The company is focusing on the UI and user interface of the device and looking forward to give it a major overhaul.
The MIUI 7 update is said to be codenamed as MiKangy and will be based on the Android 5.1 Lollipop update. It is expected to be released with their Mi successor phone MI5.
For those who’re new to such alliances, AOKP is the after market ROM developer like Cyanogen. Just like YU Yureka and OnePlus teamed up with Cyanogen to introduce the CyanogenMod 11S based devices, the Xiaomi Mi5 will debut with MIUI 7 with special features and experience developed in tandem with AOKP team.
Recently, OnePlus grabbed hold of another third-party Android ROM developer team ParanoidAndroid to work on the OxygenOS.