The Xiaomi Mi A2 began its journey with Android 8.1 Oreo when the phone launched in July 2018, and in India the next month. The Mi A2 received its stable Android 9 Pie update in November 2018, bringing the phone up to speed on the then-latest version of Android. Android 10 launched for the public in September 2019, and we’re already in January 2020 — for Android One users running a rather barebones build of Google’s Android, this has been a long wait. We spotted the Android 10 kernel sources for the Mi A2 and the Mi A3 yesterday, and now, the Xiaomi Mi A2 has finally received its official Android 10 update.
Mi A2 (device codename: jasmine) gets its official Android 10 update with a cool 1.3GB update.
While the update is considered a “stable” update, users who have installed the update report that there are a few rough edges still present. There are UI glitches at a few places, and features like VoWiFi are missing. APEX packages also require that you have a locked bootloader. On the flip side, it is Android 10, and no issues regarding performance or overheating have been reported yet. The bootloader unlocked warning also no longer shows up. You also get December 2019’s security patches.
This update should be rolling out to devices very soon, likely taking the form of a staged rollout. You can wait for the update to reach your device, as sometimes, some critical bugs tend to be found only in the broader rollout stages and often cause the phased rollout to stop and a new update to be issued. If you are impatient, you can install the update by downloading it from the link below.
It is still advised that you backup your data before installing this update. Since Android 10 is now out for the Mi A2, we expect the update to arrive on the Mi A3 soon, too.
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