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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 finally gets Android Marshmallow worldwide

International variant of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Android smartphone gets Marshmallow update
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
A few weeks after releasing the update for the Redmi Note 3 in India, Xiaomi finally begins to deliver the Android Marshmallow firmware to the international version of this 5.5-inch handset.

Android 7.0 Nougat has been around for a few months already but, as more and more handsets get the 7.0 update, some capable devices are still stuck with Android Lollipop. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, for example, launched less than a year ago, but the operating system pre-loaded back then was only Android 5.1.1.

Now, a few weeks after Indian users of this 5.5-inch handset begun to receive Android Marshmallow, the new firmware is finally heading for Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 users worldwide. The update is massive, having no less than 1.3 GB in size. Obviously, all the Marshmallow goodies are included, as well as various MIUI improvements. The Marshmallow-exclusive features include Google Now on Tap, Doze mode, Android Pay support, improved permissions, easier to manage storage space, a new app drawer, and many others.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is still a good mid-ranger, featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor and 2 GB/16 GB or 3 GB/32 GB memory/storage configurations. Unfortunately, it might never get Android Nougat, but that remains to be seen.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-12-21 (Update: 2016-12-21)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.