Yesterday, I powered on my Xiaomi Mi 4 to check something on it and almost immediately got a prompt for an update. Yay!! My heartbeat went from 60 beats per minute to 160 in two seconds. Finally! I was getting ready to go for thanksgiving at church next Sunday. Before this, I had received only one update on this dude (and it was a mere MIUI update) since I have had it despite a couple of officially announced versions. As such, it is still stuck on Android 4.4.4 Kitkat. Remember my recent rant? So, you can imagine my excitement as I tapped open the notification to see what was up. This was what I got:
Shucks! It was just a measly upgrade from MIUI 7.1.1 to 7.1.2. When I saw the 38 MB size, I knew this was nothing to celebrate. Yes; it wasn’t Android Lollipop. It wasn’t Marshmallow. It was just a measly cosmetic application to fix bugs and optimise the system – whatever those meant. Shmucks.
But they do say that half bread is better than not. I guess in this case, we can say that one handful of guguru and epa is better than a whole pack. I am still here expecting the major updates that will bump this chinko phone to Android Marshmallow.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.