Xiaomi halts Android 8.0 Oreo rollout for Mi A1 temporarily?

Xiaomi has put a halt on the Android 8.0 Oreo rollout temporarily but the company will release a new update in a 'couple of weeks'

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Highlights

    • Xiaomi suspends Android Oreo rollout for Mi A1
    • Users facing various performance issues post installation
    • MyJio app causing dialer app issue

Xiaomi brought its first Android One powered handset, the Xiaomi Mi A1 to India last year. The company at the launch said that the handset will receive Google’s latest Android OS before the year-end. The company sticking to its promise did release a stable Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Mi A1 on December 31.

But while this brought a nerve of excitement among Mi A1 users, the promise seems to have been short lived. A screenshot has surfaced (spotted by piunika.web) on the Internet showing that the ‘update for Mi A1 has been stopped temporarily’. A number of users have reported several bugs to the company citing that they are facing performance issues on their devices.

Image Source: piunika.web
Image Source: piunika.web

Apparently, users after installing the update faced unresponsiveness of the camera app, unresponsiveness of recent tab and ambient light sensor. One of the significant bugs that surfaced following the Android 8.0 Oreo update was the unresponsiveness of the dialer app. The bug caused interruption while making calls and the app ceased to respond.

Xiaomi acknowledging the issue mentioned that the unusual delay occurs because of the MyJio app that causes ANR when a call is made or received. The issue was found when all apps permission were granted for the MyJio app. The company has requested users to either uninstall the app or disable ‘Telephone permission’ in the Settings menu (“Go to Settings> Apps & notifications> App info> MyJio> Permissions> Disable Telephone permission”).

Other issues include battery drain that is connected to the phone’s Bluetooth function, unable to answer the incoming call if the phone’s display is turned off but the screen is not locked, unresponsiveness of swipe on fingerprint sensor gesture. Xiaomi has put a halt on the Android 8.0 Oreo rollout temporarily but as per reports the company will release a new update in a ‘couple of weeks’.