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Xiaomi updates the Mi A1 with the June 2020 security patch

Xiaomi Mi A1 June 2020 update now available (Source: Own)
Xiaomi Mi A1 June 2020 update now available (Source: Own)
As usual, the latest software update for Xiaomi's Mi A1 comes with a few spam videos on YouTube that mention Android 10. Sadly, the patch comes on top of the old Android 9 core that will not get updated via the official channels. Luckily, those who want Android 10 can pick one of the good third-party choices available.
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Earlier today, I bumped into a Reddit post about a new software update for the Mi A1. Obviously, I had no hopes for Android 10, so if you bump into some fresh YouTube video that mentions it, you can bet that the title is misleading and nothing more.

Just as it happened with last month's update, there's not much to say about the new firmware for the Xiaomi Mi A1. The update is quite small, as it has a bit over 54 MB in size. On completion, there's the same old message that says "Success! Your phone just got fresher and more secure" without any additional details. 

The software details screen reveals that the security patch level, dated June 1, comes on top of a kernel that has been compiled on the 15th of the month. The few users who have already updated their phones and shared their thoughts on Reddit have nothing bad to say about the new firmware, although some were still hoping to get Android 10. 

In the end, those who want to move forward and get Android 10 on their Xiaomi Mi A1 handsets will have to pick one of the existing third-party ROMs available for it. I am planning to do this myself, but I will wait until Xiaomi decides to stop releasing these monthly security updates. If you're one of those already running DerpFest, Corvus OS, or other Android 10-based ROMs on the Mi A1, feel free to share your thoughts with the rest of us in the comments section below.

Xiaomi Mi A1 June 2020 update complete (Source: Own)
Xiaomi Mi A1 June 2020 update complete (Source: Own)
Xiaomi Mi A1 June 2020 update details (Source: Own)
Xiaomi Mi A1 June 2020 update details (Source: Own)

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Codrut Nistor, 2020-06-26 (Update: 2020-06-26)
Codrut Nistor
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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.