Xiaomi announced the MIUI 12 update in late April. Since then, the company has been working hard to ensure that most of its phones will use the latest software by the end of 2020. The company is also taking the opportunity to introduce major Android updates to run under the new MIUI 12 branch. Let’s say that Xiaomi’s update program is a bit strange, as it updates some low-tech phones before high-end and mid-range models. The Redmi 7A has already received Android 10 and now it’s time for the budget of the second year last year, the Redmi 8A to have the same treatment. While the Chinese version received this update a long time ago, the international versions did not run the latest version. It changes now as the phone is finally on I get Android 10.
The Redmi 8A has Android 10, but not MIUI 12
This is exciting news for Redmi 8A fans, the only problem is that this update is based on MIUI 11. If you are not holding your breath for MIUI 12, then, it is not something to worry about. In addition, Xiaomi will finally release MIUI 12 for the budget smartphone. It is amazing that a more updated version of Android from Pie will be running. Below you can check which sites receive the update along with their respective build numbers.
The Chinese version of the smartphone got Android 10 last month with the July 2020 security patch. The global version also got the same security patch with the update that was released earlier this month. Now, the rest of the Redmi 8A units get Android 10 with the latest security update of August 2020, which is definitely an advantage. For now, users can be satisfied with the smoothness of Android 10, although it does not matter when MIUI is the actual software that dictates the rules and features available.
It is worth noting that the Redmi 8A will probably not have Android 11. Xiaomi low-budget series devices do not qualify for more than one major software update. It should receive future MIUI updates like MIUI 13, but future releases will be based on Android 10.
The Redmi 8A was recently replaced by the release of the Redmi 9A. However, it still suits the preferences of some users. The device was the first Redmi A smartphone to ship with a notch water and a 5,000 mAh battery with a USB-C port. Unfortunately, its successor has returned to the micro USB standard.