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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Samsung Galaxy A80 gets new software update, adds autofocus for selfie camera

Samsung Galaxy A80

A few days back, Samsung Galaxy A50 users started receiving new software updates with Android July security patch that was aimed at improvements and security fixes. Now, the South Korean smartphone maker is rolling out a new update for Galaxy A80 handsets over the air.

The latest firmware update carries build number A805FXXU2ASG7 and weighs 413MB in size. The firmware was originally released on July 22 with Security patch level to July 1, but Galaxy A80 handsets recently started receiving it via OTA update.

As we know, the Galaxy A80 features a pop-up camera setup that uses a rotation mechanism when taking photos with a selfie shooter or back camera. More specifically, its 48-megapixel camera is used for both selfies and back cameras. However, the 48MP main camera's autofocus feature seems to have been missing when used as a selfie shooter. Therefore, to fix this technical error, Samsung has released the said OTA update designed to add new autofocus functions.

Apart from adding new functionality to its camera, the firmware improves camera stability and device security. As far as phone security is concerned, it fixes the known-bugs till July 1 and will further be validated once new updates are released.

If you have not received A805FXXU2ASG7 firmware yet, you can access the device settings and manually check for updates. Once the check is completed, your phone will begin receiving it if the update is available to your Galaxy A80 before a broader rollout.


Friday, July 26, 2019

Samsung Galaxy A50 receiving new firmware update with July security patch

Samsung Galaxy A50

During the previous months, the South Korean smartphone giant Samsung released 7 software updates with security patch level designed to bring minor improvements to Galaxy A50. However, this time, the company rolled out the last firmware update with build number A505FDDU2ASG4 that improves the camera and Wi-Fi.

The update in the talk not only improves picture quality and handset stability but also patches known bugs with Android security patch level to July 1. Compared to the previous firmware, the latest one seem to have improved Wi-Fi connection stability as well as connection quality.

The update weighs approximately 190MB in size which should be downloaded over a wi-fi connection in case the data is turned off or exhausted.

Users who have not yet received the notification regarding this firmware update need to access their phone settings before going to the software update menu. Once there, the device will start downloading it. In case, your phone refuses to install update due to insufficient storage space, you will need to release the required storage to get firmware installed on your Galaxy A50 phone.


Thursday, July 25, 2019

Samsung Galaxy S10 series receiving a new software update with July Android security patch

Samsung Galaxy S10

Samsung is rolling out a new software update for its s10 series phones over-the-air. The update bearing version number G973FXXU3ASG8/*FXXU3ASG8 has been reportedly released for Samsung Galaxy S10, Samsung Galaxy S10+, and Samsung Galaxy S10e devices.

The new firmware update is being rolled out for some regions at the moment, and other regions are expected to receive the said update once a broader rollout will occur. The latest firmware update not only brings improvements to the camera, bluetooth and Wi-Fi but it also includes the Android security patch level to July 1.

The said firmware weights more than 388MB in size and is currently available to Swiss and German customers. India, Pakistan, Australia, Canada, and other countries will receive the new software update in the next few days.

Meanwhile, if users want to manually install the firmware on their s10 series smartphone, they need to go to the phone settings and then access the software update to check for available updates. If their phone returns "No updates available", their phones will receive it soon once listed for *3FXXU3ASG8.


Saturday, July 13, 2019

Asus Max Pro M2 receiving FOTA update with June 2019 Android security patch

Asus Max Pro M2

Asus Max Pro M2 aka Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 is continually receiving new firmware updates to accelerate phone performance and improvements. Asus, Taiwanese company released this phone in India in December, but the device was not enrolled for new firmware updates as of now.

Earlier, the phone received Android pie update back in April as reported by XDA. A few days ago, the reports suggested that Asus Max Pro M2 has started receiving FOTA update. The Indian unit of Asus has confirmed that Max Pro M2 has been enrolled for firmware-over-the-air (FOTA) update with the June 2019 Android security patch, reports Gadgets 360.

Now the smartphone is said to be receiving the said update that reportedly improved the call quality and brings optimized dark mode and phone vibration. Apart from this, Max pro-M2 witnesses Digital Wellbeing (a set of tools developed by Google) with the latest update that is currently being rolled out in India.

As mentioned, the FOTA update has been released with the June 2019 Android security update that patches known vulnerabilities residing insides the handset's software.

