Xiaomi has begun rolling out the update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow for the Mi 4, just days after it had announced the new OS was arriving soon. Even the Mi Note is set to get a taste of the upgrade sometime this week.
To recall, the Xiaomi Mi 4 was initially launched with Android 4.4.3 KitKat onboard back in 2014. It’s now making the leap to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, one step above the Android 6.0 OS which the Mi Note is supposed to receive. The former smartphone will still run on MIUI 7, so the update brings in only a few incremental alterations to the overall experience.
According to PCPop (via GeekSnipper), the build number for the promotion is MMB29M and it weighs around 100MB. Xiaomi had previously revealed the list of changes which users of the phone should expect. For one, they can click clearer and more realistic looking photos with the camera. Shooting videos and images is apparently faster now.
A rapid recap of the top specs of the Xiaomi Mi 4:
– OS: Android Lollipop-based MIUI 7, upgradable to Android Marshmallow
– Display: 5-inch, 1080p full HD
– Memory: 3GB RAM, 16GB/64GB storage
– Processor: 2.5GHz quad core Snapdragon 801
– Camera: 13MP front, 8MP rear
– Battery: 3080mAh
The Mi 4 moreover sports a brighter screen, even at the lower end of the adjustment scale, without any increase in power consumption. Its battery life has been optimized and the device will not heat up as much as it used to while charging. There’s also a more immersive status bar with support for additional apps and a simpler menu package installer UI.
Consumers will be able to view all the permissions needed by an app before they get it and further adjust the kind of media it has access to after its been installed. Finally, when users connect the Xiaomi Mi 4 to a PC, they’ll be able to choose between 3 different options for the type of transfer they want to initiate namely Charge only, Transfer files and Transfer photos.