Google already rolled out the new Android 7.0 Nougat to its devices and in fact, it is only Google Nexus 6 that has yet to upgrade to the newer Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
Even though the OS has been here for quite some time, there are very few non-Google devices that have actually received the OS. As for Xiaomi, the Mi5 is the only device that the company had promised will receive the new Android 7.0 Nougat. It appears that more Xiaomi devices could make the cut as far as this OS is concerned.
Even though the source is not the official Xiaomi, it seems to suggest that Android 7.0 Nougat will start rolling out to Xiaomi devices this Q1 2017. In addition to the Mi5, the Chinese OEM will reportedly avail the update to the likes of Xiaomi Mi Max, Xiaomi Redmi 3/3A/3S, Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi Note 3, Xiaomi Mi Note/Pro, Mi 4C, Mi 4S, Mi 4i as well as the Mi Pad 2.
This is good news for the many who were using the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Mi 4i, among others, but sadly, there is no concrete information on the exact date this could be made possible.
Xiaomi is not popular in the west, but it has an amazing set of handsets on offer and they sell at very affordable prices. The current flagship is the Xiaomi Mi Note 2, a phone that steals the looks of the deceased Samsung Galaxy Note 7 while packing even more powerful specs under the hood. This handset is backed by the impressive Xiaomi Mi 5S and 5S Plus – two handsets that also carry solid hardware specs, leave alone the sleek design. While these devices are still running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, the update to Android 7.0 Nougat should come soon.