It has been quite a long time since Xiaomi fans have been asking when they will be receiving an update to Android Nougat. While there have been various reports and speculations regarding the release, Xiaomi has finally taken the time to officially confirm the possible release time frame for the next major MIUI version.

As per an official thread shared on the MIUI Forum, Xiaomi has revealed that it will be releasing the MIUI 9 version based on Android Nougat on or before August 16th. It means it only a matter of about one month and all eligible Xiaomi devices will start receiving the much-awaited update.

The thread also talked about a screenshot shared by Xiaomi’s Product Manager which shows a new theme meant for MIUI. Some of the previous reports suggested that the screenshot belonged to MIUI 9 but with the latest official post, it has been confirmed that it is just a theme and has nothing to do with the next major version.

Other than this, Xiaomi has already confirmed that MIUI 9 will be a lot faster and fluidic than any of the previous version of the custom Android skin. It is also expected to feature split-screen mode as well as picture-in-picture mode where the later one will also be a part of Google’s Android O release.

Recently, a list of Xiaomi devices eligible to get MIUI 9 Nougat update was leaked and reported by many tech sites. The team has now confirmed that the list does not necessarily represent all the actual devices which will be receiving the upgrade. But we will keep you updated as Xiaomi will reveal the official list.