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Japanese government categorically DENY report that the Tokyo Olympics ‘are to be cancelled’

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Japanese government put on a united front as they categorically denied a report that the Tokyo Olympics is to be cancelled this summer. 

It was claimed on Thursday that senior cabinet members privately agreed the Games are doomed because of the coronavirus pandemic and are now looking to recoup the competition at the next available slot in 2032.

‘No one wants to be the first to say so but the consensus is that it’s too difficult,’ a government source told The Times. ‘Personally, I don’t think it’s going to happen.’  

But Japan’s Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Manabu Sakai told a press conference on Friday that there was ‘absolutely no truth’ in the report and said work is underway to establish countermeasures to Covid-19 in time to safely host the Games.  

 The Japanese government categorically denied the Tokyo Games are set to be cancelled

The IOC also supported the government's defiance on Friday by denying the newspaper report

The IOC also supported the government’s defiance on Friday by denying the newspaper report

The IOC and Japanese government have consistently maintained that the event would go ahead, from July 23 to August 8, after last year’s event was postponed due to Covid-19.

‘Since last March’s postponement, everyone involved in the delivery of the Games has been working tirelessly to develop COVID-19 countermeasures and plans which we believe will mitigate the risk for the athletes, all Games stakeholders and, importantly, the Japanese public,’ part of the IOC statement read.

‘In early February, the IOC, IPC and Tokyo 2020 will publish the first editions of Playbooks targeting Games stakeholders. These Playbooks will start to explain exactly how we aim to deliver this summer’s event and outline the personal responsibilities each person attending the Games must follow to ensure safe and secure Games.

‘Compared to March 2020, we now know much more about how the COVID-19 virus behaves, much more about how to organise safe sport events during a pandemic and are encouraged by the international roll-out of several vaccines.’ 

The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee added: ‘Prime Minister Suga has expressed his determination to hold the Games; the government is leading a series of Coordination Meetings for COVID-19 Countermeasures and is implementing thorough infection countermeasures in order to be able to hold the Games.’

World Athletics president Seb Coe feels the Games could still happen behind closed doors

World Athletics president Seb Coe feels the Games could still happen behind closed doors

A recent surge in cases has forced Japan to close its borders to non-resident foreigners and declare a state of emergency in Tokyo and other cities, prompting concerns that the summer showcase of sport would once again be untenable. 

Tokyo reported more than 1,000 new cases for nine straight days until Thursday, and earlier in January set a new single-day record of more than 2,400 infections. 

Denying the report in the Times in the strongest possible terms, both the IOC and Japanese government confirmed their determination to deliver the Games.

But while the government sees the Games as a chance to deliver ‘hope and courage’ during the pandemic, many people fear that the influx of athletes will cause a super-spreader event in Japan. 

One opinion poll showed that 80 per cent of the Japanese population are against the Olympics taking place in the summer. On Friday, the Tokyo Medical Association called for the event to be held behind closed doors, a move that received support from president of World Athletics, Seb Coe.

‘If the only way we are able to deliver the Games is behind closed doors I think everyone is accepting of that,’ he told the BBC.

The IOC’s most senior member Dick Pound recently said: ‘It’s nice to have spectators but it’s not a must-have.’ 

The governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, said there had been no talk of cancelling or delaying the Olympics and a protest should be lodged over the Times report. The government reaffirmed their commitment on Friday as they admonished the reporting. 

Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s prime minister, had said earlier in the week that ‘we will have full anti-infection measures in place and proceed with preparation and with a determination to achieve the Games’. 

The Games organising committee also denied the report, saying in a statement that its partners including the government and the IOC were ‘fully focused’ on hosting the event as scheduled. 

‘It is very disappointing to see that the Times is developing such a tabloid-like story with an untrustworthy source,’ a source from the organising committee said.

IOC President Thomas Bach has said the event would take place in July and August

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga also said the same last week

The IOC and the Japanese government have been saying that the event would go ahead (pictured left: IOC chief Thomas Bach; right: Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga) 

‘The national government is fully committed to delivering a safe and secure Games, and we are always encouraged by their dedications,’ the source said. 

The Australian and U.S. Olympic Committees said they were preparing for the Games as planned.

