Xiaomi already confirmed previously that Mi A1 will receive the Android Oreo in few weeks. Xiaomi also conducted a recruitment drive to find eligible beta testers for android 8.0 on Mi A1 on 5th December, 2017. Beta Oreo Update for device started rolling out for selected beta testers and if tested successfully, it will be offered to more users in batches in few days.
Xiaomi Mi A1 was launched in India in September, 2017 at a price of Rs.14,999 and two days back it got first permanent official price cut making the smartphone valued at Rs.13,999 only now. This will be among few smartphones in this price range to be decorated with android 8.0 Oreo.
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Right Beta update rolling out for testers and size of the update is 1.1GB. Update reads out Android Oreo will amaze You. Update brings lot of changes in User Interface with add on features like Picture-in-Picture (PIP) mode, adaptive icons, snoozing individual notifications, keyboard navigation improvements, Web View Enhancements, AAudio API for Pro Audio, background limits and a lot more. After update, it shows December 1, 2017 security patch level.
If all goes well, open stable update will be rolled out to MI A1 users in few days. No specific date is mentioned but going by the rumors rolling out should start by the end of the year.
Few Screenshots that emerged on the official MI forum from beta testers are as follows