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OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 7T, and 7T Pro get March security patch in OxygenOS 11.0.0.2

OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 7T, and 7T Pro get March security patch in OxygenOS 11.0.0.2

Late last month OnePlus updated its most recent phones to OxygenOS 11, based on Android 11. As is common with major updates, a few bugs were found. According to its active user forum, OnePlus is now rolling out the 11.0.0.2 hotfix for the OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7T, and OnePlus 7T Pro, along with a security update.

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Samsung is finally rolling out eSIM support to Galaxy phones in the US — here are the models so far

Samsung is finally rolling out eSIM support to Galaxy phones in the US — here are the models so far

Although plenty of devices in the US technically have eSIMs, only Apple's iPhone and Google's Pixel series allow users to connect to networks using the digital cards included in their phones. Many of Samsung's recent flagships also have eSIMs built-in, but without the backing of US carriers, the feature has gone unused. Thankfully, that's finally changing, as T-Mobile is the first carrier to add support for eSIM on Samsung devices running on its network, starting with the Galaxy Note20 series.

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The OnePlus 9R is getting its first software update

The OnePlus 9R is getting its first software update

OnePlus' latest India-exclusive phone, the OnePlus 9R, is getting its first system update. The slightly boosted OnePlus 8T is in for some small improvements across the system and some apps as part of OxygenOS 11.2.1.1.

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Motorola unfolds a very late update for a phone you probably forgot existed

Motorola unfolds a very late update for a phone you probably forgot existed

Motorola's folding Razr was a surprise homage to an iconic phone, but the company quickly followed it up with the Moto Razr 5G, which tops the original revival in almost every aspect. While the phone launched with Android 11 in Japan, it got stuck on Android 10 in most of the rest of the world, with an unfortunate launch timing shortly after Android 11's stable release. But that's finally changing — the latest version of Android is now starting to roll out to the Razr 5G, as reported by XDA.

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Nokia 2.2 updated to Android 11 as HMD continues its hot streak

Nokia 2.2 updated to Android 11 as HMD continues its hot streak

The Nokia 3.2 was blessed with an Android 11 update in March, and earlier this month, the previous flagship 8.1 and the budget 2.3 could join the party. Now the Nokia 2.2 is also in for the Android 11 update, as reported by TechMesto. The new firmware is rolling out to 24 countries, predominantly in Europe and Asia, while people living in other areas will still have to wait a while.

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Asus is updating the ZenFone 7 and 7 Pro to Android 11 around the world

Asus is updating the ZenFone 7 and 7 Pro to Android 11 around the world

The Zenfone 7 is a unique device, bucking the trend of hole punch cameras with a flip-up rear camera module. A lack of timely updates remains a sore spot for Asus hardware (something that is decidedly not unique), but the company's flagship is now getting Android 11 after a long beta process. The update should be ready for all ZenFone 7 and ZenFone 7 Pro models now, no matter what territory they're being used in.

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LG's Android dreams may be dead, but software support shall live on

LG's Android dreams may be dead, but software support shall live on

When LG shut down its mobile division last week, a few details remained unclear about its existing products. We initially speculated that the latest flagships should be in for at least another big upgrade to Android 12, but now LG has shed some light on its plans going forward. It pledges to update most of its flagships for up to three years.

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If you have a Galaxy S9 or S9+, Samsung will be updating your phone less often now

If you have a Galaxy S9 or S9+, Samsung will be updating your phone less often now

Samsung customers hoping to hold the company to its promises of software updates are keeping a close eye on the update schedule page, and so are we. The latest change to the constantly-updated list features a few additions, a few subtractions, and a significant change for a former flagship, the Galaxy S9. The S9 and its bigger brother the S9+ are now getting quarterly updates, a downgrade from the monthly schedule.

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The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro are getting another bug-squashing update

The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro are getting another bug-squashing update

OnePlus's newest phones have only been officially available for a few days now, even if some buyers managed to get their devices before the pre-order period had ended. Since its event last month, the company has been working to ensure as stable an experience as possible when consumers unbox their new gadgets. Another update is following up on last week's launch-day patch, with a few additional stability improvements in tow.

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The latest patch for the Pixel 5, Pixel 4a, and more is out now — here's what's new

The latest patch for the Pixel 5, Pixel 4a, and more is out now — here's what's new

Google's Pixel updates for April are here. This isn't one of the big feature drop updates (that was last month), but device owners can look forward to the latest security patches and a handful of fixes and improvements. This time around, Google specifically calls out improved photo quality in some third-party apps and even GPU performance improvements for on the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5, plus a handful of fixes addressing issues on several Pixel models, including a problem that dates back to a missing December Feature Drop feature.

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