Android 6.0 Marshmallow for Xiaomi Mi 4, Mi Note doen't change MIUI

Both Xiaomi devices from still run Android KitKat 4.4.4.
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Lei Jun, founder and CEO of China's mobile company Xiaomi, shows new features at launch ceremony of Xiaomi Phone 4 in Beijing
Lei Jun, founder and CEO of China's mobile company Xiaomi, shows the new features at a launch ceremony of Xiaomi Phone 4, in Beijing, July 22, 2014. China's Xiaomi unveiled on Tuesday its new flagship Mi 4 smartphone, aimed squarely at the premium handset market dominated by Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. REUTERS

Xiaomi has just confirmed its Mi 4 and Mi Note are going to be among the first mobile devices to get the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. Despite the upgrade, the Chinese handset maker has revealed there will be no massive changes to the devices' user interface.

The units' MIUI version won’t undergo any changes and will be retained as MIUI 7. Mi 4 and Mi Note users must expect some changes related to stock Android although there will be no remarkable changes to the UI, according to OR-Politics.

The MIUI 7 got mixed reviews from consumers it was first launched. There are claims the new UI ensures a system response 30 percent faster and gives the device at least 10 percent more battery life.

Both Xiaomi devices from still run Android KitKat 4.4.4. Since Xiaomi normally pre-installs its MIUI operating system on top of Android, its devices have been stuck on Android KitKat 4.4.4 for quite some time. As soon as the OTA, or over the air, update arrives, Mi Note and Mi 4 users can begin to enjoy what the latest OS from Google has to offer.

The Chinese company's decision to announce that both flagship devices are going to get the update sooner than later proves it’s committed to satisfying the needs of its clients. After all, its customers did opt to purchase Xiaomi's smartphones despite the immensely tough competition in the tech market.

The Android 6.0 Marshmallow will start to rollout to Xiaomi's Mi 4 and Mi Note in a few weeks, reports the Ledger Gazette. Unfortunately, no exact release date was provided. The Mi 4 came to market last year while the Mi Note was unveiled last January.

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