New features for many phones

Above all, of course, Samsung has once again released various updates for current smartphone models for download. Although the focus of the manufacturer, who is in great demand in this country, is clearly on the coming days of presenting several new smartphone models, the software department of the Korean group has been idle in the past. Numerous other cell phones have received the latest security patch for the Android operating system.

Samsung distributes January patch update for Android for numerous smartphones

The January patch has not only landed on various foldables such as the Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G, the Galaxy Z Flod 4 and the Galaxy Z Flip 4, but also the Galaxy Note 20. The same applies to two fan edition models of the Galaxy S class. Both the Galaxy S21 FE 5G and the Galaxy S22 FE can now be used with the January patch from Google. Additionally the Galaxy S10, the Galaxy S10 Lite and the Galaxy S10 5G. Do you use one of the outdoor smartphones Galaxy XCover 5 or Galaxy XCover Pro? The January patch is now available for these two models as well.

There is also noteworthy update news in the Galaxy A class, which wants solidly equipped smartphones in the entry-level and middle class. Among other things, Samsung has equipped the somewhat older Galaxy A50 with the January patch, as well as the Galaxy A52s 5G and the Galaxy A53 5G. We correspondingly updated smartphones are the Galaxy A30, the Galaxy A31, the Galaxy A41 and the Galaxy A72. Many of these entry-level models of the Galaxy A02s have recently been given a corresponding update. The January patch from the M-Class has been available for the Galaxy M31 for a few days. Follow the Galaxy M51.

In the coming days, Samsung should then start to equip most smartphones with the February patch from Google. As a rule, Samsung is the first among the major manufacturers of Android smartphones to provide the appropriate updates for the first cell phones after Google has published them. In addition to Google, it goes without saying. The latest Google Pixel phones should also be usable with the February patch soon.

OnePlus: New firmware for various smartphones

Are you using the OnePlus 9 or the OnePlus 9 Pro? Then you can install an update to the firmware version OxygenOS 13 MP3 for a few days. It not only includes Google’s December patch, but also some minor bugs. Under certain conditions, for example, it can happen that the quick settings field can no longer be pulled down. The latest update has this bug.

A new update is also available for the OnePlus Nord 2 5G via OxygenOS 12 C.12. But it only brings the December patch to the smartphone. Less pleasing: The OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro recently received an update to the patch level of December last year in the form of OxygenOS 12 MP3, but there will be no further updates for these smartphones give.

More important smartphone updates

Of course there have been new updates for many other mobile phones. Worth mentioning are the two foldable models from Microsoft, the Surface Duo and the Surface Duo 2, which can now be used with Google’s January patch. Some general bugs include the Nothing OS 1.1.8 update for the Nothing Phone (1). The manufacturer will also have fixed an error that in certain situations led to the unintentional exclusion of the smartphone.

More smartphones available in the past few days, also considering an upgrade to Android 13. In addition to the Asus Zenfone 8 and the Asus Zenfone 8 Flip, this also applies to the Sony Xperia 10 IV and the Realme GT Neo 2, among others. You can expect numerous new usable functions on all smartphones.

Meanwhile, there is less good news from the Fairphone 2. From March there will be no more updates for this cell phone. With a smartphone that was introduced in 2015, this is probably not a particularly big surprise.

Apple provides various updates

New updates are also available from Apple for numerous iPhone models. This includes iOS 16.3 with numerous new functions, optimizations and bug fixes for the current iPhone model. Because various newly discovered security gaps have been eliminated, there are also updates for various older iPhone models. You can now install iOS 15.7.3 (available for iPhone 6s, iPhone 7 or iPhone SE, among others) or iOS 12.5.7 (available for iPhone 5s or iPhone 6, for example) on them.

Note: Smartphone updates are often made available in waves. It may happen that you cannot yet install one of the updates mentioned here on your smartphone. But with a little patience you will also be able to enjoy the corresponding update.

Hands holding a smartphone on which an update WILL be installed.

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