Xiaomi has once again suspended the Android 8.0 Oreo update for its Mi A1 suggesting the software update experience has not gone as per plan. This is the second time the company has suspended the update after promising to deliver Oreo by the end of 2017.
Xiaomi Mi A1, the first Android One device from the Chinese smartphone maker was expected to bring better software experience compared to other Redmi and Mi devices. However, a new crop of bugs have been discovered forcing the company to suspend the roll out of Oreo update for Mi A1. The most recent release of Oreo with build number 8.1.10 fixed some of the bugs previously discovered, but it seems the company did not fix them all.
In a forum post, Xiaomi says some of the newly discovered bugs will be patched in the next few days and the Mi A1 updates will resume. The new build released for Mi A1 also didn’t enable electronic image stabilization, which was expected to improve video experience on the device.
The Mi A1 is the cheapest smartphone with an Android experience closer to stock and timely software udpate was its biggest selling point. All other smartphones from Xiaomi are yet to receive Android 7.0 Nougat as part of MIUI 9 update and Mi A1 was a clear differentiator, but the company seems to have run into all sorts of troubles with releasing a bug free update.
To recall, Xiaomi Mi A1 was launched as Android One variant of Mi 5X in September last year. The smartphone features dual 12-megapixel rear camera setup with 2x optical zoom and portrait mode feature. It sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage and Snapdragon 625 chipset. There is a 5-megapixel front camera for selfies and 1080p video recording. The smartphone was launched with Android 7.1.2 Nougat and is backed by a 3,000mAh battery. The Mi A1 is priced at Rs 13,999 and is available exclusively on Flipkart.