Having wrapped up the month of April, there are already a number of amazing updates ready to grab your attention. To make sure you know about each of them in detail, I'm here uncovering the recent hotshots from the OEM industry. But as usual, before jumping right into the news updates, let's have a quick look at the devices listed up for today.

Devices Lined Up For Today


Galaxy M31s, Galaxy M51


Several Smart Watches

HMD Global

Nokia 8.3 5G


OnePlus Nord 2


Samsung Galaxy M31s Gets Android 12 Updates Featuring One UI 4.1

The name Samsung popping up, again and again, isn't an unusual sight, especially when we're talking about firmware updates. Just like every other week, this one starts with the latest Samsung phone, Galaxy M31s, getting the brand new Android 12 firmware. 

In case you remember, the smartphone was initially launched with the Android 10 version. 2 years after the release, the users are finally receiving the much-awaited Android version update. 

Talking about the update, in particular, the firmware bears M317FXXU3DVD4 as the version number and brings Samsung's refreshed One UI 4.1 interface. Not just that, post update, the devices' security will also ramp up to the March 2022 edition.

What's New?

  • The new firmware, sheltering One UI 4.1, and the Android 12 bring a range of visual changes. These majorly include the alteration in the Color Palette, alongside a number of smart widgets and the enhanced. Always On Display and Dark mode. 
  • Post update, you'll be experiencing optimizations in many Samsung-based apps like My Files, Samsung Internet, Gallery, and Samsung Keyboard. 
  • The new firmware brings a new RAM Plus expansion feature. With that, you can desirably pick the volume of virtual RAM to add.
  • Other improvements include camera enhancements and system stability.

Although the update is currently live exclusively in Russia, you can expect the same to reach the global stage real soon.

Galaxy M51 Receives Android 12


A piece of good news for all the Samsung Galaxy M51 users as the company has finally started rolling out the Android 12 update. No doubt, the company needs to be credited for considering the two-year-old mid-range device and bringing this major update. The handsets all across Russia are reportedly getting the new Android 12 firmware with the build number standing as M515FXXU4DVD1.

As usual, you can expect all the generic Android 12 goodies to hit up the device alongside the optimizations and improvements post update.


Amazfit GT3 Bags an Amazing Mid Year Update

The month of April concluded with a piece of brilliant news for all the Amazfit smartwatch owners. The devices, lined up as Amazfit GTS 3, GTR 3, and also the GTR 3 Pro, were gifted with a major firmware update that featured attention-grabbing additions and improvements.

What's New?

  • The new update adds the notification reply function. The feature, however, is limited to Android phones that bags the Zepp App version of 6.8.0 or above.
  • Post update, the smart alarm clock reminder logic is optimized.
  • The new firmware brings a series of system stability improvements.
  • A number of known bugs have now been addressed.
  • The Bluetooth settings design is now updated.
  • Once you're done with the update, you can reject calls with a message.

While Amazfit GTS 3 gets as the firmware version, your GTR 3 Pro post update will ramp up to The update is currently live for the devices in the US, India, Italy, Vietnam, and the UK, with other regions expected to get unlocked very soon.

HMD Global

Android 12 is Live for Nokia 8.3 5G

For the past couple of weeks, Nokia has been out of the update scenario, but finally, the scenes are getting a bit clear. Not just us, but the users of the Nokia 8.3 5G smartphones have been eagerly waiting for the Android 12 update. Luckily, the wait concludes. 

September 2020 released Nokia 8.3 5G is gaining the Android 12 firmware. Although the update isn't made accessible to everyone yet, the fact that the process has even started brings excitement all around the globe. 

What's New?

  • The new firmware bags the Google's April 2022 security patch.
  • It comes with the usual Android 12 goodies.
  • It shelters a re-designed UI with fresh and new animations.
  • Post update, you can expect an improved privacy control that too in the form of a Privacy Dashboard.

According to some sources, the OTA updates are currently exclusive to the devices in Finland. Other markets alongside the entire global belt are expected to follow soon.


OnePlus Nord 2 has Started Receiving the OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1 Alongside the April 2022 Security Patches

OnePlus Nord 2

Recently, OnePlus has started rolling out the first-ever OxygenOS 12 beta build for its mid-range smartphone sensation, the Nord series. According to the recent posts being made by the officials in the OnePlus Community forums, the OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1, which is, of course, based on Android 12, is now being made available for the users of OnePlus Nord 2. 

Keep in mind, although a beta version, the firmware includes all the goodies and the features Android 12 is popular for, along with the April 2022 security patch and a couple of other handy additions and bug fixes from OnePlus.

A Quick Round Up

  • Samsung Galaxy M31s Gets Android 12 Updates Featuring One UI 4.1
  • Galaxy M51 Receives Android 12
  • Amazfit GT3 Bags an Amazing Mid Year Update
  • Android 12 is Live for Nokia 8.3 5G
  • OnePlus Nord 2 Started Receiving the OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1 Alongside the April 2022 Security Patches

Additional News

  • The four-year-old flagship from Samsung, Galaxy S9, is currently getting a new software update in the US market. Bagging G96xUSQU9FVB2 as the version number, the new update brings the March security patch alongside a number of known fixes.

Wrapping Up

And with that, I'm done walking you through the major news updates from over the week. As we head towards the first week of May, the scenes with the OEM industry are already very critical and exciting. The reason is that the build-up for Android 13 is already on the rise, while a number of manufacturers are still struggling with the Android 12 variant.

Make sure you join us next week and be a part of the upcoming excitement.

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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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