This week, on our weekly firmware news roundup: The Poco X2 is getting its first firmware update, the Samsung Galaxy A30, and A50s start receiving Android 10 two months ahead from their scheduled date, and more!
What's New This Week?
- Poco X2 is now receiving its first firmware update
- V50 Sprint variants are now receiving Android 10 as well
- Galaxy A30 (In India) and Galaxy A50s (Vietnam) are now receiving the latest version of Android
- Galaxy S10's February patch is now slowly becoming available to more regions
The Poco X2 came out last week and is now already receiving its first firmware update.
As far as we know, there is not a whole lot of stuff that's included in it. You get the January security patch (Not sure why not February's), minor camera improvements, minor fixes for the camera app, and the usual system improvements and bug fixes that are mentioned on pretty much every update.
The US tends to lag a bit behind in terms of updates and the situation is no different for the LG V50. While the Android 10 update arrived to most markets a while ago, it's only now becoming available for Sprint's variants in the US!
Apart from Android 10 and some of its features, you also get January's security patch. Other than that, there's also Desktop Mode, improved privacy controls, Google's new gesture-based navigational mode, and more!
That's all for now. We'll let you know if anything else comes up. So, stay tuned!
Galaxy A30 and A50s
Most of the Galaxy A series was expected to start receiving Android 10 somewhere in April. But, Samsung once again started rolling the update much sooner than they originally promised.
At the moment of writing this article, Android 10 is being delivered to both the Galaxy A30 and A50s. The A30 is getting it on India while the A50s in Vietnam.
This update weighs 1.4 gigabytes and we expect that it'll soon become available in more regions. Apart from One UI 2.0 and Android 10, you also get February's security patch.
As per usual, you can expect to find tons of Android 10 features along with some new Samsung additions. Things like a built-in recorder, Google's new navigation system, UI improvements, improved Digital Wellbeing, improved privacy controls, and more!
Keep in mind that this may be an incremental rollout - which means that some of you may have to wait for a bit longer. We currently don't have any information on a broader rollout, though.
The Galaxy S10's February patch started being delivered in some regions a while ago - but many countries were still left out. But, as of now, there are at least 9 more countries that have started receiving this update.
Those include, but are not limited to:
- And Poland
This update only weighs 316 megabytes. So, we highly doubt that there's anything else that's included.
The changelog mentions overall stability improvements - but that's about it. And that's all there is to this for now. We'll let you know if anything else comes up.
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SOURCES: SAM MOBILE 1, 2 GSM ARENA 1, 2
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