Poco F1 Widevine L1 support gets delayed, 4K 60FPS recording in final testing

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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.

Original story follows:

Recently, Xiaomi revealed the next stable Poco F1 pie update is coming soon, and it will fix the battery drain issue as well as other major known problems introduced by the Pie update.

Team Poco continues to offer updates on Poco F1 feedback they’ve been receiving as well as heads up on the status of bugs/issues and new features they’re working on. In the latest weekly feedback, the team reveals the Q4 deadline for the implementation of Widevine L1 support has been missed, and support for 4K 60FPS recording has been implemented and is in final testing phase.

As for the issue related to time duration for which notifications stay in status bar, the team says they are discussing a solution to let notification stay longer in status bar. Coming to the touch issue, Xiaomi says a new optimization has been released in open beta, and is urging users to offer feedback on it.

For those who aren’t aware, the Android Pie update removed the touch screen fix after the company found a critical issue. More on that here.

Coming back to this week’s update, app badget with notification count support has been released in beta, with public roll out coming soon. There was also an issue related to enabling SIM data automatically after turning off Wifi sometimes, for which Xiaomi says a fix is out in open beta.

Finally, inability to choose SIM card in dialer is a known issue, Xiaomi says, and is being analyzed.


The company also shared Poco F1 feedback history as part of this week’s feedback. We are quoting it here for your convenience:

1. Suggest to support customize app icon size and desktop grid on POCO Launcher
Done, update launcher from Google Play and it’s there.

2. Status bar – no notifications app icons display
Finished. Please try on the beta version (MIUI 10 Global 8.10.17). You can turn on this feature like ‘Settings-Notifications & Status bar-Show Icons for incoming notifications’

The App icons will display in 2 scenarios: after unlock the phone or receive the notifications.

3. Time and Weather overlapping on the notification tray
Already fixed in MIUI 10 for POCO.

4. Allow face unlock in app lock
We have plan to support face unlock in app lock. Our Dev team is researching on it.

5. Asphalt 8 and 9 are not compatible on Google Play
Resolved. Now enjoy driving!

6. Battery icon displays with wrong pattern when charging
Resolved, development version users can check it now and feedback to us.

7. MIUI 10 for POCO
Full released.

8. Support Dark mode in POCO launcher
Now you can update POCO launcher which supports Dark mode from Google Play.

9. Support Night mode and 1080P 960 FPS slow-motion
Now it is supported in open beta for POCO fans.

10. We have released Android Pie stable version this week. It includes below updates:
1. Add Google Lens support;
2. Fix settings for turning off screen automatically couldn’t be used;
3. Fix microphone didn’t work after earphones had been connected;
4. Fix Issues with Android Auto

11. Wrong behavior of auto-brightness that leads to display flickers
We have optimised it in open beta.

12. Apps show in fullscreen mode
Released in open beta. Tap the new button added in navigation bar to switch between display modes. If you are a full screen gesture user, please change the settings in ‘Settings -> Full screen display -> Fullscreen mode’

13. ‘OK Google’ does not work in some scenario
We have already found and fixed some issues that make ‘OK Google’ not works properly. Please POCO users share us if you are still having this problem.

14. Support recording native sounds when using screen recorder

Let us know in comments below your thoughts on these updates as well as Poco F1 in general.

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