Following the launch of Android 6.0 during Google’s Nexus event in September was a long list of devices queued up for the latest and greatest of Android.
The Android One smartphones were the first to get the update followed by the Nexus devices, LG G4, and many others. There were quite a few devices that came bundled with the OS and one of them is HTC’s A9.
The most recent device to have seen the 6.0 update is HTC’s M9 and many more expected to follow suit in the first quarter of 2016 and also ship with the aforementioned operating system.
Most recent report have it that the fourth largest smartphone manufacturer – Xiaomi will also be hopping on the bandwagon of OEMs to release Marshmallow for its handsets in the first quarter of the coming year.
The Chinese company indicated some months back that its current flagship which is the Mi4 and it’s immediate predecessor will be seeing the Marshmallow update early next year.
The latest report reassures this and includes a screenshot (from Xiaomi’s MIUI Operations Manager) of the of the MIUI update in the setting app which is at 5.12.24 and quite hefty at 518MB.
It is worth noting that Xiaomi’s MIUI feature set is not entirely dependent on that of stock Android – truth is, pretty much everything in MIUI has been tweaked or heavily modified partly to the company’s taste and its user base as well.
In such a case, we do not expect the new Marshmallow-based MIUI 7 update to deviate from the looks and feel of the Lollipop 5.1-based MIUI 7 on the MI4C and MI4i.
According to the release notes, the MIUI 7 update for the Mi3 is also in testing hinting that a public release date isn’t so far off – hopefully in the first quarter of 2016.