The first smartphone with android one being released by the company led by Lei Jun continues to receive the attention and love of the user community. Proof of this is that it can already be “run” from Android 13, this on the smartphone xiaomi mi a1 already 5 years.
It was one of the first and certainly one of the best rivals and alternatives to Google Pixel smartphones that was also available in Portugal, especially at the time when they were really cheap. For about 300 euros we had here an excellent machine with Android.
Xiaomi Mi A1 is now entitled to Android 13 from Google
Five years after its arrival on the market, the Xiaomi Mi A1 was one of the first Android One smartphones that was really popular in the global market. In addition, it was the first model of the brand to go on the market with this Google software.
The promise was incredible. Updates provided directly by Google, without the MIUI that characterized Xiaomi phones, but whose imprint was still very Asian, too much for some users of the brand in Portugal and other European markets.
It was precisely here that Android One was able to make a difference, by providing excellent hardware (for the price) with pleasant software for the European consumer. Unfortunately, the software would be one of the “cons” of this phone in the face of numerous releases with insects which greatly damaged the reputation of this excellent project.
At the end of its useful life, the smartphone continues to attract the attention of the community
It should be noted that this possibility of running Android 13 does not come to you officially. That is, it is not an official system update, a right that it lost several years ago, but thanks to the efforts of the developer community.
In fact, from the end of 2022, the first custom ROMs or habit The ROMs began to bring Android 13 to this legendary Xiaomi smartphone. Now, we have one more with the arrival of Spark OS in its latest version.
Therefore, we already have the ROMs SparkOS, PixelPlusUI, PixelExperience Is OS arrow. All based on Google’s Android 13 operating system and all compatible with the Xiaomi Mi A1 smartphone.
The smartphone lives on thanks to the developer community
As the post progresses gizmochina, This is one of the smartphones whose community of users and developers never ceases to amaze us. Many years after its arrival on the market, it is still possible to give it a new lease of life.
Finally, if you have a Xiaomi Mi A1 smartphone, you can find all the custom ROMs in its repository on the portal. XDA Developers. This is one of those (good) smartphones that refuse to die.