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Xiaomi Mi A1 Android Oreo 8.0 Update Is Now Rolling Out

| January 2 , 2018 , 12:54 IST

Xiaomi has finally started rolling out the Android Oreo 8.0 operating system to the Xiaomi Mi A1. The smartphone was launched under Google's Android One program with  Android 7.1.2 Nougat back in September 2017 and promised to receive an update to Android Oreo by the end of 2017. New Android version started rolling out as progressive over-the-air (OTA) on December 31, fulfilling that promise.

Xiaomi Mi A1 runs with Android one program. Android one is a stock version of Android for compatible mobiles, which promises constant and consistent updates to newer versions of Android. Mi A1 is the 1st mid-budget Smartphone in the family of Xiaomi Mi to receive an update to Android 8.0 Oreo.The Beijing-based company last month announced it was looking forward to beta testers to get feedback on the new update from a small group of users.Although, Oreo is yet to be launched for all other mobiles as promised.

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Android Oreo comes with the update package of 1107.4MB size and includes the December android security patch alongside other important new features. The Android 8.0 Oreo update for all mobiles includes some key features such as Picture-In-Picture Mode, New Notification Dots, Background Limit, Auto-Fill, and Smart Text Selection. Apart from all updates in Android Oreo, Xiaomi Mi A1 also includes a few major updates in their user interface (MIUI) such as Adaptive App Icon and Faster Boost Experience.

With the Android 8.0 Oreo update, the Xiaomi Mi A1 becomes even more attractive under the Rs 15,000/- price bracket. Xiaomi Mi A1 features a 5.5-inch Full HD (1080x1920 pixels) 2.5D curve display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. It was powered by Snapdragon 625 processor, coupled with 4GB RAM. The smartphone supports a dual camera lens setup on the back with 12-megapixels camera. An image sensor in one lens is 1.25-micron pixels size and with wide angle, f/2.2 aperture and the other lens is 1-micron pixels size with an aperture f/2.6 telephoto lens. The camera sensor also offers 2x optical zoom and features such as Proprietary Portrait Mode. Also a 5-megapixels secondary camera at front with beautification mode. Mi A1 has 64Gb onboard storage which is expandable upto 128Gb with external card support. Dual sim support is provided with 4G VoLTE, USB type-C, 3.5mm earphone jack and 3080mAh Battery. Also, it has audio enhancements including a 10V smart power amplifier, DHS Audio Calibration Algoritm.