Xiaomi to release Mi3 source code in Q1 2015, along with 2 new devices

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Ok so the Xiaomi Mi3 isn’t the flagship phone in the Xiaomi range, but there are still plenty of fans out there who can’t wait to get hold of the source code early next year.

Xiaomi fans have been crying out to get hold of the source code for the Xiaomi Mi3, for months, and finally now the Chinese tech giant are making the right moves.

Hugo Barra has confirmed on his Google+ that Xiaomi will be releasing the source code for the Xiaomi Mi3 in Q1 of next year. This is great news but why wait for so long to release the code? Barra explains the reason is due to the fact that 2 upcoming Xiaomi device share some of the source code with the Mi3, and if it was released two early they would be letting the cat out of the bag.

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So great news all round then! Developers will soon have access to the Mi3’s guts and Xiaomi fans will be able to look forward to two new devices. As for those device we believe they will be the next ten Redmi packing an octacore Snapdragon processor, and the rumoured 9.2-inch Xiaomi tablet with Snapdragon 410 chip.

What do you think of these latest developments?

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  1. realjjj
    December 3, 2014

    There is no octa core Snapdragon , the 615 is not that.The 9.2 inch is likely not 9.2 inch unless Xiaomi went bonkers( to be fair even if it’s smaller they shouldn’t release any 720p phones above 100$) and it’s more likely to see the Mi5 than both to be Redmi.

    • Airyl
      December 4, 2014

      Mi5? Be realistic. We’re still pretty far away from the Mi5. It’s probably the Redmi 2 and a new tablet that may be part of the Redmi lineup.

    • balcobomber25
      December 4, 2014

      The Snapdragon 810 is a 64bit octacore chip.

  2. Gbsho
    December 4, 2014

    Xiaomi has said that once before too.. Didn’t happen then.. Lets see if they turn back again..

  3. Megamuckel
    December 4, 2014

    I think, the 2 devices will be the Redmi 2 and the MI4 with LTE.
    Xiaomi announced the MI4 with 2GB named as “MI4 youth”.
    That can be the reason for not releasing the source before it is in the market.
    A 64Bit processor sourcecode is ( I hope) complete new code. So, i don’t think that you can find a lot of it in the “old” 32Bit source of the MI3.
    The MI5 will release in the mid of 2015, because today, Xiaomi makes a lot of money with the MI4. Why should they release a successor while the market doesn’t require one.