Xiaomi starts pushing out Android 6.0.1 to the Mi 4

by: Robert TriggsJanuary 22, 2016

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Xiaomi has a couple of Android Marshmallow updates heading out of the gates this week, this time for its Mi 4 flagship smartphone and its Mi Note. However, the Mi 4 appears to be receiving an extra update straight to Android 6.0.1.

Xiaomi Mi4 Android 6.0.1As we can see from the screenshot, the latest Mi 4 build number is MMB29M, compared with an older MMA58K tag that appears for the Mi Note and is listed on Xiaomi’s forum for the Mi 4. Given that MIUI 7 adds in so many of its own features on top and there’s not really very much new with 6.0.1 anyway, there’s probably little difference anway. Apparently the update weighs in at just 100MB.

As for what’s new, Xiaomi has posted a short rundown of all the features packed into the Mi 4’s Marshmallow update. The immersive status bar now has global support for all apps, the file management UI has been simplified, and there are new controls for the type of USB connection mode you want when you connect up to your PC.

The camera app has also had some tweaks made to it. Pictures and videos now save a little faster and there have been some tweaks to color reproduction. The phone also now apparently doesn’t heat up as much when charging and there have been some optimizations to battery life too. Other than that, the main software features remain the same as those mentioned at the launch of MIUI 7 and 7.1.

MIUI 7-1See also: Xiaomi begins rolling out MIUI 7.14
  • Justice Anthony

    that’s quite impressive from Xiaomi. I almost bought the Redmi Note 3 last week but ended up opting for my idol 3 5.5 instead. I’m pretty much happy with the choice I made as the idol 3 came for half the price as I would have paid for the redmi note 3 here in Ghana.
    I actually hated the whole Chinese language thingy going on with xiaomi phones. lol

    • Anon

      i dont get it. are you buying from resellers?
      if you buy xiaomi phones from their official stores and your country’s language is english(singapore,india), everything is in english.

      • Justice Anthony

        I was buying it off a reseller who bought them from China. There’s no xiaomi retail unit in Ghana, and difficult to buy online as well since most sellers won’t ship to Ghana.

    • zero

      And you could also flash it or upgrade it to miui global rom.

      • Justice Anthony


    • balcobomber25

      You types this in English and Ghana’s official language is English. You are away Xiaomi’s international ROM is in English?

      • Justice Anthony

        Yes English is the Ghana’s official language. I just didn’t know there was an English ROM for xiaomi phones.

        • balcobomber25

          Yea Xiaomi has two official languages, Chinese and English. If you buy it from an international reseller it will almost always come with the English rom.

  • Cool, pretty awesome because I got the zte phone that I show YouTube channel and I can not believe that I was lucky enough to get it!!! Yeeaashhhh!

  • Juliet

    Any date for this for UK release pls?

  • I came lookin for booty

    now if LG and metropcs could roll out that 6.0 on the LG Leon…

    • EasyCare

      Sorry, but I don’t think it will happen. It’s a budget device anyway.

  • Karly Johnston

    It would be nice to see that on the 4c.