If you are a user of the now phased-out Xiaomi Mi 3 smartphone in India, you will be glad to note that the Google Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS update which has begun its gradual roll out to older Nexus devices, will reportedly make its way to the Mi 3 soon.
According to a GSMArena report that quotes Weibu China and certain Xiaomi developers, research and development work on Android Lollipop OS upgrade for Mi 3 smartphones is currently underway. The ROM that is currently under development is said to be custom-made for the WCDMA variant of Xiaomi's Mi 3 that sells outside of China which houses Xiaomi's headquarters.
Also, Xiaomi is currently said to be working on releasing the MIUI 6 stable version, globally.
The above report certainly adds meat to news of the impending Android Lollipop OS update for Xiaomi Mi 3 users.
If you are a Mi 3 user, then do check out for the OTA Android Lollipop update for your device.
Recently, Google's Android Lollipop update was ported to the Chinese smartphone maker's older Mi 2 devices currently running Android with the MIUI interface.
Hence, the OS upgrade for the Mi 3 should not be far away.
Key technical specifications of Xiaomi's Mi 3:
- 5in IPS Capacitive touchscreen display, enclosed within Gorilla Glass 3
- Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating platform, that was recently upgraded to Android 4.4.2 KitKat, and now to Android 5.0 Lollipop
- 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
- 13 MP primary camera, and a 2MP secondary snapper
- 2GB RAM
- 16/64 GB fixed internal storage variants
- 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity
- Fixed 3050 mAh Li-Ion battery having a claimed talktime of up to 25 hours, and claiming to provide a music playback time of up to 50 hours
Xiaomi has also announced its intention to start selling the high-end Redmi Note in India.
Currently, Xiaomi's mid-range Redmi 1S is open for purchase via registrations on Indian e-commerce website Flipkart. Click here if you desire to register to buy the smartphone.