O Android One brings an ambitious proposal: to offer the “pure Android” experience and fast updates. Since then, several manufacturers have launched cell phones in line with the program’s purposes, such as Xiaomi Mi A3. But three years after launch, the Xiaomi ended support for mobile.
The information is on the website of the Chinese brand. This Thursday (22), Xiaomi updated the list of products that reached the end of support to include the Mi A3, released in 2019 with Android 9 and updated to android 11. If you are not aware, the list includes products that no longer receive any software or firmware updates, including security updates.
With the change, Xiaomi no longer supports its latest Android One phone. The program, which served several manufacturers, guaranteed “pure Android” to the models that were part of the initiative. No wonder the Mi A3 did not have the MIUI interface, present in all smartphones of the Chinese brand.
The initiative offered other advantages. This is the case with Android updates for two years and monthly security fixes for three years, in addition to being fast. Google still made other demands, such as good performance and some pre-installed apps, such as Google Assistant and YouTube.
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The program brought several cell phones that caught the public’s attention. Xiaomi, for example, debuted in the project with the launch of the Mi A1, which hit stores in 2017 with 12 megapixel dual camera, just like the iPhone 7 Plus. Afterwards, the brand announced the Mi A2, in 2018and the Mi A3, in 2019.
Motorola has also released some models within the program. In 2018, the Motorola One arrived in Brazil for R$ 1,499 and an intermediate technical file. Then the manufacturer released the Motorola One Vision and the Motorola One Action in 2019.
But these were the last releases of the brand with Android One. Still in 2019, Motorola revealed the One Zoom out of the program. Later, the One Fusion and One Fusion+ were revealed without the initiative’s seal.
Currently, HMD Global is the only one among the major manufacturers that still launch cell phones under the program. It is the case of Nokia X10, which was announced in early 2021 with the promise of three years of system updates and “Android One’s clean interface”. Even so, the company took a while to release Android 11 to cell phones that are part of the initiative.
With information: Gizmochina