Xiaomi is officially rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo update to its Android One smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi A1 . To recall, Xiaomi earlier this month started testing the Oreo update with a few beta testers, but starting today, all the Mi A1 will receive the update. That said, this update will be rolled out in batches, meaning not every Mi A1 user will receive the update right away. However, we suggest you to manually check for the update by heading over to System Updates section under Settings app.
To receive the update on your Xiaomi Mi A1, you should be on the recently rolled out Android 7.1.2 Nougat 7.12.19 version. After the Android Oreo update, the device will be moved to version 7.12.29. Xiaomi did not release any changelog for the update on the Mi Forum or Mi Community, but a user of Mi Community who already installed the update on Mi A1 states that all the Android Oreo goodness from Google are included in the update.
Xiaomi has included features such as Notification Dots, Notification Channels, Picture-in-Picture mode, Autofill framework, Smart Text Selection, Night Light, New Storage Menu, new Settings app and quick settings menu. And lastly, Xiaomi also included New Files application in this update.
As stated earlier, Xiaomi is rolling the update in batches, and it will hit all the Mi A1 users across the country in the next few days. Also, to be noted some of the Mi A1 users in India have already received the update. The update weighs around 1.1GB in size, and the installation time will take over 15 minutes.
Xiaomi lived up to its promise by rolling out the Android Oreo to the Mi A1 before the end of 2017. With this update, the Xiaomi Mi A1 becomes the first smartphone below Rs 15,000 to receive the latest iteration of Android. Other smartphones such as the Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 are expected to receive the Oreo update in early 2018 as HMD Global is already testing the update with few beta testers across the globe.
Have you received the Android Oreo update on your Mi A1? Let us know by commenting below.
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