Well, Xiaomi does manufacture a lot of amazing devices out there. While many of its devices run on the in-house custom OS namely MIUI, the brand also manufactures some great Android One devices. Apart from its latest MIUI 12, the brand has also been working on the upcoming Android 11. While the OEM hasn’t yet revealed the list of Android 11 eligible devices, it has now been confirmed that the Xiaomi Mi A2 won’t be getting the Android 11 update after all.
A couple of devices already run on the Android 11 Beta including the Mi 10 series and the Poco F2 Pro. That being said, we will soon be seeing a lot of other devices joining the league as well. Sadly, the Mi A2 won’t be one of them. A moderator has confirmed this on the official Mi community pages. Usually, Android One devices do get Android updates earlier than other devices. They might as well receive more updates as compared to any other smartphone. However, it seems the same is not the case with the Mi A2.
Replying to a user’s concern about the Mi A2 getting Android 11, this is what the forum moderator says:
No, Mi A2 already got 2 major Android Upgrades which is Android 9[Pie] and Android 10.
This is definitely not a piece of great news for all those Mi A2 users eagerly waiting for the Android 11 update. However, considering the fact that the device has already received two major OS upgrades already, it’s not at all shocking. Is it? The device came out two years back with Android Oreo out of the box and currently runs on Android 10. All that now remains to the good old device are monthly security updates if Xiaomi delivers them.
On the other hand, Mi A3 will however be getting the Android 11 update. Now, that is because the device barely received its first major OS upgrade to Android 10 after going through a lot of buggy updates. If Mi A2 users still want to get a taste of Android 11 in the future, you will have to wait for an Android 11 based custom ROM for your device. Let’s see what all has to come up from Xiaomi in the coming days. Until then, stay tuned for further information about the Mi A2 Android 11 update.