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MIUI 7 to go live from the 27th of October


Global announcements of MIUI 7 were known two months ago and after 5 years of tinkering their custom ROM, Xiaomi will be putting out their 7th iteration of the Android overlay just in time for Q4. The gradual OTA roll-out will see it serve part of the 150 million users who own the same Mi devices that are currently supported on their open beta.

The exact models that are capable of handling the OS will be announced only nearing to the launch but if you own any of the following, you should be safe:

We say so because they were the devices that were allowed to beta test MIUI 7. The aforementioned skin will include new UI Themes, performance improvements, sleep wake-ups and even child mode. For an extensive look at the new operating system, head on over here for more.

This custom ROM may awkwardly leave some models unchanged of their main Android version, so if you were running KitKat, your model might stay that way but some within the line-up might upgrade to Lollipop. An odd proposition for users who’d prefer to upgrade the normal way but it seems that core MIUI features should reflect the MIUI 7 upgrade.

Eager owners who can’t wait a week can take their chances by trying this Chinese port of the MIUI 7 ROM, that’s available to test on non-Xiaomi smartphones as well (proceed at caution, this is a port not an official release). Those who’re on the list said previously, can still decide to test the waters on the official beta variant of the Global ROM here.

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Once the official release is out, you’ll be able to find the file here, that’s if you can’t wait for the OTA.