As we all know, the Mi A series of smartphones are the first by Xiaomi to come with stock Android. Xiaomi has a total of three smartphones in the Mi A series. The Mi A1 was the first to launch with an Android One OS. It has been a month since the launch of Android 11 and we checked about the status of Android 11 on Mi A3 earlier. But the users of Mi A2 (Mi 6X for China) and Mi A2 Lite (Redmi 6 Pro for China & India) are in a dilemma whether they will get to experience the new Android 11 or not. Since Mi A series is part of the Android One program, users are expecting to get the new Android 11 update. We fact-checked and also tracked the previous software policy of Xiaomi. So let’s get right into it.
Are Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite eligible for Android 11?
- Sadly no, both the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite are devoid of the next generation Android 11 OS.
Xiaomi Mi A2 and its lite variant were launched back in 2018 with pre-installed Android 8.1 Oreo. Interestingly, Mi A2 Lite is nothing but the Redmi 6 Pro for India. As for most of the OEMs to give two major OS upgrades per device, both the devices exhausted their two upgrades. Currently, both the devices are now running on stock Android 10. You may have got the new MIUI 12 based on Android 10. But its all a dream now, since both the devices are part of the Android One program.
What does Mi moderator have to say?
On the verge of excitement, one of the users took the matter to Mi community page to seek a response from Xiaomi. The user asked whether their Xiaomi Mi A2 devices will receive the Android 11 or not. Well, the excitement soon led to disappointment when the moderator replied since the device has two major OS upgrades, it will not receive further OS updates.
The main motives of the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite users to opt for Android One devices are to receive updates faster and to receive major OS upgrades more than two times. Well, it seems that’s not the case. Still, if you want to upgrade to a new Xiaomi device that supports the new Android 11, don’t worry we have created a list of the possible Xiaomi devices that will receive the Android 11. We will further update the article once there is any official confirmation.