Owners of Xiaomi smartphones can now take a sigh of relief as the company announced that its Xiaomi devices will get a taste of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. This will include Xiaomi smartphones such as Mi3, Mi4 and Mi Note. The soon to be rolled out Marshmallow update, is still in its final testing stages.

Currently, all Xiaomi handsets are powered by Android 5.1 Lollipop based MIUI 7 ROM. The company launched the Android Lollipop ROM this year in October. The new update could bring some desirable features to users who have been anticipating an Android Marshmallow experience. The yet to be launched Android 6.0 Marshmallow based MIUI 5.12.24 update will take up 518 MB storage space on Xiaomi devices.

According to MIUI operations manager it was disclosed that the Marshmallow update which is still in its beta stage, will see users receive a developer version through an OTA update soon after. However, several of the Xiaomi models will get direct Android 6.0 update.

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Xiaomi Mi 4 8 was released in 2014 whereas early this year saw the launch of the Mi Note. Both devices were initially running on Android 4.4 KitKat, Xiaomi later in October released a Lollipop Android update based on their stable build MIUI 7 ROMs for its Mi devices. Some of the notable features of the MIUI 7 include four additional themes, a lock screen with a different wallpaper for each day, a child lock mode to keep some apps inaccessible to kids. In terms of enhancements, the MIUI 7 boosts the response time up to 30 percent better than the MIUI 6.

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