The Chinese Xiaomi has started the rollout of Android Pie to the Mi A1 . This gives the smartphone relatively new features, such as a gesture control, simplified settings panel, Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness. The update can now be downloaded.
Android Pie for the Xiaomi Mi A1
Xiaomi previously released an Android Pie update for the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite the two Android One phones that appeared earlier this year. Now it’s the ‘older’ Mi A1’s turn. The update is 1074MB and also includes support for FM radio.
The smartphone was released in September 2017 with Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) and gets with Pie its second big update. Because of this, he probably had his last big version update, although the Mi A1 is still supported for a while with security patches.
Android Pie introduces, among other things, a new gesture control, which replaces the traditional navigation buttons. The Adaptive Brightness function automatically adjusts the screen brightness according to your preferences. Adaptive Battery looks at the apps that you use little, and then ensure that they do not consume too much energy. In the Android Pie review you can read more about this.
The Xiaomi Mi A1 is available for about 170 euro and has a Snapdragon 625 chip with 4GB memory and 64GB of storage. The phone also features a 5.5-inch full-HD screen (1920 by 1080 pixels), a double 12 megapixel camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, fingerprint scanner on the back, USB port and 3080 mAh battery.