Xiaomi Mi Box US is one of the recommended TV boxes if you want a pure – and official – Android TV experience at an affordable price. However, updates to the latest version of Android has been slow, and until recently the device was running Android TV 6.x (Marshmallow) only, despite Android 8 being released in August 2017, and Nougat a year ealier.
But according to reports from reddit users, Xiaomi Mi Box has finally gotten an OTA upgrade to Android 8.x Oreo.
Some of the changes include support for Google Assistant, the new Android Oreo launcher for Android TV, and other new features introduce in Marshmallow and Oreo. More geeky users reported Linux has also been updated to version 4.9.54, and Project Treble is installed with should allow for more timely firmware updates in the future, although without seamless upgrade support.
The Android Oreo upgrade has been reported in several country from the US & Canada, to France in Europe, and further East in India and Malaysia, so it should be a global update, an if you own a box it should already or soon be updated. If for whatever reasons you’d like to analyze the firmware update file, you can download it directly here.
Via XDA Developers
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