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Bugs galore | The Mi A3 finally receives the Android 10 update

The Mi A3. (Source: Mi )
The Mi A3. (Source: Mi )
After months of promises and rumors, the Mi A3 is finally receiving the much-awaited Android 10 update. The OTA weighs in as a 1.3 GB download and brings all the typical Android 10 features. The update, however, appears to be a rather buggy one, as has become typical of Xiaomi's Android One OS updates.
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Earlier today, Xiaomi surprised owners of the Redmi Note 8 Pro by finally releasing the stable global Android 10 update. The company is on a roll, apparently, and has now begun to deliver the much-anticipated Android 10 update to owners of the Mi A3.

The update weighs in at 1.3 GB and brings all the usual Android 10 features, with the changelog highlighting Dark Theme, Gesture Navigation, and Privacy Controls. 

Xiaomi has said that this update may not get to all Mi A3 owners immediately, and there may be a reason for that—in typical Xiaomi fashion, it appears to be extremely buggy. Owners of the Mi A3 are complaining abouty a number of bugs including:

  • Fingerprint reader not working properly
  • Phone bootlooping randomly after calls
  • Corrupted SD card, or MicroSD bugs
  • Camera app crashing in Pro Mode

We recently had some strong words to say over Xiaomi's insistence on releasing buggy Android One OS updates. That trend started with the Mi A1 back in 2017, and it's a shame to see it continue till now. The company took its sweet time with the release of this update for the Mi A3, and owners of the phone are likely to be relieved if—a tad disappointed—at how drawn out the saga was. The number of bugs available on this build is unlikely to thrill owners of the phone, though.

Considering how buggy it is, it would be wise, perhaps, for owners of the A3 to remain on Android Pie until a more functional build is released.

The Mi A2 received its taste of Android 10 last month, and with the Mi A3 getting its share now, that leaves the Mi A2 Lite as Xiaomi's last Android One phone that's yet to receive Android 10. The Mi A1, of course, will not be receiving the update, as it's already gotten two OS upgrades.

Have you received Android 10 on your Mi A3? What bugs have you faced? Let us know in the comments below.

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Ricci Rox, 2020-03- 1 (Update: 2020-03- 1)