Last week we reported that Xiaomi has started looking for beta testers of the Mi A1 smartphone for the latest Android Oreo update. Now, it seems that some users who have opted for the programme are getting the latest Android Oreo Beta update.
The update is about 1104.1 MB in size and it brings lots of goodies of Oreo with it. First of all, users get the latest December Android security patch. Interestingly, if the beta testing goes in the right direction and if there would no bugs, then all users could get the stable version of the Android Oreo pretty soon.
Post getting Oreo update, users can enjoy different features. To start with, there is a picture-in-picture mode that lets users to two tasks simultaneously. So, for example, one can minimise a YouTube video while sending a text message or writing an email. Google has also introduced Android Vitals, which helps in optimizing battery life, startup time and more. Under system optimizations, the company had made it easier to run faster and smoother.
Then there are the Notification dots, which are basically tiny chat heads for notifications. The user can long-tap on a Notification Dot and it will preview the notification, and one can swipe to dismiss, drag down to see the full notification or tap to open the app. Google made it easier to remember your passwords with Autofill framework. This allows users to autofill the user id and passwords, which makes it easier to log in to different apps, while you are setting up a new device.
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Meanwhile, the Xiaomi Mi A1 has received a permanent price cut of Rs 1,000. The device was launched at Rs 14,999and is now available for Rs 1,000 less. So now after the price cut, Xiaomi Mi A1 retails at Rs 13,999 on Flipkart and Mi.com.
Talking about Xiaomi Mi A1, this is the company’s first Android One smartphone, which is developed in partnership with Google. The phone also comes with Google Assistant. The phone comes with Google Photos free unlimited high-quality storage. This means the photo clicked through Mi camera app, will be saved in automatically on Google Photos in high quality.