This week, on our weekly firmware news roundup: numerous Oppo devices are now getting the latest version of Android in India, OnePlus 5 and 5T are now receiving their 3rd major update, and more!
What's New This Week?
- OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T are now receiving the latest version of Android
- The OnePlus 7T is now receiving a new OxygenOS build in India
- Android 10 rollout starts now in India for numerous smartphones
- P20 Pro and Mate 10 are receiving the latest version of Android globally
- MIUI 12 global is already hitting some Mi 9T/K20 units
OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T
It's been about a month since the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T got an open beta program for Android 10. Now they are already receiving the stable version.
Mind you, these devices were released all the way back to 2017 with Android Nougat. So, this is officially their third major update which is rather unusual even for flagships. Kudos to OnePlus.
As per usual with such updates, you can expect to get most of what Android 10 offers along with a newer security patch and any UI changes that the new version of OxygenOS will introduce. You can look forward to things like universal Dark Mode, Focus Mode, improved privacy controls, and more!
You should receive the OTA notification in the upcoming weeks. But, if you're not patient enough to wait for it, you can also manually installing it. Links can be found at the bottom of this article in the "sources" section. Just keep in mind that manually installing updates can go awfully wrong if you don't know what you're doing and nobody is going to take responsibility for your actions - including Updato.
The OnePlus 7T is now receiving OxygenOS 10.3.3 which pumps up the security patch to May's while also bringing a few new additions.
According to the official changelog, not only there are various, minor optimizations for the OS. But, there is now also support for 720P 960FPS video recording.
Other than that, you can now also use Dolby Atmos with the OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z. Last, but not least, the camera gets the ability to detect lens stains.
This update is currently being incrementally delivered to India. However, according to OnePlus, it'll soon become available for various regions in Europe as well.
According to our sources, the very same update seems to be available for pretty much all of the OnePlus 7 series. We haven't seen the official announcement apart from the 7T yet, so, if you got the update, feel free to let us and everyone else know about it in the comments section at the bottom of this article.
Oppo recently started rolling out Android 10 to most of its devices in India. It'll gradually reach all of them by the end of July. To be more specific:
Rolling out now:
- Oppo Find X
- Find X Lamborghini
- Reno 10x Zoom
- Reno 2
- F11 Pro
- Oppo A9
- Oppo F9
- A5 (2020)
- A9 (2020)
- Oppo F15
- R15 Pro
Since major rollouts like this one are usually incremental, some of you will probably have to keep on waiting a bit longer than others - even if you have the same device.
This update brings most of what's included in Android 10 along with a new UI and minor improvements. We're talking about features like Focus Mode, improved privacy controls, Dark Mode, improved Digital Wellbeing, and more!
P20 Pro and Mate 10
Two more smartphones from Huawei are now receiving EMUI 10 with Android 10. These are the P20 Pro along with the Mate 10.
This is particularly interesting for the Mate 10 which has been out for two and a half years at this point. Most manufacturers don't really support for that long. But, at the end of the day, these are still just two major updates.
Keep in mind that they are quite big. To be more specific, the Mate 10's update comes in at 4.39 gigs while the P20's is 4.59! So, definitely don't forget to connect to a Wi-Fi network before downloading.
As we mentioned last week, Xiaomi officially announced MIUI 12 global and also announced which global variants are about to receive it. The Mi 9T/K20 is the one that takes priority for now and according to our sources, some devices are already receiving it.
You can currently find it in India and also in various other regions. Just keep in mind that as per usual, this is an incremental rollout. So, some of you will have to keep on waiting a bit more.
It comes in at 655 megabytes. So, despite bringing in an updated UI with a few new features and new improvements, it's still relatively small. Hopefully, it's also going to fix the battery drain issues that so many users have been experiencing over the past few months.
If you still haven't heard about MIUI 12, it brings a few new options for AOD, a slightly changed UI, dynamic video wallpapers (basically kind of live wallpapers), improved Dark Mode, and a few more minor under the hood changes.
Of course, MIUI 12 is based on Android 10.
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!
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