Xiaomi launched the Mi A1 smartphone back in September 2017 and was the first device from the OEM to run on Android One’s platform, which would ensure timely and continuous OS updates. The Chinese smartphone maker delivered the final Android 8.0 Oreo update to the public, despite the technical difficulties along the way.
Now it’s time for the Android 8.1 update, but Xiaomi still hasn’t announced a specific timeline for the OTA release. Strangely enough, the phone also hasn’t gained the so-called Google Treble support.
In any case, sources indicate that Xiaomi is running a closed Beta testing of the Android 8.1 Oreo update along with June’s security patch. This means that the OTA should come within a couple of weeks – probably towards the end of this month or the beginning of the next one.
Just to remind you, Xiaomi has promised that the Mi A1 will be among the first devices to receive Android P once it comes out, which is kind of cool if it’s able to deliver on the promise.