Xiaomi announced MIUI 7 back in August based on Android Lollipop OS. The company already started rolling out MIUI 7 Global Stable update to its devices. Users can also manually update their handset by downloading MIUI 7 Recovery ROM from MIUI official forum.
Xiaomi MIUI 8 Release date
As the MIUI 7 update rolled out recently, we are bit early to discuss about the MIUI 8 release date, eligible devices, news, update details. Xiaomi has officially announced that the latest MIUI 8 ROM will be announced on May 8 and the Xiaomi Max will be the first smartphone to ship with MIUI8. The previous ROMs of the company- the MIUI 7 and MIUI 6 were launched on August 13th 2015 and 2016 respectively.
Xiaomi consider August 13th as quite lucky for them and makes most of the important announcement on that particular day every year. Most probably MIUI 8 will be based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. While many smartphone vendors already announced their Android 6.0 Marshmallow roadmap for their smartphones, Xiaomi still have to announce the list of its devices to get Android marshmallow update. Xiaomi Mi5, the company upcoming flagship is expected to run on Android 6.0 with MIUI 7 on top.
Xiaomi MIUI 8 Eligible Devices:
The below list is just an predictions from our side, as the final list will be announced by Xiaomi at the time of official MIUI 8 announcement-
- Xiaomi Mi4c
- Xiaomi Mi4i
- Redmi Note 3
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 2/Prime
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi Note
Many budget devices like Xiaomi Redmi 1S, Redmi 2/Prime, Redmi Note 4G might remain to MIUI 7 without any further updates. The devices which are most likely updated are mid-rangers and high-end devices.
Many users got disappointed for being on the same Android version even after updating to latest MIUI 7 Global stable ROM. Even the Mi4, the company flagship device remained to Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS after installing MIUI 7. Let’s wait and watch, what Xiaomi brings with MIUI 8 update.
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