Greetings and welcome back to this week's firmware news roundup from Updato. If you've been paying attention, you're probably aware that the OEM industry is swamped with Android 13. As a result, several smartphone manufacturers have revealed their strategy for dealing with the new operating system. So please stay alongside us and discover everything new thoroughly.
Devices Lined Up For Today
Nothing Phone 1
Huawei P30 Lite
Realme GT 2 Pro
Galaxy S22 is Receiving the Android 13 Update in the United States
Samsung launched the steady Android 13 update for the Galaxy S22 last week. The update, however, was limited to European and Asian countries. A few days after the stable update arrived in the United States for the carrier-locked Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22, and Galaxy S22 Ultra. The update is now being rolled out to unlocked smartphones as well.
The firmware version S90xU1UEU2BVJA is included with the Android 13 upgrade for the carrier-unlocked variants of the Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22, and Galaxy S22 Ultra. The update includes One UI 5.0, which gives smartphones a new UI design. The new software also includes enhanced widgets, stacked widgets, improved privacy, faster performance, and enhanced security. It is still running the security patch from October 2022.
If you own an unlocked Galaxy S22 series phone in the United States, you can now install and download the steady One UI 5.0 update by going to Settings » System update and tapping Install and download.
Samsung Galaxy A50 Receives October Update.
In the US, the Galaxy A50 is getting a fresh software update. The most recent U.S. Android security patch, from October 2022, is being picked up by the device. The carrier-locked variant has the update available right now. It should shortly get to the unlocked version.
The carrier-locked Galaxy A50 in the United States receives the October security patch with firmware version A505USQSKDVJ1. The phone was largely offered unlocked in the United States because the majority of carriers didn't offer it with a contract. We anticipate the latest security update to shortly be installed on the unlocked devices. They most recently received the August patch for July. The next October update should be the next in a series of quarterly security patches for the smartphone.
Though it's possible that the Galaxy A50 won't get the newest SMR in other markets. As a result of it no longer being eligible for frequent updates, Samsung distributes new security updates for it differently in each region. After the July security patch, the US version receives the October upgrade, however, in certain other locations, the phone received the August or Sept SMR. To prevent privacy and security risks on your phone, it's advisable to keep an eye out for notifications of updates and install them as soon as you can.
However, Samsung also provides a manual update check option. You may select Download and install whenever you want by going to the Software updates button in the Settings app. In the event that an update is accessible, you will be asked to download it. You'll need to wait for the message or check back later if there hasn't been an update. The Galaxy A50 receives updates, although not frequently. You might need to wait a few months for the subsequent update if you recently updated your smartphone.
OnePlus 10T Includes Jio 5G Connectivity in the Latest Software Update.
The eagerly anticipated 5G service was introduced earlier this month in a few Indian locations by Airtel and Reliance Jio. To allow 5G on their separate phones, certain high-end top manufacturers haven't yet published software updates.
All of OnePlus's devices are now receiving the Oct 2022 Android updates, and one of those devices—the OnePlus 10T in India—will also get the firmware that turns on 5G compatibility. Additionally, this new upgrade will support Jio True 5G. OnePlus users and those who have Airtel SIM cards can already get 5G internet.
It should be stated that the software buildout process is phased, so it might take a few days for all phones to be fully updated. In the coming weeks, OnePlus is likely to release a different 5G update for the OnePlus Nord 2 series, OnePlus 8 T, 8 Pro, and the OnePlus 8.
Nothing Phone 1 Receives Security Update With Camera Improvements.
Nothing has begun rolling out a new software patch for the Nothing Phone 1 after having to release a minor upgrade with Jio 5G support and performance improvements last week. The most recent version (firmware version 1.1.6) is just over 62MB in size and includes a few improvements and new features.
Nothing OS 1.1.6 adds Google ARCore support to the device, as well as camera improvements to deliver sharper video recordings with improved stability, an optimized Nothing OS 1.1.6 adds Google ARCore support to the device, as well as camera improvements to deliver sharper video recordings with improved stability, new Glyph interface enhancements, an optimized Launcher experience, and increased maximum brightness while viewing HDR content, according to reports on the Nothing Phone 1 XDA forums. A few patches and a new NFC sound effect are also included in the update.
Huawei P30 Lite Gets September Security Update
The Huawei P30 Lite continues to be popular with customers, as the company is now releasing a new firmware update for the mobile phone that includes a September 2022 EMUI patch. Huawei is releasing the September 2022 security patch for the P30 Lite smartphone, which runs EMUI 18.104.22.168. However, you should be aware that this is an initial release and that your P30 lite unit may take a while to arrive.
According to the version, this rollout is only for smartphones running EMUI 12. However, because of limited availability or an expansion strategy, some users still do not have the most recent EMUI software capability. We also want to let you know that EMUI 12 is currently being developed for older models in the global market, such as the Huawei Mate 10 and P 20 series. Meanwhile, progress toward the EMUI 13 update is picking up.
If you don't want to wait for a notification, check the software update on your Huawei P30 lite phones manually. To do so, go to your device's Settings, scroll to the bottom and tap on System and updates, and then tap on Software updates.
Once started, it will take a while to retrieve server information. If an update becomes available, the system will begin downloading it. However, you could also request the newest version push through the My Huawei app; the process is very simple; simply open the app, find the update section, and follow the rest of the steps as described above.
Finally, there are some things to consider before updating to the latest software patch available for the Huawei P30 Lite. Maintain sufficient storage space to store the OTA package; the installation process may take a while, and charge your device above 50%.
Realme GT 2 Pro Gets Stable Realme UI 3.0 Update
The first stable version of Android 13 for numerous manufacturers' top models has been made available recently. For the OnePlus 10 Pro, OnePlus pushed out OxygenOS 13, built on Android 13, not long after Google issued the upgrade for the Pixel family. Samsung followed suit earlier this month with the release of the first stable One UI 5 software for the Galaxy S22 series. Realme has now joined the fray by releasing the Realme GT 2 Pro's initial stable Realme UI 3.0 upgrade, which is based on Android 13.
An announcement made recently on the Realme Community forums states that the Android 13 patch for Realme GT 2 Pro is rolling out to users in various locations. Along with a few additions from Realme, the patch (firmware version RMX2156 11.C.08) includes the majority of the functionality Google offered with Android 13. These include a new privacy function that can instantly pixelate profile photographs and display names in conversation snapshots, a new Aquamorphic Style which Realme's firmware skin unites with OxygenOS and ColorOS, changes to and optimizations of the Home Screen, and more.
The discussion of the most recent news that sparked a week's worth of buzz in the OEM business is now complete. However, don't miss out because there will be more Android 13 news in the upcoming weeks.