Xiaomi is reportedly working on a successor phone for the Xiaomi Mi A1, the first Android One smartphone from the company. Even Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has also confirmed that the firm will be launching the Mi A2 in the near future. As far as Mi A1 is concerned, the Chinese manufacturer has already treated with Android 8.0 Oreo update earlier this year. Users of XDA forum have come across a leaked ROM of Android 8.1 Oreo beta for Mi A1 which suggests that Xiaomi is gearing up to release the latest edition of Oreo for it.
The following screenshot released by the publication confirms that Mi A1 users at XDA forum have already installed the leaked Mi A1 Android 8.1 Oreo beta update. Since it is a beta update and that too a leaked one, installing it may cause the Mi A1 to encounter various kind of issues such as that stock camera won’t work. However, the publication claims that the Google Camera ports are working properly. Users who have installed the leaked ROM claim that the update does not include Treble and there are no adaptive icons onboard. Also, there is no logo for VoLTE even when it is working.
There are no major features included in Android 8.1 when compared to the Android 8.0 Oreo update. One new feature that is included in the leaked beta update for Mi A1 is the black theme for a dark wallpaper. The update also tags along security patch for May. The Mi A1 Android 8.1 Oreo beta update that has been leaked features the new Power menu.
Xiaomi Mi A1 users who wish to try the leaked Android 8.1 Oreo beta update can visit the download link given below. It is advisable to carry out a backup on the phone before installing the leaked beta as there are many bugs present in in the build.
Xiaomi had hurriedly released a premature Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Mi A1 at the end of December 2017. The Oreo update had to be stalled twice before rolling out the stable version. Now that the Android 8.1 Oreo beta has been leaked for the Xiaomi Mi A1, it seems that the official release should be available within this month. Hopefully, the final build of the Android 8.1 Oreo for Mi A1 will be free from bugs.