The Xiaomi Mi A1 is a dual SIM smartphone launched in 2017. This phone was launched along with Android Nougat, and came loaded with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC. It has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of onboard storage. The Corning Gorilla protection for its display makes it robust for use, and the dual rear camera makes it a popular choice with the selfie set. Users of this phone for the last two years (almost) have been satisfied with its specs, but were getting impatient for the OS updates that came just once since its launch.
If you are a user of the Xiaomi Mi A1, then the year 2018 ended with some good news for you. The Android Pie that is used in the Mi A1 has received the operating system update based on Android 9. Here are some of the smart new features you can look forward to:
The navigation on this phone is now possible with the help of gestures. With the growing use of voice-based commands for all manner of gadgets, the use of gestures for navigation across mobile phones will add an element of freshness to traditional modes. This development has been awaited eagerly by many a mobile app development agency.
They have removed the swipe for fingerprint from the OS. On the other hand, they have added on Dual 4G VoLTE to this operating system, and also introduced FM radio to its features. The battery has been made adaptive, and so has the screen brightness on devices that will use Android Pie. An important update is the introduction of Digital Wellbeing. This is a Google feature which helps the user be more responsible while using mobile software so that distractions can be avoided.
While some good features have been added to Android 9, there still some irritants that are yet to be ironed out. The much talked about Oreo multitouch bug of Android 8.1 still persists. When two fingers are placed together on the screen instead of one, the wires seem to get crossed, and unexpected outcomes are seen. Most users reported this problem while playing games, but some other apps like Google Photos also seem to be affected. The history of battery usage is still unreliable in this version of Android Pie. Finally, once you have enabled gesture-based navigation on this phone, the capacitive buttons also get lighted up.
In spite of some of the still seen glitches, this development has been welcomed by all mobile app development services India. The reason for this is that after the last updates of Android 8.1 Oreo, this is the first update that is being made available in the beta stable form. When the Xiaomi Mi A1 was fist launched, it came with Android 7.1.2 Nougat, so this is a great opportunity for users to lap up some of the attractive features.
The total size of the update documentation is said to be almost 2 GB in size, but users won’t be complaining, for sure.