and high-end xiaomi devices facing same issues Sometimes this force me to think what to choose finest manufacturer with good hardware good bug free software at high price or Chinese manufacturer with good hardware good/bad full of bug software at very cheap price.

5. yoghibawono

Posts: 240; Member since: May 04, 2016

Out of many positive outputs, you still can highlight minor complaints. MIUI.com is a forum runs by moderator (tech users which actually not really affiliated with xiaomi China).File a complaint to their company not forum.

6. Vinayakn73

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

ohhhh look what blind fan in is talking. MIUI forum is official Xiaomi blog and this has option to report bugs. I have already filed complaint with xiaomi's official site but they are too lazy (ignorant i would say) to solve this.problem. Tried feedback app too and please minor issue. bad audio recording while calling and video recording is not minor issue at least for me. All redmi devices suffer this issue come on audio recording at 96 kbps with hissing sound (probably not a feature) have you heard how it sounds like go and check gsmarena review of redmi 3s its so annoying.

7. Vinayakn73

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I doubt you're not a paid customer by xiaomi to talk only good about it like on forum.

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Well aware of their spotty software update. That's why my personal policy is not to be the first to update to the latest miui firmware. I am still on MIUI 8.02 for my Mi Max. The latest is 8.14. I read the forum, no enticing feature so no upgrade from their stable ROM 8.02 which give good battery performance and no hiccup. The phone has been on for 2 months straight without a single reboot.

4. yoghibawono

Posts: 240; Member since: May 04, 2016

Already got it on my mi5

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