This week, on our weekly firmware news roundup: 10 Huawei devices start receiving the stable version of EMUI 9.1, the S10 series finally gets July's security patch along with a few improvements, and more!
What's New This Week?
- OnePlus 5 and 5T get Fnatic game mode
- 10 Huawei devices are ready to receive EMUI 9.1 stable
- Latest version of Samsung Internet now allows you to control video autoplay
- Galaxy Watch Active gets a few new features and Bixby improvements
- July's security update is here for the Galaxy S10 series
- Galaxy A70 units start receiving "Super Study" mode
OnePlus 5 and 5T
The latest update for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T brings a few new interesting features to the table including, but not limited to:
- Fnatic game mode
- Screen Recorder
- And Quick Reply in landscape mode
Fnatic mode is a gaming feature that aims to increase performance by allocating CPU resources towards the game, reducing input latency, and adding a DND mode for the best gaming experience.
Other than that, there's Screen Recorder which is, well, a screen recorder. And then there's also a fix for the Speed Dial bug and June's security patch.
Last, but not least, let us not forget about minor bug fixes and improvements. As per usual with OnePlus, this is an incremental update, which means that only a small percentage of people will get it at a time until everyone has it.
Huawei announced that 10 devices will soon receive EMUI 9.1 stable. This is only for China at the moment, but, we're expecting that the global variants will join the party soon enough as well.
As for the devices that are going to get it these days, this is all we know for Honor devices:
- Honor 10
- Honor V10
- And Honor Play
While this is all we know for the other models:
- Huawei Mate 10
- Mate 10 Pro
- Mate 10 Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design
- P20 Pro
- And Nova 3
The update brings a new UI, GPU Turbo 3.0 for improving gaming performance, the new EROFS file system which improves read performance by 20% while freeing 2 gigs of storage, and more!
The latest update for Samsung Internet is now bringing some features from the beta version to the stable one. To be more specific, we're talking about video autoplay control and the ability to pause or resume image downloading.
You can enable or disable video auto-playing through the "Useful features" category. That doesn't seem to change anything for GIFs. However, we say it as an additional option later on a future update - even though it was already present in the beta version.
We're obviously not talking about anything huge here. So, the update's size should be rather small.
This is already available for installation through the Play Store. If you can't find it, you can also get it from Sam Mobile's inventory.
Galaxy Watch Active
Galaxy Watch Active users now have the option of setting and starting customized exercise routines, control SmartThings products, and also to check out different time zones around the world.
And that's only for Bixby. Going deeper into the update, you'll find out some more exciting features like:
- Goodnight Mode/UI
- And a new App Tray
Goodnight Mode is a sort of dark theme which hides any unnecessary information for someone who is sleeping and only displays the time. And it's not just the UI. Goodnight Mode also acts as a "Do Not Disturb" mode.
That being said, users are always free to choose what apps can disturb them and when they can disturb them. So, do keep that in mind.
There is also the new app tray which allows for easier navigation and a few smaller additions like automatic swimming workout detection, alerts for low heart rates, and improvements for the Breath Guide UI.
As for size, this update weighs just about 75 megabytes and should be arriving globally pretty soon.
Galaxy S10 Series
July is almost over and most Galaxy S10 users were starting to get anxious about their next security update. Thankfully, it may have taken a while, but the July patch is finally here for the S10 series.
It weighs 388 megabytes and apart from the security updates, it also includes a few camera, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth improvements. Now, the changelog doesn't specifically mention what those improvements are. So, your guess is as good as ours.
The update is currently being delivered to numerous regions including, but not limited to:
- Switzerland (Exynos)
- Germany (Exynos)
With more regions likely to join in soon enough. Now, do keep in mind that this is an OTA update. So, even if your country is on this list, don't expect to receive the update right after reading this article. Worst case scenario, you may have to wait for a couple of weeks.
Super Steady mode is a feature that was originally introduced on the Galaxy S10 series. As the name suggests, it has the purpose of trying to stabilize a video as much as possible.
Now it's also available for the Galaxy A70. If there's one downside, then that would be that it increases your field of view and restricts the resolution to 1080P 30 FPS.
According to our sources, this update is currently rolling out in The Netherlands and Belgium. We assume that more regions are going to follow. But, no official information has been provided about this just yet.
It weighs about 500 megabytes and apart from Super Steady mode, it also brings a few bug fixes and improvements. However, the security patch remains the same.
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