Xiaomi Mi A1 Gets Better With Android Oreo

Xiaomi Mi A1

Xiaomi has pushed the Android Oreo update for the Mi A1 Android One smartphone. According to reports, the public version of the Android Oreo is currently available for the recently released Xiaomi Mi A1 via over the air in a phased manner. Hence, it will take few days for the new software bits to hit your smartphone depending on the region.

In addition to camera related improvements, the Android Oreo update ships with several performance optimisations including the December security patch. The Rescue Party capability included with Android Oreo helps you to recover from constant boot loops. Moreover, the update also includes improvements related to security via Google Play Protect. The aim of the Play Protect is to monitor and check suspicious activities and malware inside the apps and the relevant code.

The Android Oreo update also provides support for fast charging. It is to be noted that none of the rival Android One-enabled smartphones was shipped with the ability to charge quickly. The intention is to extend the battery life and also to reduce the overall booting time. The unwanted apps on the background will be significantly reduced to provide an enhanced user experience.

The picture-in-picture capability included with Android Oreo helps you to perform two different tasks simultaneously. You can write notes while watching a YouTube video. The smart text selection feature helps you to copy and paste content easily.

To install Android Oreo on Xiaomi Mi A1, you need to select the option “Yes, I’m in.” from the update notification. You need to select Install now option after the software is downloaded. The smartphone will automatically restart after the installation process is completed. You can experience Android Oreo immediately.

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Before proceeding to download the update, you need to activate Wi-Fi to avoid excess mobile charges. Moreover, you should charge the device to 100 percent to avoid interruption during usage. The update is being rolled out via OTA. Hence, it will take few weeks for the update to reach the smartphone. Alternatively, you can also tap on Settings | About Phone | System Updates | Check for the new firmware option.

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