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Nokia 5, Nokia 6 get latest update with July 2019 Android security patch

nokia 5

HMG global-owned brand Nokia starts rolling out new firmware updates with the July 2019 Android security patch for Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 phones in an attempt to bring the unspecified improvements to the two handsets, confirms Nokiamob.

The July 2019 Android security patch is aimed at to fix a critical security vulnerability in Media framework. The Nokia 5 update weighs 396.1MB and the Nokia 6 weighs 335.9MB. Despite the heavyweight in size, there is no confirmation of what kind of improvements are going to be brought to Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 smartphones.

As far as the July 2019 Android Security Patch is concerned, security vulnerabilities on both devices will go away smoothly after successfully receiving the update. However, it should be noted that updates in the talk are being rolled out to a limited number of users and a broader rollout will begin in the next few days.


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

OnePlus 7 Pro gets new OxygenOS, improves Visual effects, auto-focus & more

OnePlus 7 Pro new OxygenOS

In early June, Shenzhen-based smartphone maker OnePlus rolled out OxygenOS 9.5.7 update for its OnePlus 7 pro handset, but the update was aimed at improving the camera's features like autofocus and white balance.

This month the phone gets a new OxygenOS update with build number 9.5.9. This time, the new firmware has been rolled out to optimize system performance and camera features. This OTA will have a staged rollout, means the OTA will initially be received by a limited number of users and will have a broader rollout in the next few days, OnePlus community added.

New OxygenOS 9.5.9 update has been released to optimize the touch sensitivity, photo quality, automatic brightness, accuracy of GPS, and more. The said firmware comes with the latest June Android security patch to fix general bugs.

The complete changelog can be read from the source link added at the end of this article.

Users can go to the system settings and manually check for new updates. However, if your device does not show a new update, it will be able to receive it in the next few days when a broad rollout is released.


Wednesday, July 3, 2019

OnePlus 6/6T gets new OxygenOS Update with June security patch

OnePlus 6/6t

Last month, OnePlus released new firmware updates for its two devices, OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro. The update was aimed at various factors, such as phone improvements and Android security patches. But today, the company has started rolling out new OxygenOS update with June 2019 security patch.

The incremental OTA has been released for two handsets, OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T. The update is aimed at new features as well as Android June 2019 security patch. The update is rolling out across the said devices, however, OTA only reaches a limited percentage of users today and will start a broader rollout in a few days.

OxygenOS 9.0.15 for the OnePlus 6T and 9.0.7 for OnePlus 6 adds new features like Quick Settings and Screen Recorder to both devices. Not only the screen recorder but also brings better support for VoLTE/VoWiFi for Telia Denmark. Apart from this, it improves screen rotation as well.

In addition to bringing improvements and adding new features, the said firmware comes with Android June 2019 security patch that fixes the security issues residing in OnePlus 6 and 6T phones.


Saturday, June 29, 2019

OnePlus 7 receiving OxygenOS 9.5.6 update with June Android Security Patch

OnePlus 7 OxygenOS 9.5.6 update

Since the launch of OnePlus flagship in the market, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has been rolling out regular updates designed to improve handset performance and photo quality. This time, the OnePlus 7 is receiving another OxygenOS update bearing version number 9.5.6 with June Android security patch.

This is the third time OnePlus handset is receiving the update. The latest update is aimed to improve device performance, camera quality, and security issues. The update is currently available to a limited number of users and could be rolled out soon across all OnePlus 7 devices.

Initially, the handset camera quality was not satisfactory, but since the update rolled out a second and third time, the photo quality and audio quality have been improved. The latest update is not intended to improve the camera and audio, but it comes with the June Android security patch, which fixes minor bugs.

Apart from this, the new firmware update optimizes the sensitivity of automatic brightness that was missing from the previous update. Users can navigate to handset settings and manually check for updates. If the update is not available, the user will be able to receive the update within the next few days after making sure there are no critical bugs, says OnePlus forum.


Thursday, June 27, 2019

Honor 10 Lite and 20i gets Android Pie based EMUI 9.1 update

honor 20i

Honor, Huawei-owned smartphone brand brought its affordable phones in the Indian market a few days ago. However, the Honor 10 Lite and 20i have started receiving the Android Pie-based EMUI 9.1 update in China.

