The Xiaomi Mi A1 is one of the most popular smartphones from the world's fourth largest mobile device maker. This is for now the only branded device launched under the Android One program. This is still the first model of the brand to receive Android Oreo 8.1.
Xiaomi Mi A1 has quickly become a huge success thanks to Google's Android One platform. This was the first smartphone from the Chinese company to hit the market without MIUI, featuring a clean interface.
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It was this last point that dictated the huge success of this equipment, especially in western markets. Here is a piece of equipment without the personalization of the company that many westerners cannot identify with.
Being Xioami Mi A1 part of the Android One program, it has guaranteed and timely updates. Thus, it was even in late 2017 that the device received Android Oreo 8.0.
Xiaomi Mi A1 gets Android Oreo 8.1 but with one minor caveat
Subsequently, the testing program for the following version of Google's operating system was started. This phase is now coming to an end, with the news that all the owners of this equipment wanted so much.
The final stable version of Android Oreo 8.1 is now shipping for the Xiaomi Mi A1. Without any notice, the Chinese company is already making this new firmware to your smartphone.
Upgrading is being distributed worldwide, with reports from users in India and the Philippines already having access to Oreo version 8.1. The package to be downloaded is about 1.1GB in size.
However, there is one caveat to which we should warn our readers. This update is causing your entire SMS history to be deleted. Xiaomi is already aware of the issue, so it will be a matter of time before a fix becomes available.
Finally, it should only be noted that this update still carries the June security fix. This will let you know that your device is safe from the latest known threats to Android.
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