[Re-released] Xiaomi Mi A3 Android 10 update: Miffed over delay, hundreds sign Change.org petition [Update: Android 10 coming]

There are new updates that are being added to the bottom of this story….

Original story (from January 07) follows:

At a time when Google and Essential were rolling out the stable Android 10 update to their devices, Xiaomi’s flagship Android One device, the Mi A3, could only do with the September security patch.

In October, reports emerged claiming that the Mi A3 Android 10 update would be made available before the end of October as part of the month’s Android security patch.

But when the Mi A3 picked up its October security patch, Android 10 was nowhere to be seen. Instead, the firmware was still based on Android Pie, the OS it runs out of the box.

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Mi A3

Fast-forward a month later and hopes were still high that the November patch would include the update to Android 10 for the device. But when the update arrived, the same Pie OS was still on board. Another disappointment for Xiaomi’s Android One fans.

The story was the same with the December patch, although reports of a potential January 2020 release had already surfaced.

The fact that Xiaomi had promised to bring Android 10 to the device early enough coupled by the lack of communication from their side regarding the delay has forced some Mi A3 owners to take some really drastic measures.

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Mi A3 Android 10 update Change.org petition (Source)

Call it desperate measures in desperate times or whatever you may, but hundreds of miffed Mi A3 owners have taken to the Change.org website to sign a petition for the company to release Android 10 update as soon as possible.

More complaints are still flocking Twitter regarding the same delayed Mi A3 Android 10 update, with Xiaomi promising to begin rolling it out soon.

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Mi A3 Android 10 update coming soon (Source)

How soon, though, remains to be seen. We only have to wait and see if the petition changes things in the near future, but hopefully, Xiaomi won’t be bullied into rolling out an unfinished product that is full of bugs.

If interested in signing the Mi A3 Android 10 petition, head over to this page.

Update 1 (January 10)

The number of signatures are now in thousands. To be precise, close to 2500 people have signed the petition until now.

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Update 2 (January 10)

Good news. The update seems imminent as the kernel source code is now live.

Update 3 (March 01)

The update is finally live now. Complete coverage here.

Update 4 (March 18)

After halting the initial rollout, Xiaomi has now re-released the stable version of Android 10 to the Mi A3 with March 2020 security patch. See the full story here.

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