Late last week, Xiaomi rolled out the official Android 8.1 Oreo upgrade for the Mi A1 with lots of us getting our phones updated soon as the news broke up. But things gave a little nasty surprise for some users that in the next few hours after the roll out multiple instances of bugs were reported by users and owners of the handset.
The most obvious one is that the Settings app which everyone needs to get into when we need to set things up with our Android devices crashed with no way to restore itself back up than going to hard reset the phone. And then there’s the bug that SafetyNet to fail which in terms of security poses a serious problem. Some also had their entire SMS history removed after the update and a few other things were missing.
To make up for the chaos that the update had given to users, Xiaomi yesterday pulled out the update from their servers and it brought us back in time where the same thing happened with the first Oreo upgrade we had back in the late of December of last year.
As it seems Xiaomi despite their rigorous testings, still hasn’t figured out a few major bugs in the system that gave inconvenience to users. As if the update itself were rushed in just to fulfill their promises even when the software were half-baked. The second time that Xiaomi did this, many were not happy and expressed their disappointments online as that prompt Xiaomi to decide to pull out the update before it becomes a major problem.
The new Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Mi A1 brought a ton of new upgrades in its sleeve, the most obvious ones are the new UI elements to the system which includes a new adaptive color scheme which automatically changes the system color scheme depending on the brightness of the user’s wallpaper. And then a few minor changes in the power menu and a few more tweaks in the default Launcher3 interface which impresses most users that I came by.
System and Battery Performance were also found to have been improved with this build and the sound output are a lot better this time around. More importantly, the update includes latest June Security patch which brings improvements in Security and supposedly a fix to known bugs and issues.
Since the update has been off the Xiaomi servers, it might take a few more weeks before it goes available again. Few users weren’t able to upgrade their system throughout the weekend and it’s both a good and a bad thing. The bad thing is that they haven’t had the latest version on their system but the good thing is, they don’t have to endure what other had gone through with the bug infused update.
Rest assured that Xiaomi will fix itself back up and the update should be available once again as soon as all the reported issues are addressed.