Xiaomi launched the Mi A1 in September last year. It was one of the first Xiaomi smartphones to launch under the Android One program, and was promised to get the Android 8.0 update along with regular security patches from both Google and Xiaomi.
To deliver on its promise, Xiaomi started testing a beta version of Android 8.0 in mid-December. The company even launched the public version of Android 8.0 Oreo, but had to suspend the OS update because of stability issues that surfaced in the two weeks prior to rollout.
At that moment, Xiaomi hadn’t given any specific timeline as to when it will be relaunching the operating system, but as of yesterday, the company has been spotted rolling out the Android 8.1 Oreo update for a closed set of beta user. According to Fonearena, the update is also coming with Google’s June security patch. All of this leads us to believe that a stable version of the OS might not be far from being released. Considering how fast things have worked in the past, it might just happen by the end of June. However, there has been no official word from the company yet, so the news cannot be confirmed.
It was also reported two months ago that Xiaomi is planning on the launching a successor to the Mi A1. The phone was spotted by XDAforum, who also stated the phone to come with Snapdragon 660 SoC.
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In other news, Xiaomi launched the global version of MIUI 10 ROM recently in India. At the event, the company also stated that the Xiaomi Mi A1 will be one of its first phones to receive the Android P update. With Android 8.1 Oreo just coming to the smartphone, it remains to be seen if Xiaomi can keep its promise intact.