‘Unfortunately, I need to address unfounded rumours that the Tokyo Olympic Games will be cancelled, rumours that only create more anxiety for athletes,’ Matt Carroll, the chief executive of the Australian committee, told reporters in Sydney.

‘The Tokyo Games are on. The flame will be lit on July 23, 2021.’ 

IOC President Thomas Bach reaffirmed his commitment to holding the Games this year in an interview with Kyodo News on Thursday.

‘We have at this moment, no reason whatsoever to believe that the Olympic Games in Tokyo will not open on the 23rd of July in the Olympic stadium in Tokyo,’ Bach said.

The cancellation of the Olympics would have a devastating financial impact on Japan, with the country having reportedly spent more than £18billion ($25bn) on preparing for the Games.

The IOC’s most senior member, Dick Pound, says spectators are not a 'must-have' this year

The IOC’s most senior member, Dick Pound, says spectators are not a ‘must-have’ this year

It would also be the first time they have been cancelled in peacetime, with the Olympics being called off in 1916, 1940 and 1944 because of World War I and World War II.

Japan had initially held out against a postponement last year, before finally agreeing a one-year delay in March.  

Now, the disputed report claimed a cancelled Olympics would lead Japan to look at hosting the 2032 Games instead, with a decision expected by 2025 on who will host that year’s showpiece. 

Paris is due to host the 2024 Games while Los Angeles is the designated venue for 2028. 

Sportsmail understands organisers are considering making the Olympics a TV-only event, with a decision set to be made in March.

The claims also come after Sir Keith Mills, deputy chair of the London 2012 organising committee, said Tokyo 2020 organisers should be ‘making plans for a cancellation’.

IPC AND IOC STATEMENT IN FULL 

The IPC, IOC, Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and all delivery partners are fully committed and focussed on delivering safe and secure Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer. This position has not changed and has been confirmed once again today by the IOC, Tokyo 2020 and the Japanese government.

Since last March’s postponement, everyone involved in the delivery of the Games has been working tirelessly to develop COVID-19 countermeasures and plans which we believe will mitigate the risk for the athletes, all Games stakeholders and, importantly, the Japanese public.

In early February, the IOC, IPC and Tokyo 2020 will publish the first editions of Playbooks targeting Games stakeholders. These Playbooks will start to explain exactly how we aim to deliver this summer’s event and outline the personal responsibilities each person attending the Games must follow to ensure safe and secure Games.

Compared to March 2020, we now know much more about how the COVID-19 virus behaves, much more about how to organise safe sport events during a pandemic and are encouraged by the international roll-out of several vaccines.

By the time of the Games this summer, we are optimistic that daily case numbers will be much lower than during these dark winter months. We are also confident that the extensive testing programme to be implemented before, during and after the Games – one of several measures that will be taken targeting Games stakeholders – will help minimise the risk of virus transmission. Finally, each sport event that has taken place globally since the outbreak of the virus has provided us all with valuable learning experiences which are helping to continually shape our plans for Tokyo.

There is no doubt the Tokyo 2020 Games will be very different to any previous Games and that this summer’s event looks a long way off right now. However, we believe that with the robust measures and plans we have in place, the Games can and will go ahead safely.’

The Japanese Cabinet Secretariat of the Headquarters for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, said: ‘Some news reports circulating today are claiming that the Government of Japan has privately concluded that the Tokyo Olympics will have to be cancelled because of the coronavirus. This is categorically untrue.

‘At an IOC Executive Board Meeting in July last year, it was agreed that the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 would be held on July 23 this year, and the programme and venues for the Games were rescheduled accordingly. All parties involved are working together to prepare for a successful Games this summer.

‘We will be implementing all possible countermeasures against COVID-19 and will continue to work closely with the IOC, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government in our preparations for holding a safe and secure Games this summer.’

The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee commented: ‘Prime Minister Suga has expressed his determination to hold the Games; the government is leading a series of Coordination Meetings for COVID-19 Countermeasures and is implementing thorough infection countermeasures in order to be able to hold the Games. 

