Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo has not hit the European smartphone markets for the first time. They are targeting consumers in the premium and budget-category of the smartphone industry there. The company is one of a few Chinese manufacturers who went international after achieving the considerable success in their homeland over the past decade. China is a huge market due to its population and is considered the second biggest hub of the smartphone manufacturers. Vivo isn't the biggest in China yet but doing good in its own capacity.
The only chinese company that has made it to European countries so far is Huawei, but now Vivo hopes to make its debut with fully-featured and affordable handsets. Denny Deng, the head of Vivo's European business said, "We are truly excited to showcase our first ever line-up of smartphones for the European market. To ensure we had a clear understanding of the market, we spoke to 9000 consumers across Europe, to understand how these devices are integrated into their daily life.
The company has launched Vivo X51 5G as the first flagship smartphone for the consumers who prefer to buy a high-end handset. The phone comes with full support to next generation networks without an additional cost. The main selling points are imaging capabilities, supported by a Gimbal camera system that compensates for natural shaking and distorted movies or images. Meanwhile the Y20, Y70, and Y11 are mid-range devices that aim to deliver as much capability as possible for the price. Vivo has also planned to offer Android and ditch the highly customized user interface to attract western consumers. The smartphone will support Google Assistant rather than Vivo's own alternative.
LG's latest flagship, LG G3, has already got its initial Lollipop 5.0 OTA Update last month (Dec,2014) all across Europe. however, that didn't stop LG from updating its flagship device again.
European LG G3 is receiving a New additional smaller firmware upgrade to fix some issues on its Lollipop ROM, the update is still carrying Android build 5.0 but with a lot of bug fixes. The update comes in at around 90 MB. After applying it, it will be running software version V20h, whereas the initial Lollipop update took that to V20e.
This small update is rolling-out in Italy, other European countries will follow. We are still waiting for the LG G2 Lollipop update that hasn't been released yet.
After updating the Galaxy A7 to Lollipop. Today, Samsung Galaxy A5 (SM-A500FU) Official Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update is Rolling-out. The Update is Available Over-the-air and via KIES in South East Europe, and will reach more regions during June. Galaxy A3 has already got the same Lollipop update earlier this month.
The Galaxy A5 Lollipop update OTA package is about 1 GB in size and packs Android build 5.0.2 Lollipop, Updated TouchWiz UI with Material Design, Improved battery live, New lockscreen, New Notification panel, Updated system Apps, Better Network connection along with various bug fixes, performance enhancements and stability improvements. You can Download the Official Galaxy A5 Lollipop Firmware from the YouFirmware section below.
Galaxy A5 Lollipop 5.0.2 Firmware Details:
- Model Name: Galaxy A5
- Model: SM-A500 FU
- Country: South East Europe (SEE)
- Firmware Version: A500FUXXU1BOE6
- OS: Android Lollipop
- OS Version: 5.0.2
- Build Date: May 21, 2015
- Changelist: 4944491
- PDA: A500FUXXU1BOE6
- CSC: A500FUOXX1BOE3
Don't forget to use our ODIN3 Tutorial to learn how to manually flash the Firmware above into your Samsung device safely and easily.
Samsung has already released the Galaxy Note 5 Nougat 7.0 update for a lot of the regions including the US, India and South Korea. Europe joins the list today as Romania was reportedly the first country to receive the OTA package in the region. All other European nations should join in the action soon enough. If you are in another European country and have already started to receive the update, do let us know in the comments.
Just like all other versions of the update for the Galaxy Note 5, this one also comes in at a hefty 1300MB. The firmware version on the update is N920IDVU3CQD3. As always, turn on the Wi-Fi and enter the world of Nougat; the latest and greatest OS that Android has had to offer yet. However, I don't know how much longer I will be able to keep saying that, given that Android O is just around the corner.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
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It has already been a week since Germany had started receiving the Android 9 Pie update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ handsets, and now the same update is rolling out in a bunch of other countries in Europe as well. As per 9to5Google, the new list of European nations receiving the update for the S8 and S8+ include the Netherlands, Finland, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Malta, Belgium and Albania. Incidentally, users in India are also receiving the same, although it is likely the only subcontinental country to get Android 9 Pie for the S8 and S8+.
If you are in Europe and have not yet received the update for some reason yet, expect firmware versions G950FXXU4DSBA (S8) and G955FXXU4DSBA (S8+) to arrive soon on your smartphones, with a massive download size close to 1.6GB.