As the month of July is upon us, Android OEMs such as Samsung, OnePlus, Xiaomi, and several others are busy pushing out updates. Some of these keep up with Google's latest security updates, while others are trying to fix what the older updates broke on their respective smartphones.

We at Updato are here to give you a close look at some of the OTA updates rolling out in the first week of July, so stay tuned!

Devices Lined Up for Today


Surface Duo and Surface Duo 2


Galaxy A03s,  Galaxy M11, Galaxy A22 5G, Galaxy S20 FE, and others.


OnePlus Nord CE, OnePlus 7T, OnePlus 7T Pro


July 2022 Update out for Microsoft Surface Duo and Duo 2

The July 2022 firmware update for the Surface Duo and Duo 2 was made available by Microsoft on the same day, even if the changes described in the official changelog are not precisely the same.

The Surface Duo 2's July 2022 software update brings with it advancements to the device's reliability and system performance, as well as improvements to the camera's night mode and face detection technologies, as well as the ink responsiveness. It also includes the most recent July 2022 security patch.

There isn't much to discuss in the most recent Surface Duo firmware update. It includes security updates from July as well as enhancements to device stability. It should be noted that unlocked Duo devices in Europe and North America currently have access to the most recent firmware version.

Here's the complete changelog:

  • The update addresses scenarios outlined in the Android Security Bulletin for June 2022.

New Surface Duo 2 features:

  • Glance Bar shows notifications for 3rd party conversation apps.
  • Enables Haptic feedback control in Camera app settings.
  • Enables Slim Pen 2 automatic firmware update when paired via Bluetooth. See Use Surface Slim Pen with Surface Duo for more info.
  • Enables Automatic pairing of Slim Pen 2 while inking on either screen (requires Slim Pen 2 to have firmware version 5.133.139 or later and software version 5.148.139 or later).
  • Enables optimized charging to help reduce battery aging by charging the battery gradually overnight.
  • Enables Device Firmware Configuration Interface (DFCI) support to control device usage.

Other improvements and changes:

  • Improves device stability.
  • Improves system performance.
  • Improves touch responsiveness.
  • Improves camera usability.
  • Improves in-app camera experience in dual-screen mode for applications with dynamic orientation requirements.

The June 2022 software update for Duo and Duo 2 is available for all models under versions 2022.418.56 and 2022.418.08.


Android 12 via OneUI Core 4.1 out for several Galaxy Devices

With the new month, the south-Korean giant has pushed out the revered Android 12 update, alongside the OneUI Core 4.1 interface on a bunch of mid-range Galaxy smartphones.

Galaxy S20 FE

Android 12 with One UI Core 4.1 is rolling out for the Galaxy A03s (model number SM-A037F) and more budget-friendly Galaxy A02s (model number SM-A025F, SM-A025M) in specific countries. The software version is A037FXXU1BVFB for the Galaxy A03s, and it is available across Asian countries. The Galaxy A02s, is getting a new build in the form of build A025MUBU4CVF4 in Panama and A025FXXU4CVF4 in Russia.

In May, the Galaxy A22 4G version received the Android 12 update. The software version A226BXXU4BVF7 for the Galaxy A22 5G now offers a taste of Android 12 with One UI Core 4.1. The updated build has so far begun to appear in Malaysia and Thailand on the SM-A226B version.

It seems like the Galaxy A21s' Android 12 upgrade is currently only accessible in Russia, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, but it should soon be available in more places. The most recent firmware for the SM-A217F model is designated as A217FZHU8DVF6. Additionally, the Galaxy M11 pocket-friendly phone is also among the lucky few that are getting the Android 12 update in Vietnam at the moment with the 2022 July security patch included under the version number M115FXXU3CVF6.

July 2022 Out for Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy Z Flip, and more

Among the premium and upper-range smartphones, the Galaxy S20 FE and Galaxy A53 also received the July security update. In Asia and Europe, the Galaxy S20 FE is now receiving the July security update. The updated SMR (Security Maintenance Release) for the LTE model offered in Asian nations is available with firmware version G780GXXS3CVF3. That has the firmware version G781BXXS4FVF3 for the European 5G model. Other markets, including the US, should soon receive the update for the device.


On the unlocked Galaxy Z Flip3, the updated software with firmware version F711U1TBS2DVEG is available (per SamMobile). This is an odd turn of events because carrier-specific models frequently receive updates first. Although the update itself doesn't contain any fancy additions or fixes, you can anticipate overall increases in the security of your device.


OxygenOS 12 Open Beta for Nord CE, 7T, and 7T Pro

The ColorOS 12 beta programs for the OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro made their debut last week in China. For the Indian and international versions of the OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro, the firm has officially begun the open beta program for OxygenOS 12, which runs on Android 12.

Users may easily test out Android 12 by ensuring that their device is running firmware versions or on it. Before attempting the update, make sure your device has 4GB of free storage space.

Key updates

  • System
    • Newly added Smart Battery Engine, a feature that prolongs your battery life based on smart algorithms and biomimetic self-restoration technology
    • Redesigns app icons using new materials to give more depth and a greater sense of space and texture to the icons
    • Revamps the page layout based on the principle of reducing visual noise and optimizes the presentation of text and color to make key information stand out
    • Optimized desktop icons with improved textures, by using a design inspired by brand-new materials and uniting lights and layers
    • Optimized spam block rules: Adds a rule for blocking MMS messages
  • Games
    • Newly added the HyperBoost end-to-end frame rate stabilizer
    • Newly added Voice effect preview to allow you to record your voice effect or check your voice effect in real time
  • Dark mode
    • Dark mode now supports three adjustable levels, bringing a more personalized and comfortable user experience
  • Shelf
    • New additional style options for Cards, making data contents more visual and easier to read
    • Newly added access to OnePlus Scout in Shelf, allowing you to search multiple contents on your phone, including Apps, Settings, Media Data, etc
  • Work Life Balance
    • Work Life Balance feature is now available to all users, allowing you to effortlessly switch between Work and Life mode via quick settings
    • WLB 2.0 now supports automatic Work/Life mode switching, based on specific locations, Wi-Fi network, and time, also bringing customized App notification profiles according to the personalization
  • Gallery
    • Gallery now allows you to switch between different layouts with a two-finger pinch gesture, intelligently recognizing the best-quality pictures, and cropping the thumbnail based on the content, making the gallery layout more pleasing
  • Canvas AOD
    • Canvas AOD brings you new diverse styles of lines and colors, for a more personalized lock screen experience with inspiring visuals
    • Newly added multiple brushes and strokes and support for color adjustment
    • Optimized software algorithm and improved face recognition to better identify the features and skin color of different figures
  • Accessibility
    • Optimized categorization of functions by grouping them into vision, hearing, interactive actions, and general
    • TalkBack supports more system apps including Photos, Phone, Mail, and Calendar

Final Words

That's all we have for you in the first week of July. If you are among the fortunate ones who saw a major update for your smartphone this week, make sure to share your thoughts in the comments section down below.

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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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