Xiaomi Mi 6 Kernel Source Code for the Android Oreo release is now available
Xiaomi released new kernel source codes to the public this week, starting with the Xiaomi Redmi 4X for Nougat yesterday. Now, the newest kernel sources for the Xiaomi Mi 6, which received an update to Oreo on January 15, 2018, have been published to the company’s GitHub page.
Xiaomi generally lags behind other OEMs when it comes to releasing kernel source codes for the devices it sells, sometimes delaying them for months. We’ve called the company out for violating the Linux kernel’s GPLv2 license before, but luckily, it won’t be an issue with the Xiaomi Mi 6. Thanks to this week’s kernel source code release, owners don’t have to wait months to enjoy an Android Open Source Project-based Android Oreo ROM.
On a related note, the upcoming Mi Mix 2S and Mi Max 3 are said to launch with Android Oreo, so they should be able to boot a generic build of AOSP thanks to support for Project Treble. That’s definitely something to look forward to.