Google Keeps Promise, Delivers Android Oreo OS Update For Mi A1 Before 2018
Google has pulled off a OnePlus! When they launched the Xiaomi Mi A1 as Xiaomi’s first ever Android One smartphone, the company had promised that they would deliver the Android Oreo OS update for the phone before the year ends. Users were anxiously waiting for the update as the year came to a close.
Google released the update in the early hours of 31st of December, 2017 – right on time to honor the promise they had made. A similar instance was seen with OnePlus last year as they had released the Android Nougat OS update right before the year changed. This is really cool to see Google keeping the promise they had made to the users of the Xiaomi Mi A1.
The phone is all set to be one of the most popular Android One smartphones of all times. Xiaomi’s low-cost yet effective hardware, combined with Google’s software delivers an excellent product. The phone offers a dual camera as well. Xiaomi had been testing the Android Oreo public beta for the Mi A1 for about a week now.
The final, stable version of Android Oreo is now rolling out for the Mi A1 users – and it weighs in at about 1.1 GB in size. It is a hefty update, as it carries the Android Oreo update, as well as the December 2017 security patch for the users of the phone.
Android One has been a project which started off with a bang but it looked like Google had almost neglected the users for the past year or so. However, with the Mi A1 and the Moto X4 coming out as Android One smartphones – it looks like Google’s priorities are in place again. The release of the MI A1 marked the first instance of Xiaomi releasing a smartphone that was not running on their custom OS, MIUI.