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Android Pie Beta for the Xiaomi Mi A2 rolls out

Xiaomi Mi A2 Android smartphone gets Android Pie Beta firmware early November 2018
Xiaomi Mi A2
The Xiaomi Mi A2 is supposed to receive the Android Pie update before the end of the year, but the firmware still needs some work. For now, the official Beta ROM can be downloaded via TWRP or fastboot and tried by the more adventurous users. Obviously, there is no OTA update to talk about at this stage.

Although the official stable update will probably arrive at the end of December, a Beta ROM for the Xiaomi Mi A2 that contains the Android Pie code has just been spotted online. Since the Xiaomi Mi A2 is an Android One device like its predecessor, it shouldn't take long for the Chinese brand to iron out all issues and unleash the OTA update, but remains to see if Xiaomi can pull this off.

The Xiaomi Mi A2 arrived with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, so Android Pie will not be the end of the line for it. Obviously, it is too early to talk about the Android 10.0 Q update for this handset, but knowing that it should get it is definitely a refreshing thought for its owners.

The Android Pie Beta release for the Xiaomi Mi A2 contains what one would expect from a stock Android 9.0 experience: navigation gestures, Adaptive Battery, app actions, Slices, Digital Wellbeing, and so on. These should be some bugs in it as well, since we are talking about an early ROM that doesn't even come via OTA. However, those interested in taking it for a spin can grab it from here and install it using TWRP or fastboot. 

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-11-13 (Update: 2018-11-13)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.