This week, on our weekly firmware news roundup: Vivo is now pushing Android 10 with Funtouch OS10 in India, Samsung delivers One UI 2.1 to the Galaxy Note 9, and more!
What's New This Week?
- Vivo Z1Pro and Z1x are now receiving Funtouch OS 10 in India
- Mi 10, 10 Pro, and Poco F2 Pro are soon going to receive Android 11
- Redmi Note 7 Pro and 7A are now being upgraded to Android 10
- Galaxy A20e, A41, Note 8 (US), Galaxy Fold (US), A7, A8 (2018), and A51, are now receiving June's security patch
- Galaxy Note 9 is finally receiving One UI 2.1
Z1Pro and Z1x
Both the Vivo Z1Pro and Z1x are now receiving Android 10 with Funtouch OS 10 on top of it!
It comes in at the hefty size of 3.1 gigabytes and it brings in a new UI with dynamic effects and most of the features that Android 10 offers. Features like universal Dark Mode, Focus Mode, improved privacy controls, improved Digital Wellbeing, and more.
At the moment, the update is being rolled out for a small number of devices. If everything goes well, it should soon become available for everyone.
Though, do keep in mind that we're already seeing reports about bad system performance and battery draining issues. So, all of that will be hopefully fixed by the time that the update starts rolling out to everyone.
Mi 10, 10 Pro, and Poco F2 Pro
We've got both good news and bad news. The good news is that Xiaomi is planning on pushing an Android 11 beta release for the Mi 10, 10 Pro, and Poco F2 Pro. The bad news is that it's most likely going to be a closed beta. So, most of us won't be able to give it a try.
The whole beta situation is hardly a surprise when the Mi 9T is already receiving MIUI 12. So, we expect that more devices will join the party soon enough now.
Redmi Note 7 Pro and 7A
The Redmi Note 7 Pro just started receiving another update that contains Android 10. But, unfortunately, it's still stuck on MIUI 11.
Apart from Android 10, you also get general bug fixes, system optimization, and May's security patch. Of course, most of Android 10's features are going to be included as well. We're talking about stuff like improved privacy controls, improved Digital Wellbeing, Focus Mode, and more!
As per usual, we assume that this is an incremental rollout. So, some of you may end up having to wait a bit more than others. The patch is currently only available for the Chinese variants. But, we assume that the global ones will get it after a few days or a couple of weeks at most.
The very same update is currently being delivered to the Redmi 7A at the slightly smaller size of 1.7 gigs.
Galaxy A20e, A41, Note 8 (US), Galaxy Fold (US), A7, A8 (2018), and A51
Another week went by and June's security patch is now being delivered to more Samsung devices. Here is where you can find them and what they offer:
- Galaxy A20e: Various EU regions
- A41: Russia
- Galaxy Note 8: Verizon and Xfinity (US)
- Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Flip (US)
- A7: Bulgaria, Greece, Germany, Poland, France, and Czech Republic
- A8 (2018): Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Russia
- Galaxy A51: Numerous countries and carriers
As per usual, nothing more than the security patch seems to be included in these updates. The only exception is for those of you who own the Galaxy A51 and haven't installed One UI 2.1 yet. It originally came out with April's patch but now it's rolling out with June's as well.
Keep in mind that these updates are usually incremental. So, even if you live in one of the supported regions, you may still end up having to wait for a while before receiving the OTA notification.
Also, since this is the weekly news, some of these updates have already been out for as much as 7 days. This means that some of these are definitely already reaching more countries than those we mentioned.
Galaxy Note 9
It feels like we've been an eternity for the One UI 2.1 update. But, it's finally here in Germany and we expect that more countries will follow soon enough! And while we've yet to see it on the S9, we can safely assume that it's not going to take long now.
As far as the update is concerned, you can expect to get most of the features that One UI 2.1 has to offer - including the camera ones. Single Take, Pro mode, etc.
In case you're not familiar with it, Pro mode allows you to control everything independently. If you know what you're doing, this is great for capturing photos exactly the way you want to.
Single Take, on the other hand, captures multiple photos and short videos within a short period of time. Once that's done, you can choose whatever you think looks best.
Other than that, there's also Quick Share and Music Share - which is to be expected. After all, the more Samsung devices have it, the more useful it becomes.
Furthermore, you'll also find Pro video mode and AR Zone. As the name suggests, AR Zone simply adds all AR features in one place. So, it's nothing to be too excited about.
The update weighs about 1.2 gigabytes and is currently being delivered in Germany. But, we assume that it's going to be globally available soon enough now.
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!