Xiaomi M1 smartphone was earlier spotted as to run the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS with some new interface enhancements. Well, it looks like the beta of the OS has been released, and is available for download.
Priced at approximately US$316, the Xiaomi M1 is one of the cheapest Android smartphones to incorporate a dual-core processor and an 8-megapixel rear camera. It runs Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread, though the company has promised that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will be made available to this phone.
That doesn't mean you can't get and install the latest version of Android ICS on the Xiaomi M1. It seems that there is a beta ROM of Android 4.0.3 called ‘Mioneplus’ which is currently only available for developers. But if you are one of the few who are comfortable with ‘flashing’ and installing new Android ROM, you can try it out too. Note that the beta will still exist some bugs and that not all features are available, especially the Xiaomi’s proprietary MIUI user interface.