[Update: Delayed due to COVID-19] Xiaomi Mi A3 will receive Android 10 in mid-February
The Xiaomi Mi A3 was launched in July 2019 with Android 9 Pie, and the good-looking smartphone made its way to India a month later. Being an Android One device, users expected that the Google-flavored Android UX would receive fairly quick updates to the latest version of Android. But that hasn’t really been the case, as the phone continues to be on Android Pie straight into 2020. Now, Xiaomi has finally broken silence on when the phone will receive its official update to Android 10.
Thanks for your excitement and patience. Glad to announce the update will be out in mid February for Mi A3.
— Mi India #108MP IS COMING! (@XiaomiIndia) January 14, 2020
According to a response by Xiaomi India’s official Twitter account, the Android 10 update for the Xiaomi Mi A3 will begin its rollout in mid-February 2020. While this is not an exact date but a wide date range around the middle of the month, this does give users an approximate ETA for when they can expect the update to land on the phone.
Xiaomi has already released the kernel sources for the Mi A3’s Android 10 update, alongside the kernel sources for the Mi A2’s update. We took an educated guess that the update would be on the horizon, and for the Mi A2, it was — the Mi A2’s Android 10 update was spotted a day later. We do not know why the Mi A3’s update is this delayed, but we certainly do prefer communication from Xiaomi over radio silence. We hope that the update does release sooner rather than later; but for official rollouts, the stability of the update takes priority over the promptness of update delivery since the average user can get deeply impacted by unattended critical bugs. If you simply cannot wait to try out Android 10 on the phone, you can always install an Android 10 custom ROM on the Mi A3.
Update: Xiaomi Mi A3’s Android 10 update has been delayed because of COVID-19
The novel Corona virus has had a profound impact on global businesses, including those related to smartphones. MWC 2020 was called off due to COVID-19 fears, and the tech industry, in general, has also seen ripple effects of the same affecting its 2020 schedule. COVID-19 has also caused an extended break in several regions of China, which has caused issues with hardware supply chains as well as software development. Sadly, the Xiaomi Mi A3’s much-awaited Android 10 update is also seeing a delay because of these issues.
Over the past few days a lot of you have reached out to us regarding the pending Android 10 update on Mi A3. The update was scheduled for mid February but it has been delayed due to the extended shutdown due to the global outbreak of coronavirus. (1/2)
— Sumit Sonal (@sumitsonal) February 26, 2020
In a two-part tweet, Mr. Sumit Sonal, Brand Lead for Mi at Xiaomi India, has addressed the delay of the Android 10 update for the Mi A3. The shutdown caused by COVID-19 is the cause of the delay, and there isn’t much that Xiaomi can do about this unfortunate situation at this stage. Consequently and understandably, there is no new timeline promised for the update.
Source: Sumit Sonal