Xiaomi Mi 3 to get Android 5.0 update soon – Details

Update-A Xiaomi developer has posted the pictures of Mi 3 running on Android 5.0 on Weibo. It confirms that the development of the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Mi 3 flagship is already in progress. The ROM is for the WCDMA variant of the Mi3 that is sold outside of China. Earlier this week, Xiaomi had released an AOSP build of Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Xiaomi Mi 2/2S.

Xiaomi Mi3 running on lollipop
Earlier today, Android 5.0 Lollipop factory image for LG Nexus 4 was made available for download by Google. The LG Nexus 5 got updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop a couple of days ago alongside Nexus 10, as well as the 2012 and 2013 Nexus 7.

Source – weibo.com/hqiwu

Earlier : Xiaomi releases AOSP Build of Android 5.0 Lollipop – Details
Date – Nov 12, 2014

Xiaomi has released an AOSP build of Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Xiaomi Mi 2/2S. The final ROM is not yet ready, but a pre-finished build was released in Chinese forum, and who want to test you can download today. A few days ago the news was that the Xiaomi already started working on the code Android Lollipop, and to the surprise of many the company began to update their models by Mi2, a device that was launched 2 years back.

Xiaomi Mi2 AOSP


The build lacks all the features of MIUI and is completely stock Android. Being a non-final version, some features such as Bluetooth will not work. The leak came from Chinese sources, which does not guarantee compatibility with international model. The ROM has English language support also. Xiaomi has already announced that Mi3 and MI4 will receive Android Lollipop soon.

Xiaomi Mi2 AOSP

Last week, Sony put together Android Open Source Project builds for their flagship phones. Sony currently has AOSP Android 5.0 running on the Xperia Z1, Z2 and Z3. The AOSP files for the devices aren’t available just yet, but Sony says that they’ll be released through Sony Developer World as soon as possible. Sony has also pointed out that the AOSP builds are not supposed to be considered daily drivers.

Xiaomi Mi 2 AOSP

Motorola, HTC, Sony, and a number of other device makers have all promised updates in the coming weeks and months. Sony is already showing what Android 5.0 looks like on the Xperia Z1, Z2, and Z3 smartphones. Motorola had posted the release notes for Lollipop on the 2014 Moto X yesterday, but they were immediately pulled down. Android 5.0 is currently rolling out to Moto X owners who signed up for the smartphone’s “soak test”. The first Moto X model to receive Android 5.0 is Motorola’s unlocked “Pure Edition”.

Google has officially released Android 5.0 Lollipop source code into the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) last week. As Android 5.0 is now in AOSP, it means that all of Google’s code and files related to Lollipop is now available for download. The update is build LRX21M though its official release tag would be android-5.0_r1 when it ‘fully hits.’

Source – MIUI Forum

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