Xiaomi Mi A1 gets Android 9.0 Pie beta update

Xiaomi Mi A1 gets Android 9.0 Pie beta update

The new update includes a long time after the Mi A1 obtained Android 8.1 Oreo. The handset was notably started with Android 7.1.2 Nougat back in September last year. It comes under Google’s Android One program that is aimed to offer speedier software upgrades and inventory Android encounter. Xiaomi also earlier this year established the Mi A2 to the Mi A1 as the successor. The new version received an upgrade to Android 9.0 Pie previous month. 

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According to a changelog posted on the official MIUI forums by a user, the Android 9.0 Pie update for the Xiaomi Mi A1 also brings FM radio support. As the smartphone did not have radio service 15, this is a noteworthy improvement. The changelog additionally specifies that the newest software update brings a lot of heart Android Pie attributes, such as Adaptive Battery and Brightness as well as the gesture-based navigation system that’s touted to offer “simpler ways to navigate”. Moreover, the update is said to attract support. Notably, this may be an upgrade, Xiaomi’s term for a test which rolls out the upgrade to a few users to iron out bugs before a general release. This information comes from an MIUI Forum article by a moderator, who shows the build number to become PKQ1.180917.001 (V10.0.2.0. PDHMIFK). 

The upgrade is reported to have a few bugs. The user that has reported its presence said that the buttons on the smartphone are not turned off when the gesture navigation is allowed. It is stated that the multitouch insect that arose out of the Android Oreo update still exists. Battery use history can also be reportedly unreliable. 

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Xiaomi Mi A1 specifications 

The Xiaomi Mi A1 5.5-inch Full HD LTPS (1920 x 1080 pixels) 2.5D curved glass screen using 450nit brightness and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The Qualcomm Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 processor clocked at 2GHz powers it. It further includes 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, expandable up to 128GB using a microSD card. 

For optics, there is a 12-megapixel main rear camera with 1.25μm pixel dimensions, f/2.2 aperture, wide-angle lens, dual-tone LED display and a secondary 12-megapixel camera with 1.0 μm pixel size, camera lens, f/2.6 aperture, and PDAF. At the front, there’s a 5-megapixel camera. Other characteristics of this Xiaomi Mi A1 comprise a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, dedicated 10v amplifier 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz), 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C, plus a 3080mAh battery.

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