After finding Mi 6 testers for Android O based on China Alpha ROM, the Chinese technology giant has now announced that the Xiaomi Mi A1 can take part in stock Android 8.0 Oreo beta test programme irrespective of your location. Head over to the forum to apply before 23:59 PM on December 11 (Beijing Time).
If you are interested, then you must have MIUI Global Forum app installed on your smartphone which you can download from the Play Store. Xiaomi has announced its search for Mi A1 owners to beta test its upcoming stock version of Android 8.0 Oreo. The company is giving preference to active forum users.
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From the previous images of Android Oreo on Mi A1, it is clear that the update will also bundle the December security patch. Before you enroll for Beta testing, be mindful that Beta builds are unstable and prone to occasional bugs and crashes. The phone offers a pure Android interface, with a few additions from Xiaomi in the form of the Mi Camera app (to take full advantage of the dual cameras), Mi Feedback to submit feedback about the device, and the Mi Remote app to control devices in your house through the IR blaster. Retailing for ₹14,999, the phone features robust hardware and uncluttered software thanks to Xiaomi's collaboration with Google over the Android One initiative. In terms of optics, the phone boasts dual 12 MP cameras (26mm, f/2.2; 50mm, f/2.6) with 2x optical zoom and dual LED flash. This combination is backed by 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.
Running Android 7.1.2 Nougat, the Xiaomi Mi A1 is upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo if you enroll for beta testing.