This week, on our weekly firmware news roundup: the Samsung Galaxy A50 receives a few small improvements in Wi-Fi and camera, the OnePlus 7 Pro gets its first update right out of the box, and more!
What's New This Week?
- A big update may be coming for the Google translate
- OnePlus 7 Pro already got its first update
- Galaxy Tab S4 now gets Android Pie in more regions
- Latest Android security patch is now arriving to Galaxy Note 9 and S9 units
- Galaxy A50 gets camera and Wi-Fi improvements
As you probably already know, Google translate has the ability to translate text by using the camera. However, it still requires you to choose languages and it's kind of a hit or miss feature.
According to Phone Arena, that's about to change in the near future. Apparently, an update is coming which will allow you to translate text in real time without having to touch anything.
Literally, all you'll have to do is point to a text and it'll appear translated on your screen.
Now, that sounds awesome for sure. But, let us know that at the moment, Google Translate is having issues with certain languages as it is without the camera translation or anything extra. So, we're kinda skeptical about it, to say the least.
This update is apparently already present in the latest update. But, it just haven't been enabled on Google's side - probably works with servers and such.
It is expected to go live in the upcoming weeks or months. So, stay tuned!
OnePlus 7 Pro
The brand new OnePlus 7 Pro was officially released just yesterday and it already got its first update. So, even if you just got the phone, you should receive an update right out of the box.
Though, with that being said, there is a chance that this is an incremental update - meaning that only a small percentage of people will get it at first. Still, seeing how this is a brand new release, we kinda doubt it. Let us know if you got it in the comments section down below.
At 125 megabytes, it's definitely not a big deal. But, the small changes are much appreciated.
To be more precise, you get the latest security patch, improved photo quality, DC dimming which refuses flickering in lower brightness levels, Fnatic mode and haptic feedback in gaming mode, along with VoLTE and VoWiFi support for Thailand AIS.
That's all for now. We'll let you know if anything else comes up!
Galaxy Tab S4
Last month we learned that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 had started receiving its slice of Pie in various countries including Brazil, France, India, and Singapore.
Of course, a wider roll-out was expected by pretty much everybody and now it's here. Greece, Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, Switzerland, Uzbekistan, Israel, Kazakhstan, and potentially even more regions are now receiving the Android Pie update.
As per usual, apart from Android Pie, you're also getting One UI - which is Samsung's latest Android skin. New features are included as well along with any improvements and small bug fixes.
Note 9 And S9 Series
The Galaxy Note 9 is one of the best smartphones that we've ever seen and it looks like Samsung is aware of what a great device it really is because they truly do take care of it. After all, it's already receiving the latest security update of May.
At the same time, most smartphones are struggling to get last month's security patch. So, kudos to Samsung for this one.
Apart from the standard Android security patch, you're also getting fixes that are present only for the Galaxy series. This update is currently arriving in France, Russia, and Bulgaria. More regions are expected to join in soon.
Do not confuse this security update with the last one. That's different. The last update that you received brought night mode scheduling and an FOV switch for the camera.
The same update is getting delivered to the Galaxy S9 and S9+. So, do keep that in mind as well. The overall download size is kinda small for both devices, but that's to be expected.
To be more precise, you're looking at about 300 megabytes; give or take. Still, consider turning on your Wi-Fi before downloading.
Another update is here for the Galaxy A50 and although it's kinda small, it does bring some camera and Wi-Fi improvements. Maybe size doesn't matter after all.
To be more specific, the changelog mentions improvements in stability. While it doesn't clarify any further than that, we suppose that it refers to video stabilization. Furthermore, the picture quality has also been taken up a notch.
As for the Wi-Fi, you'll find improvements in terms of stability and connectivity/reliability. It's probably not a huge difference, but, again, every little bit counts.
Last, but not least, you also get May's security update along with small performance improvements and bug fixes.
That's all for now. We'll let you know if anything else comes up. So, stay tuned!
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