Like any other Android OEM, Xiaomi is expected to release Android Nougat updates for its latest flagships that include the Mi 5s, the standard Mi 5 as well as the Mi Note, Mi Max and the likes of Redmi Note 4, among others.
The new Android Nougat is currently on a limited set of devices, mostly Google-owned Nexus handsets. If anything, these are the only devices that have seen a Nougat OTA. As for other Android OEMs, the wait is still on, but we should start seeing these updates very soon.
While we can confirm that the Xiaomi Mi 5s, Xiaomi Mi 5, Xiaomi Mi Note as well as Xiaomi Mi Max will be up there on the list of Xiaomi phones to be updated with Android Nougat, what is still unclear is when exactly this will be happening.
Apparently, some non-Google devices might start receiving Android Nougat in the coming weeks, but looking at Xiaomi’s past record with major software updates, it would quite naïve of us to assume that the update will be here anytime soon. Nonetheless, Weibo has already received a screenshot of Xiaomi’s MIUI 9 skin that is based on the latest Android Nougat OS. With this leak, speculations have started showing up with claims that the Chinese OEM could be lining up a major software update soon.
If the latest reports are to be believed, then the OS will first come to the newest Xiaomi Mi 5 flagships then followed by the Xiaomi Mi Max and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. The recently-launched Xiaomi Mi Note 2 and Xiaomi Mi Mix should also be part of the update, which could come out towards the end of December or maybe early 2017.
Other Xiaomi smartphones that could be ready for Android Nougat include the Redmi Pro, Redmi Note 3, Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi 3A, Redmi 3 and Redmi 3S, Xiaomi Mi 4s, Mi 4c, Mi 4i, Mi Note, Mi Note Pro, as well as the Mi Pad 2. However, this list is not official, which means some might miss out or even others not mentioned join the party.