Good news for Redmi 1S users, Xiaomi has already started rolling out MIUI updates on this model. This is an OTA (Over the Air) update – global stable built version 126.96.36.199. This update will be rolled out in phase manner but in case you don’t want to wait you can download the files and manually update it.
It will take few days for some users to get the update notification. The MIUI 6 on Redmi 1S is unfortunately still based on Android 4.4 (KitKat). Not sure when the Redmi 1S will get lollipop. The MIUI 6 comes with IVR feature (Interactive Voice Response) for India, a lot of bug fixes, couple of new features added on the lock screen, status bar, notification bar etc., transition animation effects added when connecting to Wi-Fi, Browser optimized and more – you can check the full change-log on the MIUI forum page.
Before updating, better take a backup, and make sure to keep the battery level at over 50% better still at over 75%. In case you have updated your Redmi 1S to MIUI 6 do leave your feedback in the comment section below.