At the end of December 2017, the Android 8.0 Oreo update was rolled out for Xiaomi Mi A1 Android One smartphone that was launched in September last year. However, the rollout of the update has now been stopped as several users have complained about various bugs that have marred the performance of the phone. A screenshot showing a Xiaomi rep confirming that the company has temporarily halted the Oreo update for M1 A1 has also surfaced.
Users who have updated to Android Oreo on M1 A1 have primarily complained about poor battery performance. Reports suggest that the battery drain issue that has surfaced after Oreo update is associated with the Bluetooth function of the phone. Some users have complained that ambient display notifications are not working while others have said they are facing problems in receiving a call if the display is turned off.
The Android 8.0 Oreo update for Xiaomi Mi A1 that was released on Dec. 31, 2017 weighs 1,104.1MB. The update brought new features like notification dots, notification channels, Picture-in-Picture mode Autofill Framework, Smart text selection, new emojis and more.
As of this writing, there is no confirmation on when Xiaomi will be resuming the Android Oreo update for Mi A1. Before rolling out the final Oreo update, its beta version was released so that bugs could be ironed out. It appears that in a bid to quickly release the Oreo update for M1 A1, the company failed to kill all the bugs.
Google and Xiaomi had teamed up to launch the Xiaomi Mi A1 as the first Android One phone from the Chinese manufacturer. The Xiaomi Mi A1 is essentially the Mi 5X smartphone that was launched in China in July last year. The only difference between the two phones is that the Mi 5X has a layer of MIUI 9 on Android Nougat OS whereas the Mi A1 is running stock version of Android and it does not feature the MIUI skin.
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