Xiaomi Mi A1 launched in September with Android One programme has started receiving its first Android version update. As promised, Google has started rolling out Android Oreo update to all the Mi A1 users. Since the update is rolling out in batches not all not all A1 handset owners will get the Oreo treat at the same time.

“Many of you should be able to progressively receive the update over-the-air (OTA) on your phones. Don’t worry if you haven’t got the update now, the rollout is pushed in batches, all of you shall get the update in the near future,” Xiaomi writes on its official blog.

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Android Oreo Features on Mi A1

The Android Oreo update on Xiaomi Mi A1 will bring the host of features to the device. Here’s a list of prominent one:

  • It is confirmed that after Oreo update Mi A1 will support fast charging and it is going to work with its default charger.
  • Background restrictions to reduce standby battery drain
  • The Select bar gets smarter, can display relevant app icon depending on the highlighted text.
  • Fingerprint sensor gestures for all apps
  • Notification dots
  • Adaptive Icons and inclusion of Night Light feature
  • Picture-in-picture mode for apps like Google Maps.
  • The update will reportedly also add fast charging support as well.

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How to Check Android Oreo update on your Mi A1?

To update your Xiaomi Mi A1 to Android Oreo your handset should be running on Android Nougat version 7.12.19, Xiaomi’s MIUI forum said.

If you haven’t received the update notification, you can check the availability of the Android 8.0 Oreo update on your Mi A1 by going to Settings Software updates.

Last Updated on 3rd January 2018

Xiaomi Mi A1 Specification: All that you need to know

Model Xiaomi Mi A1
Display 5.5-Inch, Full HD LTPS
Processor 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor
RAM 4GB
Internal Storage 64GB, expandable up to 128GB (Hybrid slot)
Software Android Nougat 7.1.1 (upgradeable to Android Oreo)
Primary Camera 12 MP (telephoto lens) + 12MP (wide-angle lens) rear cameras
Secondary Camera 5MP selfie camera
Dimensions 155.4×75.8×7.3mm and 165 Grams
Battery 3,080mAh battery
Others 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3.5mm, USB Type-C
Price Rs. 13,999

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