Next stable Poco F1 pie update coming soon, to fix battery drain and other issues

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Update (January 18):

New update for Poco F1 has been announced. Does it bring Widevine L1? Check out the story here.

Update (January 14):

Are you waiting for the Poco F1 Widevine L1 support, well, here’s why you shouldn’t get your hopes too high.

Update (January 08):

Team Poco has confirmed some important details related to Poco F1 bugs/issues and new features. The battery drain and touch issues have been fixed internally and will be available in next update. In addition, features like 960FPS slo-mo and Night mode are coming as well.

The company has also confirmed the 4K 60FPS recording feature is coming, and have asked for details from those facing PUBG issues. Catch the complete story here.

Update (December 29):

Poco F1 Widevine L1 support gets delayed, 4K 60FPS recording in final testing. Check out latest Poco F1 feedback shared by the company here.

Update (December 26):

Team Poco has released the Poco F1 Android Pie source code.

Original story follows:

The Pocophone F1 or Poco F1 started receiving the Android 9 Pie update nearly a couple of weeks ago. While that was no doubt good news for those who were waiting for the update, it slowly came to light the update included several issues.

Firstly, the touch issue fix included in the POCO F1 pie update was rolled back. The company said they did this after a critical issue came to their notice.

And if that wasn’t enough, F1 users also complained about serious battery drain after the update, an issue which was officially acknowledged by the Poco team. Worse, the Pie update took away the ability to hide notch as well.

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Adding salt to wounds, Xiaomi also mistakenly included an Ambient Display option in the phone’s settings after the Pie update, something which the company said will be removed in the upcoming updates.

But finally, there’s some good news for Poco F1 users. The next stable Android Pie build for the device should be released soon, and should fix all the major issues introduced by the first update.

Alvin Tse, who heads the Pocophone global division at Xiaomi has said that users can expect the next stable Pie build in early January. He took to twitter to make the announcement:

Merry Xmas to all POCO fans! Hope everyone had a great one! (The dev team in Beijing worked on Xmas day to try to bring everyone the next stable Pie build in early Jan. Should be a good release, fingers crossed!)

It’s worth mentioning here that nothing is confirmed at the moment, but a word from head of Pocophone global is as close as it can get as of now. Here’s hoping the next Pie update gets released on time and all major issues that users are facing get fixed.

Rest assured, we’ll let you know as and when the update arrives, so keep a tab on this space. And until then, let us know in comments your experience with the Poco F1 Pie update so far.

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Himanshu Arora

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