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Xiaomi Mi A1 receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update (Update: rolling out again)

Update: After halting the Oreo rollout to the Mi A1 due to bugs, it appears that Xiaomi has now started it up again.

Published onJanuary 16, 2018

Update #2 (01/16): Xiaomi halted the Oreo rollout to the Mi A1 soon after it had begun at the end of December, but it looks like it has now picked up again. The news arrives from the XDA forums (via Beebom), where users have been discussing the update and how to get it.  

Xiaomi originally stopped rolling the update out due to a bug in the dialer app, and while Beebom says there are still some issues waiting to be resolved, these should be non-critical. Let us know in the comments if you've received the latest update yet and if you've encountered any problems. 

Update #1 (01/11): Following the rollout of Android Oreo for the Xiaomi Mi A1 at the end of December, the update may now have been pulled. The news arrives via Piunika.web, which got its hands on a Xiaomi screenshot stating that the update had been "stopped temporarily" — a decision it says Xiaomi arrived at due to a number of software bugs.   

Talk in the Xiaomi forums has been quiet for the last few days, while those on Reddit have also been asking about the update's status. To our knowledge, Xiaomi hasn't started this up again yet, and it's not clear when it will.

The update only began after an—albeit brief—beta period, which is usually when any critical bugs are addressed—making this course of action something of a surprise. We'll let you know when we receive further news of the rollout's status.

Previous coverage (01/01): Xiaomi is closing out 2017 by updating it’s Mi A1 handset to Android 8.0 Oreo.

Following a recent Oreo beta test, the company announced the update on its Twitter account on December 30, 2017:

We’re ending the year with an O! #MiA1 users, stay tuned as we’re rolling out your long-awaited update in batches but make sure you’re already on the latest December update (7.12.19) to receive Android O!
— Mi (@xiaomi) December 31, 2017

As the tweet says, you’ll need to be running the latest December update (7.12.19) in order to receive the over-the-air Oreo update. Keep in mind this is a staged rollout, so it might be a few days before the update reaches all Mi A1 handsets.

The update to Android Oreo brings new features like picture-in-picture mode, bundled notifications, plenty of UI tweaks, and fast charging support. Want to learn more about Android Oreo? Be sure to check out our full review right here.

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