Android v4.4 KitKat unofficially brought to the Xiaomi Mi2!

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It hasn’t been long since Android v4.4 KitKat was introduced by Google with the Nexus 5, and we already have a Chinese device running the same flavor of Android!

Although this is not an official build, MIUI forum member @秋叶随风 managed to get Android v4.4 KitKat running on his Xiaomi Mi2. The Mi2, like other Xiaomi phones, comes with the companies own take on Android, known as MIUI. The latest version of MIUI, MIUI V5 is based on Android v4.1, which some users see as outdated. However, Xiaomi feel that Android v4.2 and v4.3 do not have significant changes for a re-base of MIUI. Have a look at some pictures showing the device running KitKat:

We can’t say for sure if this is a port or a build, either is possible after Xiaomi’s kernel sources were made public sometime back.


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  • maor

    in kitkat its not have massages icon he have hangout icon

    • Soeskip

      A “Massage” icon? :’-)

  • http://gizchina rene

    gona be interesting if most manufacturers skip android 4.2 and 4.3 now and go strait to 4.4. I have a Samsung galaxy s2 and that is still on 4.1 and it looks like Samsung gives a sh… about upgrading if a phone is more than 2 years old so I am probably better of with a reasonable priced chinese phone than with a super brand as the only way to upgrade is a new phone. That is one good thing on the iphone, they upgrade one, they upgrade all

  • Simon

    iOS doesn’t suffer from fragmentation like Android.

    • Yash Garg

      True, but modularity is the essence of Android, isn’t it :D

  • arik

    What is the difference if any between m2 m2s mi2 mi2s ??
    They all seem to be xiaomi 2