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New reports suggest Xiaomi has ditched Android One and will not release the Mi A4

The Mi A3. (Source: Tech Crunch)
The Mi A3. (Source: Tech Crunch)
It's been over a year since the release of the Mi A3 and there's been little to no news about a Mi A4. New reports, however, claim that Xiaomi—along with Motorola—has ditched the Android One program and will no longer release any Mi A-series phones, starting with the Mi A4.
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A few weeks ago, we expressed our doubts as to the future of Xiaomi's Android One Mi A-series, potentially calling into uncertainty the launch of the Mi A4. Well, those fears look to have been valid, as new information indicates that Xiaomi has finally given up on the Mi A-series, and will not be releasing an Mi A4.

According to a report by Smartdroid, Xiaomi has finally abandoned the Android One program, essentially giving up on its Mi A-series. Supposedly, Xiaomi along with Motorola now finds the Android One project to be redundant. Google initially created the Android One program as a means to deliver quick stock Android updates to phones, but recent developments—Treble comes to mind—mean OEMs can now do that themselves.

There doesn't seem to be much in the way of evidence, but similar reports were shared on the Mi Forums by a moderator earlier today. The forum post has been taken down, however. As such, we cannot confirm the veracity of these reports at this time. We've reached out to Xiaomi for clarification, though, and will keep you updated.

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Ricci Rox, 2020-08- 4 (Update: 2020-08- 5)