Stable Android 9 Pie rolling out now to Xiaomi Mi A2

Xiaomi Mi A2 back in hand

  • The Android 9 Pie update is rolling out right now in a stable form to the Android One Xiaomi Mi A2.
  • Previously, the stable version leaked to the internet, but this is the official rollout.
  • No word yet on when the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite will get the upgrade.

The Xiaomi Mi A2 is an Android One device, which means it runs a very-close-to-stock version of the operating system. As such, it should be one of the first devices to get the latest upgrade to Android 9 Pie.

However, other devices which aren’t a part of the Android One program have already seen a Pie update, such as the Essential Phone, the OnePlus 6, and the OnePlus 6T. Today though, it looks like the Pie update for the Mi A2 is finally rolling out, via Android Police ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/2018/11/16/android-9-pie-stable-rolling-xiaomi-mi-a2/).

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Previously, the update leaked to the internet, so some users have already downloaded and installed the software. Now, though, the official update is rolling out.

The Android 9 Pie update for the Xiaomi Mi A2 brings the new Pie features such as gesture navigation, adaptive battery, app actions, and new design elements. The update weighs just over 1GB and comes with the November Android security patch.

The Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite — another Android One device with different specs than the vanilla Mi A2 — should also see the Pie update at some point soon. However, since the beta for that device only opened a few days ago, it could be a while before we see the stable rollout.

There’s also the question of the original Xiaomi Mi A1. We don’t expect that device to get Pie until 2019, however, which seems a little strange.

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