Updates for Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G, A21s and all these OnePlus

In the minutes in which OPPO has unveiled the new and anticipated OPPO Find X5 and Find X5 Pro to the world and with the weekend approaching and the Mobile World Congress 2022, even today we dedicate due attention to a collection of software updates in roll out. for Android smartphones and this time they are all attributable to only two brands: Samsung and OnePlus.

The dish is very rich: alongside the usual monthly security patches, we also find an Open Beta with Android 12. Let’s find out all the news of these software updates, which are added to the long list examined just yesterday.

Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G and Samsung Galaxy A21s: the news of the updates

There are therefore only two Samsung-branded smartphones present in today’s collection, namely Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G and Samsung Galaxy A21s, and they are recipients of identical updates: both, in fact, are added to the endless list of devices of the South Korean house already updated to security patch Of this month.

The last time we talked about Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G (of which you can find our review at this link) had been last month, on the occasion of the major update to Android 12. Today, however, news are much less important: the excellent mid-range of Samsung (at this link in our comparison with Galaxy S21 FE and not only) is updating in Italy to the firmware version A528BXXS1BVB1 with an OTA file of about 250 MB, which does not include anything other than the security patches of February 2022.

As for the much less famous Samsung Galaxy A21sthe SMR of February 2022 is being released in Mexico (firmware version A217MUBS8CVB1) and Colombia (firmware version A217MUBS8CVB1). Even in this case there are no other news.

For all the details of this month’s SMR (Security Maintenance Release) – and for the models that will receive it -, we refer you to our dedicated article, here it is sufficient to remember that between the Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) and the CVE of Android comes to a total of over 60 vulnerabilities fixed.

OnePlus 9R, 7, 7 Pro, 7T, 7T Pro, 8T, Nord N100: the news of the updates

The smartphones of the Chinese manufacturer that appear in this collection are much more numerous, they are: OnePlus 9R, OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7T, OnePlus 7T Pro, OnePlus 8T and OnePlus Nord N100.

Announced on the official forum (complete with installation guide and eventual rollback), OnePlus 9R receives the OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1 with base Android 12. We had already mentioned the main news yesterday, here is now the complete official changelog:

  • System
    • 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
  • Shelf
    • 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
    • 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

Being a beta, there are some bugs and in fact the manufacturer reports that some third-party app may not work properly and a possible malfunction of the clock with the AOD active.

Everyone else is just getting the February 2022 security patches and a few more generic bugfixes, most notably:

  • OnePlus 7 And 7 Pro they receive respectively the OxygenOS and;
  • OnePlus 7T And 7T Pro they receive respectively the OxygenOS and;
  • OnePlus 8T receives version;
  • OnePlus Nord N100 Yes update to OxygenOS 11.0.4.BE83BA.

How to update Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G, Galaxy A21s, OnePlus 9R, 7, 7 Pro, 7T, 7T Pro, 8T, Nord N100

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 OnePlus, “Settings > System > Software update“.

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Thanks to Marco for the tip