About a month ago, Xiaomi launched beta testing of Android 8.0 Oreo for Xiaomi Mi A1 . And just yesterday, some users received a "batch" of firmware with a security patch from January 1, 2018. That is, Mi A1 was the first smartphone with a fresh security patch, even earlier than Google Pixel.
At the presentation of the smartphone Xiaomi Mi A1 in India promised that the smartphone will receive a fresh OS up to Android P and current security patches for 2 years. But not before the "Pixels". At the moment it is not known whether this was done accidentally, or an error occurred.
Smartphone Xiaomi Mi A1 was the first device of the company, which was released specifically for the program "Android One". In fact, this is a version of Xiaomi Mi 5X, only with a "pure" android. The smartphone received a 5.5-inch Full HD display, a metal case, a dual camera, Snapdragon 625 and Android 7.1 Nougat with several applications from Xiaomi.
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Read in Russian: Xiaomi Mi A1 с бэтой Android 8.0 получил январский патч безопасности от Google в декабре