At an event in Beijing, Xiaomi unveiled MIUI 7, the manufacturer’s latest OS. Based on Android 5.1 Lollipop, MIUI 7 brings a host of UI changes, themes, features and a whole new way to receive calls.
Laugh about Xiaomi all you want, but they will bring their Android 5.1 (MIUI 7) to virtually all of its phones – only a phone form 2011 is not getting it.
This is how you do it.
One of the selling points that Xiaomi advertises is that a weekly OS update is offered. And that is not always true.
One year ago I purchased a the RedMi 1 model (not to confuse with the similar RedMi 1S model). The OS is MIUI v5 and I am still stuck on it. In the last twelve months we, the RedMi 1 model owners, have been offered three minor updates.
It is not that I am eager to run the very latest OS version in my smartphone. Simply, I just want to be offered a OS update every three or four months in order to get rid of bugs and security holes.
To add the insult to the injury, Xiaomi has released for free MIUI 6 for other manufacturers’ smartphones. That is, users that have not spent a single cent in a Xiaomi device are getting more support than paying customers.
Last and not least, Xiaomi has ignored any complaint about this issue.
This is how Xiaomi actually works. If Xioami decides, for whatever reason, to drop support for your model you will be ignored and get no solution – no matter if it is new.
Guys, let me advise to avoid Xiaomi’s enormous hype and Apple-cloned fanfare: they want to fool you.
Edited 2015-08-13 18:40 UTC