The Xiaomi Mi A1 is without doubt one of the finest budget phones that you can buy at the moment. It is Xiaomi’s first Android One device; this means that it completely runs stock Android with no modifications. Xiaomi promised that it would receive Oreo by the end of 2017, and while the final update is yet to be ready, some owners have been invited to a private beta test.
Earlier this December, Xiaomi launched an Oreo beta software package for the Mi A1 smartphone. Initial reports state that the recent build makes the fingerprint scanner faster with regards to the scanning time and also the dual-SIM feature requires an improvement.
At present, there’s been some more information regarding the beta build of the Xiaomi Mi A1 from reports reaching us stating that Xiaomi has made an improvement to the device such that it now supports fast charging in the build. The charge time required for the phone’s battery to be at a 100% is now 92 minutes instead of the usual 2 hours. Therefore, for those who were disappointed with the Mi A1’s inability to charge fast out of the box, be on the lookout for the ultimate Oreo release.
The reports have also noted that Oreo have made app loading much faster and animations have become more improved (in that, they have now become smoother). The Oreo beta update also brings all the goodies that Android 8.0 has to offer, revamped quick settings, redesign of apps, picture in picture mode, among others. We won’t fail to mention that all the standard Oreo goodies are present, including adaptive icons and Autofill API.
Xiaomi is still promising that the app will be ready by the end of the year 2017, so unless something comes up that unavoidably delays the release, it should be out in the next six days.