Xiaomi appears to have stopped Android Oreo 8.1 update it had just begun sending out to Mi A1 smartphones. Several users of the smartphones have been coming forth on Reddit stating about the abrupt move. Evidently, there are a few bugs that managed to slip past the testing phase.
Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi seems to Mi A1 Android Oreo 8.1 Update suspended? Xiaomi Users Report on Reddit after they have recalled the latest Android Oreo 8.1 update meant for the Mi A1 smartphones. Many A1 users claimed to have received a notification for the Over The Air (OTA) update, only to be greeted with the disappointing “No Update Available” or “Your Phone Is Up To Date” message. It appears A1 users might have to wait a little longer to update their smartphone to Android Oreo 8.1. Majority of the A1 devices are already on Oreo 8.0. Xiaomi has been rather prompt at sending out updates, and the A1 had started to receive Android 8.0 Oreo update about six months back.
Mi A1 Users Who Updated To Oreo 8.1 Complain About Weird Issues
It is only logical to assume Xiaomi must have thoroughly tested the Android Oreo 8.1 update before sending out the OTA update notification. Believing the same, many A1 users promptly hit the update button as soon as the notification landed on their smartphones. Evidently, the update goes through smoothly. It is does not pause or cancel. The smartphone also shows Android version as 8.1 after the update. The latest update also brings the June Android security patch. Apart from India, Xiaomi had begun sending out OTA updates to Mi A1 users in Philippines as well.
After going through with the update, which was about 1.1 GB in size, some users of newly updated Mi A1 alleged they came across some weird issues. One of the common issues that people claim to experience is the sudden disappearance of all messages from the device. Other users claimed the update doesn’t pass “SafetyNet”, and causes a few issues with Google Play Store certification as well. smartphones and apps against common security threats. The issues with SafetyNet could be a “false positive,” or a false alarm, but is still considered highly inappropriate for an update.
It is normal for a device to experience higher than normal battery drain after an update. But many users claim that the update has been draining battery at an alarmingly higher rate. To address this common occurrence, most of the smartphone manufacturers advise users to switch off their device for about 15-20 seconds before rebooting them.