Xiaomi Mi A4 Not Coming As Xiaomi Ditches Its Android One Project

Karamchand Rameshwar - Aug 07, 2020


Xiaomi Mi A4 Not Coming As Xiaomi Ditches Its Android One Project

So after 3 years in the Android One program, Xiaomi has officially discontinued the Mi A-series and there won't be Xiaomi Mi A4.

For those who are fans of the Android One program with a stock interface that does not have too much customization, bringing stability to mid-range Android devices, perhaps this will be bad news. Xiaomi has recently confirmed that it will discontinue the Mi A-series. This means that there will be no Xiaomi Mi A4 or any Android One smartphones launched by Xiaomi in the future.

Xiaomi Mi A3 Xiaomi Mi A4 Android One
Xiaomi Mi A3, Xiaomi's last Android One smartphone, launched in July 2019. There won't be Xiaomi Mi A4

At the moment, Xiaomi does not provide any reason for this decision. However, according to many speculations, it seems that Xiaomi's problem is related to the updates released for A-series devices running Android One. Under Google's agreement, manufacturers participating in the Android One project will be forced to release at least two major updates for each Android One device.

With Xiaomi, it can completely guarantee updates to its Android One devices, but in the past year, new Android updates for the Mi A-series tend to release later than usual. Even some updates for the Mi A3 have so many bugs that Xiaomi has to recall these updates many times. This may be part of the reason why Xiaomi was forced to stop participating in the Android One project. Right now it seems the company is quite busy releasing MIUI updates for a lot of Xiaomi devices.

Not only Xiaomi, but Motorola also stopped its Android One project. Up to now, only Nokia (HMD Global) is still involved in the project with mid-range Nokia smartphones.

If you prefer a simple and minimalistic Android interface, instead of looking for Android One devices, check out Google's Pixel series. Google has just recently launched the Pixel 4a, a low-cost version of the Pixel 4. Google Pixel devices mostly have good performance, quality cameras, and are supported by Google to get Android updates for a long time.

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