Would you like a new update for your cell phone? We’ll tell you which current and also somewhat older smartphones have received new firmware in the past few days and what changes on the device in this context.
Keep your smartphone up to date for as long as possible. If you use a Samsung smartphone, this is now possible for up to five years with the help of the appropriate updates. With Oppo, up to three years are possible, with OnePlus even up to four years. Other manufacturers are far less customer-friendly when it comes to regularly providing firmware updates for everyday mobile companions. Reason enough to take a closer look at the latest smartphone updates from large and small cell phone manufacturers.
Samsung is distributing many more July updates
Still exemplary when it comes to smartphone updates on the go: Samsung. Driven by a large number of available end devices, the South Korean group has again made many smartphone updates available in the past few days and weeks. An update to the June patch level for the Android operating system is now available for many older or cheaper models. The Samsung Galaxy M21, the Galaxy A72, the Galaxy A30 or the Galaxy A21s should be mentioned here. In addition, there are the somewhat older semesters, Galaxy J7 (2017), Galaxy J3 (2017) and Galaxy A6 (2018).
With the July patch for Android, you can now equip the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy S10e. Likewise the Galaxy Note10 and Note20 series as well as the Galaxy S20 family. The July patch is also already available for foldable such as the Galaxy Fold or the Galaxy Z Flip. There are also entry-level models such as the Galaxy M11, the Galaxy A31 or the Galaxy A52.
And of course, the wave of updates concerning the high demand for Android 11 upgrades at Samsung continues. The latest models that benefit from a corresponding upgrade are the Galaxy A20s, the Galaxy A10s and the Galaxy Xcover 4s. For the Galaxy A22, the Galaxy A22 5G and the Galaxy M32, Samsung will only provide new updates every quarter in the future. Monthly updates were previously planned. Meanwhile, an important software update is available for the Samsung Galaxy S21, which addresses the potential overheating of the smartphone in certain situations.
Huawei is also happily continuing to Patch
Meanwhile, Huawei is preparing its own smartphone restart with devices based on harmony. It will take a few weeks or even months until the first mobile phone models with the new operating system come onto the market in this country. It is all the more important to keep the existing customers happy with updates to the somewhat older Huawei phones.
And in this context, the Chinese manufacturer has supplied many more smartphones with the May patch for Android. For example the P40, the P40 Pro, the P40 Lite 5G, the P 30 Lite New Edition, the P20 Lite, the P smart + 2019, the Nova 5T or the Mate 30 Pro and Mate Xs models. Also newly equipped with the May patch: the Huawei P smart 2021, the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro and the Huawei Mate 40 Pro. The Huawei P20 Pro recently received the April patch from Google. Also on board this update is the AI-supported Huawei voice assistant.
In addition, the May patch is now available for two smartphones from the former subsidiary brand Honor. On the one hand for the Honor 20, on the other hand for the Honor 9X Pro.
Oneplus distributes updates for Nord Models
The new OnePlus Nord CE 5G has received two updates in the past few weeks. Initially, the manufacturer distributed a new firmware based on OxygenOS 188.8.131.52, followed a few days ago by OxygenOS 184.108.40.206. Among other things, optimizations have been made to the camera software. For example with HDR or night shots. The latest update also provides a better user experience when using face recognition to unlock the phone. OnePlus also promises an improved charging speed.
OnePlus has given the OnePlus Nord an update to OxygenOS 220.127.116.11 – including the June patch for Android. In addition, not only a generally longer battery life is promised, but also lower battery consumption in certain user scenarios. However, the software developers have also eliminated a bug that could result in notifications only appearing on the smartphone display with a certain delay. And: OnePlus also claims that the OnePlus Nord tended to overheat in certain situations.
More Smartphone updates
Another software update has also been made for the LG Velvet 4G in the past few days. The smartphone from the outgoing smartphone manufacturer is upgraded to Android 11 with the new firmware. General improvements and the June patch for Android includes the latest update for the Microsoft Surface Duo. The June patch is also available for download for the Realme 7 Pro.
You may have already noticed that Xiaomi’s first smartphones are being supplied with MIUI 12.5. For example the Xiaomi Mi 10T or the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 was recently upgraded to Android 11. Current Google Pixel smartphones also have the option of installing the July patch for Android. With this update, however, Google also fixes a problem that, under certain circumstances, could lead to the Pixel smartphones getting stuck in an update loop. In addition, Voice over LTE (VoLTE) is activated on smartphones in numerous other cellular networks.
General Advice: Patience, Please!
We would like to conclude our current overview of the latest smartphone updates with two pointers. First: If you are not yet able to install one of the above updates on your smartphone, be patient. The software patches are not available all over the world at the same time. So it can take a few days before you can install the latest firmware.
And secondly: As soon as a smartphone update is available for your device, you will receive a corresponding message on the display of your mobile phone. However, you may be able to install the latest available update before this notice. To do this, simply search for an update manually in the settings of your mobile phone. Sometimes new updates can be installed a little faster this way.