With the Xiaomi Mi A1, Xiaomi has tried something new in the market. Yes.. for the first it was an experiment. But people showed a good response than any other Xiaomi phones. And the key reason is the Stock Android experience. Later on to the company has launched Mi A2 which is the second AndroidOne device. It has a pure Android experience. Well, one thing to worth notice here is there are no Xiaomi customization options apart from the camera application.
The Mi A2 runs over Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. The company has not released the Android 9 Pie update yet. But it seems the Android Pie update is near to rolling out for this device because the first Beta release has been leaked online and it is available to download. The new Android Pie update is up on the XDA Developers Forums and it is made available by the member Whyle. It is official Beta ROM. So, you can flash it right now.
Now, with the new Android Pie update how we can forget to talk about the features! The Android Pie for Mi A2 will bring the Adaptive Battery, the all-new filled in navigation buttons with all navigation gestures you find on Android Pie ROM. If you are Mi A2 owner you know the Android Oreo delivers the pretty much stock Android experience. Same as that, the Android Pie is pretty much stock Android. So, if you have played with the Android Pie ROM before on Mi A2, you will feel the same.
Well, keep in mind that this is the Beta ROM. So, prepare yourself to face bugs if you are planning to flash it. Further, the ROM is not hitting your device via OTA. So, you will have to use either TWRP or fastboot commands to flash it on your device. Now, it makes sense that you will need an unlocked bootloader.
Don’t worry about the flashing information if you don’t know. I have attached a guide links below that you can use in order to proceed further.