After almost six months of waiting and signing petitions, the owners of the Xiaomi Mi A3 released in the summer of 2019 have finally received the long-awaited update to Android 10. However, the joy was short-lived - the manufacturer almost immediately stopped distributing the update.
Firmware from Android 10 for Xiaomi Mi A3, released as part of the Android One program, which implies fast and regular updates, became available for download on February 29. The update began to spread in stages, so not all users were notified of its availability, which is quite a common practice. However, some smartphone owners started reporting that their update download was interrupted in the middle of downloading. When trying to re-download the firmware, it was reported in the settings that Android 9 Pie is the latest up-to-date OS version for their devices.
In response to numerous complaints, Xiaomi support announced that the distribution of Android 10 for the Xiaomi Mi A3 was stopped due to a number of identified errors. The company promises to fix them soon, but no specific dates have been announced yet.
Note that this is not new for the Mi A line. With previous models, there were also difficulties with updates, which caused the manufacturer to stop deploying firmware.