Firmware News: Google Releases Latest Pixel Removal Features, OnePlus Brings February Security Patch, And More

Last week the OEM firm had a silent run. But the scenes are not similar this time around. If you are someone who enjoys encountering a continuous stream of updates and news, believe me, the following post contains some exciting checkpoints to pass.

Devices lined up for today

google

pixel

sony

Xperia 5II

Samsung

Galaxy A71, Galaxy A52

OnePlus

OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro

google

The latest Google Pixel feature drop is live

We’re in the second week of March, and the same thing started with Google dropping the latest Pixel feature. As usual, Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro users will have to wait while other Pixel owners can enjoy everything the new firmware contains.

Diving a little deeper into the new update, something called Night Sight in Snapchat stole the show. Now if you’ve been following the rumors and news circulating about the Google Pixel this won’t be a stranger but for those new to the concept of Night Sight let me tell you this is a feature that will help better capture videos and images even in low light conditions.

Don’t worry, Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 owners; Night Sight feature will also be available for your devices once the update is rolled out.

What else?

Live caption for calls: Are you someone who is ok with answering calls but dislikes answering? If so, the live captioning feature that the March update brings to the table is something you’ll love. Enabling the feature will use Google’s magic artificial intelligence tool to automatically caption what is being said, allowing you to type in replies back which would be transmitted and read aloud to the recipient/caller.

Convert words to colorful stickers: Gboard just got better. The new update improves the functionality of Gboard and makes it capable of converting words into attractive stickers. Yes, you read that right. No wonder chatting on your Pixel devices is more fun.

Improved live translation: As the Interpreter mode is now more equipped with vivid languages, expecting fluent translations during a face-to-face conversation won’t hurt. After the update, you can talk with your Italian, Spanish and even French-speaking friends without much effort.

Versatile Pixel Battery Widget: The Pixel battery widget now shows real-time battery stats next to the list of devices you’re currently connected to. Although this is quite a strict change, it definitely reflects Googe’s desire to improve the overall user experience.

The list doesn’t end there; features like Direct My Call, transcription-assisted recorders, and more. configure everything on behalf of users.

sony

Android 12 is live for Sony Xperia 5 II

android 12

The past few weeks have been rewarding for Sony lovers, and the trend continues to be the same this week. It was launched about a year and a half ago with Android 10 and got its Android 11 update in about 4 months. Since then, the wait has been long but finally ends on a good note.

With a download size of around 1007MB, the new firmware has reached shore with a version number tagged as 58.2.A.0.899. Seeding units are a bit different, so be sure to look into them in the future.

  • For Russia: XQ-AS52
  • For Europe: XQ-AS52
  • For Asia: XQ-AS72
  • For USA: XQ_AS62

Still waiting for the update notification to appear? Why not try manually. The process is simple:

  • Grab your Sony Xperia 5 II smartphone
  • Go to settings
  • Scroll down and find the section that says, Software Update and click on it.

Samsung

Samsung Galaxy A71 Finally Blessed With Android 12 Goodies

Galaxy A71

The Galaxy A71 was in the queue and finally got its share. It has been more than 4 months since Samsung started rolling out Android 12 firmware to its devices. Currently exclusive for devices in Hong Kong, the new firmware features version number A715FZHU8CVB6. Apart from the Android 12 goodies, the new firmware also brings the latest February 2022 security patch.

Galaxy A52 gets March 2022 security path

The March 2022 security patch is already running on several Samsung devices. The Galaxy A52 is the newest to put its name on the list.

Update location:

  • Brazil
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Paraguay
  • Bolivia
  • Panama

Firmware version:

OnePlus

OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro receive February-based security updates

OnePlus 9

With firmware version C.46, OnePlus has started to strengthen the security of its 9 and 9 Pro devices. Although it looks like a regular security update from the start, the new firmware actually contains something more. Take a look at the changelog for a better understanding.

System:

  • System stability has been improved
  • Abnormal AOD display has now been fixed
  • Blurry screen issue fixed
  • No more Alexa PPP crashing issue
  • Android security patch was updated to 02.2022

Network

  • The issue preventing users from signing up to the 5G network is now resolved.

Additional News

  • Recently, a news made the buzz. According to him, we may very soon come across an Android feature that will allow you to partially uninstall apps from your device until you decide to reuse them when needed. It will be interesting to see if this is just a rumor or a thing of the future.

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  • Reports suggest that Samsung has released an update for its Galaxy S22 line to fix the GOS accelerator issue.

A quick overview

  • The latest Google Pixel feature drop is live
  • Android 12 is live for Sony Xperia 5 II
  • Samsung Galaxy A71 Finally Blessed With Android 12 Goodies
  • Galaxy A52 gets March 2022 security path
  • OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9Pro receive February-based security updates

Wrap

This is how the second week of March went for the OEM industry. While there were the usual things, the week also loaded up with some interesting stuff. Comment below and let us know which is your favorite.