Xiaomi pulls Android 8.0 Oreo update for Mi A1 due to performance issues


The last day of 2017 brought a nice gift for Xiaomi customers using a Mi A1 smartphone, as the handset maker started pushing out the promised Android 8.0 Oreo update. Unfortunately, the update seems to have been rushed to meet the deadline announced by Xiaomi a while ago.

Now, Xiaomi announced that due to the many issues experienced by Mi A1 owners who updated to Android 8.0 Oreo, they are putting the roll-out on hold until they fix these bugs.

It appears that Xiaomi Mi A1 users reported many problems after the update, including issues with the camera, dialer and Recents apps, as well as fingerprint sensor and battery life.

The most annoying is related to the dialer app, which would stop responding or not work as intended (delays while making a call). Fortunately, Xiaomi announced a workaround should solve the issue until JIO, the company responsible for the dialer app, is addressing the bug.

Still, there are many other problems that must be fixed before Xiaomi resumes the Android 8.0 Oreo roll-out, including the issue with the battery drain when Bluetooth is enabled or the swipe gesture on the fingerprint sensor that's not working.

source: Xiaomi (1, 2) via GSMArena

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Mi A1
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3080 mAh

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11 Comments

1. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

"until JIO, the company responsible for the dialer app" Why did they even need another company to make dialer app?

2. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

After quick google, JIO is Indian mobile network... Is this problem only for Indian version?

3. peace247 unregistered

Yes...jio also provides 4g wifi dongles, so that non 4g phone owners can also enjoy 4g services and it requires the jio dialer app to use volte calling function. Since, mi a1 has inbuilt 4g/volte, i dont know why people use those dongles(maybe to share Internet to the whole family). Anyway, this issue is overblown... Yes, there is issue when u update your mobile with old data/apps remaining. But u can reset your device after updating and it will rectify all bugs...

4. Tahir215

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 14, 2014

Mine is working fine here in Dubai.

5. Arthurhkt

Posts: 725; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Wasn't Android One update was directly handle by Google?

9. Cat97

Posts: 1933; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Lies...

6. FreshPrinceOfH

Posts: 81; Member since: Dec 31, 2017

Shouldn't it use the Android Oreo dialer? I remember reading that the only changed app was the camera app.

8. Papa_Ji

Posts: 859; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Calling on any phone number is free for jio users using jio dialer app...

10. FreshPrinceOfH

Posts: 81; Member since: Dec 31, 2017

This is exactly why you're always better off buying non carrier branded devices. International unlocked FTW

11. vananucho

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 01, 2011

My Redmi Note 4 is working fine with a baked 8.1 ROM tho

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