Xiaomi has been busy rolling out updates to its phones actively in the last few months. The flagship Redmi K series phones were the first ones to get the Android 10 update while the rest of the lineup received the MIUI 11 update that brought in some interesting new features. However, Xiaomi also make Android One phones and that lot has been behind when it comes to getting the latest updates. The Mi A3 and Mi A2 are still stuck on the older Android 9 but there’s some good news for Mi A2 users.
Xiaomi has finally started rolling out the Android 10 update for the Mi A2. The update is being rolled out via Over-The-Air and is coming in batches to all the devices. Hence, some Mi A2 users may receive the notification or downloading the Android 10 update where others might have to wait for a few weeks. The update weighs 1.3GB and it is recommended that users should connect the phone to a Wi-Fi network to download the update package.
Unlike the Android 10 update for its MIUI based phones, Xiaomi is rolling out a clean stock build of Android 10 for the Mi A2. The Mi A2 is an Android One phone that runs on stock Android and is entitled to get timely Android security patches as well as OS updates. In fact, the Mi A2 will get its last OS update in the form of the Android 10 update as it originally launched with Android Oreo onboard and got the Android 9 Pie update early last year.
The Android 10 update brings in a lot of new features with regards to data privacy and security over Android 9. Users will get to see a new system-wide dark mode as well as a new gesture-based navigation system. A lot of UI changes are also coming to the Mi A2. Xiaomi is also packaging the December Security patch with this update but Google’s January patch is already rolling out.
The Mi A2 sold until recently and was discontinued after the Mi A3 launched. The Mi A3 being its successor is still stuck on Android 9 Pie and there’s no hint from Xiaomi as to when the A3 would see the new update. The Mi A3 sells at Rs 12,999 for the base variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Similar to older Mi A series phones, the A3 gets the latest camera hardware in the form of a 48-megapixel main camera along with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera and a 2-megapixel depth camera.