It s been over four months since Google released the Android 7.0 Nougat update for its Nexus devices, and other manufacturers have slowly started pushing the update to their smartphones as well. While Xiaomi has been lagging behind its competitors, a company official has now delivered some promising news regarding the Android 7.0 Nougat update. Also Read - MIUI 13 design teased ahead of launch via latest MIUI File Manager updateAlso Read - Mi 11 Lite first look: A OnePlus Nord CE competitor, is it?
Spotted by GizmoChina on Weibo, the company s MIUI operations manager mentioned that beta testing of the software is underway. Surprisingly, the Xiaomi Mi 4c, Mi 4s, Mi Note and Mi Max will be the first smartphones to receive the Android Nougat update in the coming weeks. However, there is no word on other devices such as the Mi 5, the Mi 5s, the Mi 5s Plus, the recently launched Mi MIX concept phone and Mi Note 2. Also, the highly popular Redmi Note 3 isn t a part of the list yet. A post on MIUI forums had also hinted that the Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi 3, Redmi 3S, Redmi 3A will be updated to the latest version. Also Read - Redmi Note 10 price in India hiked again: Check the new price here
Now, while the official mentioned about the devices, he did not reveal any fixed timeframe for the rollout. A couple of months ago, we came across leaked screenshot of what appears to be the MIUI 9 interface carrying version number 6.9.23. The update is set to bring Android 7.0 Nougat features multi-window feature to run two apps side-by-side, inline notification feature to reply to text messages right and instant messages from notification panel. The feature also works on other apps such as Telegram Messenger, Hike Messenger and WhatsApp among others. ALSO READ: Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus Android Nougat OTA update starts rolling out for some users in India
Google has also introduced improved Doze that puts background apps in hibernation mode when your smartphone screen is turned off. There is also project svelte that aims to optimize RAM usage and minimize the memory used by the system and apps. Android Nougat update also comes with improved data saver, where you can block background data access to apps to reduce data consumption. Besides these, there are also performance improvements and bug fixed over Android Marshmallow. ALSO READ: Sony Xperia XZ Android Nougat 7.0 update now rolling out in India
In terms of competitors, HTC has started rolling out the update to its HTC 10 and One M9 smartphones. Motorola has started updating its Moto G4 Plus, Moto Z and Moto Z Force handsets, whereas Sony has rolled out the update for Xperia XZ, Xperia X and Xperia X Compact smartphones. While the latest LG V20 ships with Android Nougat out-of-the-box, the update is bring rolled out to its modular smartphone, the LG G5. ALSO READ: OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 3 to receive Android Nougat update by 2016-end