This week, on our weekly firmware news roundup: Galaxy Z Flip is now receiving the "Single Take" camera feature, the Galaxy A70 is getting the latest version of Android, and more!
What's New This Week?
- OnePlus 6T is now getting Android 10 in the US (T-Mobile)
- The OnePlus 7, 7T, and 7T Pro are now receiving a small incremental update in EU and India
- Galaxy Z Flip is now receiving the Single Take camera feature
- Galaxy S8, Note 8, S9, and S9+ are now receiving February's security patch
- The Galaxy A70 is now receiving the latest version of Android in Ukraine
It's been quite a while since the OnePlus 6T started receiving the latest version of Android. At least a few months. However, some carriers in the US are yet to provide it for their OnePlus 6T variants. T-Mobile used to be one of them - until this week.
T-Mobile's OnePlus 6T units are now getting Android 10 as well. And apart from that, December's security patch is included in the package as well.
So, not only you have to wait several more months until you get the same update that everyone else got a long time ago - but you also receive a very outdated security patch. Things are not looking too good for T-Mobile users.
Now, as per usual, you can expect to find most of Android 10's features here. Focus Mode, privacy improvements, Google's gesture-based navigational mode, system-wide dark mode, etc.
The update weighs 1.6GB - so make sure that you're connected to a Wi-Fi network before downloading.
OnePlus 7, 7T, and 7T Pro
The aforementioned devices are now receiving a small update which brings January's security update along with a few other minor improvements and additions.
The rollout is incremental and is currently being delivered in both India and various regions of the EU. However, do keep in mind that certain services are only available for the Indian variant. For example, Cricket Scores, optimized messages, cloud synchronization with Notes and Contacts, and a few other minor stuff are apparently not available for the EU.
What is available for all the units, though, is the system improvovements, fixes, and the security patch.
Galaxy Z Flip
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip shipped without a feature that it should have right out of the box. In case you haven't noticed, that's the "Single Take" camera feature.
If you don't know about it, Single Take keeps on taking various pictures and short videos with the rear cameras for 10 seconds. This allows you to choose between a variety of different shots in that 10-second period.
The main difference between Single Take and the traditional burst mode is that you get short videos along with shots from the secondary cameras as well.
Other than that, the update also includes February's security patch and it should be available for most unlocked models. If you don't have it yet, this means that we're dealing with an incremental update that's going to be pushed out in small batches over the next few weeks.
Galaxy S8, Note 8, S9, and S9+
A small update is now making its way towards the aforementioned devices. As far as we know at the moment, it brings nothing more than the February security patch.
This update is available in numerous EU regions including, but not limited to: Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, Austria, Spain, Poland, and more!
According to our sources, it fixes a couple of vulnerabilities that affect Android smartphones in general and 30 that only affect Samsung devices.
As we mentioned last week, the Galax A30 and A50s have already started receiving the latest version of Android. Now the Galaxy A70 takes its turn. However, at the moment, it's only available in Ukraine!
Apart from Android 10, the latest Android security patch is included as well. And, of course, you can expect to find any Android 10 or One UI 2.0 features in it, such as Focus Mode, Google's new gesture-based navigational mode, improved privacy controls, the improved Digital Wellbeing, and more!
We assume that the update is soon going to reach more regions any time now. Speaking of which, if you receive the update and you live in any other region, feel free to let us know about it in the comments section down below!
That's all for now. Feel like we forgot to mention something important? Got anything wrong? Then let us and everyone else know about it in the comments section down below!