MIUI V6 for the Xiaomi Mi2 and Mi2S will be based on Android 4.1!


If you are the proud owner of a Xiaomi Mi2 or Mi2S and thought that the release of MIUI V6 would finally bring an official Android 4.4 build to your phone then think again!

MIUI V6, the latest version of Xiaomi’s custom Android ROM, was launched this past weekend and has an officially release date of October time. For the Xiaomi Mi3, and Mi4 the MIUI V6 update will be based on Android 4.4 Kitkat which brings useful features such as Open GL 3.0 and low energy Bluetooth mode to along with other useful features to get the most out of the phones.

This is all well and good if you are on the one of the newer Xiaomi devices, but what if you are on the older, but still very capable, Xiaomi Mi2 or Mi2S? Well the good news is that Xiaomi are building a MIUI V6 update for your phones, but the bad news is that it won’t be based on Android 4.4, but rather Android 4.1!

The news has upset Xiaomi Mi2 and Mi2S owners who had hoped that MIUI V6 would finally allow their phones to get an official build of the newer version Android. Chinese and International fans took to the Xiaomi forums to vent their anger over the details, where it has been accused that moderators removed disappointed threads.

Over on the unofficial Xiaomi.eu forms fans have set up a petition which they hope will generate enough signature to change Xiaomi’s mind over the decision.

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Hands on with MIUI V6 on the Xiaomi Mi4

Are you a disappointed MI2/S owner? Will you sign the petition?

[ Xiaomi.eu ]
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9 Comments

  1. andersoc
    August 19, 2014

    Ok that’s made my decision much easier. No need for me to wait for the lte mi4 as I’ll be switching over to huawei after this announcement….

  2. Christian
    August 19, 2014

    Well quite unsure especially after the news you posted few days ago
    https://www.gizchina.com/2014/08/11/xiaomi-mi2-mi2s-get-miui-v6-update/
    There is a screenshot that show something different MIUI_V6+Mi2+KK_4.4.4

    maybe this screenshot is a fake but it’s the only one I have seen on Mi2 in V6 so far

  3. Danny H.
    August 19, 2014

    So in essence they burn the bridge with the MI 2 serie? This is the most WTF moment. I can’t believe a company that pride themselves of pleasing their fan can do this. Highly disappointed…

  4. ARMv7
    August 19, 2014

    And on Redmi 1/1S will be based on 4.2/4.3
    Redmi: 4.2
    Redmi 1S: 4.3

    And they are not interested in release kernel sources of any of their products.

    Personally, mi first and last Xiaomi (also MediaTek).

    • ARMv7
      August 19, 2014

      BTW, in a few years Android sucks.

      I hope Mer, Sailfish OS, Tizen, Ubuntu Phone, Firefox OS, SHR arrive soon to smartphones.

      Also MIPS architecture SoCs.

  5. RRRobert
    August 19, 2014

    If this is true, it will be a big disappointment indeed. I was hoping, waiting and even expecting MIUI V6 @ 4.4.2/3/4 for months now, in order to keep my M2S up to date for at least another half year, but this is a real show stopper, if true.

  6. Allanitomwesh
    August 20, 2014

    Wow,quite a fail by xiaomi.

  7. Patrik Duchoň
    August 20, 2014

    Mi. The dishonest company. A year old kitkat… sgs3mini has kitkat lol. I M done with them… my mi2s getting cmmod rom today. ..