Welcome everyone to this week's firmware updates. Although there isn't much to talk about, the week has again been a restless one for Samsung. With new firmware for some devices, the company has even decided to discontinue updating one of their retro flagships. Walkthrough the entire article to learn about that device. Apart from that, Google is ready with this month's update for the Pixel devices after being a day late from the traditional Monday launches.

Devices That Are Lined Up for Today


Galaxy A52s 5G, Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy M31.


Google Pixel 3, 3XL, 3a XL, 3a, 4a, a, 4XL, and 4a (5G).


Multiple devices.


New Update for Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G Featuring More RAM

The scenes with virtual RAM have gained significant popularity in recent times. Until now, a few Chinese companies have been dealing with such improvements, but finally, Samsung decided to join in.

Recently the company has rolled out a new firmware for the Galaxy A52s 5G devices. Once updated, users can increase the RAM of their devices up to 4GB just using the internal space available. Talking about the update, in particular, the new firmware tags A528BXXU1AUH9 and weighs somewhere around 250MBs.

Currently seeding in India, the update brings a changelog that looks like this:
● Improved stability of the device’s camera.
● Bug fixes alongside improvements in performance.
● Added a feature called RAM Plus.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Gets September Security Patch

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 devices in Ireland are set to receive a new update that features the September 2021 security patch; According to the sources, the new firmware comes with a version number F711BXXU2AUI1.

If you’re from the mentioned region but still waiting for the update, head over to the Settings option in your device, navigate to the “Software Update” section and look for the new firmware manually.

New Firmware Rolls Out for Samsung Galaxy M31

Samsung Galaxy M31 devices are set to receive a special kind of update. The new firmware focuses on bringing exclusive support for the Samsung Pay mini-app. Besides, the device will also get introduced to the Android security patch.

The update was announced by Samsung via a post on their official community page. The new firmware bears the firmware version M315FXXU2BUH6 and highlights the September Android 2021 security patch. Alongside there are regular bug fixes and stability and performance improvements. However, the prime attraction is the Samsung Galaxy M31 getting support for the Samsung Pay mini.


Oppo is All Set to Release Color OS12 in the Mid September

In case you’ve been trying to ask Oppo’s smart assistant about the release date of the Color OS 12, apparently, you’ll be getting September 13 as the answer. If not correct, official indications are somewhat around mid to late September.

OPPO ColorOS 12 confirmed to officially launch on September 16 - Gizmochina

Moving forward with that, the company has recently shared a collection of wallpapers that will be exclusive for the new OS; certainly, the release date is near.


September Update for the Google Pixels are Out

Generally, Google comes up with a monthly update for its pixel devices on the very first Monday, until or unless the day comes out to be a holiday in the US. It was the case this time around for which the update was delayed by a day.

Finally, this month’s firmware is out, featuring the September Android security patch. Talking about the version numbers, the Google Pixel 3, 3XL, 3a XL, 3a, 4a, a, 4XL, and 4a (5G) features one with RQ3A.210905.001, globally. The same for Pixel 5a in North America is RD2A.210905.002 and RD2A.210905.003 for Pixel 5a in Japan.

Pixel Devices Sees the Final Android 12 Beta

It was September 8, 2021, when Google rolled out the fifth and final Android 12 public beta for the Pixel devices, indeed the first one for Pixel 5a. Anyone who is interested only needs to register himself/herself by visiting this website. Once done, Google will send an over-the-air update featuring Android 12 Beta.

The build number for the update is SPB5.210812.002, while the size varies from one device to the other. With the final stages of the Beta program wrapping up, Android 12 is just about to reach the global platform. Upcoming weeks are going to be genuinely exciting, don’t forget to catch the actions right here in Updato.


New Firmware for Xbox Controllers

Microsoft has recently talked about rolling out a brand new firmware for its Xbox One controllers. The list of controllers includes the ones with Bluetooth support, Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, and also the Xbox Adaptive Controllers. The firmware focuses on delivering next-generation features to help users have a better experience.

Here is what you can expect from the update:
● After the update, the Xbox controller will have better cross-device connectivity.
● The controller will feature reduced latency.
● The controllers will now support Bluetooth Low Energy.
● Post update, users will be able to seamlessly play wirelessly on Windows 10 PCs, iOS 15, and Android devices.
● Cloud gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is also made extra-efficient.

Additional News

  • Samsung has decided to discontinue rolling out the update for the Galaxy Note FE devices.
  • A recent screenshot of an internal Google is going viral. The document shared by XDA's Mishaal Rahman hints towards the release date of Android 12. It could be released on October 4th.

A Quick Round-Up

●New Update for Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G Featuring More RAM.
● Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Gets September Security Patch.
● New Firmware Rolls Out for Samsung Galaxy M31.
● Oppo is All Set to Release Color OS12 in the Mid September.
● September Update for the Google Pixels is Out.
● Pixel Devices Sees the Final Android 12 Beta.
● New Firmware for Xbox Controllers.
● Samsung to Discontinue Throwing Updates for Samsung Galaxy Note FE.
● Android 12 Might be Coming on October 4, 2021.

Wrapping Up

And with the news of Samsung deciding to halt the process of upgrading the firmware of Galaxy Note FE, we wrap up this week’s report from the OEM industry. With every passing day, we’re getting closer to the launch of Android 12. Besides that, there are many surprises lined up to cross paths with several devices in the upcoming weeks. Make sure you don’t miss out on those.

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What's my model number?

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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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