Those familiar with Android and the various initiatives Google has piloted with their mobile operating system will be familiar with Android One– Google's initiative to bring a near-stock, well optimised Android experience to low-cost Android devices from a range of OEM partners. Xiaomi, a known maker of low-cost high-spec Android phones recently released their first foray into the Android One space, called the Xiaomi Mi A1. The close-to-AOSP stock firmware is understandably enticing for many users of Xiaomi's other, heavily skinned mobile devices, which is why there has been a push within the Android developer and modder community to port the device's Android One ROM to other Xiaomi devices. And today, yet another one joins the list; this time it's the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and Redmi Note 4X.
The Android One experience is largely identical to what you'll be getting on the Mi A1, with no additional changes being made by developer GLokin666, who was responsible for this port. However, due to some of the hardware differences between the 2 devices, not all features of the Redmi 4 and 4X will be fully functional.
Both the fingerprint sensor and the infrared blaster are not functional at the moment, and the camera is missing some features. While this may rule out this build as a daily driver for many users, it is still an extremely impressive first build – all other features are working without any noticeable hiccups. It's a beta build, but a largely complete one. You can grab it from XDA
What do you guys think? Will you be grabbing this ROM for your Xiaomi device? Let us know in the comments, or post over in the forums with your thoughts.