This week, on our weekly firmware news roundup: realme UI 2.0 beta is now available for multiple realme devices, One UI 3.0 is now being delivered to the Galaxy Note 10 series as well, and more!
What's New This Week?
- New update is here for the OnePlus 8T and Nord with bug fixes and improvements
- Mi 10 Lite 5G is now receiving the latest version of Android with MIUI 12
- Realme UI 2.0 beta is now available for the Realme 6 Pro, Realme 7, Narzo 20 Pro, and X2 Pro as well
- Poco M2 is now receiving the latest version of MIUI in India – but without Android 11
- More than 8 Samsung devices are already on the latest version of Android
- Galaxy Note 10 series is now receiving the latest version of Android in Germany
- Samsung Galaxy Buds Live get another minor update with stability improvements
- One UI 3.0 update is now available for both the S20 FE LTE and 5G worldwide
OnePlus 8T and Nord
A new update is here for the OnePlus 8T and OnePlus Nord. Both updates don't seem to include anything major, though. The 8T's changelog goes into detail with the improvements and bug fixes that it brings to the table while the Nord's changelog is a bit more generic.
We are talking about improvements and bug fixes in the system, camera, gallery app, network, and the OnePlus Store in India.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Great news for Xiaomi MI 10 Lite 5G owners. Your device is now receiving the latest version of Android with MIUI 12 on top of it!
It's no surprise that it weighs 2.8 gigabytes while also bringing all the features that come with both Android 11 and MIUI 12. We are talking about:
- A UI overhaul with a new status bar
- Universal Dark Mode
- Better privacy controls
- Smoother animations
- Super wallpapers (Basically a form of live wallpaper in some ways)
- And more
Don't forget that this is most likely an incremental update that's currently being delivered in Europe. It may take a while before everyone gets their turn.
Realme 6 Pro, Realme 7, Narzo 20 Pro, and X2 Pro
Realme is slowly pushing beta updates to more and more devices. This week, we are talking about the Realme 6 Pro, Realme 7, Narzo 20 Pro, and X2 Pro.
If you own one of these devices, you can enroll in the beta by using the below links:
- Realme 7 (No longer accepting submissions)
- Realme X2 Pro (Also no longer accepting submissions)
- Realme 6 Pro
- Realme narzo 20 Pro
There are limited spots available and it looks like they are already filled for the Realme 7 and X2 Pro. So, if you want to grab the beta for your realme 6 Pro or realme narzo 20 Pro, we'd suggest to hurry.
Though, it's worth keeping in mind that beta versions can be, well, beta. It's not unusual for early adopters to experience critical bugs that make phones unusable. So, don't enroll unless you are willing to take that risk.
As for the operating system itself, realme 2.0 is aiming to bring big improvements in 3 major categories:
- And productivity
We've got both good news and bad news for Poco M2 owners in India. The good news is that your phone is now receiving MIUI 12 and December's security patch. The bad news is that you're still stuck with Android 10.
And while that's not a massive deal breaker, it would make more sense to get a newer Android version with a major update such as this. Still, it's a welcome addition.
This is only a 504-megabyte download and it includes pretty much everything that MIUI 12 brings to the table. We are talking about additions such as:
- Super wallpapers
- UI overhaul with a new status bar (Optional)
- Smoother animations
- Universal dark mode
- Better privacy contrtols
- And more
Samsung Devices With One UI 3.0/Android 11
Numerous Samsung devices have received One UI 3.0 over the past few weeks and the list just keeps on growing. At the moment of writing this, those are the ones that are on Android 11 stable:
- Galaxy S20 series
- Note 20 series
- Galaxy S20 FE
- Z Flip (Both variants)
- Galaxy S10 Lite
- Galaxy Note 10 Series
While the Galaxy S10 series and Z Fold 2 are also running the beta releases. So, the stable versions shouldn't be too far now.
Surprisingly enough, the Galaxy S10 Lite is the first and currently the only S10 device to get One UI 3.0. And, no, you didn't read the list wrong. The Note 10 is now also receiving One UI 3.0 – more about that in the next heading.
If you own one of the aforementioned devices but you still haven't got the update, don't worry too much about it. Major updates are almost always incremental – which means that only a small percentage of people get them at a time in batches. Eventually, they become available for everyone.
Galaxy Note 10 Series
Great news for Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ owners. Your phone is now receiving One UI 3.0 in Germany. And we can safely assume that it'll soon become available worldwide as well.
Just keep in mind that as per usual, this is an incremental update. Even if you live in Germany, it may take a while before you get your turn.
Apart from One UI 3.0 and Android 11, you also get December's security patch along with all the additions and improvements that come with them. Such as:
- Improved battery life
- Built-in Video Enhancer
- Additions and UI improvements to Bixby Routines
- Numerous improvements sand additions to Samsung apps (Samsung Keyboard, Internet, and more)
- A UI overhaul
- And more
Have you received the update yet? Feel free to let us and everyone else know about it in the comments section down below!
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live
Another update is here for the Galaxy Buds Live and is currently being delivered in Europe. However, it doesn't seem to bring any new features or additions, in general.
The changelog only mentions minor improvements. And judging by the small size of 2,20 megabytes, we can safely assume that there is nothing hidden under the hood.
Due to its small size, there is a good chance that the update is already available for plenty of people in Europe. So, feel free to check for it in the Galaxy Wearable App.
Galaxy S20 FE
Great news for Galaxy S20 FE owners. The One UI 3.0 is now not just available worldwide, but also for both the LTE and 5G variants!
In case you haven't got it yet, it's worth keeping in mind that this is another incremental rollout. It may take a while before everyone gets their turn.
The update includes everything that One UI 3.0 and Android 11 bring to the table. We are talking about the UI overhaul, numerous improvements in Samsung apps, battery life improvements, and more.
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!
Happy new year, folks!