Greetings and welcome back to this week’s firmware news roundup from Update. If you’ve been paying attention, you probably know that the OEM industry is inundated with Android 13. As a result, several smartphone manufacturers have revealed their strategy for dealing with the new operating system. So stay with us and discover everything new thoroughly.
Devices lined up for today
Nothing Phone 1
Huawei P30 Lite
Realme GT 2 Pro
Galaxy S22 is receiving the Android 13 update in the US
Samsung released the rolling Android 13 update for the Galaxy S22 last week. The update, however, was limited to European and Asian countries. A few days after the stable update arrived in the US for the carrier-locked Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Ultra. The update is now rolling out to unlocked smartphones as well.
Firmware version S90xU1UEU2BVJA is included with the Android 13 update for carrier unlocked variants of the Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22, and Galaxy S22 Ultra. The update includes One UI 5.0, which gives smartphones a new user interface design. The new software also includes improved widgets, stacked widgets, improved privacy, faster performance, and improved security. It is still running the October 2022 security patch.
If you own an unlocked Galaxy S22 series phone in the US, you can now install and download the One UI 5.0 rolling update by going to Settings » System update and tapping Install & download.
Samsung Galaxy A50 receives October update.
In the US, the Galaxy A50 is receiving a new software update. The latest US Android security patch, dated October 2022, is being picked up by the device. The carrier-locked variant has the update available at this time. Soon it should reach the unlocked version.
The carrier-locked Galaxy A50 in the United States receives the October security patch with firmware version A505USQSKDVJ1. The phone was offered largely unlocked in the United States because most carriers didn’t offer it on a contract. We anticipate that the latest security update will be installed on unlocked devices shortly. They recently received the August patch for July. The upcoming October update should be the next in a series of quarterly security patches for the smartphone.
Although the Galaxy A50 may not get the newer SMR in other markets. As a result of you no longer being eligible for frequent updates, Samsung distributes new security updates differently in each region. After the July security patch, the US version receives the October update; however, elsewhere the phone received the August or September SMR. To avoid privacy and security risks on your phone, it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for update notifications and install them as soon as you can.
However, Samsung also offers a manual update check option. You can select Download and install whenever you want by going to the Software Updates button in the Settings app. In the event that an update is accessible, you will be prompted to download it. You will need to wait for the message or check back later if there has not been an update. The Galaxy A50 receives updates, although not frequently. You may need to wait a few months for the later update if you have recently updated your smartphone.
OnePlus 10T includes Jio 5G connectivity in the latest software update.
The long-awaited 5G service was introduced earlier this month in parts of India by Airtel and Reliance Jio. To enable 5G on their separate phones, some major high-end manufacturers have yet to release software updates.
All OnePlus devices now receive the October 2022 Android updates, and one of those devices, the OnePlus 10T in India, will also get firmware that enables 5G support. Also, this new update will support Jio True 5G. OnePlus users and those who have Airtel SIM cards can already get 5G internet.
It should be noted that the software development process is done in phases, so it may take a few days for all phones to be fully updated. In the coming weeks, OnePlus is likely to release a different 5G update for the OnePlus Nord 2 series, OnePlus 8 T, 8 Pro, and OnePlus 8.
Nothing Phone 1 receives security update with camera improvements.
Nothing has started rolling out a new software patch for Nothing Phone 1 after having to release a minor update with Jio 5G support and performance improvements last week. The latest version (firmware version 1.1.6) is just over 62 MB in size and includes some improvements and new features.
Nothing OS 1.1.6 adds Google ARCore support to the device as well as camera enhancements to deliver sharper video recordings with greater stability, Optimized Nothing OS 1.1.6 adds Google ARCore support to the device as well as camera enhancements to deliver sharper video recordings with improved stability, new Glyph interface improvements, an optimized Launcher experience, and higher peak brightness while viewing HDR content, according to reports on the Nothing Phone 1 XDA forums. Also included in the update are some patches and a new NFC sound effect.
Huawei P30 Lite gets September security update
The Huawei P30 Lite continues to be popular with customers as the company is now releasing a new firmware update for the mobile phone which includes a September 2022 EMUI patch. Huawei will release the September 2022 security patch for the phone. smart P30 Lite, running EMUI 184.108.40.206. However, please note that this is an initial release and it may take a while for your P30 lite to arrive.
Depending on the version, this release is only for smartphones running EMUI 12. However, due to limited availability or an expansion strategy, some users do not yet have the latest EMUI software capability. We also want to inform you that EMUI 12 is currently being developed for older models in the global market, such as Huawei Mate 10 and P 20 series. Meanwhile, progress towards EMUI 13 update is accelerating.
If you don’t want to wait for a notification, please manually check for software update on your Huawei P30 lite phones. To do this, go to your device’s Settings, scroll to the bottom and tap System & updates, and then tap Software updates.
Once started, it will take some time to retrieve the information from the server. If an update is available, the system will start downloading it. However, you can also request the latest version through the My Huawei app; The process is very simple; just open the app, find the update section and follow the rest of the steps as described above.
Finally, there are a few things to consider before updating to the latest software patch available for the Huawei P30 Lite. Keep enough storage space to store the OTA package; the installation process may take a while and charge your device above 50%.
Realme GT 2 Pro Gets Realme UI 3.0 Stable Update
The first stable version of Android 13 for top models from numerous manufacturers has recently been made available. For OnePlus 10 Pro, OnePlus released OxygenOS 13, based on Android 13, shortly after Google released the update for the Pixel family. Samsung followed suit earlier this month with the release of the first stable One UI 5 software for the Galaxy S22 series. Realme has now joined the fray by releasing the initial Realme UI 3.0 stable update of the Realme GT 2 Pro, which is based on Android 13.
A recent announcement made on the Realme community forums indicates that Android 13 patch for Realme GT 2 Pro is rolling out to users in various places. Along with a few additions from Realme, the patch (RMX2156 firmware version 11.C.08) includes most of the features that Google offered with Android 13. These include a new privacy feature that can instantly pixelate profile photos and display names. in snapshots of conversations. , a new aquamorphic style that Realme’s firmware skin unites with OxygenOS and ColorOS, home screen changes and optimizations, and more.
The discussion of the latest news that caused a week-long stir in the OEM business is now complete. However, do not miss it because there will be more Android 13 news in the coming weeks.