The month of March is approaching more and more and will mark the arrival of Android 12L Beta for the Google Pixel 6 and MIUI 13 for many Xiaomi and Redmi, but in actuality there are numerous updates already in distribution for many Android smartphones and those today there are three brands for models: Samsung, OPPO and OnePlus.
As had already happened a few days ago, today’s collection also includes major updates to Android 12, monthly security patches, stable and beta versions. In short, the meat on the fire is so much, let’s find out all the Announcements.
- Samsung Galaxy S22, S22 +, S22 Ultra, Note 10, Note 10+: the news of the updates
- OPPO Reno4 and Reno4 Pro: the news of the updates
- OnePlus 9R, 8, 8 Pro, 8T, Nord 2 5G: the news of the updates
- How to update Samsung Galaxy S22, S22 +, S22 Ultra, Note 10, Note 10+, OPPO Reno4, Reno4 Pro, OnePlus 9R, 8, 8 Pro, 8T, Nord 2 5G
Samsung Galaxy S22, S22 +, S22 Ultra, Note 10, Note 10+: the news of the updates
Let’s start from Samsung with five models and all being updated also in Italy: the latest top of the range Samsung Galaxy S22, Samsung Galaxy S22 + and Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra; and the former flagships Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Samsung Galaxy Note 10+.
They are extremely hot days for Samsung Galaxy S22, S22 + (here is our review) and S22 Ultra (here is our review): just today the worldwide sales have officially started and the first update has already arrived to file the last details for the benefit of the first buyers. Well, Samsung’s latest flagships are already futureproof on the software level: as you can see from the screenshot, an update from 811.19 MB which introduces the March 2022 security patch. Since the month of February is not yet over, not even Google has released them yet, nor has Samsung explained the details on its website. Given the size of the OTA file, the bugfixes and stability improvements reported in the changelog should be numerous. Although not explicitly mentioned, the hope is that the update also contains the fix for the problem reported in the past few days.
Regarding Samsung Galaxy Note 10 And Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, the major update to Android 12 and One UI 4 that we had reported to you in recent days has also arrived in Italy. The firmware version is N970FXXU7GVA5but the security patches are stopped in January 2022. For the news, we refer you to our previous article.
OPPO Reno4 and Reno4 Pro: the news of the updates
OPPO has just announced the new flagship series consisting of Find X5, Find X5 Pro (here is the our preview) and Find X5 Lite – without forgetting OPPO Pad -, but did not neglect the work on updates to the ColorOS 12 with base Android 12.
A few days ago four models had been added to the list and now the beta program for OPPO Reno4 and OPPO Reno4 Pro has started. Here are all the details:
- for OPPO Reno4 Pro there are 5,000 places in India and as many in Indonesia, the inscriptions they will close on March 2nd and firmware version C.42 / C.43 is required.
- for OPPO Reno4 there are 5,000 places in Indonesia, le inscriptions they will close on March 2nd and firmware version C.23 / C.24 is required.
OnePlus 9R, 8, 8 Pro, 8T, Nord 2 5G: the news of the updates
The OnePlus models in this collection are different and some appear twice, let’s be clear.
Only in China, where OnePlus smartphones have embraced ColorOS, OnePlus 9R is receiving the 12 stable version with Android 12 base. According to post announcement, firmware version A.15 is required to proceed. The manufacturer also reports a bug with the lock screen in the presence of numerous notifications, in short, not the maximum stability for a “Stable”.
Regarding the stable channel:
- Optimized desktop icons with improved textures, by using a design inspired by brand-new materials and uniting lights and layers
- Dark mode
- Dark mode now supports three adjustable levels, bringing a more personalized and comfortable user experience
- New additional style options for Cards, making data contents more visual and easier to read
- Newly added Earphone Control Card with Bluetooth earphone one-click adjustment
- Newly added access to OnePlus Scout in Shelf, allowing you to search multiple contents on your phone, including Apps, Settings, Media Data, etc
- Newly added OnePlus Watch Card in Shelf, to easily glance at your health stats
- 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 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
How to update Samsung Galaxy S22, S22 +, S22 Ultra, Note 10, Note 10+, OPPO Reno4, Reno4 Pro, OnePlus 9R, 8, 8 Pro, 8T, Nord 2 5G
As seen paragraph by paragraph, not all these updates are already rolled out by us. In any case, you can manually search for them like this:
- for Samsung, “Settings> Software Updates> Download and Install“;
- for OPPOs, “Settings > Software Update > Gear Icon > Update Early Access > Official Version Application > Agree to Privacy Agreement > Apply Now“;
- for OnePlus, “Settings > System > Software update“.
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