[Updated] Xiaomi Mi A3 Android 11 (Android R) update: Here’s what we know so far
This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..
Original story (published on June 09, 2020) follows:
Android One overlay was developed by Google, to provide the best possible stock Android experience for smartphone users. Besides this, these phones are entitled to receive two major Android OS updates and three years of security updates.
Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone giant came with their first Android One powered phone, i.e. the Mi A1 back in 2017 and since then, there have been two successors of it by the name Mi A2, and Mi A3.
The Mi A3 is the latest of the Android One phones from Xiaomi launched back in 2019. It’s quite natural to believe that the Mi A3 being an Android One phone will receive updates without any hiccups. But, the reality is not the same.
It is no hidden fact that even after pushing several Android 10 updates for the Mi A3, Xiaomi has just not been able to leave a positive impact on the userbase and each of the updates, up till now, has been surfaced with a major bug.
The matter is so severe that out of frustration, Xiaomi Mi A3 users went ahead and asked for refunds from the company for not being able to push a fault-free update.
After going through a lot of hiccups, finally, the Android 10 update made its way to the Mi A3 devices. Thankfully, the recent Android 10 update (V188.8.131.52.QFQMIXM) for the Mi A3 is slowly making its way to all the users.
Now since the curious case of Android 10 is settled, there might be several users thinking whether the Mi A3 will pick up the Android 11 update or not?
Well, if we go by the rules set by the Android One program and as per a recent comment by one of Xiaomi moderators, the Mi A3 should definitely pick up the Android 11 update, which otherwise is due for launch by Google somewhere in September 2020.
Here is what the comment by the moderator reads:
The A3 is an android one device, so, you will see android 11 on it.. can’t say more about the specific date, though.
So, there is no ETA as of yet for Android 11’s arrival on Mi A3. Since, the device is under the Android One program, the device will not receive MIUI 12. So, you will get a pure Android 11 user interface on the Mi A3, when Xiaomi decides to push the updates.
Update 1 (September 15)
IST 02:30 pm: Android 11 is already out for the Pixel devices, however, it seems that Xiaomi Mi A3 users won’t be getting it anytime soon. Responding to a user’s query regarding Android 11 for the Mi A3, a mod stated that there’s no ETA.
Update 2 (October 01)
IST 01:00 pm: Xiaomi has kick-started the Android 11 update internal beta testing program for the Xiaomi Mi A3 devices and others. Head here for the complete coverage.
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