Xiaomi Mi A1 Android Oreo update resumes with January security patch, includes bug fixes

Xiaomi started rolling out Android Oreo update for Mi A1 smartphone on 31st December as it had promised. Later it pulled the update due to bugs and said that it will resume in a couple of weeks after fixing the bugs. Now the company confirmed that it has started rolling out a new OPR1.170623. update for the smartphone that includes Android Security patch for January 2018 and also includes bug fixes. Even though the update is said to fix several bugs including Bluetooth Battery drain issues, random reboots, Unresponsiveness of dialer app and more that users have faced with the first update and also brings back fingerprint gestures and removes SIM HD notification, but some are still experiencing few bugs such as slow camera. The update for those who have already received the Android Oreo update is 89MB and the update is also rolling out for Android Nougat users that includes Android Oreo update along with the January security patch which is 1112.4MB is size. Still the update is rolling out gradually so it might take some time to reach everyone. Source 1, 2, 3
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New Sony Xperia XA1/XA1 Plus update brings Spectre and Meltdown fixes

Sony has started pushing out a new update to its Xperia XA1 and XA1 Plus smartphones. Arriving as build number 40.0.A.6.189 and 48.0.A.1.131, respectively, the update brings along Android security fixes for the month of January. It also includes fixes for the recently-uncovered Spectre and Meltdown security vulnerabilities. The Android version remains at 7.0 Nougat though. As is usually the case with OTA roll outs, it might take time for the update to reach your device, so be patient. Meanwhile, for what it’s worth, the Sony Xperia E5 from 2016 has also been receiving a new update….

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Intel’s Meltdown and Spectre fixes have some bugs of their own

Earlier this week, Intel said it would have Meltdown and Spectre fixes available by the end of the month for all recently made chips. But as the Wall Street Journal reports, some of the patches the company has released have caused some problems of th…
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This week on AI: CES 2018, Meltdown & Spectre fixes, Apple’s AR headset & more

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CES was taking place in Las Vegas, but much of the news continued to revolve around crises like Meltdown and Spectre, the iPhone slowdown controversy, and taxes.
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Apple drops Safari Technology Preview 47 with new APIs, Spectre fixes

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A new version of Apple’s experimental Safari branch was made available to web professionals late Wednesday, bringing a number of API enhancements and folding in patches for the Spectre vulnerability.
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