New update alert: Google Pixels, US Unlocked Galaxy S20, Honor 8X, Redmi K20 Pro, Redmi 8A & 5, Huawei Freebuds 3 & Honor Band 4

Another day, another set of devices from different OEMs are picking up new updates. Namely, the Google Pixels, US Unlocked Galaxy S20, Honor 8X, Redmi K20 Pro, Redmi 8A, Redmi 5, Huawei Watch GT, Freebuds 3 and Honor Band 4.

Just to make things clear for you, Google Pixel devices and the US Unlocked Galaxy S20 is picking up the April security patch, while the Honor 8X, Redmi K20 Pro, Redmi 8A are grabbing the March patch.

The Redmi 5 is getting the February 2020 OTA while the Huawei Freebuds 3 & Honor Band 4 getting new software enhancement updates. Let us take a look at the updates, one by one:

Google Pixel

Google has pushed the April security patches for its Google Pixel range of devices, which includes Pixel 2/2 XL, Pixel 3/ 3XL, Pixel 3a/3a XL and Pixel 4/4 XL.

The update for the Pixel 2 (XL) comes with version QQ2A.200405.005, Pixel 3 (XL) comes with QQ2A.200405.005, Pixel 3a (XL) OTA comes with QQ2A.200405.005, and the Pixel 4 (XL) update arrives with version QQ2A.200405.005.

The updates bring some Bluetooth improvements as well as framework optimization for the Pixel devices. Here is a table of notable improvements, the new update brings in for the Pixel devices:

improvements
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US Unlocked Galaxy S20

The US unlocked variants of the recently launched flagships from Samsung, the Galaxy S20 is getting the April security update. The update arrives with the version number ATCT and weighs in around 441.19 MB in size.

What’s new:
– The security of your device has been improved.

(Source)

galaxy s20 april update

Honor 8X

The sub-brand of Huawei, Honor is also not far behind and has rolled out the March 2020 security update for the Honor 8X. The OTA arrives with version EMUI 10.0.0.182.

march update honor 8x
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Redmi K20 Pro

The Redmi K20 Pro (also known as the Mi 9T Pro in China) is getting the March security OTA in China. This new update bumps the version number to V11.0.8.0.QFKCNXM from V11.0.7.0.QFKCNXM and weighs in around 273 MB in size.

It brings new features for camera, app lock, and bugfixes for data usage. Here is the complete changelog of the new update:

Changelog:
System
– Updated Android Security Patch to March 2020. Increased system security.
App lock
– New: App lock is supported for all apps now
– New: Revamped the start page and optimized some features
Camera
– New: Vlog feature for videos
Data usage
– Fix: Data usage warning appeared multiple times
– Fix: Errors occurred after switching SIM cards

The update has been pushed via OTA. But those who wish to manually upgrade their phones can grab the update package file from below:

  • Device: Redmi K20 Pro/Mi 9T Pro
  • Codename: Raphael
  • Channel: China Stable
  • Version: V11.0.8.0.QFKCNXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 687a01bd2f54bedcd2cf8ac95b053fc3

Redmi 8A

The global units of the Redmi 8A are also picking up new updates. It brings the March 2020 security patchset for the device and bumps the version number to V11.0.6.0.PCPMIXM from version V11.0.3.0.PCPMIXM. The OTA weighs 550 MB in size.

Changes:
System
– Updated Android Security Patch to March 2020. Increased system security.
App lock
– New: App lock is supported for all apps now

Those who wish to manually upgrade their phones can grab the update package file from below:

  • Device: Redmi 8A
  • Codename: Olive
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V11.0.6.0.PCPMIXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 4fccc6d422a48d5f81c6e8444182b721

Redmi 5

Another Xiaomi phone is being served with a new security update. Notably, the Redmi 5 is getting the February 2020 security update with version number V11.0.3.ODAMIXM. It weighs in around 357 MB in size.

redmi 5 update feb

Huawei Freebuds 3 & Honor Band 4

The update for the Huawei Freebuds 3 is arriving with version number 1.0.0.520 and brings in several new features for the device. The update is currently live for users in China.

Here is the complete changelog of the update (translated from Chinese):

Changelog:
– The icon of the headset connection has changed.
– Support bone voiceprint recognition feature (requires related phone model and system version support).
– Supports Bluetooth dual-channel synchronous transmission.
– Improve the charging success rate.
– Improve Bluetooth connection stability.

(Source)

freebuds 3 update

As far as the Honor Band 4 is concerned, the update is arriving with version 1.0.10.68 and it weighs in around 3.07 MB in size.

honor band 4 update
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