Xiaomi’s MIUI is one of the popular overlay done with Android and just like Touchwiz UI, which is used in Samsung Galaxy phones, the MIUI is used on Xiaomi phones. Back in August Xiaomi announced MIUI version 7 which is based on Android Lollipop and now as the Android Marshmallow is the latest version, you might see Marshmallow MIUI alike skin update. Here we discuss about the MIUI 8 release date, news and go through the list of eligible Xiaomi phones for MIUI 8 updates.
Xiaomi MIUI 8 Update
After the MIUI 7, the MIUI 8 is the next major release scheduled for the second half of 2016. The MIUI 8 development is under way right now as the Marshmallow based Android 6.0 source code is with Xiaomi development team since months now. It might be right now under final phase of testing and will be soon officially announced.
Expected Release Date
It’s quite interesting to see that the last two versions basically MIUI 7 and MIUI 6 were launched on August 13, 2015 and 2014 respectively, so the upcoming MIUI 8 version update might be announced on August 13, 2016 as well. During the announcement Xiaomi will officially list down what all devices will be getting the latest MIUI 8 update and estimated time window when the update will be rolled out.
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Eligible Phones for Xiaomi MIUI 8 Update
There are a couple of Xiaomi phones will get the update, the below list of phones will be getting through the Android 6.0 Marshmallow or Android 7.0 based MIUI update. This is our expectation/prediction and has nothing to do with official list. Neither this is official by Xiaomi nor we guarantee 100% chances, but it’s highly likely. Check it out –
- Xiaomi Mi 5
- Xiaomi Mi 4S
- Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro
- Xiaomi Redmi 3
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 [Mediatek Version]
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 / Prime
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro
- Xiaomi Redmi Note Prime
- Xiaomi Mi Note Pro
- Xiaomi Mi Pad 2
- Xiaomi Mi Note
- Xiaomi Mi 4
- Xiaomi Mi 4i
- Xiaomi Mi 4C
Devices not getting the MIUI v8 Update
Sorry for these devices as they will get the MIUI v8 update –
- Xiaomi Redmi 1S
- Xiaomi Redmi 2/ Prime
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G
- Xiaomi Redmi 2A
- Xiaomi Mi 2A
- Xiaomi Mi 2S
- Xiaomi Mi 2
All the above mentioned devices are likely to be remained on MIUI v7 which means no further software updates as these devices have reached ‘end of life’ time period.
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It’s sad to see that devices not getting updated to the latest software, but that’s the case with any OEM right now. Moreover, a major Android version is released every year and to carry out the MIUI overlay customization based on the latest version of Android is a big task. More bigger is to carry out the over the air update roll out.
The closing line – the MIUI 8 update is definitely coming, but no information on when it will be arriving and it’s too early to comment on it.