Xiaomi Mi A1 Android Oreo Update Reportedly Suspended Again Due to Bugs

By January 26th, 2018 AT 1:49 PM

Xiaomi has once again suspended Android 8.0 Oreo rollout for its Mi A1, the only Android One smartphone from the company. The Chinese manufacturer has been trying to get the Mi A1 updated to Oreo for quite some time now, but each time a number of issues seem to crop up.

The stable Oreo for Mi A1 first began rolling out at the beginning of January, which however was stopped after several reports of degraded performance and bugs. Xiaomi resumed the rollout last week, only for a moderator on official Xiaomi forum to announce rollout was stopped once again due to bugs.

A moderator in the MIUI forum posted that new crop of bugs have been discovered and should be patched in the next few days. The new build released also didn’t enable electronic image stabilisation (EIS), which was expected to improve video experience on the device.

In a thread, he wrote: “Mi A1 updates will resume in the next few days as we fix a few bugs from the last update. We are committed (sic) to providing the best possible experience on Mi A1 and thank you for your feedback and patience.”

The Android Oreo update for the Mi A1 is expected to be resumed in upcoming days. However, we suggest users wait for some more time to save themselves from ending up with a buggy and unusable device. The update will bring the Xiaomi Mi A1 to the Android Oreo build 8.1.10.

Xiaomi’s Mi A1 is the first device from the phone maker without its MIUI skin. Launched as Android One variant of Mi 5X, the smartphone is one of cheapest with stock Android experience and timely updates one of its USPs.

The Mi A1 sports a metal iPhonesque design and comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display. Under the hood, a Snapdragon 625 SoC along with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage powers the device. The device comes with a 12MP dual camera setup with 2x optical zoom and portrait mode. For selfies, there’s a 5MP sensor with 1080p video recording. The Mi A1 with Android 7.1.2 Nougat was launched for a price of Rs 14,999 but is now available for Rs 13,999 after a recent price cut.

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