Xiaomi Mi A3 Android 11 update may not be ready, but November security patch is; Mi A2 Lite bags it too (Download links inside)

Xiaomi hasn’t released a successor to the Mi A3, the most recent Android One device from the company. Announced in July 2019, the device should have been succeeded by now, but nope!

By the look of things, Xiaomi seems to have shelved the Android One program altogether and not just the Mi A4 for that matter.

Going forward, it’s unlikely that Xiaomi will release any other Android One device. This makes the current Mi A3 possibly the last in the short-lived series.

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Mi A1, the first Xiaomi Android One phone

Since Android One devices get two major Android OS updates and an additional year of monthly security updates, the Mi A3 remains the only Xiaomi Android One device eligible for the update to Android 11.

But in typical Xiaomi fashion, details of when the update can be expected remain scarce. Still, we expect that Xiaomi will keep its word and push an update to Android 11 to the Mi A3 sometime next year.

Until then, expect to receive two or more security updates based on Android 10, one of which is currently rolling out to the European and global variants of the device.

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In the former market, the update is arriving as version 11.0.10.0.QFQEUXM, up from version 11.0.9.0.QFQEUXM while on the global unit, the update is rolling out as version 11.0.23.0.QFQMIXM, up from version 11.0.22.0.QFQMIXM.

Below is a generic changelog followed by the download links for manual installation:

[Other]
– Optimization: Increased system stability
– Optimization: Reduced system lag

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  • Device: Xiaomi Mi A3
  • Codename: laurel_sprout
  • Channel: Global (India) Stable
  • Version: 11.0.23.0.QFQMIXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 0904d681f7406021e3d5c0acafaccc8f
  • Channel: Europe Stable
  • Version: 11.0.10.0.QFQEUXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 6616c313be211d2a1e4d6753c8a3f2b0

Also on the receiving end of the latest November security update is another Xiaomi Android One device – the Mi A2 Lite. Although not eligible for Android 11, the Mi A2 Lite is still receiving monthly patches.

The latest edition is arriving as version 11.0.14.0.QDLMIXM, up from the outgoing version 11.0.12.0.QDLMIXM. The OTA update is already live, as evidenced by the screenshot below.

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Sure, the OTA route is the best and easiest way to the latest updates. But if you have little patience, we have the link to download the new firmware and install it manually on your Mi A2 Lite.

  • Device: Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite
  • Codename: daisy
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: 11.0.14.0.QDLMIXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 7c2e1a2bc7c015fff614ac0f5b90b06c

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