This week, on our weekly firmware news roundup: The Redmi K20 Pro is now receiving Android 10/MIUI 10 stable, the Galaxy S10 series receives a ton of Galaxy Note 10 features, and more!
What's New This Week?
- OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro are now receiving Android 10
- Redmi K20 Pro is getting stable Android 10 in India
- Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a are getting another Android 10 update
- Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, and Mate 10 Porsche Design join the EMUI 10 beta
- Numerous devices are getting recruited for EMUI 10 beta
- Galaxy S10 series gets a ton of Note 10 features with the latest update
- Samsung Galaxy S7 is now receiving September's security update
- Galaxy J7 Pro, A70, and A20 are now receiving September's security update as well
- Latest update for the Galaxy A70 brings Type-C headphone support
OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro
Both the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro are now receiving the latest version of Android! It brings a ton of new features and improvements including, but not limited to:
- Increased privacy
- Full screen gestures
- Smart display
- Option to block spam messages with keywords
- Game space
- And a few more Android 10 goodies
This is a staged rollout, which means that some of you may have to keep on waiting for a while before you get your turn. That being said, we believe that this is a global rollout.
At this point, let us not forget to mention that you need to be careful with the message spam feature. Add the wrong keyword in, and you may end up blocking important messages as well.
Redmi K20 Pro
When Android 10 first came out, we were surprised to see that the Redmi K20 Pro got it right out the bat. However, as it later turned out, that was nothing but a beta version.
This is the stable version that is being delivered with MIUI 10 on top of it and it's currently available in India. If you haven't received the notification, then you may have to wait for a bit more since OTA updates are usually being pushed in small waves.
Apart from Android 10, there is also MIUI 10 which brings a new UI, new sound effects, a fully gesture-based navigational system, and more.
Pixel 3 and 3a
When Android 10 first came out, the Pixel series was the first to start receiving it. However, for some reason that's currently unclear, another Android 10 update is being delivered to both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a.
The changelog doesn't mention anything new. So, it could be that the previous update introduced certain issues to some Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a devices that have been silently fixed.
Still, that's nothing but speculation at this point. If you know anything more about this, then do let us and everyone else know about it in the comments section down below!
Mate 10/Pro/Porsche Design
Not too long ago, Huawei started looking for beta users to try out EMUI 10 on their Mate 20 and Honor 20 devices. Now, those of you who own a Mate 10, 10 Pro, or Mate 10 Porsche Design get to join in the fun as well!
However, Huawei needs 2000 users for each model and the beta program is currently restricted to China only.
Recruitment will stay ongoing until the 7th of October and the first 100 people will be announced at the September 30. After all, the update is to be pushed in waves.
MIUI 10/Multiple Devices
The P30 series was the first to try out EMUI 10, and now there are 11 more devices that are set to get a beta version. Those include the:
- Mate 10
- 10 Pro
- Mate 10 Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate 20
- Mate 20 Pro
- 20 Pro X
- And Mate RS Porsche Design
Then there are 4 more Honor devices. But, instead of EMUI 10, they'll get Magic UI 3.0 (More or less the same thing):
- Huawei Honor 20
- 20 Pro
- Honor V20
- And Honor Magic 2
Galaxy S10 Series
Another update is here for the Galaxy S10 series and it brings a ton of new features. To be more specific, a ton of Galaxy Note 10 features.
- Samsung Dex
- Dynamic lock screen
- AR Doodle
- Super steady recording (Hyperlapse mode)
- New effects for Live Focus mode
- And Live Focus Video
Furthermore, you also get to use Night Mode in the selfie camera and the telephoto lens as well. According to our sources, the front-facing camera doesn't benefit a whole lot from Night Mode. But, the telephoto lens is another deal since it offers a smaller aperture.
This update is currently being delivered in Panama, Luxembourg, and Baltic, while we're expecting to see it being pushed in more regions soon enough - if it's not already.
It's already been 3 years since Samsung released the S7 series. But, they definitely haven't forgotten about it. After all, it just started receiving the September security patch.
We've already seen it being delivered at Purugay and Puerto Rico, but we're pretty sure that the release is going to become globally available soon enough.
At the moment, the S7 is on the quarterly update schedule - which means that it'll keep on getting regular updates every 3 months. However, do keep in mind that there's no guarantee that it'll stay there.
As for the S7 Edge, well, it hasn't started receiving this update just yet. But, since both devices are more or less similar, it shouldn't take too long.
We didn't see any extra features being delivered in this update and we don't expect to see any. So, the overall update size should be rather small.
Galaxy J7 Pro, A70, and A20
Those of you who own a J7 Pro, A70, or A20 can now install the September security patch. It's not available globally, but it's already there for most regions.
The J7 Pro has already started receiving it in Brazil, Tobago, Chile, Mexico, Trinidad, and Puerto Rico. At the same time, we've seen the A70 getting it in Ukraine and Tunisia while the A20 is getting in the US (Sprint).
Again, chances are that this update will soon become globally available. If you already received it, then let us know from which region you are from in the comments section down below!
Since it doesn't bring anything more than a security patch, do keep in mind that the update shouldn't be that big to install. Still, you should enable Wi-Fi before downloading - just to be safe.
As we mentioned above, the Galaxy A70 is already receiving the September security patch in multiple regions including Brazil, Mexico, and lots of other places.
However, what we didn't mention at first is that this update also brings support for Type-C headphone support!
Of course, this phone does have a 3.5mm headphone jack. But, that doesn't mean that the update is useless.
If you already have a pair of Type-C headphones for another smartphone, then this update gives you the option of using them with the A70 as well. So, kudos to Samsung.
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!