Updates for Samsung Galaxy A52, S20, OnePlus Nord and others


The last weekend of January is packed with software updates for a long list of Android smartphones and, net of a couple of OnePlus, it’s yet another domain from Samsung. Between major updates to Android 12, recent monthly security patches and even in advancemid-range and top-of-the-range models of various series and generations, once again the meat in the fire is a lot, so let’s not get lost in chatter and let’s go immediately to discover the Announcements of these new ones update.

Samsung Galaxy A52, Note 20, Note 10, Note 9, S20, S10: the news of the updates

Enter the list of all models in the title Samsung that find their place in this daily collection of software updates it would have been practically impossible, in fact there are: Samsung Galaxy A52, Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite, Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G, Samsung Galaxy S20, Samsung Galaxy S20 + and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G.

Let’s start from Samsung Galaxy A52 not 5G (of which you can find our review at this link), which on the day of the Epiphany had begun to receive the major update of the moment and a few days ago also made the leap to Android 12 and One UI 4.0 in Italy. The only small flaw of that update was the security patch not state of the art (there were those of December 2021), but Samsung has already remedied it: as you can see from the screenshot shown, the appreciated mid-range is already receiving in Italy another updatewhich contains the SMR (Security Maintenance Release) of January 2022.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 And Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ had stuck a bit in the early days of the month, when they had to settle for just the monthly patches, but now they join the long list of Samsung smartphones equipped with Android 12 and One UI 4.0. The 2310MB OTA file carries the firmware version N97 * FXXU7GVA5 including this month’s security patches. As can be seen from the boundless gallery below, the changelog is very full-bodied and, among others, Announcements for: color palette, privacy, Samsung keyboard, home screen, lock screen, camera, gallery, photo and video editor, Emoji AR, sharing, Calendar, Samsung Internet, Device care, Bixby routine, accessibility and more. For more details, we refer you to our complete test on board the Galaxy S21 Ultra. The roll out is already underway in Europe.

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G And Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite join the rest of the S10 series and receive the January 2022 security patches. The second is receiving the version G770FXXS6FVA1 in Russia and Spain, the second version G977BXXUBGVA4 in Italy, Germany, the Nordic countries, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. The same update also comes on the older Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in the US, with version N960USQS9FVA1 for the branded model and version N960U1UES9FVA1 for the unlocked one.

With the series Galaxy S20 And Notes 20 full, Samsung anticipates everyone again (even Google) and releases the next month’s security patches before the previous one ends: the SMR of February 2022 (of which obviously the details on the official site) is being distributed in Europe. The OTA file for the S20 weighs 840 MB and carries the G98 ** XXUDEVA9 version, the one for the Note 20 weighs 865 GB and introduces the N98 ** XXU3EVA9.

OnePlus Nord, 9R: the news of the updates

Just yesterday we talked to you about how the future of OnePlus will pass through a unified OS with OPPO, meanwhile the present is still made of OxygenOS, which now – as announced on the forum here And here – is updating on OnePlus Nord and OnePlus 9R.

OnePlus North (here in our comparison with the successor and other competitors) receives the OxygenOS 11.1.8.8 with the security patches of January 2022. Here is the changelog:

  • System
    • Improve system stability
    • Updated Android security patch to 2022-01

OnePlus 9R receives the exact same news with the Oxygen OS 11.2.7.7. Here is the changelog:

  • System
    • Improved system stability
    • Updated Android security patch to 2022-01

How to update Samsung Galaxy A52, Note 20, Note 10, Note 9, S20, S10, OnePlus Nord and 9R

Not all smartphones listed are available in Europe, but if you have them you can manually check for updates as follows:

  • for Samsung, “Settings> Software Updates> Download and Install“;
  • for OnePlus, “Settings > System > Software update“.

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