Xiaomi Mi A1 came and my brother got one today. I looked into it and was surprised to find that it's an Android One device but missing the signature Google Apps/Features --
Google Phone (Dialer)
This device has com.android.dialer which is AOSP dialer, but even Micromax Canvas A1, the original Android One device has Google Dialer app and gets updated to date.
Even when Google Contacts app is available to all devices from Play Store since recently, this device comes with AOSP Contacts App, out of my understanding.
This, maybe due to special Camera and lenses feature so justified, but Android One devices were considered Nexus/Pixel cheaper brothers and a variant of Google Camera was expected.
I have disabled AOSP Contacts and have installed Google Contacts, but the same is not possible for Google Phone app and hence it bothers me always. Why an Android One device wouldn't come with Google Phone/Dialer?
Also, there is a "Feedback" app from Xiaomi which can't be disabled. What purpose would it solve?
Why not Stock as it was in past Android One programs? This makes Android One more in control of Xiaomi's than in Google's. I didn't see any review or articles indicating towards this and feel a little cheated.