As we march our way towards the month of July, there is a lot going on in the OEM industry. Recently the industry has seen a trend of gifting devices a set of virtual RAM for improved performance. This week we've two devices that are lined up to get their RAM boosted virtually. Apart from that, there are other devices that are getting future-ready through the new UI and Android version. Let us take a walk.

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


Redmi Note 10 Pro


Oppo Find X2


OnePlus Nord CE 5G


Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020)


RealMe 7, RealMe C15, RealMe X2


Wear OS


A Unique Update for Redmi Note 10 Pro

As of now, many smartphones are trying to incorporate virtual RAM on their low-end devices through OTA updates, and this time it's the Note 10 Pro 5G from Redmi. The new update is currently live for the Chinese market. When activated, 2GB of internal storage gets added, which further allocates as an expanded RAM. The size of the firmware is very less, and it is expected to hit the global platform real soon.


Virtual RAM Expansion for Oppo Find X2

The last year launched Oppo Find X2 is getting introduced to the June 2021 security patch with the new update. The update further features RAM expansion virtually. After the update, you can choose to expand the RAM of your device to 3GB, 5GB or even 7GB. For doing that, all you'll need to do is head over to the "Settings" of your device, navigate to "About Phone", and select the desired one from "RAM Menu." Once done, restart your device.

One Plus

Another Update for OnePlus Nord CE Focusing Camera Fixes

Although nothing is official yet, a number of users on the community forum have reported about the release of a new update for OnePlus Nord CE. According to them, the update introduces users to OxygenOS The new update brings some improvements along with June 2021 security patch.

A quick look at the changelog:


  • Improvement in the overall experience of the face unlocks feature.
  • A major improvement in charging speed
  • The update fixed a number of known issues. The system stability has also been improved.


  • Improvement in the performance of the front camera
  • Considerable noise reduction in the dark areas of Nightscape photos.
  • Optimization in the video call quality and experience.


Android 11 Based One UI 3.1 is Live for Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (Verizon)

 The Verizon network locked Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 released in 2020 has started receiving the new UI One 3.1 around the Android 11. Although the official changelog is still to get introduced, all the Android 11 goodies are expected with the firmware. Besides those, the new update will see improvements in Quick Panel interactions, look and feel of Quick Share, and optimized Toolbars, Settings and Notifications Panel.

The new Android 11 based firmware corresponds to version number RP1A.200720.012.T307USQU5CUE7 and is expected to reach every unit in few days.


RealMe C15 Qualcomm Edition is Getting the Stable Version Android 11 Update

Having launched with Android 11 based RealMe UI 1.0, the Qualcomm edition of RealMe C15 is set to get updated to the RealMe UI 2.0 featuring Android 11. The new update corresponds to build number RMX2195PU_11.A.O5 and brings all the Android 11 goodies, including notification history, one-time passwords, chat bubbles and more. The new firmware also bags a more refreshed UI with themes, icons, dark-light modes and more.

Here is what the changelog looks like:


  • The update enables you to create the wallpaper on your own by picking colors from various photos.
  • Third-party icons for various apps located on the home screen are now supported after the update.
  • Introduction of Three Dark mode styles, which are: Enhanced, Medium, and also Gentle. The wallpapers and the icons can now be adjusted to Dark mode. Further, the display contrast gets automatically adjusted to ambient light.

High Efficiency

  • You're now allowed to drag text, images, and other files simply out of a floating window or from any other app to a new one in the Split-screen mode.
  • The editing page of Smart Sidebar is now more optimized: There are two tabs that get displayed, and the order of those items are fully customizable.

Improved Performance

  • The update adds an "Optimized night charging": With that, an AI algorithm monitors the charging speed at night and help extend battery life.


  • Added various kinds of "Tone tunes."
  • You're now allowed to determine a time period for keeping the Do Not Disturb mode on.
  • Added a number of weather animations to provide you with a more engaging experience.
  • Optimized the vibration effects while inputting text and also in gameplay.
  • Optimized the "Auto brightness".


  • You can now remove any folder or even combine it with another one.
  • Added various kinds of filters for the "Drawer mode": Filtering apps by letters, install time, and usage frequency makes finding an app a quick operation.

Security and Privacy

  • Added a "System cloner": Creating a system clone right from your main system is flexible.
  • You can now turn the "App lock" on or off easily in Quick Settings.
  • A more optimized SOS functions
  • Optimized the orientation of "Permission manager."


  • Added an Immersive mode. This reduces the disturbances that occur while gaming.
  • You can now change the entire way to summon the Game Assistant.


  • Sharing your personal hotspot is now easier via a QR code.


  • Added the Cloud Sync for Private Safe feature, which allows you to sync the photos in your Private Safe to the cloud.
  • Optimized the photo editing feature with upgraded algorithms and more markup effects and filters.

HeyTap Cloud

  • Backing up files is now easier, and the migration to a new phone is also made seamless.
  • You can now select various types of data you wish to back up or restore.


  • Added various kinds of shortcuts to help you instantly share and even edit photos or videos.
  • Added the inertial zoom feature. This will make zooming smoother during the video shooting scenario.
  • Added multiple levels and grid feature. This is a great way to compose videos.

realme Lab

Added the new Sleep Capsule mode, which restricts your phone use for helping you sleep better


  • Added the "Sound amplifier": Amplifying faint sounds in the environment and softening loud sounds is now easier.

RealMe 7 Gets Introduced to Android 11 based RealMe UI 2.0

RealMe has recently launched a 640 MB firmware for the RealMe 7 devices that introduce users to Android 11. As per sources, the beta testers are the first to receive the update, and the rest will get their devices upgraded sooner. The new version of firmware comes with a build number RMX2151_11C.O8 and is all about personalization and optimization. The new update also bumps into the June 2021 security patch.

RealMe X2 Gets Android 11

Among the list of other RealMe devices, the RealMe X2 is another one ready to get the taste of Android 11 based RealMe UI 2.0. The new firmware is somewhere around 349 MBS and corresponds to build number RMX1931_11_F.11. The new update will bring all the Android 11 goodies with an improved UI for the 2019 launched RealMe X2.

The changelog is pretty similar to the one received by RealMe C15 Qualcomm version.


Wear OS Gets New UI

With Google Wear 3.0 in near sight, the company has recently revamped the looks of its Play Store. The new update brings a fresh look corresponding to the new OS. One such improvement is the look of items where these are displayed in a pill which is shaped in the form of a card. This makes the list more compact and easier to deal with.

Additional News

  • Samsung has promised to bring security updates for the next 5 years. The devices will cover most of their enterprise devices including, Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra, S20, S20+, S20, S20 Ultra, and more.
  • Microsoft comes up with the latest Windows 11 preview.

A Quick Round Up

  • A Unique Update for Redmi Note 10 Pro
  • Virtual RAM Expansion for Oppo Find X2
  • Another Update for OnePlus Nord CE Focusing Camera Fixes
  • Android 11 Based One UI 3.1 is Live for Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (Verizon)
  • RealMe C15 Qualcomm Edition is Getting the Stable Version Android 11 Update
  • RealMe 7 Gets Introduced to Android 11 based RealMe UI 2.0
  • Real Me X2 Gets Android 11
  • Wear OS Gets New UI

Wrapping Up

With that, we wrap up this week’s firmware updates. From Samsung to Oppo Via Redmi and RealMe, most of the hot names in the smartphone industry has been busy releasing updates for their devices. But which one grabbed your attention? Make sure you let us know. 

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