Android 7.0 Nougat is the latest firmware update currently rolling out to various Google Nexus and other company’s high-end smartphones. Xiaomi, one of the leading smartphone manufacturer in China has always disappointed its fans for not providing updates in time. But here is something to cheer about as Xiaomi has started beta testing of Android 7.0 Nougat update within the MIUI 8. Currently Xiaomi Mi5 is the one which has been selected for the Nougat beta testing program and it is also expected more devices will include under this program.
Xiaomi India on its recent tweet stated that it has started accepting applications for Android N only for Xiaomi Mi5 users. Earlier it was rumoured that the Android 7.0 Nougat update for Xiaomi phones will be based on MIUI 9 but the company is working within MIUI 8.
If you own Mi5, then you have time till November 21 to apply for the Android 7.0 Nougat alpha build. As of now, it is available only for Chinese build but the company will soon bring support for global build variants. To be eligible for Xiaomi Mi5 Nougat Alpha program, make sure you’re active on MIUI forums and have the QQ app installed on their device.
Once done with registration process, Xiaomi will PM you a link on November 21, which will let you download Mi5 Android 7.0 Nougat update in alpha version.
We have already shared detailed steps on how to install Mi5 Nougat alpha build on your Xiaomi Mi5. It is a simple guide and every users can follow it easily.
Confused whether your device is eligible for Nougat firmware, then do check the list of Xiaomi phones eligible for Android 7.0 Nougat update.