Hello everyone, and welcome to another episode of the weekly firmware series where we talk about the recent ups and downs the OEM industry has seen. As per usual, Samsung was at the top of the charts this week, but oddly, a brand-new software update from Nothing was once again on the list. Additionally, OnePlus, Redmi, Huawei, Oppo and Realme all had a share of the market.
Don't you find it intriguing already? Keep yourself fully educated and aware of everything.
Devices Lined Up for Today
Galaxy Z Fold2
Galaxy S10 lite
Galaxy S21 FE
Huawei MatePad Paper
Nothing Phone 1
Find X5 & X5 Pro
Realme 9 5G
Galaxy Z Fold2 Gets Android 12L
Samsung is still updating its older foldable smartphones to Android 12L, the version of the operating system designed specifically for tablets and foldable devices. The Galaxy Z Fold2, which debuted in 2020, is the most recent device to receive the Android 12L update with OneUI 4.1.1 on top. Samsung also released the update for the Z Fold3, Z Flip3, and Tab S8 series earlier this month.
The F916BXXU2HVHA firmware version identification is part of the upgrade for the Z Fold2 that is now only accessible in Germany. In the upcoming weeks, the update is anticipated to reach more locations. The September security patch is included in the upgrade as well.
The taskbar, a significant addition to OneUI 4.1.1 and Android 12L, allows for faster and more effective multitasking. You can switch between your favorite apps by pinning them. The window handle provides users with the added benefit of simpler window resizing. To open the multitasking view, you can alternatively utilize a two-finger multi-touch gesture.
Additionally, owners of the Galaxy Z Fold2 will receive more customization options for Samsung Keyboard, a better file search experience in My Files, new wallpaper customization options, and the extract text tool in the camera application.
Galaxy S10 lite
Samsung is releasing the September 2022 security update to two additional high-end, reasonably priced smartphones. In some European nations, the Galaxy S10 Lite and the Galaxy S21 FE have begun receiving the updated security patch. Within the next several days, the upgrade may potentially be released in other areas.
The Galaxy S10 Lite is currently receiving the new software update in Spain with firmware version G770FXXU6GVH6. In Europe, the Galaxy S21 FE will receive the updated software with firmware version G990BXXU2CVH7. Over twenty privacy and security issues are fixed in the September 2022 security patch.
The update may also include general bug fixes and enhancements to the stability of the device. You may check for the latest update if you possess a Galaxy S10 Lite or Galaxy S21 FE and live in Europe by going to Settings » Software update and selecting Download and install.
Galaxy S21 FE Gets Security Patch
Firmware version G990EXXU3CVH7 is the most recent software update for the Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E) with the Exynos 2100 processor. It includes the security patch for September 2022, which resolves over twenty privacy and security flaws noted in Samsung's security documentation.
Samsung released the One UI 4 software-powered Galaxy S21 FE earlier this year, running Android 12. In the future, it will receive four significant Android OS updates. One UI 5, which is based on Android 13 and may be launched later this year or early next year.
For more owners of the Huawei Y8P Smart S in the global market, Huawei is currently expanding the stable EMUI 12 software. The update includes new customizations in addition to new features and functionality.
The Chinese producers are gradually rolling out this update to their entry-level devices starting with their flagship models. The outdated, low-cost Huawei Y8p is the next handset to get the new OS.
According to the information, the update's build number is 22.214.171.124. (C605E3R5P1). You should also be aware that it comes in a huge package of 3.97 GB.
The new version offers users a cutting-edge experience. A brand-new user interface, adaptable typefaces, smart folders, a separate alerts panel, a control panel, and many other incredible features are among the highlights.
Huawei MatePad Paper
The September 2022 firmware for the MatePad Paper tablet is being delivered by Huawei's "Update Express." Unquestionably, this update adds a few new functions and optimizes the device with some new changes.
The most recent information on the Huawei MatePad Paper upgrade for September 2022 is really useful. Starting with the build version, the update includes an auxiliary function and is compatible with HarmonyOS 126.96.36.199. The Delayed Shutdown feature, shuts down the device automatically once the screen is off.
