Lots of updates for Android smartphones and smartwatches

Updates in distribution for some Samsung and Xiaomi Android smartphones and for a Mobvoi smartwatch: these are Samsung Galaxy S20Samsung Galaxy S20 +Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5GSamsung Galaxy Note 20Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5GSamsung Galaxy Z Fold2Xiaomi Mi 11 LitePOCO F3 and TicWatch 3 Pro LTE.

New update Samsung Galaxy S20 and Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series

Samsung is confirmed as a sliver again this month and is already releasing updates with security patches of May 2021 for some models, including those of the Samsung Galaxy S20 and Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series . In addition to the improvements we have already had the opportunity to talk about, the latest firmware G98xxXXU7DUDB and N98xxXXU2DUDA bring the Dual Recording function for the camera.

This novelty allows owners to record video simultaneously with the rear and front cameras, showing the latter shot in a small window. We do not know if this mode will arrive in the future on other models of the manufacturer, such as the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, in addition to what we are about to see.

New update Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2

Rollout update also for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 folding , which receives the security patches of May 2021 . As anticipated, together with the fixes of the latest vulnerabilities, the smartphone receives the Dual Recording function for recording with rear and front cameras at the same time.

The changelog also speaks of generic improvements to the performance of the photographic sector and to the Quick Share function. In this case, the firmware distributed in Europe is the F916BXXU1DUDA.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite and POCO F3 update news

Not only Samsung though, because also Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite and POCO F3 are updated in these hours. For the first the stable MIUI 12.0.4.0 is coming , for the second the stable MIUI 12.0.5.0 .

Among the news for Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite we have the security patches of April 2021, the correction to a problem with the control center, new animations for the automatic night mode, new modes for recording video and time-lapse and a new set of filters (BBP, Mystery, Lime, Tango, Fantasy, Torpor, Carmen and Summer). POCO F3 welcomes April 2021 security patches along with Dolby effects.

New update TicWatch Pro 3 LTE

Finally, the TicWatch Pro 3 LTE , the Mobvoi smartwatch that debuted in Italy last December, is also updated . Although Wear OS H-MR2 arrived on the GPS model already last month, the time has not yet come for the LTE model. The rollout update includes other new features, including:

  • ability to activate the notification sound
  • new layout for screen brightness
  • improvements in screen start-up speed
  • performance improvements of the Snapdragon Wear 4100
  • improvements in scrolling
  • improvements in pairing speed with Android smartphones
  • added support for automatic screen deactivation in Essential Mode
  • the smartwatch better detects moments when not worn
  • security enhancements

How to update Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite, POCO F3, and TicWatch 3 Pro LTE

To update Samsung Galaxy S20, Samsung Galaxy S20 +, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G, and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 simply search in the settings, under ” Settings> Software updates> Download and install “. The same goes for Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite and POCO F3, for which you should already find the update right now.

TicWatch Pro 3 LTE can be updated directly from the wrist, by going to the appropriate Wear OS by Google menu.

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