Xiaomi’s Android One smartphone, the Mi A2, is currently receiving its Android 10 update in the country and elsewhere as well.
The device, which has been available in the country since the third quarter of 2019, is the second Android One smartphone from Xiaomi, coming after the Mi A1. Unlike the Mi A1, however, the Mi A2 arrived with a sibling, the Mi A2 Lite. There is no word on the latter model getting Android 10 so users of that device can continue crossing their fingers that they are the next in line.
Those guaranteed to receive the update in coming days are users of the Mi A2’s successor, the Mi A3. That, as well, is also available for purchase in the country and we’ll be keeping an eye on its update situation.
The Android 10 update for the Xiaomi Mi A2 is just under 1.3GB.
It brings with it all the updates that Google has brought to Android with version 10 of its popular mobile operating system. They include a system-wide dark mode, improved gesture navigation, better privacy controls, a bunch of new emoji and more.
Unfortunately, the update does not include the most recent security patch, January 2020. This, users can expect to roll out down the line. Hopefully, before February. The device had already received its December 2019 security update so that is where it is stuck at.
Given that the Mi A2’s predecessor, the Mi A1, is not earmarked for an Android 10 upgrade, the release of the same for the Mi A2 may mark the last time we are seeing the device get an Android version update. The device has, after all, received at least two major operating system updates: the Android 10 update that it has just received and the Android Pie update that it received in November last year (December for us in Kenya).
For those that are not able to get the over-the-air (OTA) update for the Mi A2 and know their way around manual flashing, the update can also be downloaded here for them to sort themselves out.