Xiaomi Mi A1 is one of the best budget mid-range Android devices to get. It cost you about 14,999 INR. Although the smartphone now suffers tough competition from the recently launched Honor 7X, I personally prefer it over the latter because of the stock Android experience it offers. Xiaomi and Google collaboration was a match made in heaven as it produced a budget device which provides the best hardware, Best Dual-camera and software experience.It’s portrait mode is awesome.Since the Mi A1 is an Android One device, it means that it will gets Software updates faster than those of other of flagship devices out there.
The device was launched with Android 7.1.2 Nougat onboard, on launch company said that you will soon get to see Android Oreo till December End and now Xiaomi has just initiated a beta program for Android Oreo. Although the stable Android Oreo release is still a few days away or end of December, the beta program allows users to enjoy Android Oreo (8.0) on Xiaomi Mi A1 right now, that is, if they are ready to become a beta tester. It’s a positive response from Xiaomi. If you are one of those people, here is how you can become a beta tester for Android Oreo On Xiaomi Mi A1:
Become an Android Oreo Beta Tester on Mi A1
- Go to Play Store and Download Xiaomi MIUI Forum app from the Play Store and login to your Mi account or a create new account.
- Now, On the homepage of the app, tap on the “Recruitment” button.
- On the next page, you will need to fill up the form by first selecting your device. Fill what it has been asked in the form and then entering other information like your country/region, the time range of using the smartphone, and your reason to become a beta tester.
- After that, all you need to do is to submit the form.
Once you have submitted the form, you will have to wait for Xiaomi to assess your information it takes about a day. Since this is a closed beta program, not everyone will be allowed to become a beta tester. If you are approved for the program then you will soon receive a direct message from Xiaomi on the MIUI Forum app, after that, you will be able to download and install the Android Oreo beta.
I can’t tell you how nice it is to see a budget smartphone getting the latest Android update, as generally the budget smartphones are stuck on the Android version they are launched with. Faster Android update is what makes the Mi A1 my favorite budget smartphone in this Price point. By the way, if you live in India and are thinking of buying the Mi A1, Flipkart is offering a great deal on the phone making it irresistible. If you buy this device today you will get this device for 12,999 INR.