It has been an exciting month for Android enthusiasts. We witnessed the official launch of the new version of Android from Google. The new version as rumored was named as Android Oreo.
However, after the release of the new version, the tech giant uploaded the AOSP source code and many smartphone brands, as well as developers, have been quick to jump on it and now only time will tell who will offer the new software the fastest apart from Google Pixel and Nexus devices.
Besides, a report from XDA-developers notes that some of the users (or more so developers) have already started working on builds (custom ROMs) for their device and have even uploaded screenshots of Android Oreo running on their device. In this case, the Mi 5S Plus.
The report further states that some ROM builders are working on building Android 8.0 Oreo from the source for devices they like to work on for the community. And it seems that XDA Senior Member Vasishath has also been working on developing the ROM for Xiaomi Mi 3. In the past, the developers have already come up with unofficial builds of the OS for Xiaomi Mi 3 or Mi 4. Besides the builders have already released builds like OmniROM, ported MultiROM, and they have even built a CAF ROM for the two devices. It is interesting to see the type of work they've done for enthusiasts of the Mi 3 and Mi 4.
With the new Android launch, the builders have been working on getting AOSP built for the two Xiaomi devices. In fact, they seem to have got some work done and the report notes that the builders are already in the 4th revision stage. The community who has been testing the new ROM has reported that most major aspects of the phone are working smoothly (it includes the camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, sensors, amongst others).
But again, while it is still in developing stage, the builders will be carrying out more tests and putting in more work to bring the ROM up to par with other stable custom ROMs for the two devices. In any case, it is good to see that builders are working extensively on bringing Android Oreo on the Mi 3 and the Mi 4.
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