The wait is over. Xiaomi has finally rolled out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for Mi A1. The new update is rolling out to devices progressively over the air (OTA).
Xiaomi Mi A1 is the first Android One smartphone launched with Android Nougat 7.1.2 back in September. During the launch, it was promised that the device will receive Android Oreo update by the end of 2017.
Rolling out the Android Oreo 8.0 update on December 31st Xiaomi is fulfilling the promise. All Xiaomi Mi A1 will receive the update progressively.
Xiaomi Mi A1 users need to install need to first install 7.12.19 (Android N) on their Mi A1 to receive the OTA update to Android Oreo (version 7.12.29).
The update size is 1107.4MB that comes with December Android security patch. It also comes with some Android Oreo features like Picture-in-Picture mode, new Notification dots, Background limits, Auto-fill, and Smart text selection.
The update also comes with adaptive app icons and a faster boot experience. Mi A1 can check for the update at Settings > Software updates.