Xiaomi announced the Mi A2 Lite and Mi A2 smartphones back in May 2018. The two handsets came with the hard task of surpassing the success got by the Android One smartphone Mi A1. Both devices came with competitive specifications and an affordable price tag. Along with these specifications, the company offered the 2-year update support. A guarantee in Android One devices. The duo came running Android 8 Oreo and was eventually updated to Android 9 Pie a few months later.
The history was rather different from the Android 10 update. Xiaomi took 4 months to deliver Android 10 to the Mi A2 after the official release. The Lite, unfortunately, has yet to receive the latest version of the OS. Although there’s still no confirmation from Xiaomi regarding the update, the Android 10 kernel source does indicate that work is being done. Worth noting, that even the most recent Mi A3 had its Android 10 update delayed because of the Coronavirus outbreak. We can assume that the Mi A2 Lite development is suffering from the same issues.
At least, the company is providing the kernel source code for the handset and it’s based on Android 10 release. Developers can start to check the code as it can help in the development of custom ROMs based on Android 10.
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Meanwhile, the company also disclosed the kernel source code for the recent Redmi 8A Dual. The handset is the latest entry for Xiaomi’s very affordable series of smartphones. The handset was released with Android 9 Pie and MIUI 11. The source code, unfortunately, it’s based on the old Android version. However, developers can use it for custom ROM development.