All our delivery partners including the national government, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the IOC and the IPC are fully focused on hosting the Games this summer. We hope that daily life can return to normal as soon as possible, and we will continue to make every effort to prepare for a safe and secure Games. 

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Realme Race Pro, Realme X9 Pro Specifications Surface Online: Report


Realme Race Pro and Realme X9 Pro are reportedly in the works alongside the vanilla Realme Race and Realme X9 phones. The two Pro models’ specifications have leaked online and Realme Race Pro seems to be a high-end handset, whereas Realme X9 Pro appears to be a bit modest in comparison. Realme Race Pro is tipped to be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC whereas Realme X9 Pro is reported to be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC.

Frandroid cited internal sources to report that Realme Race Pro and Realme X9 Pro may launch in China sometime in Q1 2021. There is no clarity offered on whether the two smartphones will be introduced in other global markets or not.

Realme Race Pro specifications (expected)

Beginning with the more-premium Realme Race Pro, the smartphone is tipped to feature a 6.8-inch (1,440×3,200 pixels) OLED display with 20:9 aspect ratio and 160Hz refresh rate. As mentioned, Realme Race Pro is expected to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, paired with up to 12GB of RAM. Internal storage options may include 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. Realme Race Pro is reported to run on Realme UI 2.0, based on Android 11. It is tipped to pack a 5,000mAh battery with 125W fast charging support. Realme Race Pro may have a triple camera setup that is expected to include a 64-megapixel main camera, and two assisting 13-megapixel sensors.

Realme X9 Pro specifications (expected)

Realme X9 Pro is reported to also run on Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0. It is expected to feature a smaller 6.4-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) OLED display with 20:9 aspect ratio and 120Hz refresh rate. The smartphone could be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC, paired with up to 12GB of RAM. Internal storage options are tipped to be 128GB and 256GB.

Realme X9 Pro is also reported to have a triple rear camera setup that comprises a 108-megapixel primary sensor and two assisting 13-megapixel sensors. It is tipped to pack a smaller 4,500mAh battery with 65W fast charging support.


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Jane Krakowski Squashes MyPillow Guy Romance Report With Epic Fantasy About Dating Brad Pitt

Actress Jane Krakowski is shooting down a report that she dated arch-conservative Trump supporting MyPillow founder Mike Lindell. She says she is engaged in a fantasy romance with Brad Pitt.

Fans of actress Jane Krakowski were stunned by a report on Jan. 21, 2021 that the beloved former 30 Rock star had been engaged in a nine month romance with Donald Trump‘s close pal and supporter, MyPillow founder Mike Lindell. In a statement released to HollywoodLife.com, Jane’s rep tells us “Jane has never met Mr. Lindell. She is not and has never been in any relationship with him, romantic or otherwise.  She is, however, in full-fledged fantasy relationships with Brad Pitt, Rege-Jean Page and Kermit the Frog and welcomes any and all coverage on those.”

Actress Jane Krakowski has denied any romance with MyPillow founder Mike Lindell, but says she’s in a fantasy relationship with Brad Pitt. Photo credit: AP Images.

Earlier in the day, the Daily Mail reported that the two had an undercover romance. “It surprised many of Jane’s friends because she’s such an icon in the gay community, but here she is dating one of Trump’s biggest business backers. I mean he was seen in the West Wing and at Trump rallies and he is probably responsible for half of the revenue of Fox News. We’d always joke that Jane had so much money, couldn’t she afford her own My Pillow?” a source told the publication.

Mike Lindell

Bedding titan and ardent Trump supporter Mike Lindell was reportedly involved in a romance with actress Jane Krakowski. Photo credit: AP Images

According to the DM’s report,  a friend of Jane’s said the romance was an “open secret” in New York’s West Village. The publication reported that the lovefest between Lindell, 59, and Krakowski, 52, “came to an end after a weekend together at the actress’s rented Hamptons beach house” during the summer of 2020.

A second source told the publication that the unlikely pair met in a studio while filming a show together. “He sent flowers to her almost every week and champagne and bottles of different liquor. She said she had known him for about eight years and that they had been friends but then they started a relationship about a year ago. I don’t know exactly what she saw in him but she seemed happy and thought he was a good man,” the inside told the Daily Mail.

