A number of Android OEMs are gearing up to release Android Marshmallow updates to their smartphones in the new year, if they haven’t already, and the latest report suggests that Xiaomi is also in the final stages of preparation for its own update roll out.
Xiaomi’s MIUI Operations Manager has shared a little teaser on Weibo which shows off a new MIUI version number, 5.21.24, which is based on Android 6.0. Notably, the update is still designed around the existing MIUI 7 operating system which runs on Android Lollipop. Remember though, Xiaomi’s MIUI features are not tied to the underlying Android version. The update weighs in at a hefty 518MB, suggesting that Xiaomi has plenty of its own software bundle in on top.
The growing Chinese smartphone manufacturer had already indicated earler in the month that its Mi 4 and Mi Note smartphones will receive a Marshmallow update, so the latest teaser suggests that a release is nearing. A Marshmallow update for the Xiaomi Mi 3 also appears to be in testing right now, according to the release notes.
Now all we need is a public launch date and perhaps a word or two about Xiaomi’s extended smartphone line-up.