This week, on our weekly firmware news roundup: Huawei P30 and P30 Pro are now getting Android 10 in the UK, the Xiaomi Mi A2 is now receiving the latest version of Android, and more!
What's New This Week?
- LG V50 is now getting the latest version of Android in South Korea
- Galaxy S9 series is now receiving its sixth Android 10 beta update
- P30 and P30 Pro are now receiving the latest version of Android in the UK
- P20 Pro will soon start receiving Android 10 in India - European variants will have to wait until March
- Y9 Prime 2019 is now receiving the latest version of Android as well
- Mi A2 is now receiving Android 10 - Mi A3 set to receive it halfway through February
- Mi Mix 2S is getting the latest version of Android as well
All LG V50 beta users are now getting the latest version of Android - but only in South Korea. At least for the moment.
Wow, I wasn't expecting Android 10 for the V50 for another 3 months. pic.twitter.com/BvfyZSF8ne— Max Weinbach (@MaxWinebach) January 16, 2020
Apart from the latest version of Android, this update also brings a newer security patch. It's actually only December's. But, still, better than nothing.
Other than that, there a few new features as well such as Pop-up Window, Google's new gesture-based navigation mode, Focus Mode, and more!
Since the update is rolling out in South Korea, we expect that it'll soon become available in other regions as well. The only problem is that nobody can accurately say for how much we'll have to wait (Except the manufacturer, of course). So, stay tuned and we'll let you know as soon as we know about it!
Galaxy S9 Series
Both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are already receiving their sixth Android 10 beta update in India. We expect that it'll soon become available in other regions as well - if it's not already.
It brings the January's security patch and asks for a download size of 116 megabytes. In exchange, it also fixes a ton of small bug fixes including, but not limited to the SIM card, mobile data, Samsung Pay, and more.
Also, let us not forget to mention that it brings a newer version of the Camera app.
Samsung's update roadmap mentioned that the S9 duo is set to receive the stable version of Android 10 during January. And since we're halfway through the month now, there is a good chance that this will be the last beta update!
Of course, only time will tell. So, stay tuned!
P30 and P30 Pro
Both the Huawei P30 and P30 are now receiving Android 10 with EMUI 10 on top of it. However, at the moment of writing this article, it's only available in the UK. To be more specific, only to O2 and Vodafone variants.
According to our sources, this is an incremental update that's rolling out in small batches at a time. It comes in at a hefty download size of 4.5 gigabytes with 226 extra megabytes for O2 apps and features.
Vodafone should have already completed the rollout - which means that if you have a Vodafone variant, you should be able to get the update pretty much immediately after performing a manual check.
As per usual, we'd highly recommend downloading the update through a Wi-Fi network. After all, big updates can consume your data plan pretty quickly.
According to our sources, Android 10 beta testing is already done for the P20 Pro and it should start receiving the stable version in India halfway through this month. So, there is a good chance that some of you have already have it!
We would like to inform you that BETA Testing of Android 10 / EMUI 10.0 for Huawei P20 Pro device has been recently closed. We are at the final stages of releasing the software, the stable version of Android 10 Release can be expected by mid of January 2020,— Huawei India (@HuaweiIndia) January 11, 2020
Unfortunately for European users, the update will only start rolling out for you at the beginning of March. Or at least that's for Germany, so, the other regions are very likely to be close enough in that timeframe.
Since those are incremental updates, it can take up to 4 weeks before all of you receive it. So, be patient.
Y9 Prime 2019
According to our sources, the Android 10 update with EMUI 10 on top of it is currently arriving to Y9 Prime 2019 units. There are no specific mentions regarding the regions, but we know that the models are the STK-L21, STK-L22 and STK-LX3 as well. So, we suppose that it's soon going to become globally available!
It's been one week since we last heard about it (Just in less detail), so, there is a good chance that a good number of users have already got it.
If you can't wait until your turn comes, there is also the option of manually installing it. But waiting for the OTA update is without a doubt the risk-free option, plus you don't have to install any additional software for it to work. So, pick your poison.
Xiaomi is definitely not the fastest in terms of OS updates. But at the very least it looks like they are trying to push the latest version of Android into more and more of their devices - which includes some of the older models like the Mi A2!
Now, this is probably largely due to the fact that the Mi A2 belongs to the Android One program. But, hey, we'll take it.
The update weighs 1.3 gigabytes and is currently on an incremental roll-out. So, it may take a while until everyone gets it. To give you a point of reference, it's been more than a week since the Mi 9T started getting Android 10 in the EU and ours has yet to receive it.
Do keep in mind that some people have reported issues with the UI and lack of VoWiFi as well. So, even if you do get the notification for updating, consider waiting for a while until Xiaomi patches these issues.
In other news, the Mi A3 is expected to receive this update somewhere during mid-February.
Thanks for your excitement and patience. Glad to announce the update will be out in mid February for Mi A3.— Mi India #108MP IS COMING! (@XiaomiIndia) January 14, 2020
Mi Mix 2S
The Mi Mix 2S belongs to the premium Mi line from Xiaomi. So, we're not that surprised to see that it's now receiving the latest version of Android with MIUI 11 on top of it!
At the moment, it's only available in China. However, just like with the Mi 9T/K20, we expect that the update will become globally available very soon now.
The update comes in at a hefty 2.1-gigabyte download and apart from the latest version of Android, we expect that a newer security patch is included as well. Xiaomi usually stays a month behind with such things - so chances are that it's the December patch (Changelog doesn't mention anything as of now).
You can also expect to see some Android 10 features like Focus Mode, improved privacy controls, and more - along with many bug fixes and general improvements as well!
That's all we've got 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!