July update arrives for the Mi A2 Lite, bug fixes supposedly in tow
The Mi A2 Lite is about two years old now and is now in its last phase of software support. Keeping with the Android One guidelines, Xiaomi still offers proper software support for the phone, and has now sent out a new update to the device.
The new OTA for the Mi A2 Lite brings the July security patch. One would expect an Android One phone to get monthly updates within that month, but this has come a bit later. It's interesting to note that the Mi A1 and Mi A3 both received the July update last month.
The update bears the build designation "V188.8.131.52 QDLMIXM" and weighs in at 180 MB. It's for the global variant of the Mi A2 Lite and claims to offer bug fixes, which is surely needed if complaints from Mi A2 Lite users are anything to go by. That doesn't seem to be the case in reality, though, with feedback on the official forum leaning towards the update offering no real fixes for the many bugs on the Mi A2 Lite.
Reports from last week suggested that Xiaomi had finally killed off its Android One Mi A-series and wouldn't launch a Mi A4. The company is yet to comment on those rumors, however, so we can't confirm how accurate those claims are.