Firmware updates are essential for Android devices as they can fix critical bugs and improve the performance and security of your phone or tablet. However, not all firmware updates are created equal - some are more important than others. 

Here we'll take a closer look at Android firmware updates that ran all throughout the week and uncover which ones were able to leave a mark and which ones failed to live up to the expectation. But before doing that, as usual, let's have a quick look at the devices listed up for today's overview.

Devices Lined Up For Today:

Samsung

Galaxy A12 Nacho, Galaxy Watch 4

OnePlus

OnePlus 10 Pro

Samsung

Samsung Galaxy A12 Nacho Gets Its Share of Android 12-based One UI 4.1 Update

Samsung Galaxy A12 Nacho, a device released back in August 2021, gets its Android 12 makeover. The smartphone was launched with Android 11-based One UI 3.1. Nearly 9 months in, and the One UI 4.1 (Samsung's latest) has already made its way in.

Speaking of the update, in particular, it comes with the firmware version A127FXXU5BVE4. Besides bringing a refreshed UI and tons of Android 12 goodies, the new update reportedly bumps up the current Android security patch level to that of the May 2022 variant.

Currently, the update is live for the devices in Russia. However, the seeding process is expected to expand to Europe in the upcoming days.

In case you're someone from Russia and still waiting for the update to hit your device, we would recommend doing a manual check. Here is how:

  • Log in to your Samsung Galaxy A12 Nacho smartphone.
  • Find the Settings option and click on it.
  • Scroll your way until you find something called "System Updates." 
  • Click on it and check if there is anything you need to take care of.

The Announcement for Samsung's One UI Watch Beta Is Making Headlines Already

Recently a fascinating announcement was made on Samsung's official community. The released statement marked exciting information for all the Galaxy Watch 4 users.

According to it, the company is planning to kick-start the One UI Watch beta program on June 2. As per the announcement, the beta program will be strictly for Galaxy Watch 4 devices. 

If not mistaken, seeing a beta program being planned for smartwatches is perhaps the first of its kind. No surprise, Samsung is out there making it happen.

Sadly, however, the offer will run exclusively for South Korean owners. That's a touch disappointing. Also, considering the previous trends, the beta is more likely to reach South Korea next.

But before you get involved in all these, there are a few things you should know about:

  • Once you make your decision and enter the program, followed by installing the beta software, keep in mind you won't be able to roll the update back. 
  • You'll need to continue using the beta version until Samsung releases any stable iteration. 
  • If you've entered the program and then decide to leave, you can't reapply for the same. Now that makes sense; needless to say, the available slots are limited.

OnePlus

OnePlus 10 Pro Gets A New Firmware Loaded With May Security Patch And Quality Fixes

Android firmware news

OnePlus's latest release, the OnePlus 10 Pro, is getting better already. The company has recently released a quality update that addresses a number of issues alongside bumping the device's security to that of May 2022.

Home to the version NE2211_11.A.15​, the update is currently live and exclusive for the devices in India, which too for a limited number of users. But don't worry, the same is expected to witness a broader rollout in the coming days.

Here is what the official changelog reflects:₹

System

  • Post update, you'll experience improved system stability.
  • The new firmware had fixed the issue where music playback would suffer sudden stuttering, especially when your phone was fastened to any Bluetooth car kit.
  • The update also fixes the current noise issue that usually occurs if and when you record audio.
  • The new firmware updates the Android security patch to (May) 2022.05

Camera

  • The HRD-related issue has now been answered. After the update, you'll not encounter overexposed HDR photos anymore.

Network

  • The overall phone call stability has now been optimized to offer a seamless experience.

Additional News

  • Samsung Galaxy F22 gets security updates. Bagging version number E22FXXU4BVD8, the new update brings One UI 4.1 to this smartphone. Alongside dozens of new goodies, the firmware features improved security and multiple accessibility abilities.
  • Android 11 has been reported as the most popular mobile OS from Google. Considering the numbers, version 11 of Android OS has seen nearly 29% installation out of all Android devices. The same for Android 10 was about 24.

A Quick Round Up

  • Samsung Galaxy A12 Nacho Gets Its Share of Android 12-based One UI 4.1 Update
  • The Announcement for Samsung's One UI Watch Beta Is Making Headlines Already
  • OnePlus 10 Pro Gets A New Firmware Loaded With May Security Patch And Quality Fixes.
  • Samsung Galaxy F22 gets security updates
  • Android 11 became the most popular Google OS.

Wrapping Up

That does it for today. We're done walking you through the list of news from the OEM industry that has been making noises for the past week. Although the week was expected to narrate the tale of Android 13 or at least take the proceedings further, nothing actually happened. That being said, the upcoming week smells loaded with excitement already. Don't forget to tune in.

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What's my model number?

There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool

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