Xiaomi Mi A1 Android 8.0 Oreo Update Rollout Resumes

Xiaomi Mi A1 Android 8.0 Oreo Update Rollout Resumes
  • Android Oreo is rolling out again for Xiaomi Mi A1
  • Fixes for battery drain and other issues included
  • New update includes Android's January security patch

Android 8.0 Oreo update for Xiaomi Mi A1 has resumed after a brief suspension. Following complaints regarding performance issues on the Mi A1 after installation of the update, Xiaomi had recently suspended the rollout. But the company has now confirmed that the bugs have been fixed and the Mi A1 updates rollout has resumed.

"Mi A1 updates have resumed with a phased rollout that started over the weekend," a Xiaomi spokesperson told Gadgets 360. "This new version fixes a few bugs from the last update. We are committed to providing the best possible experience on Mi A1 and thank Mi fans for their feedback and patience."

Xiaomi had started rolling out Android Oreo update for the Mi A1 smartphone on 31st December last year, only to temporarily pull it out later. The new update comes with build number OPR1.170623. and it includes Android Security patch for January 2018.

For users who had installed the previous update, the new version is an 89MB download. However, if the smartphone runs the Android Nougat, then it is a 1,112MB update. With this update, Xiaomi is said to have resolved various bugs such as Bluetooth battery drain issue, unresponsive dialer app, random reboots and more. Additionally, the update is reportedly getting rid of the SIM HD notification, along with bringing back fingerprint gestures.

Earlier, users had reported issues like dialler and camera app getting frozen, fingerprint sensor and recent app button becoming inactive, and a slowdown of the ambient light sensor. Even the Xiaomi Mi A1 battery was reportedly draining quickly on activating Bluetooth. Meanwhile, Xiaomi had acknowledged at least one issue with the Android Oreo update. At one of the Mi Community forums, it said that users in India were suffering frozen dialler issues because of problems with the MyJio app on the Mi A1. The company suggested that affected users can uninstall the MyJio app or 'disable telephone permission'.

The Mi A1 is the first smartphone in the Mi series to receive the Android Oreo update. The Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Xiaomi Mi A1 - which runs stock Android, unlike other Xiaomi phones - brought features like Picture-in-Picture mode, new Notification dots, Background limits, Auto-fill, and Smart text selection. The company had also added improvements such as adaptive app icons and a faster boot experience. The Mi A1 smartphone was launched at Rs. 14,999 in India and is currently available at Rs. 13,999.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Stock Android with some Mi enhancements
  • Premium design
  • Dual cameras
  • Bad
  • Average battery life
  • Very slippery
  • Poor photo quality in low light
Display 5.50-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Front Camera 5-megapixel
Rear Camera 12-megapixel
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 3080mAh
OS Android 7.1.2
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels

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