We're about to conclude the second week of May, and while has not been as explosive for mobile updates on Android as the last week, there is still plenty to discuss. As always, the mobile manufacturing industry is running tirelessly with changes here and there to bring you the latest and great features and optimization from all around. With that being said, let us look back at what happened over the week.

Which Devices are in today's news round-up?


T Mobile OnePlus 7T Pro, OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro

HMD Global

Multiple Devices


Samsung Galaxy A11


Redmi 10S


RealMe 7i, RealMe X7 5G


Android 11 is out for T-Mobile’s OnePlus 7T Pro 5G

After the global variants of the OnePlus 7, the 7Pro, 7T, and 7TPro got updated to Android 11 in March, and their respective T-Mobile version getting the same update in April. The OnePlus 7T Pro 5G Units locked to T-Mobile’s network are now set to get updated with Android 11.

The new firmware with version number weighing 2.6 GB, features Android 11 with the latest security patch of April 2021. Although we’re yet to cross paths with the official changelog, it is expected to feature all the newbies of Android 11, like chat bubbles, one-time permission, and notification history.

OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro Get Oxygen OS 12.2.5 Update with Camera Improvements

OnePlus brings in another update for its newly launched OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro devices. The update, Oxygen OS 12.2.5, features the latest May 2021 security patch along with some improvements in the camera section. The latest firmware, which weighs around 130 MB, sees the following improvements


 • Improved performance in the charging section

 • Update fixes the keyboard’s minor probability lagging issue

 • Fixed known bugs and optimized system stability

 • Updated the Security patch to May 2021


 • Improvement in the HDR effect for some of the shooting


 • Optimized the performance of white balance in

 the rear camera


 • Improved Network Stability

 • Optimized the performance of Wi-Fi connection

HMD Global (Nokia)

Revised Road Map for Android 11 Updates in HMD Global Devices 

HMD Global brings out the revised Android 11 Update Road Map for 2021. According to it, the Nokia 9 Pure View, Nokia 6.2, and Nokia 7.2, which were supposed to feature Android 11 somewhere in the second quarter (Q2) of 2021, will instead get the update in the thirds quarter (Q3). Talking about the smartphones that are desired to get the update in this quarter include 

  • Nokia 1
  • Nokia 5.4
  • Nokia 1.4
  • Nokia 2.4
  • Nokia 3.4
  • Nokia 1.3
  • Nokia 2.3
  • Nokia 5.3

As of now, four of the devices have already seen the Android 11 update. It will be interesting to see if they can stick to their schedule this year or the scenes remain to be same as the previous year.


Galaxy A11 About to Get Update with Android 11 Based One UI 3.1

With us concluding the second week of May 2021, the Samsung Galaxy A11 devices are getting updated to the latest One UI 3.1 featuring Android 11.

The new firmware, which holds to version number A115MUBU2BUE1, is expected to bring all the attractive Android 11 features, including chat bubbles, one-time permissions, and optimized notifications. In addition to these, the devices might also get the security updated with the latest patches. Although the update is exclusive for devices in Panama, you can expect a global outsource real soon.


Redmi 10S Gets MIUI 12.5 Update

Just before getting launched in India, the Redmi 10S devices are getting the MIUI 12.5 update. The new MIUI version, which started featuring Chinese variants of varied devices in December last year, has gradually started stepping foot in the global scenario. The latest firmware holds version number,, and for the devices in Europe, India, and other (Global), respectively. The update will either come pre-installed or as the first update out of the box for the sale units in India.


RealMe 7i Sees the Stable Version of RealMe UI 2.0

Three months after the 7i Devices from RealMe registered itself in the early access program of RealMe UI 2.0 is finally receiving the stable version of it. As per official sources, the latest firmware featuring Android 11 holds to the same version number RMX2103_11_C.05 and weighs somewhere around 800 MB.

The update features a load of improvements and optimizations, including the dark mode, the optimized Night Charging that is set to control charging speed at night. The new firmware also sees a significant improvement in security as RealMe brings in a system cloner with which users can have different accounts secured with fingerprints. In addition, Real Me UI 2.0 makes way for the Android 11 features like the one-time permission toggle switch.

