Xiaomi’s officially kickstarted its Android 8.0 Oreo rollout with the Mi A1, making it one of the few mid-range phones to get the update at a relatively quick rate. That’s no surprise given its status as an Android One offering.
Android 8.0 is arriving for the Mi A1 a couple of weeks after Xiaomi began seeding the beta version of the software to testers. A leak at the time revealed that app load times were getting reduced and animations were set to become smoother. Plus, the handset was apparently getting support for fast charging.
The report had claimed rates of 0 to 100% within 92 minutes after the transition to Oreo. Xiaomi had further added some Android 8.0-specific features such as Autofill, adaptive icons, a redesigned Settings app, and Picture-in-Picture.
Xiaomi didn’t confirm any of this at the time and hasn’t mentioned these changes in its forum post on the matter either. All it says is that software version 7.12.29 (Android Oreo) for the Mi A1 is ready and users will have to upgrade to 7.12.19 (Android Nougat) before they can make the leap.
As always, the update is being beamed out in batches, so it might take awhile before it hits everyone. Once installed, the above screenshots confirm that the December Android security patch is present. Nothing has been shared about new features or revamps, although user feedback appears to be mostly positive.
Head here to download 7.12.19 (Android Nougat) and here to read instructions on how to flash the Mi A1.