Xiaomi Mi 2
Android 5.0 Lollipop running on Xiaomi Mi 2.

Google's latest and greatest Android operating system has been ported to Xiaomi's older Mi 2 which runs Android with MIUI user interface.

A bunch of photos posted on the Chinese Microblogging site, Weibo via GSM Insider, show the Xiaomi Mi 2 running on Android 5.0. One photo shows the Android version under the about device information, although it does not reveal the baseband version.

Xiaomi Mi 2
Screenshots showing Android 5.0 on Xiaomi Mi 2.

However, the photos suggest that Android 5.0 is compatible with Xiaomi Mi 2. The network does not work in this port. Also, there is no information as to whether the Mi 2 in the photo has SIM card or not. This means the port might have features which are not working properly and not meant as a daily driver. Besides, like other manufacturers, Xiaomi has not confirmed Android 5.0 details for its smartphones.

Xiaomi Mi 2
Another screenshot of Xiaomi Mi 2 with Android 5.0.

The mid-range Xiaomi Mi 2 sports a 4.3in screen with resolution at 720 x 1280 pixels. It packs an eight megapixel rear camera and a front facing camera of two megapixel. It uses quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, clocked at 1.5GHz, and paired with Adreno 320 graphics unit.

The quad-core processor integrates 2GB RAM. The smartphone features MIUI 5.0 user experience. There is a 2, 000mAh battery to power the smartphone and it comes with 16GB and 32GB storage variants.