The business also developed the display interface. So they are now more understandable than before, whether they are using a built-in typeface or a third-party font. Additionally, the company has improved the reliability of the Notes applications and streamlined the device's overall performance.
The OnePlus 10T smartphone was introduced by OnePlus last month in international countries, including India. OxygenOS 12, an Android 12-based operating system, is preinstalled on the OnePlus 10T. The OnePlus 10T OxygenOS 13 Closed Beta program has now been revealed by the company for India. Android 13 will also be included in the OxygenOS 13 Closed Beta version for the OnePlus 10T.
The OnePlus 10T OxygenOS 13 Closed Beta versions will be tested by 100 OnePlus 10T users as part of a short-term beta program, according to OnePlus. We can anticipate the company to announce the Open Beta program in the upcoming weeks since this is only a temporary beta program.
According to OnePlus, participants in such initiatives must maintain complete privacy and shouldn't distribute the CBT firmware to others. Additionally, based on their contributions to the initiative, the brand intends to reward the participants.
Nothing Phone 1
The September 2022 Android security patch for the smartphone, together with an upgrade to Nothing OS 1.1.4, has started to be distributed by the UK smartphone manufacturer Nothing Phone 1. In addition to several camera enhancements and bug fixes for the smartphone manufacturer's first device, this update optimizes battery consumption for the Always On Display.
Users of the Nothing Phone 1 can support the low latency high-definition audio codec (LHDC) and apply a Nothing watermark to their images by updating to Nothing OS 1.1.4.
This update enhances the color calibration of the ultra-wide camera as well as enhances color harmony between the primary and ultra-wide sensors. Additionally, a new motion detection algorithm is included, which provides improved stabilization when photographing moving objects. According to the changelog, Nothing has also sped up HDR shooting with the ultra-wide camera.
With this most recent version from Nothing, functions from the Nothing Ear 1 app are merged into the Nothing OS. The fast settings panel and settings section will allow users to change the gesture controls and noise-canceling modes. The addition of a flipping option for the three-button navigation bar also makes the phone's navigation more accessible. LHDC audio codec support is also added as a result.
Find X5 & X5 Pro
The Find X5 flagship line received the beta version of ColorOS 13 the same month Oppo unveiled the operating system. The company is releasing its first stable version after finishing its testing phase.
During the introduction four weeks ago, Oppo revealed that the new user interface is based on Android 13. More colors, rounded panels and widgets, and materials You made an appearance bring about visual modifications. Other enhancements include playback control that now supports Spotify, animated effects and AOD improvements.
Redmi Note 11T
Xiaomi introduced the Redmi Note 11T 5G smartphone in India in November of last year. Along with MIUI 12.5, it comes pre-installed with Android 11. With the MIUI 13 skin iteration, which is based on Android 12, the company is now releasing its first significant update.
The firmware version V188.8.131.52.SGBINXM for the Redmi Note 11T 5G can be used to identify the most recent software update. The package is now being introduced to the Indian market. The Mi Pilot testers can presently access the build. After assuring that there are no serious flaws, it will eventually be made accessible to all users.
In terms of modifications, the changelog asserts that incorporating the August 2022 security patch will increase system security. The build also improves accessibility support for phone, clock, and weather apps and optimizes the mind map nodes. The stability of the system as a whole has also been enhanced. You may also look at the features of MIUI 13 and Android 12. View the official changelog shown below in the meanwhile.
Realme 9 5G
Realme started testing Realme UI 3.0 open beta builds for the Realme 9 5G back in July. The company has now made it available for all users. The stable build of the gadget is based on Android 12.
Users of the Realme 9 5G will receive the Realme UI 3.0 stable update rollout in phases, and to receive it, they must be running version RMX3388 11.A.06 or RMX3388 11.A.07.
The update will roll out as usual in badges, so it may take a few days before it appears on all devices.
So that's all we have for you this week! As always, Samsung leads from the front with most software updates, which should not really come as a surprise at all. With hundreds of Android OEM smartphones actively running out in the world, the South Korean giant always has an update rolling out.