Great events cast their shadows ahead. While many smartphone fans are already waiting for the release of the final version of Android 11 or, in Apple’s case, already testing the first beta versions of iOS 14, established smartphone manufacturers are working to keep up to date. current generations of smartphones. to hold. With various updates, numerous manufacturers have caused a stir in recent days. We will show you an overview of the most important firmware updates in recent days.
At Samsung, among other things, the wave of updates to the new Android patch level continues today. As a result, many mobile phones recently received new updates with the July Android patch. Examples include the Galaxy Note 9 and the Galaxy Note 8, but also the Galaxy Fold. And Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 + users can now look forward to the latest Android update.
Samsung goes one step further with the Galaxy J8. As the specialist blog SamMobile reports, the entry-level smartphone has received Android 10, including the adapted One UI 2.0 user interface, for a few days. It reportedly starts in Russia, with other countries likely to follow one by one. It will probably be the last major update this smartphone will receive starting in 2018.
Also interesting: Samsung has officially announced a major firmware update for the Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71. Both mid-range smartphones have some features with the update that can also be used on the higher-end Galaxy S20 model. For example, the Single Shot feature, which takes photos in various camera modes. In the gallery app, users can access their recordings and choose which shooting style they like best. Manual focus and shutter speed control are also possible for Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71 users after the update.
Huawei / Honor
Huawei was just as busy recently. There are also new firmwares available for smartphones from the company’s own series and for some models from the Honor subsidiary. For example, a June patch update for the Honor 9X, Huawei P smart 2019 and Huawei P30 Lite, as well as Huawei P30 Pro. Huawei P30, Huwei P smart Z and Huawei Y9s can also be provided with the June patch.
Also, several devices have recently been updated to EMUI 10.1. For example, the Huawei Mate 20 X, the Huawei Nova 5T and the Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro. The update to EMUI 10.1 should also be possible on the first Honor View 20 devices. However, at the moment, we cannot confirm this, at least via the WLAN air interface.
However, the situation is different if you use the pre-installed support application of the smartphone. Then EMUI 10.1 (version 10.1.0.211; also known as Magic UI 3.1), including the June Android patch, can also be installed on Honor View 20. Since the update is almost 5GB, you should definitely do some planning. of time.
Meanwhile, OnePlus has major update news for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro models. An OxygenOS 10.5.8 update for OnePlus 8 is now available. After installation, OnePlus promises a better touch screen experience, longer duration of the battery and lower temperature development if you use the smartphone for mobile games, for example. OnePlus also claims to have removed an issue that prevented HD video playback on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video under certain circumstances.
OxygenOS 10.5.10 is now available for OnePlus 8 Pro. The list of changes is largely the same as the OnePlus 8. But an important aspect is also part of this update. The camera’s “Rötgenblick” (unintentional), which even made it possible to film through clothing, is disabled with the update to OxygenOS 10.5.10. OnePlus announced this downgrade a few weeks ago and is now finally rolling it out.
After the update, both smartphones are also based on the June patch level for Android. The July patch should also be available soon.
HMD Global (Nokia)
HMD Global was able to conjure up a major update to its hat. For Nokia 1 (2018) discount phone. The smartphone can now be upgraded to Android 10 in the Go edition. However, it starts outside of Europe; in countries like India, Malaysia, Singapore or Indonesia. It is not yet known when German users can install the update.
This week we also have happy customers in our luggage for all LG G8x users. Because now you can update this smartphone to Android 10 in Germany. The new LG UX 9.0 user interface is also on board.
In addition, the information extends from Asia to Europe that LG has started to transfer the user interface of the Velvet user interface from the new LG Velvet smartphone to other devices. Starts with the LG V50 ThinQ, more models to follow. LG officially announced that LG G8 ThinQ, LG V50s, LG V40 ThinQ, LG V35 ThinQ and even LG G7 ThinQ will be gradually equipped with the Velvet surface.
Motorola has provided updates for several models in recent days. After a corresponding update, many smartphones are based on Google’s June patch level. For example, the Moto G8 Plus, the Moto G7 Plus, the Moto G7, the Moto G7 Power, and the Moto G7 Play. Corresponding updates are now also available for Motorola One Action, One Vision and One.
Lastly, it is important that you know two things. For one thing, updates are not always available in all regions at the same time. A good example of this is the update for the Nokia 1. The update waves initially start in individual countries and are only distributed further if there are no problems with software updates.
Also, you will receive a notification on your smartphone screen when new firmware is available for the model you are using. You can also start a manual test in your mobile phone settings. You can get the new firmware you want a few days before this way.