In an impressive execution, UMi has fulfilled their promise of rolling out the Android 7 Nougat update to the UMi Plus before Christmas 2016. Yesterday, the update began to seed out to users of the device. UMi says that the update will reach all the users within 24 hours. Nice.
Android 7 on UMi Plus
Umi Plus users can expect to enjoy the following improvements to their devices once they get the update:
- Vulkan API support for enhanced 3D graphics;
- Customizable quick settings menu and direct reply through message notifications;
- Multi-Window view and quick switch between apps;
- More than 1500 emojis and multi-locale settings.
Before You update Your UMi Plus
The update is available over-the-air (OTA) and will arrive directly on your UMI Plus. Do note the following before you update:
- Your quick settings that you had set up will be removed;
- Your Fingerprint ID will be removed too.
That means you will need to set up both your Quick Settings and Fingerprint ID again after installing the update. Let us know how it goes.
A Standard For Other OEMs
Hopefully, UMi is setting a new standard for other Android OEMs who have not been very generous with software updates – and especially done OTA. This is 2016 going 2017. Asking mobile users to download ROMs in order to flash updates to their phones is so 2009. Of course, it is to be noted that UMi runs a stock Android experience on the UMi Plus. This makes for easier updates. Still…
Dear TECNO and Infinix Mobility, when are users of the Phantom 6 and Zero 4 twins getting the Android 7 Nougat updates on their devices?
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.