Xiaomi has already rolled out Android 7.0 Nougat updates to a number of its devices, including the 2016 Mi 5 and Mi Max, however, the treat has just started rolling out to the newer Xiaomi Mi Note 2, Xiaomi Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus handsets.
The trio was released in the second half of 2016 and if anything, many expected that they will lead the way in terms of receiving Android 7.0 Nougat updates. While the likes of Xiaomi Mi 5 have been updated to the stable version of Nougat, the current treat for the Xiaomi Mi Note 2, Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus is not stable. Instead, the company has opened up the three to join the beta program that is aimed at getting them ready for the stable version.
This is the same thing that happened with the Mi 5, where the company first enrolled the device into its beta program before making the stable OS available to the rest. If you own a Xiaomi Mi Note 2 or any of the two Mi 5s handsets, the beta program is currently open, but it won’t be long before it closes.
Even though anyone can get into the beta program, there are a few catches. For starters, you’ll have to get the QQ app because all issues and bugs discovered in the beta ROM will be reported back to Xiaomi via this application. You will also need to get acquainted with a few things such as MIUI or even flashing of ROMs, among others. In order to apply, you also need to go via the official MIUI Forum app, where you should find a Recruitment page with a form for you to fill out.
Keep in mind that the time of joining the beta program is limited. Xiaomi will not let you in after June 19, which is next week Monday. In short, hurry and get in before the window closes, otherwise, you’ll have to stick to Marshmallow for a few more weeks.
Note that this Android 7.0 Nougat update is not stable and as such, you might want to sit aside and wait for the stable version. But if you have no problem experiencing a few crashes, weird performance, and other unknown issues on your Xiaomi Mi Note 2 or Mi 5s/Mi 5s Plus, well, hit the source link below for more details on how to get into the program.