[Update: Delayed due to COVID-19] Xiaomi Mi A3 will receive Android 10 in mid-February

[Update: Delayed due to COVID-19] Xiaomi Mi A3 will receive Android 10 in mid-February

Update 1 (02/27/2020 @ 02:58 AM ET): The Xiaomi Mi A3’s Android One updates has been delayed because of the COVID-19 outbreak and its ripple effects. Scroll to the bottom for more information. The article as published on January 15, 2020, is preserved as below.

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.


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.

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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.

Source: Xiaomi India
Story Via: GSMArena

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.

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

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A journalist at XDA-Developers and the current Editor in Chief, I have been writing for XDA since 2015, despite being a qualified business-litigation lawyer. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news and tutorials, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected] or on Twitter (@aamirsidd94).

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