The update comes with Graphics processing unit (GPU) improvements and adds some new features to smartphones. EMUI 9.1 update brings improvements to the device's voice assistant tool.

You may have noticed that the existing version of the software cannot set the video ringtone to a specific number stored in the phone address book. Since the update has rolled out, users can now set the video ringtone to a specific contact.

The update focuses primarily on GPU Turbo 3.0 that is said to boost smartphone performance in Honor devices. At the moment, updates are available in China and it could be rolled out in countries where the handsets are made available.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Samsung Galaxy A30 and A70 receives new firmware updates

Galaxy A30 and A70 new firmware

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Before this latest firmware update, Samsung has previously released the security updates accompanied by new features and improvements that was aimed to boost the overall device performance. Recently, the company has released the new firmware updates and the latest June Android security patch aims to operate on a deeper system level than previous ones.

The new update for the Galaxy A70 carries version number A705GMODM2AF4 and weighs 472.34MB in size, while the Galaxy A30 is receiving firmware update bearing version number A305GNDXU2ASE5 and weights 645MB in size.

New updates have been released, mainly to improve the Android security level of May and June. By releasing this new update, firmware improves the fingerprint scanner, touchscreen performance in the Galaxy A70. In the previous update, the camera was improved and was mainly focused to bring new key features to the device.

The new firmware bearing version number A705GMODM2AF4 is rolling out in an effort to improve the handset stability, camera performance, and device security. The update comes with the latest June Android security patch.

Philippines and Indonesia are among the countries where the Galaxy A30's new update is rolling out. The latest update for the Galaxy A70 is being rolled out in India with many improvements.

Users can check for updates by going to the settings. However, If you don't see the new update, then your devices will be able to receive it in the next couple of days.

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Friday, June 7, 2019

OnePlus 7 Pro gets OxygenOS 9.5.7 update, improves camera stability and more

OnePlus 7 Pro

OnePlus 7 pro which was officially launched on May 16, 2019, has started rolling for the latest OxygenOS 9.5.7 update. Weighs 223MB size, the update improves the camera stability and the overall performance, including DC Dimming, noise issues, auto focusing issues and more.

The device Auto focusing features were previously reported to be malfunctioning with inaccurate positioning when focusing, however, now the new build of OxygenOS 9.5.7 improves the white balance consistency and auto focusing features as well.

Loved by gamers - the recent update also improves the device performance by optimizing the touch sensitivity for the screen. The update seems constructive based on OxygenOS 9.5.7 for OnePlus 7 Pro as it improves the greenish tone issues, contrast and color saturation of ultra wide, and Nightscape clarity.

If your handset experienced the unstable performance, then it is time to change the game with the new build, which is currently rolling out across the all OnePlus 7 pro devices. Don't worry. It is easier than you think.

To get the OxygenOS 9.5.7 update for you handset, navigate to the device settings, then go into the system updates and finally tap the "check" or something similar. If the update is available, you'll be able to install the latest update which is 223MB in terms of file size. However, if you don't see new build there, then wait for a fews days until the update will be rolled out across the all 7 pro phones.


Thursday, June 6, 2019

Redmi K20 Pro gets MIUI 10 update, receives Face Unlock feature and more

redmi k20 pro

Earlier, the Xiaomi Redmi K20 smartphone suffered with an issue, causing the pop-up selfie camera to open automatically. Now the problem has been resolved by getting the latest aftermarket firmware MIUI 10 update in China, confirmed the multiple sources and news outlets.

This premium flagship receives an update weeks before of its launch in India. MIUI 10 brings the Face Lock feature to its Pro variants and fixes the selfie camera popup problem. Phone performance based on various components has also been improved by the latest firmware update.

The features of PIN, password and pattern lock will remain there by default. As stated, the Face Unlock feature makes it easy to unlock the device instantly by pointing the camera towards face of the user. However, this feature is not as secure as default lock system, according to the company.

The company has actually improved the stability of the device by MIUI V10.3.8.0 PFACNXM version, however, Xiaomi did not addressed the issues that caused the Redmi K20 Pro to be reported by its users in China.

The device is currently available in China and it is set to launch in India within the next six weeks, the company has confirmed. However, it is not yet confirmed whether the K20 and K20 pro will be launched simultaneously in India on July 15. The actual date and price will be announced officially once the company gears for a launch event in the country.

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