You know what would have made the Redmi 3 even harder to resist, practically perfect? Pre-installed Marshmallow software goodies, which Xiaomi made its fans wait for even on the high-end Mi Note and Mi Note Pro.
But the waiting may finally be (almost) over, at least as far the Mi Note is concerned, with weeks of beta testing reportedly set to conclude on Friday, when an official, fully polished Android 6.0 package should roll out OTA to the 1080p 5.7-incher in China.
Meanwhile, the “Pro”, Quad HD/Snapdragon 810/4GB RAM variant looks destined to stay on Lollipop for a few days or perhaps weeks longer, with the Mi 5 also looming larger and larger on the horizon, and the M OS build definitely pre-loaded on the company’s next-gen flagship.
Right now, we don’t have all the details on Xiaomi’s Marshmallow take, with MIUI 7 likely to fork Google’s stock vision here and there, but hopefully not very drastically. A slew of battery life enhancements, Doze Mode included, are obviously in the pipeline, alongside security add-ons, and general performance improvements.
Unfortunately, the Xiaomi Mi Note never made its way stateside, or in many European markets for that matter, so its owners across the Asian continent will be the only ones to enjoy the upgrade in a few days.