Google has released the Android 7.0 Nougat update for its Nexus devices four month ago, and recently also made available to download Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Pixel and branded Nexus devices. Other OEMs are been a bit slowly pushing the update to their manufactured Android devices. Soon than later, Xiaomi has been lagging behind its competitors, a Chinese official has now outed some promising news regarding the 7.0 Nougat update. These are those devices which are compatible to get update to Android 7.0 Nougat in the coming days.
Spotted on Weibo, the company’s MIUI operations manager claims that beta testing of the software is underway. According to GizmoChina, Xiaomi’s Mi 4c, Mi 4s, Mi Note and Mi Max will be the first smartphones to receive the Android Nougat update. Unfortunately, there’s still no official word on other devices such as the Xiaomi Mi5 and the Mi 5s, the Mi 5s Plus, and of course the newly launched Mi MIX concept bezel-less smartphone and the Mi Note 2. What’s surprising is that the most popular Redmi Note 3 hasn’t made its place in the list yet.
A post on MIUI Forums also hinted that the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi 3, Redmi 3S, Redmi 3A are also been made part to get the Nougat update to the latest version. Now that, the official mentioned about the devices, he didn’t reveal any fixed timeframe for the rollout. It was a couple of months ago, a leaked screenshot appeared to be showing MIUI 9 interface carrying the firmware version number 6.9.23. The update is set to bring Android 7.0 Nougat features such as multi-window to run two apps side-by-side, inline notifications to reply to text messages and instant messages from notification panel. This same feature is also said to work on other apps such as Telegram Messenger, Hike Messenger and WhatsApp among others.
Google has introduced an optimized DOZE feature that puts the background apps in hibernation mode when your smartphone’s screen is turned off. There’s still another feature addition called ‘Project Svelte” that aims to improve RAM performance and usage to minimize the memory used by the system and apps. Android Nougat also brings with it an improved data saver, where user can block background data access to apps in order to reduce data consumption. Alongside the updated version of Android Nougat also gets performance enhancements and bug fixes over Marshmallow in the first place.
Rivals like HTC, Motorola, Sony, LG and Samsung to name some are also the big competitors in the smartphone market. HTC has atarted rolling out the update to its HTC 10 and One M9 hardwares. Motorola for its Moto G4 Plus, Moto Z and Moto Z Force handsets, while the Sony has made available of the update for Xperia XZ, Xperia X and Xperia X Compact smartphones. LG on the other hand also rolling out the update for its LG G5 and the latest smartphone from the South Korean LG V20 ships with Android Nougat out of the box. OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 3 also set to receive Android 7.0 Nougat update by the end of 2016.
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