A look at the features (Changelog)


The update lets you personalize the user interface and make it your own

• You can now also create your own wallpaper. Simply pick up colors from the collection of your photos and continue adding to your wallpaper.

• The update brings in support for third-party icons for apps on your home screen.

• Update brings Three Dark mode styles: The Enhanced, The Medium, and The Gentle.

The wallpapers and icons can also be adjusted according to the Dark mode. The display contrast also gets adjusted automatically to the ambient form of light.

High Efficiency

• In Split-screen mode, you are now allowed to drag text, images, or files out of a floating window or even from one app to the other

• With the update, you will have an optimized Smart Sidebar Page. This features two tabs on display. The order of items can now be customized.

Improved Performance

• Added an "Optimized night charging": 


• Added the "Tone tunes" feature: Now, Consecutive notification tones get linked to form a single melody.

• You can now determine the period when Do Not Disturb is activated or not.

• Added various weather animations. This will provide you with a more enticing experience.

• The update sees optimization in vibration effects for both the text input and also the gameplay.

• Optimization in the "Auto brightness" feature


• You can now easily remove a folder or can combine it with another one.

• The "Drawer mode" features new filters: This will allow you to filter apps by letters, usage frequency, or install time.

Security and Privacy

• Features "System cloner": This will allow you to create a system clone different from your main System and protect it using different fingerprints.

• Turning "App lock" on or off made easy in Quick Settings.

• The update features more powerful and enhanced SOS functions

• Optimized the "Permission Manager": Now, you can choose "Allow only once" for the sensitive permissions, ensuring better protection.


• Added an Immersive mode for gamers. This will reduce disturbances during you play your favorite game.

• You can now also change the way to summon the built-in Game Assistant.


• Sharing your personal hotspot is now easy with others via a QR code.


• The new update adds the Cloud Sync for Private Safe feature. This allows you to sync the photos in your Private Safe and then to the cloud.

• Optimized the overall photo editing feature with markup effects, filters, and an upgraded algorithm.

HeyTap Cloud

•This feature allows you to back up your photos, documents, WeChat data, system settings, and more. It also allows you to easily migrate those to a new phone.

• You are also allowed to select the types of data to wish to back up or restore.


• Added various shortcuts to instantly share and edit your photos or videos.

• The update adds the inertial zoom feature. This makes the zooming experience smoother during video shooting.

• The update sees the introduction of the level and grid feature for helping you compose videos.

RealMe Lab

• The update added a Sleep Capsule, which will help you schedule downtime and secure the sleep time you're having.


• Added "Sound amplifier": You can amplify faint sounds in the environment and soften loud sounds when wearing earphones.

RealMe X7 5G Lines Itself Up for RealMe UI 2.0

The update for the latest version of UI from RealMe is going at the full pace as this time, the X7 5G variants are lined up for the early access program. The process is similar to the other devices—the devices with enough storage and currently running the UI version RMX3092PU_11.A.14, or RMX3092PU_11.A.16 or RMX3092PU_11.A.17 can start the process of joining the early access program. Although every RealMe X7 5G device is eligible to join, there are limited seats. So, make sure you are quick to respond.

Additional News:

  • The officials from Samsung have said to patch the security vulnerability in the QUALCOMM models of some of the devices.
  • A preview of the new colorful Google Assistant is out.

A Quick Round Up

  • Android 11 is out for T-Mobile’s OnePlus 7T Pro 5G
  • OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro are Getting Oxygen OS 12.2.5 Update with Camera Improvements
  • Revised Road Map for Android 11 Updates in HMD Global Devices 
  • Galaxy A11 is About to Get Update Featuring Android 11 Based One UI 3.1
  • Redmi 10S Gets MIUI 12.5 Update.
  • RealMe 7i Sees the Stable Version of RealMe UI 2.0
  • RealMe X7 5G Lines Itself Up for RealMe UI 2.0
  • The officials from Samsung have said to patch the security vulnerability in the QUALCOMM models of some of the devices.
  • A preview of the new colorful Google Assistant is out.

Wrapping Up

There you have it, the top firmware updates from over the week. Make sure to comment below the one that grabbed more of your attention. Also, if you think we missed out on any of the important news, feel free to let us know.

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