Xiaomi Mi3’s Android 5.0 Lollipop update maybe on its way.
An image reportedly posted by a Xiaomi developer show that the latest iteration of Google’s mobile OS is now being tested.
GSM Arena notes that the picture was posted on Weibo and shows the status screen of a Xiaomi Mi 3, where the Android version show that it’s 5.0.
Other details seen in the image posted on Weibo, a Chinese-language social networking site, reveal that the ROM is for the WCDMA variant of the Mi3, which is only available outside of China.
The time frame for when the Android 5.0 update for the Xiaomi Mi3 is still unknown but since the picture is from a company personnel, it’s a sign that it won’t be taking too long until the update is rolled out for everyone.
The Xiaomi Mi3 is the former flagship of the company called the “Apple of China,” thanks to the company’s incredibly fast growth in just the past three years and it’s inclination to mimic a lot of Apple’s antics from its official launches to the design of its handsets.
Mi3 is deemed a best-seller, with one of the company’s flash sale selling 100,000 available out of stock in less than two minutes.
The Xiaomi Mi 3 has a 5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 2 GB RAM, 16 or 64 GB internal memory, Android v4.3 Jelly Bean OS (upgradable to KitKat), and a 13 MP primary camera, all powered by a Snapdragon 800 2.3 GHz Krait 400 quad-core processor.
After its release last December 2013, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has really upped the ante with high-quality specs and very competitive prices.
The device is also expected as a key contributor to Xiaomi’s goal of selling 60 million handsets by the end of the year.
The Xiaomi Mi3 is currently available in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, India, the Philippines and Malaysia.