Android 6.0 Marshmallow coming to Xiaomi Mi 4 and Mi Note

Android 6.0 Marshmallow coming to Xiaomi Mi 4 and Mi Note
Android 6.0 Marshmallow coming to Xiaomi Mi 4 and Mi Note
Though still in the early testing stages, Xiaomi will soon update its two popular smartphones with Marshmallow and MIUI intact.
Allen Ngo,

It was recently announced that the Xiaomi Mi 4 would be upgradeable to Windows 10 Mobile. Now, the latest update is that the smartphone will officially support Android 6.0 Marshmallow as well.

The news comes straight from the Xiaomi MIUI Operations Manager himself through a Weibo post. According to Android Authority, both the Mi 4 and Mi Note will be seeing beta Marshmallow firmware prior to a full launch OTA launch. Once released, the the devices would be the first Xiaomi smartphones to officially run Android 6.0.

Xiaomi smartphones typically ship with the manufacturer's customized MIUI interface on top of the base Android OS. It remains to be seen what changes will be made to the UI once upgraded to Android 6.0, but signs are currently pointing to under-the-hood changes only and with just slight modifications to the front-end.

The Mi 4 recently arrived at the FCC and will soon launch in the U.S. market. Core specifications include a 5-inch 1080p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC, 3 GB RAM, 4G LTE, and 13 MP and 8 MP rear and front cameras. Launch prices are not yet known, but is likely to retail in the $200 range.


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Allen Ngo, 2015-12- 7 (Update: 2015-12- 7)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.