This week, on our weekly firmware news roundup: OnePlus 7T is now receiving OxygenOS 10.0.7, the Galaxy S10 is now receiving the Android 10 update on Canada and the US as well, and more!
What's New This Week?
- Various devices are now receiving EMUI 10 public beta in China
- OnePlus 7T is now receiving OxygenOS 10.0.7
- Confirmed: stable Note 10 users are getting the Android 10 update as well
- Android 10 update for the Galaxy S10 is now reaching Canadian and American units as well
- Samsung further improves the camera quality of the Galaxy A50
- More than 5 Samsung devices are already running Android 10
Despite their difficulties with the US, Huawei has already managed to push Android 10 onto a bunch of their flagships. Now, even more models join the beta version - even if it's only for the Chinese variants. At least for now.
To be more specific, according to our sources, these are the devices that are currently getting EMUI 10 in China:
- Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro
- Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design
- Nova 4 Pro
- Honor 8X
- Huawei P20 and P20 Pro
Some people are afraid that the global variants will never see EMUI 10. But, that's highly unlikely. After all, Huawei has previously mentioned that the existing devices have nothing to fear in terms of updates.
But, with that being said, we still don't have any info on when the update will become available for you.
Just like the OnePlus 7 and Oneplus 7 Pro, the OnePlus started receiving a new version of OxygenOS - but it's still stuck on November's security patch.
Other than that, as the changelog mentions, the update brings improvements to the photo quality, optimized RAM management, better launching speeds for some apps, along with numerous minor bug fixes and general improvements.
OnePlus doesn't mention any specific regions, so, we can only assume that this is a global update. But, as per usual, it's being pushed out in waves. So, it may take a while before all of you get it.
Galaxy Note 10
As we mentioned last week, the Galaxy Note 10 has already started receiving the latest version of Android! We already knew that this was the case for users who were on the beta version, but nobody knew what Pie users should expect.
Thankfully, as it turns out, those who are running stable Android Pie are receiving Android 10 as well! However, as it was expected, the update comes at the much larger size of 1.9 gigs.
At the moment, the update is only available in Germany and Thailand. But, we expect that it'll soon become available for everyone.
In case you're not familiar with this update, while it doesn't bring any major UI changes like One UI 1.0 did, you can most certainly find a lot of new stuff in it. At the surface, there have been numerous improvements in the UI with quick toggles, visual enhancements, and minor changes on how the OS interacts with the user.
By digging a bit deeper, you'll find new features as well. Some of them, such as Focus Mode, Digital Wellbeing, and the new gesture-based navigation system, come from Google.
Others, such as the added settings in the camera app and the alarm, minor redesigns, and things like that, are brought to you by Samsung instead.
Mentioning every minor addition would take quite some time. So, better wait until you get to try out the update for yourself. Shouldn't take too long to reach you now that it started rolling out.
That being said, do keep in mind that these updates are being pushed out in waves - meaning that only a small percentage of people get it at a time. Still, eventually, all of you will have it.
Galaxy S10 (USA and Canada)
The Android 10 stable update for the Galaxy S10 started rolling out a couple of weeks ago or so. But, as per usual, Canada and the US had to wait a bit longer than other regions to receive it. Not nearly as long compared to other times, though.
Of course, some of you may have to still wait a bit longer. Not only because such updates are usually being delivered in waves, but also due to the fact that some carriers may be slower to push the update than others.
As far as we know, both Sprint and T-Mobile have already started pushing the update while the vast majority of carriers in Canada have started as well. We assume that by the time that this article gets published the situation will be even better.
If you haven't received the notification yet, try checking out if there's anything new manually in the software update menu.
The Samsung Galaxy A50 has received quite a few updates in its lifetime and now it's getting yet another one. This time, we're seeing a few more minor improvements in the overall image quality.
Other than that, we're also seeing some improvements in Wi-Fi connectivity, camera stabilization, and as per usual, a bunch of minor fixes and improvements which are not mentioned in detail at the changelog.
The update weighs 640 megabytes and apart from what we've mentioned, it also brings the latest Android security patch to the table.
If you're wondering about the Android 10 update, as far as we know, it has been scheduled for April 2020. That being said, do keep in mind that up until know, Samsung has been pushing most of its promised updates about a month earlier. So, there is a chance that the same will happen with your phone as well.
Samsung seems to be on a roll with the Android 10 updates. So far, more than 5 devices have been updated and they all got the latest version of Android way before than the date that Samsung gave us.
So far, these are the Samsung devices that are running Android 10 stable:
- All of the Galaxy S10 series
- Galaxy Note 10 and 10+
- Along with the Galaxy M20 and M30
What's impressive here is that the Galaxy M20 and M30 aren't even flagships. In fact, the M20 is one of the cheapest Samsung smartphones that you can get at the moment.
If you own one of these devices and you haven't got the update, do keep in mind that they are often pushed in waves. So, only small percentages of users start receiving it at a time until it's eventually available for everyone - presumably to even out the server load.
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