Xiaomi Mi A3, the company’s third-generation Android One smartphone, has officially earned a place in the list of buggiest phones ever. Since its release, the phone has been criticized for its software by users around the world. What’s even more interesting is the company has once again pulled back (third time) the Android 10 update.
The Xiaomi Mi A3 launched in July 2020 as a rebadged Mi CC9e for international markets. Instead of MIUI, it shipped with stock Android 9.0 Pie software under the Android One program. This means it should get two platform updates and monthly security patches for three years.
However, the company- is yet to deliver a bug-free stable Android 10 update for the device. Android One devices are supposed to be one of the first to get the latest Android update. But in Xiaomi’s case, it is different as the heavily skinned MIUI running Redmi K20 Pro was the first to get it. In fact, the Chinese variant of the device received the Android 10 update on the day Google officially launched it
But the company’s latest generation Android One device, the Mi A3, is still running Android Pie from 2018. In addition to that, the company has never delivered monthly security patches on time and tried to seed out a bugless Android 10 update for three times in a row.
Xiaomi first rolled out the Android 10 update to Mi A3 users in late February, and soon it was rolled back due to bugs. Once again, it seeded out the update in mid-March, but the same bugs followed. Now, recently on April 8, the Chinese smartphone maker released the update for the third time; unfortunately, ‘third time is not a charm’ for the company as the bugs have managed to latch on to this build too.
And hence, the latest Android 10 so-called stable update with April 2020 security patch has now been rolled back according to a Xiaomi customer care executive.
Anyway, it is worth noting that not all users are facing issues. But still, we recommend you to stick with Android 9 and only continue to update security patches and avoid Android 10 OTA notification.
These are some of the bugs/issues reported by Mi A3 users on Mi Community and other platforms.
Excessive battery drains
Fingerprint sensor issue
Camera shutter issue (defaulted to 1.4 sec)