Xiaomi Mi A1 receiving Android 8.1 Oreo, but there is a big problem

The Android Oreo Version upgrade for Xiaomi Mi A1 is rolling out globally

Xiaomi Mi A1 Oreo Update

Xiaomi’s Mi A1 the first Android One smartphone, now receiving an OTA update for the latest version of Android 8.1 Oreo. Beside Android Version upgrade, it also received the Android security patch for June 2018.

Xiaomi Mi A1 getting the Android Oreo update quite late considering, The phone was launched in September 2017 on Android Nougat, but receiving the update to Android 8.0 Oreo now. While Android One devices run on a stock version of the Android UI, and are touted to receive very quick software updates and new features quickly.

Xiaomi Mi A1 Oreo update

The New Android Version 8.1 Ore upgrade brings lot of changes in Mi A1 like – the ability to see the battery level on connected Bluetooth devices, as well as notification limiting. It brings upon Pixel 2 launcher look as well as dark and light themes. Although, there is still no sign of EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) and No Native FM Radio app which is a Let-Down.

Problem? – The Android Oreo Version Weighing in at around 1.2GB, You might want to hold off updating your Mi A1 as there are reports of a bug in the update that wipes entire SMS history. Especially when messages app is swiped away.

The Android Oreo Version upgrade is rolling out globally as users from India to the Philippines are reporting getting the OTA update. Stay tuned with us we will update as we find out more details on the solution of this bug.

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