Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi continues to throw in new surprises. While several big smartphone manufacturers are still waiting for their sugary update, Xiaomi has already rolled out the Lollipop 5.0 update on the manufacturer-driven official MIUI blog. Xiaomi posts software availabilities, bug fixes, patches and all software update on the blog.
The official MIUI blog declared the Lollipop update with the post that read: "Android 5.0.0 (Lollipop) is here". They mentioned that the update was done last week and it was tested on Monday for bug-fixing.
The update available on the web will be applicable to Mi2 and Mi 2S devices only. Sources, however, claim that Xiaomi would soon release the update for the other Mi and Redmi series devices too.
Xiaomi has recommended not opting for dual boot with this update. It also mentioned three bugs found with the update so that the users' devices don't get clogged after the installation.
They have sounded an alert that making and receiving calls through Bluetooth headsets after the update may cause FC. Xiaomi has also asked not to opt for dual system and temporarily there are still some problems with CDMA SIM's.
These bugs indicate that the update is still in beta-phase with some minor concerns. However Xiaomi is always very concerned about bugs-fixing and their MIUI community always responds to issues with quick patch releases.
Meanwhile, LG has also released a beta version of Lollipop update for their latest flagship device G3. Motorola has already announced updates for their X- and G-series of devices, followed by the E-series. Sony has also mentioned the Lollipop 5.0 update for all their Z-series devices, but hinted it may arrive late in December or early next year. HTC and Samsung have also announced a few device names that deserve the update.
Rumours hint that several smartphone manufacturers may surprise their users by releasing a few Android Lollipop 5.0-based handsets before Christmas.