Folks who own the Redmi Note 3 (Snapdragon and Mediatek) that have updated to MIUI 8 must have noticed that the android version is still stuck on Lollipop. It’s actually sad, knowing that one of the best selling Redmi phones is still running lollipop when Android 7.0 Nougat has already been released.
MIUI’s operations manager @RanGer posted on Weibo that Android 6.0 Marshmallow is being developed for the Snapdragon version of the Redmi Note 3. He mentioned that beta testing was supposed to begin yesterday but due to some problems that have not been ironed out, the beta program has been postponed. There is no news yet on the new date, so if you are eager to start testing, you might want to exercise a little bit of patience.
In the mean time, you can keep yourself busy by trying out the new features of MIUI 8.
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The post however makes no mention of the mediatek version. There are tens of thousands of people who own the Helio X10 version of the Redmi Note 3 (yours truly included) and it will be a great disservice if it doesn’t get updated to Marshmallow. It might even discourage people from picking up newer Xiaomi phones that have a mediatek processor such as the Redmi Pro, as there is a chance the company will release a version with a Qualcomm SoC that gets all the attention. Oh! We already covered a leak of a phone said to be the Redmi Pro Mini which has a Snapdragon 652 processor. You see what I’m saying? [source]