As far as Jane’s current love hopefuls, Brad is single and in the middle of a contentious divorce from ex Angelia Jolie. Rege-Jean — who plays Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings on Netflix’s Bridgerton — is currently single and Kermit the Frog is in a tumultuous on and off romance with Miss Piggy.

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Technology US

Go read this report about the US military endangering passenger jets by blocking GPS

Mark Harris, writing for IEEE Spectrum, has come out with a chilling report about how military testing is leading to confusion among pilots — and sometimes putting them in danger. The piece goes into why the US military is jamming GPS in American airspace and recounts some of the times it’s almost gotten civilians killed. If you’re a frequent flyer or are interested in when military testing bleeds into everyday life, it’s well worth the read.

The military is carrying out the testing, ironically, to help develop technology to counteract GPS jamming. To be fair, it’s an understandable goal, as the article details the troubles that pilots face when a technology they heavily rely on goes away. But when that happens, the pilot at least has visual cues and other instruments. The article also goes into how, instead of completely cutting out the pilot’s GPS signal, the testing can end up feeding the pilot incorrect information, leading to thinking they’re somewhere they’re not.

Each tangent the article goes on reveals worrying new details, like how pilots are warned that testing may be happening, often leading to smooth flights and a “Chicken Little” situation where pilots have heard false warnings so many times that they’re not prepared for when it actually happens. There are also hints that the problem may be happening more often than even the Federal Aviation Administration realized.

It’s some necessary reporting. Without the public being aware of the problem, there won’t be any calls to stop or bring greater transparency to the testing. When the military carried out tests of nuclear bombs, it was at least obvious to people that something was happening, even if they were unaware of the radioactive particles (literally) raining down on them. Sometimes, pilots don’t even know that the military carries out GPS-jamming tests. So far, it doesn’t seem like the tests have killed anyone, but reading about the close calls described in the piece is harrowing, and it’s definitely worth your time.

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Construction in ‘our own territory’ normal, says China on report of building village in Arunachal


Beijing, January 21

China’s development and construction activities “within its own territory” is “normal” and beyond reproach, the Chinese Foreign Ministry has said here on Thursday, reacting to a report about China building a new village in Arunachal Pradesh.

“China’s position on the Zangnan region (South Tibet) is consistent and clear. We never recognised the so-called Arunachal Pradesh,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a media briefing while responding to a question.

China claims Arunachal Pradesh as part of southern Tibet while India’s consistent stand has been that the north-eastern state is an integral and inalienable part of the country.

Hua said China’s development and construction activities “within our own territory is normal”, adding: “This is beyond reproach as it is in our territory.”

In a report, NDTV news channel showed two images of the area in Arunachal Pradesh where it said a new village had been set up by China and it consisted of about 101 homes. According to the channel, the first image dated August 26, 2019, did not show any human habitation but the second one of November 2020 showed a row of structures.

In a cautious reaction to the report, India on Monday said it kept a constant watch on all developments having a bearing on the country’s security, and took necessary measures to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi said India had stepped up the construction of border infrastructure, including roads and bridges for the improvement of livelihood of its citizens.

“Government keeps a constant watch on all developments having a bearing on India’s security and takes all necessary measures to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity,” it said.

The India-China border dispute covers the 3,488-km-long Line of Actual Control (LAC).

The report about China setting up a new village in Arunachal Pradesh comes amid a military stand-off in eastern Ladakh for over eight months.

India and China have held several rounds of military and diplomatic talks to resolve the face-off in eastern Ladakh but no significant headway has been made so far. PTI





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Honor V40 to Come With Google Mobile Services: Report


Honor is said to be working on smartphones that will come with Google Mobile Services (GMS). A report by a Russian publication has said that these phones could be launched in the Spring season that starts in March. Another Russian media outlet claims that the Honor V40 will be the first phone from the newly independent brand — which was earlier a sub-brand of Huawei — to launch with GMS. The report also says that securing a partnership with Google is the reason behind the multiple delays in launching the Honor V40. Meanwhile, more specifications of the Honor V40 have been leaked ahead of its launch in China, which is now scheduled for January 22.

