As is known, Xiaomi company just released the latest version of MIUI branded firmware for the supported smartphones. Nevertheless, the latest version of MIUI is not always based on the latest version of Android.
For example, Redmi Note still working with an outdated Android 4.4 KitKat on board.
Now Xiaomi confirmed that they have already received the source code of Android Nougat and will soon begin work on a new MIUI based on the latest operating system from Google.
The company also said that its next firmware will be called MIUI 9.
Recall recently Xiaomi announced the imminent start of the mailing MIUI stable version 8.