Xiaomi brings Android 8.1 Oreo for Mi A1 Android One smartphone

Xiaomi Mi A1 is the company’s first smartphone launched under the Android One program. As part of the partnership with Google, Xiaomi and the software giant promised constant security and system updates to the device. Launched back in September 2017, Xiaomi Mi A1 received the stable Android 8.0 Oreo build on December 31, 2017, but was suspended within two weeks due to stability issues. The company has now announced that it has released Android 8.1 Oreo to closed beta testers.

Android 8.1 Oreo closed beta update for the Xiaomi Mi A1 includes the June security patch, as reported by fonearena. Following tests among the closed beta users, the stable build of Android 8.1 Oreo is soon expected on the Xiaomi Mi A1 Android One smartphone. Android One is a partnership between smartphone manufacturers and Google to ensure constant and regular security, software updates to devices under the Android One program. However, Xiaomi has delayed updating the Mi A1 to Android 8.1 Oreo despite being an Android One device.

Xiaomi Mi A1 sports a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display with 16:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC with Adreno 506 GPU. It includes 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. On the camera front, there is a dual rear setup- 12-megapixel with f/2.2 aperture + 12-megapixel with f/2.6 aperture. The camera shoots 4K videos at 30 frames per second. The front-facing camera is a 5-megapixel lens and shoots Full HD video.

MIUI 10, the latest customised Android operating from Xiaomi, was introduced by Manu Kumar Jain, Global VP, at the Redmi Y2 launch event in New Delhi earlier this month. The latest operating system has focussed on four key areas- Speed, Design, Sound and AI Portraits. MI Beta rollout program has been announced for eligible Xiaomi smartphones and will begin starting from mid-June.

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