Xiaomi rolling out new Android 8.0 Oreo update to Mi A1 users

Xiaomi Mi A1 is now running Android 8.0 Oreo.

  • Published: January 16, 2018 2:05 PM IST

Xiaomi is finally rolling out a new Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Mi A1. The company had pulled the existing software update to the Android One device citing various software issues faced by users. Xiaomi is now pushing out a new version of the Oreo update for the users.

The new update is said to resolve Bluetooth battery drain, random reboots, and other issues in the Xiaomi Mi A1. The update is also said to restore the fingerprint reader. In addition, the new update also brings the January security patch. The January patch is roughly around 89MB in size.

Xiaomi launched the Mi A1 running Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box, with Android 8.0 Oreo now rolling out to users. The company launched the Mi A1 based on Android One in India in partnership with Google in September 2017.

Xiaomi has rolled out an Android Oreo update in December on December 31. However, after updating the device, many users complained about issues like dialer and camera app getting frozen, fingerprint sensor and recent app button becoming inactive, and a slowdown of the ambient light sensor. Apart from that, the smartphone’s battery was draining quickly on activating Bluetooth. The latest update is said to fix everything.

Among other notable features, Android Oreo will also come with the Picture-in-Picture mode, Notification Dots, Android Instant Apps, and Google Play Protect among others. Android Oreo also promises optimizations such as minimizing background activity in the apps least used, better connectivity, and a longer battery life.

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Xiaomi Mi A1


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  • Published Date: January 16, 2018 2:05 PM IST