Xiaomi has been one of the smartphones that have been lagging behind as far as Android updates. However, all that could change soon with several Xiaomi models getting an Android 7.0 Nougat update soon.
Android Nougat 7.0 Beta Testing Underway
At least three Xiaomi models could be getting the Android 7.0 Nougat soon. This includes the Xiaomi Mi 4c, Xiaomi Mi 4s and Xiaomi Mi Note, Android Soul reported. Such was revealed by the Xiaomi MIUI operations manager, who claimed that beta testing is under way.
Unfortunately, other Xiaomi models may have to wait a bit longer. Among the models that failed to make the list include the Mi Note 2, Mi 5s Plus and the Mi Mix. It is most likely that these Xiaomi models will follow once the final version of Android 7.0 Nougat for the first three are rolled out, Phone Arena reported.
Is MIUI 9 Ready for Android Nougat 7.0 Update?
MIUI is Xiaomi’ own rendition of Android. It was previously believed that an update would be rolling out this December. Most are hoping to get some sweet updates at least for the first three devices that the operations manager mentioned.
Furthermore, only the Xiaomi Mi5 has gotten an Android Nougat 7.0 bump to date. All this was made possible through the assistance of CyanogenMod 14. It has led many to believe that more Xiaomi devices will be getting an Android OS bump.
If not this December, a logical date to wait on the release of Android 7.0 Nougat would be the first quarter of 2017. Hopefully this would include more models aside from the Xiaomi Mi 4c, Mi 4s, Mi Note. There is no word as well on whether the Redmi series will get an Android 7.0 update as of this writing.