Xiaomi Mi A1 belongs to the Android One program, so the smartphone should quickly receive subsequent updates. In practice, it is not so rosy, because Xiaomi Mi A1 is only now receiving Android 8.1 Oreo.
Xiaomi with pure Android
Xiaomi Mi A1 is a successful smartphone, because it offers a decent technical specification for reasonable money, and even in the official Polish distribution , not just in China. One thing makes the Xiaomi Mi A1 a unique model in the Xiaomi range. This is the only smartphone from this manufacturer that works under the control of pure Android and belongs to the Android One program . Therefore, he should receive fast and regular system updates. Unfortunately, the reality is not so rosy.
Xiaomi is in no hurry with Android updates
While the Xiaomi Mi A1 receives regular security patches at a very good pace, so the waiting time for the next versions of Android is definitely too long, as the users of this phone have just convinced once again. Xiaomi Mi A1 had to wait several months to get Android 8.0 Oreo. Unfortunately, it was not without problems and Xiaomi had to correct mistakes. At the same time Android 8.1 Oreo appeared on the horizon.
Xiaomi Mi A1 receives Android 8.1 Oreo
Many Xiaomi Mi A1 competitors who are part of the Android One program have been upgraded to 8.1 for a while ago. In fact, even the usual Nokia 6 already has this version of the green robot on board. Meanwhile, Xiaomi Mi A1 gets Android 8.1 Oreo right now , at least on selected markets. The package is made available via the OTA channel and valid over 1.1 GB. In addition to the newer version of the system from Google, Mi A1 also got a June security patch . It is worth noting that not everyone will get a notification about the new update at the same time. There are signals that the package has also reached some of the owners of this model in Poland. But you have to be careful, because apparently after installing the new firmware, it turns out that SMS messages are deleted.
Xiaomi should turn up the pace
In my opinion, it should not look like this. Perhaps Android 8.1 Oreo does not introduce such important news to wait impatiently for the update, however, a large part of customers probably bought Xiaomi Mi A1 just for the quick updates that Android One guarantees. These people may feel dissatisfied, because competitors belonging to the discussed program get newer versions of the system much faster. Let's hope that Xiaomi will be overwhelmed , especially in the face of the upcoming launch of Xiaomi Mi A2.
Our review of Xiaomi Mi A1:
https://www.gsmmaniak.pl/763236/xiaomi-mi-a1-test-recenzja/ Source: XDA