According to official announcement Xiaomi will start rolling out stable version of MIUI 7 update from 27 October, but I was surprised when I checked the update for my Mi 4 LTE 16GB. Update is already available for Mi 4, but It may take some times to reach all the devices and models. I tried on my other device (Redmi 1S), but no luck yet.
According to MIUI Forum, Stable version of MIUI 7 will be released together for Global as well as Chinese variant. However, it seems Xiaomi is giving preference to Mi 4 owners. Please check the update if you own a Xiaomi smartphone, and let us know by commenting below if any other model and Mi 4 3G variant has also started receiving the update
MIUI 7 Update detail for Mi 4 LTE 16GB
Size : 666 MB
OS Version : MIUI 7 | Stable 188.8.131.52 (KXDMICI)
Build Number : KTU84P
Kernel Version : 3.4.0-g8035498-01459-g23f6696
Baseband Version : MPSS.DI.3.0-8698a4d
Android version in about device should have changed from Android 4.4.4 to Android Lollipop 5.1, but it remained the same. I still see Android Version as Android 4.4.4 KYU84P. It was an OTA update, so the software version should exactly be the same what Xiaomi has released. I have checked for the new features, all new features that MIUI 7 was expected to bring are there, but I am not sure why the Android version is still the same?
What does MIUI 7 bring?
- Faster System performance up to 30%
- Improved Battery life up to 10%
- Less RAM consumption by Background apps
- Improved WiFi connectivity
- Improved UI and Notifications
- New Themes and Wallpapers
- Child Mode
- Now text can be adjusted in various sizes, from S to XXL
- MIUI 7 ShowTime feature allows to set a short video or photo as caller ID etc..
List of Xiaomi Smartphones that will be updated to MIUI 7
If you are using a global version of Xiaomi Smartphone, these phones have been confirmed to receive update : Xiaomi Mi Note, Mi 4, Mi 3, Redmi 2/price, Redmi 1S 3G, Redmi Note 4G and Mi Pad.
These are the chinese variant of Xiaomi devices to receive MIUI 7 update : Mi 4, Mi 3, Mi 4c, Mi 4i, Mi 2/2S, Mi Note/Pro, Redmi Note 4G Single SIM, Redmi Note 4G Dual SIM, Redmi 2, Redmi Note 2, Mi Pad, and Redmi 1S W.
If your device is not included in the list, please be patient. Xiaomi is working on to release the update for as many smartphones as they can, so unlisted device may also receive the update later, but don’t take it for granted.
Update (27 October)
After Mi 4, I received the update for my another Xiaomi Phone, Redmi 1s. Xiaomi has started updating all the devices now as they promised to release the update on 27 October. Check for update on your Phone, all the above mentioned Xiaomi smartphones should have MIUI 7 OTA update now.