Xiaomi Mi A1 stops getting Android Oreo update due to bugs

Many Mi A1 users complained about facing battery drainage issue on their phones after receiving the Android Oreo update.

By Chandrika

2018 started on a high note for Xiaomi Mi A1 users, as the smartphone received the stable version of Android Oreo update. Now, just days after the rollout, the company has canceled the Android Oreo update for the Mi A1. The news first came to notice through the website Piunika.web, which had obtained a leaked screenshot. The screenshot reveals that Android Oreo rollout for Mi A1 has been stopped temporarily.

Xiaomi Mi A1 stops getting Android Oreo update due to bugs


While the Mi representative didn't state the reason, the update has probably been canceled due to bugs. Many Xiaomi Mi A1 users reported about bugs in their devices after getting the Oreo treatment. The most annoying bug users are complaining about is the battery drainage issue which is closely related to the handset's Bluetooth function. Some users also faced issues while answering a call if the phone's display is turned off, though the phone is not locked.

Xiaomi Mi A1 stops getting Android Oreo update due to bugs

Other than that, apps are getting closed suddely, while the ambient display is not working properly for some users. Thankfully, Xiaomi has released a statement in a community post acknowledging the issues. Apparently, only Mi A1 users with MyJio app are facing the troubles.

"We just dropped an Android Oreo update for Mi A1 a few days back. We stumbled upon an issue where some users were having issue with dialler app getting hanged or there's an unusual delay in making the call. Upon researching we found that MyJio application is causing ANR when a call is being made or received and hence the issue. The issue is seen when MyJio app is being present with all app permissions granted," stated the company.

Xiaomi Mi A1 First Impressions

It is also likely that Xioami will again release the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Mi A1 users in a next couple of weeks. So if you own a Mi A1 which is not updated to Oreo yet, you better wait for a while.

Notably, Mi A1 was not only the first Xiaomi phone to get the taste of Oreo, but also the first phone under Rs. 15,000 to receive the latest iteration of Google's mobile operating system.

The Mi A1 Android One smartphone was launched in India in September 2016. It was originally priced at Rs. 14,999, but after receiving a permanent price cut, the smartphone is now available for Rs. 13,999.

As for the specs, the smartphone bears a 5.5-inch full-HD (1,080×1,920 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass on top. At the heart of the Xiaomi Mi A1 lies an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor which is teamed up with 4GB RAM and 64GB expandable (up to 128GB) internal storage space.

On the optics front, the Mi A1 flaunts a dual rear camera setup with two 12MP image sensors, where one comprises of a wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture and 1.25-micron pixel size. The other one which is a telephoto lens features 1-micron pixel size and f/2.6 aperture. For the selfie camera, the smartphone makes use of a 5MP sensor which comes with various shooting modes.

To keep the lights on, there is a 3,080mAh battery inside. This dual-SIM smartphone offers connectivity features such as 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors onboard include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.

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