MIUI 7 teaser

Update (10/27): After two months of testing, tweaking and optimization, Xiaomi has announced that MIUI 7 is now rolling out to devices worldwide. The list of devices getting the upgrade include the Mi Note, Mi 4, Mi 3, Redmi 2/Prime, Redmi 1S 3G, Redmi Note 4G and the Mi Pad. The company also states that if you can’t wait for the update to hit your device, you can download the ROM packages found in this thread.

Have you received the update yet? If so, be sure to let us know how you’re liking it!

Original post (10/21): Following its announcement back in August, Xiaomi’s MIUI 7 Android operating system finally has a date for its global release. Over the air updates should begin rolling out to a selection of Xiaomi smartphones beginning on October 27th.

Xiaomi says that it will announce the exact models that will be supported closer to the launch, but it seems likely that the beta handsets will make the cut at least, which includes the Mi 4i, Mi 3, Redmi 2, Redmi Note, and Redmi 1S.

MIUI 7 includes a number of new features, such as UI Themes, improved performance and sleep wake-ups, and a new Child Mode. Interestingly, some smartphones will remain on Android KitKat while others will be upgraded to Lollipop, although the core MIUI features should be the same. For a closer look at what is new with MIUI 7, check out the launch announcement below.

If you really can’t wait another week to try out the OS, custom ROM developers have already been hard at work porting the Chinese MIUI 7 ROM to a huge range of devices, including non-Xiaomi smartphones. Furthermore, the official beta version of the Global ROM can still be downloaded for the Xiaomi handsets list above.

The update will arrive on supported handsets via on OTA update or can be downloaded manually from the MIUI download page on the launch date.

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