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

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has suspended the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Mi A1 because of some performance issue caused by the update. As promised during the launch of the device, Xiaomi had rolled out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to Mi A1 on 31 December.

The Xiaomi Mi A1 is the first smartphone from Xiaomi which comes with stock Android 7.1 Nougat. Xiaomi had promised that this smartphone will get the Android 8.0 Oreo update in 2017 and as promised, the company started rolling out the update on the last day of the year. However, after installing this update on their smartphone, users found some serious performance issues.

The Xiaomi Mi A1 users found that the camera app and the dialer app was unresponsive. The battery was draining with Bluetooth turned on and swipe gesture on fingerprint sensor were not working and the Ambient light sensor and recent app buttons also became unresponsive.

Xiaomi Mi A1

Xiaomi acknowledged these issues and posted a workaround for the random freeze issue of the dialer app. The phone kept getting hanged while making calls via dialer and the phone becomes unresponsive.

Xiaomi posted this on the Mi Community, “We just dropped an Android Oreo update for Mi A1 a few days back. We stumbled upon an issue where users are not able to call and dialer app is 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.”

Xiaomi is asking people to either uninstall MyJio app or just revoke the “Telephone” permission for the MyJio app. Xiaomi has suspended the update for now and will roll out once the bugs are resolved.

Abhishek Bhatnagar

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