Xiaomi gets entangled in the rollout of the Android 11 update for the Mi A3. Major bugs remain, sometimes with unusable units without the possibility of reversing. The problem is said to be largely related to Xiaomi’s priorities.
The black series continues with the Android 11 update for the Xiaomi Mi A3. The brand first offered the stable update on December 30. But immediately users started complaining on Reddit about devices that had become unusable. What forced Xiaomi to make this statement:
“It has come to our attention that a small number of Mi A3 users are experiencing issues with our recent OTA update to Android 11. Our teams are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, we have and already stopped the deployment on our side ”, explained the brand.
Android 11 update on the Xiaomi Mi A3: alas, it’s still missing!
However, the problem is that at this stage, many users have still installed the update. Forcing Xiaomi to speak again, offering to have their device repaired free of charge. Then on January 5, Xiaomi resumed the rollout of the Android 11 update on the Mi A3.
And yet it is the disaster: despite all the time spent looking for the source of the problem and the costs that this implies for the manufacturer in unnecessary repairs, it turns out that the new update is still riddled with bugs. One user reports in particular that chat bubbles are no longer displayed, that there is no more native recording of the screen and that it is impossible to make a call over WiFi or copy text in some Windows.
It is not officially known what is causing this astonishing situation. Especially since Xiaomi is generally pretty good when it comes to MIUI updates. Except that this smartphone is precisely an Android One smartphone. Our colleagues from Android Central think that the problem comes from the way in which Xiaomi prioritizes its technical efforts.
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De facto Android One devices represent a much lower volume of sales than the other smartphones of the firm. And it is quite simply possible that a user base lower than a certain level does not motivate the manufacturer too much to put the package on the development side. Which is a shame, because this may in turn cool potential buyers of Android One devices…
Source: Android Central