New update alert: Sprint LG V50 ThinQ, Moto Z4, Honor 9 & X10, Redmi Note 9, Verizon LG Q70, Galaxy J3 (Mission & Eclipse), Oppo F7

Here goes another list of Android devices receiving new monthly patches: Sprint LG V50 ThinQ 5G, Motorola Moto Z4, Huawei Honor X10, Honor 9, Verizon LG Q70, Samsung Galaxy J3 Mission, Galaxy J3 Eclipse, and Oppo F7.

While the majority of the listed devices are picking up the monthly patches, it seems Xiaomi fans in India have a new firmware ready for the homecoming of the Redmi Note 9 (merlin), but still based on MIUI 11. Let’s discuss them in detail, one at a time.

Sprint LG V50 ThinQ 5G

Starting off is the LG V50 ThinQ 5G picking up the June OTA on Sprint. It arrives as version V450P20e to fix the 5G issue and it also boosts the system security. Here’s the short and crisp changelog:

Changelog
This software enhancement includes 5G fixes and improves the security to June 2020 Patch Level
Source

Moto Z4 (RETUS)

Up next is the Moto Z4 (RETUS) grabbing the not-so-fresh May security patch. The update carries version number QPFS30.130-15-11-3 and improves the security of the device.

Moto Z4 (RETUS) May OTA
Source

Honor X10 and Honor 9

Both Honor X10 and Honor 9 are picking up the latest firmware updates. Let’s discuss the details.

Honor X10
The latest update Magic UI version 3.1.1.152 adds switching gestures, status bar animation, new night shooting algorithm and also optimizes the signal stability on the Honor X10. Check out the detailed changelog below:

Changelog
【Gesture Navigation】
Added the ability to quickly switch between recent tasks. Swipe left and right along the bottom edge of the screen, or slide slightly upwards, to quickly switch to display other task interfaces (Tutorial: Settings -> System and Update -> System Navigation -> Gesture Navigation More Settings -> Quickly switch application pages)
【system】
The shortcut switch adds interesting dynamic effects, which can be triggered by pulling down the status bar and clicking the shortcut switch icon
【camera】
Optimize the shooting effect of normal camera mode in low light environment to improve portrait clarity
【Communication】
Optimize the signal stability of some scenes
【Audio】
Optimize the audio playback effects of some third-party game applications
Source

Honor 9

The fresh update adds SmartCharge mode and the Intelligent Battery Protection function to the Honor 9. This update hits as EMUI 9.1.0.220 and is massive at 3.42GB in size.

Honor 9 Update

Redmi Note 9

The Redmi Note 9 launches in the country on July 24 and already there is a new firmware floating around as version V11.0.3.0.QJOINXM. This software is meant to enhance the security, stability, and performance of the device. Here’s the changelog:

Changelog:
[Other]
Optimized system performance
Improved system security and stability

Verizon Updates

Verizon has released the June security patch for the LG Q70, Samsung Galaxy J3 Eclipse, and Samsung Galaxy J3 Mission. LG Q70 picks this patch as software version Q620VA10c, version number M1AJQ.J327VVRS3BTF2 for Samsung Galaxy J3 Eclipse and Samsung Galaxy J3 Mission gets the build M1AJQ.J327VPPVRS3BTF2.

Below is the common changelog:

This software update has been tested to optimize device performance, resolve known issues and apply the latest security patches.
The current software update provides the most up to date Android security patches on your device.
Source1, Source2 and Source3

OPPO F7

Lastly, the July patch is live for OPPO F7 which arrives with bug fixes, improves the Wi-Fi network connection, and more. The update comes with version CPH1819EX_11_F.13. Here’s what the changelog reads:

System
Added the July 2020 Android security patch to enhance system security.
Improved system stability.
Fixed an issue where speaker audio would be delayed when earphones are unplugged.
Fixed an issue where the screen would flash when you swiped up from the bottom of the screen to switch between recently-used apps.
Camera
Improved exposure effects to improve the shooting of backlit portraits.
Communications
Improved Wi-Fi network connection speed for a better online experience.
Apps
Fixed an issue where the Browser app would crash when you cleared the browsing history.

That’s all for now, stay tuned for more updates.

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