This week, on our weekly firmware news roundup: The next One UI 3.0 beta for the S10 and Note 10 series gets delayed, Xiaomi Mi 10 is now receiving Android 11, and more!
Keep on reading to find out the rest!
- OnePlus Nord and OnePlus 8 series are going to be receiving regular security patches for a long time
- Xiaomi Mi 10 is now receiving Android 11 stable in India
- Poco F2 gets Android 11 in Europe
- Next One UI 3.0 beta build for the S10 and Note 10 series gets delayed
- Galaxy Note 9 is now receiving December's security patch
- Galaxy S20 FE is not going to receive Android 11 for at least a couple of months from now
- One UI 3.0 for Galaxy S20 is now reaching more markets
OnePlus Nord and OnePlus 8 Series
Great news for OnePlus Nord and OnePlus 8 owners. Your phone is going to be receiving regular security updates for at least the next 2.5 years.
To be more specific, OnePlus Nord is set to get security updates until July 2023 while the OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro, and OnePlus 8 5G are set until April 2023.
And this isn't exactly a surprise considering how most OnePlus devices, including the NordN10 and N100, get two years of regular updates.
Xiaomi Mi 10
Another day, another Android 11 for a Xiaomi device. This time, we are talking about the Mi 10 in India!
This update weighs 2.8 gigabytes and, in it, you can expect to find all of the features that are included in both Android 11 and MIUI 12.
- New status bar with two separate sections for notifications and quick actions
- Smoother animations
- Universal Dark Mode
- App Drawer (Optional. You can still use MIUI's traditional launcher)
- Universal Casting Tool
- Floating windows
- Weather App
- Super Wallpapers
- Ultra Battery Saver Mode
- Along with a few other, minor additions and under the hood improvements
Poco F2 Pro
After pushing MIUI 12 with Android 11 in Asia, Xiaomi is now pushing the very same update in the European variants now.
The update weighs 2.9 gigabytes and it includes all of the features that come with Android 11 and MIUI 12. If you want to learn more about them, you can check out the new additions in the listing just above this section.
In other news, rumor has it that the Poco X3 NFC is also going to get the same update any day now – or at least that's according to Geekbench leaks. We'll just have to wait and see whether that's true or not.
Note 10 and S10
Since a stable version of One UI 3.0 is being rolled out to the Galaxy S20 series, most of us assumed that the same would soon go for the S10 and Note 10 series. However, that doesn't seem to be the case as Samsung is still struggling to fix some critical bugs.
The beta operation manager does not mention any further details. But, can probably safely assume that this has to do with the battery draining issues that we previously saw.
On one hand, we still don't have any information on when the stable build is coming for the older flagships. On the other, our sources are saying that Samsung is already working on One UI 3.1 – possibly for the upcoming Galaxy S21 series.
Galaxy Note 9
We are 11 days into December and the 2-year old smartphone is now receiving another monthly security patch.
So far, we only know that it's reaching the international variants and it may take some time before it becomes globally available.
You can currently find it in Germany, but, seeing how it's an incremental update, some of you may end up having to wait a little bit more than others.
No further mentions are made as far as features and bug fixes are concerned. So, you can expect this update to be a small download in terms of size.
Seeing how Android 11 is already being delivered to the Samsung Galaxy S20 series, one would think that the same would apply to the Galaxy S20 FE. However, that doesn't seem to be the case at all.
According to our sources and, apparently, Samsung itself, the S20 FE is actually not going to receive the latest version of Android for at least a couple of months ahead.
That's a bit strange considering how it also belongs to the S20 family. But, then again, it's going to receive the update during the end of February as soon as some of the other flagships like the Note 20, Note 10, and S10 are done in January.
Other mid-range to budget devices like the Galaxy Tab A8 can drag for as long as this Summer or even September. By that time, we expect that Android 12 is already going to be available.
The official One UI 3.0 roadmap for Europe is as follows:
- Galaxy S20, S20 +, S20 Ultra - December
- Galaxy S10 series - January
- Galaxy Note 20 (Ultra) - January
- Galaxy Note 10 (Plus) - January
- Galaxy Z Flip (5G) - January
- Galaxy Z Fold 2 January
- Galaxy S20 FE - February
- Galaxy Fold - February
- Galaxy A51 - March
- Galaxy Xcover Pro - March
- Galaxy A40 - April
- Galaxy A71 - April
- Galaxy A42 - May
- Galaxy A80 - May
- Galaxy A70 - May
- Galaxy A50 - May
- Galaxy Tab S6 - May
- Galaxy Tab S6 Lite - May
- Galaxy A31 - June
- Galaxy A41 - June
- Galaxy Tab Active 3 - June
- Galaxy A20e - July
- Galaxy Tab S5e - July
- Galaxy A30s - August
- Galaxy A20s - August
- Galaxy Xcover 4s - August
- Galaxy Tab Active Pro - August
- Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) - August
- Galaxy A10 - September
- Galaxy Tab A8 (2019) - September
Galaxy S20 Series
One UI 3.0 for the Galaxy S20 series started rolling out about a week or two ago in the U.S and now it's already available in numerous regions. To be precise, we are talking about:
- And possibly more regions where the update hasn't been sighted yet
If you get the update in another region that's not mentioned above, feel free to let us and everyone else know about it in the comments section down below!
And for those of you who are living in one of the aforementioned regions, do keep in mind that this is an incremental update. Some of you are going to have to wait a bit more than others until your turn comes.
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!