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The Xiaomi Mi3, Mi 4 and Mi Note are set for an upgrade to the latest Android update – Marshmallow. Its Mi 5 will already come equipped with the latest software.

However, Xiaomi recently announced it was offering a public beta release for OxygenOS 3.0, which would be installed on their OnePlus 2 smartphone. According to the Chinese manufacturer, there are an array of features that will be offered in the release.

Before Xiaomi users update their phones to MIUI 6.3.17, they need to install 5.12.17. Mi 5 comes right from MIUI 7, ensuring bugs are fixed and offers an array of new features such as account locking, permission management, wireless data transfer between devices, restriction of information to apps, etc.

There’s no timeline on when Marshmallow will be available for Xiaomi’s other devices – Redmi Note 4G, Mi 4i and Redmi Note 3.

OnePlus is working hard on the third-generation signature device, but must ensure its Oxygen OS is better in performance. The company did say that Marshmallow-based OxygenOS 3.0 is going to be released for its OnePlus 2. It’s currently in public beta stage, and users have noted significant improvements in the camera’s picture quality and UI. There’s also been improvements to battery life and performance.

What Are Some Of The Features Will Users See With The Public Beta OxygenOS 3.0

  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • New OnePlus camera UI
  • New wallpaper picker
  • Changes in the settings
  • 45 percent quicker than OxygenOS 2.2.1
  • Better fingerprint performance
  • Security updates from March
  • New built-in Android app permissions

It’s possible OxygenOS 3.0 is going to have bugs, and to go back to a prior version, you have to wipe the data. There are currently some issues with the Wi-Fi, and the company is still working on the language optimization aspect as well.