Xiaomi launched their second iteration of Mi A series sometime in the month of August. The Mi A2 is the brand’s second smartphone to run on the Android One platform. This platform brings stock Android experience with clean UI to the table. Since the Mi A2 falls under the Android One family, the regulars updates and security patches were expected. After releasing the latest security patch, Xiaomi has now started rolling out the massive Android Pie update in India. Here’s everything you need to about the Xiaomi Mi A2’s latest Android update.
Xiaomi Mi A2 started receiving Android Pie update, users reported
An Indian user of the Xiaomi Mi A2 recently uploaded an image on the G+ Android One community. The image is basically a screenshot of the changelog suggesting that the rollout of Android Pie has finally begun. Although, it seems like the update is available only for Indian users as of now. It might soon hit the other major markets. The update weighs in at 1067.7 MB. The changelog clearly mentions that the device will be updated to the Android 9 Pie. If for some reason you haven’t receive the update notification, you can head over to Settings> System> System Update and tap on Check for Updates button. If no updates show up even after performing a manual search, then don’t worry as the brand might be rolling out the update in batches. The update seems to be stable since no user has reported any issues so far.
Coming to the changelog, it lists “Adaptive Battery and Brightness”, “Simpler ways to navigate your phone” and “Recommended apps and actions based on your context” under the New Feature section. All three features are found only in Android 9.0 Pie. Android Pie brings tons of other helpful features to the smartphone. It offers a feature called Slices which is actually quite similar to App actions. It will let you perform certain actions of apps directly after searching for them in Google Search. The new operating systems also brings Digital Wellbeing features that will give you stats of your daily mobile usage. Other features include Selectable Dark Mode, Easier Text Selection, Volume and Sound Improvements, Improved Security Features and much more. After Xiaomi Mi A2, the brand might roll out the update to Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite and Xiaomi Mi A1.
Xiaomi Mi A2 Specs and Price
The Mi A2 comes with a 5.99-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with an aspect ratio of 18:9, 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard memory. The device ships with Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box. In terms of optics, there is a dual 12MP + 20MP camera sensor at the back and a single 20MP selfie snapper on the front. The smartphone houses a 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging packed inside. Other specifications include USB Type-C port, Bluetooth v5.0, dual 4G LTE & VOLTE. Sadly, there is no 3.5mm headphone jack. Since there is no expandable memory support, many users were disappointed with this move. To fix that, Xiaomi recently launched a new 6GB+128GB storage variant in India.
Has your Xiaomi Mi A2 received the Android 9.0 Pie update? If so, how has your experience been so far? Do share with us in the comment section below.