Android 6.0 Marshmallow coming to Xiaomi Mi 4 and Mi Note
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.