Xiaomi has shared a list of smartphones which are in line to receive Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 7.1 Nougat updates. Xiaomi is consistent in providing incremental updates for its custom MIUI, but is known to delay rolling out the major Android OS update. While Xiaomi has a long list of smartphones in its product lineup, the majority are running on the older Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The company has also announced that its upcoming smartphones will all launch with Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box.
Android 7.0 Nougat update
Android 7.1 Nougat update
Xiaomi’s first phablet, the Mi Max was launched in India last April. The Mi Max currently runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow based MIUI 8. Just last week, Mi Max users in Greece started receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update with the MIUI 8.5.1 version. The Mi 5 also arrived in India last year, and users have already received the Android 7.0 Nougat update this April. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi Max Review: Gulliver in the land of Lilliputs
The list however doesn’t mention the more popular smartphones in India such as the Redmi Note 4, Redmi Note 3 and the new budget smartphones, Redmi 4 and Redmi 4A. Although there isn’t any official confirmation on these smartphones, the update could be arriving soon. Xiaomi has released the Android 7.0 Nougat preview for the Redmi Note 4 and the beta version for Redmi 4 and Redmi 4A as well. Users can go ahead and download the beta version to test how it works on their smartphones. As for Redmi Note 3 users, they can download the Android 7.1.2 Nougat-based LineageOS 14.1 ROM, which is an unofficial OS. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3: How to install Android 7.1.2 Nougat-based LineageOS 14.1 ROM