- Xiaomi Mi A1 smartphone
The Xiaomi Mi A1 is being heavily marketed as “created by Xiaomi and powered by Google”. At the launch event, Gold also hinted that Android One will soon span across a broad range of devices and price points. The Mi A1 has already been guaranteed to receive an update to Android 8.0 Oreo by the end of this year, and while it is too early, next year’s Android P launch also falls within the guaranteed update period.
Xiaomi’s Mi A1 not only has a lot riding on it for the Chinese company perspective but also for Google. Bringing on Xiaomi as a partner for Android One is a smart move, considering that the recently launched Redmi Note 4 and Redmi 4 are two of the top-selling smartphones in India. Xiaomi also now features in the top five smartphone brands in the country, according to IDC, and has sold 25 million smartphones in India so far. Its new retail strategy has also been helping it grow.
Giveaway Ended: 2017.09.15.