Citing sources familiar with the matter, Russian publication Kommersant reports that Honor is working on some smartphones that will come with GMS. One of the sources said that these phones will not have the Huawei AppGallery store and will launch in the Spring season that starts in March. While Kommersant did not reveal the name of any smartphone, another Russian publication Mobiltelefon has claimed that the Honor V40, expected to be known as Honor View 40 globally, will launch with Google services. The report also says that Honor rescheduled the phone’s launch from December to January in order to secure a partnership with Google following its separation from Huawei.

Huawei sold the Honor smartphone brand in November in an effort to rescue its struggling business from sanctions imposed by the US in the wake of allegations of threat to the security of the country. As per the sanctions, US companies like Google have been banned from doing business with Huawei.

Meanwhile, known tipster Digital Chat Station has leaked some specifications of the Honor V40. The tipster says that the phone will have a dual hole-punch camera cutout housing a 16-megapixel camera alongside a 3D ToF sensor. The phone is also said to feature a display that supports 100 percent P3 colour gamut, in addition to stereo loudspeakers and a set of two linear vibration motors. Furthermore, the phone is claimed to house a 4,000mAh battery with 50W wireless charging support. Honor V40 prices have already leaked online. The 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant of Honor V40 could be priced at CNY 3,999 (roughly Rs. 45,000), as per an inventory listing by a smartphone vendor, spotted by a Chinese publication.


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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Tab S7+ Get Android 11 Update: Report


Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Tab S7+, and Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G are receiving the Android 11-based One UI 3.1 update in South Korea, as per a report. The update brings several changes including redesigned UI elements and improved performance. The three are said to be Samsung’s first flagship tablets that are getting the One UI 3.1 update. The Galaxy Tab S7 comes in LTE and Wi-Fi models, and the Galaxy Tab S7+ only in an LTE model in India.

As reported by SamMobile, the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G carry firmware versions T875NKOU1BUA8, T975NKOU1BUA8, and T976NKOU1BUA8, respectively. The file size of the update is said to be 2.4GB. If you have an eligible tablet and haven’t received a notification regarding the update yet, you can check for it manually by going to Settings > System updates > Check for system updates > Download now > Install update. As of now, there is no information on the roll out of the update in other markets apart from South Korea.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Tab S7+, and Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G are getting both Android 11 and One UI 3.1 features with the update. The Android 11 changes include one-time permissions, better animations, chat bubbles, and enhanced Digital Wellbeing features. The One UI 3.1 changes include a refreshed UI design, improved stock apps, Private Share, and improved performance among others.

Samsung had launched the Galaxy Tab S7 in both LTE and Wi-Fi, and the Galaxy Tab S7+ in only an LTE variant in August 2020 in India. The two models differ in display, battery, and charging technology. Both of them come with an S Pen that supports Air Gestures.



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Motorola Capri Plus Could Officially Be Called Moto G30: Report


Moto G30 has been spotted on Thailand’s NBTC certification site with model number XT2129-2, which is the same model number associated with the rumoured Motorola phone codenamed ‘Capri Plus’. This suggests that Moto G30 will be the official name of the phone. The Moto G30/ Capri Plus is expected to launch in Q1 2021 along with the Motorola phone codenamed ‘Capri’, although the latter hasn’t made an appearance on NBTC so far. The Moto G30 is likely to be a budget offering.

The NBTC certification of the Moto G30 was spotted by MySmartPrice. The model number with the listing suggests that that the Moto G30 is likely to be the official name of the rumoured Motorola Capri Plus. While the listing doesn’t reveal anything else about the phone, some specifications of the phone had leaked last month.

Motorola Moto G30 specifications (expected)

The Motorola Moto G30, aka, Capri Plus, is expected to feature a 90Hz display with HD+ resolution. The dual-SIM smartphone may be offered in 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage configurations.

Coming to optics, the Moto G30 could feature a 64-megapixel primary (OV64B) sensor, a 2-megapixel lens from OmniVision (ov02b1b) for depth information, and a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor from Samsung (s5k3l6). For selfies and video calls, the phone has been tipped to have a 13-megapixel camera.

The phone with the codename Capri Plus was also recently spotted on Geekbench with a score of 306 points in single-core and 1,258 points in multi-core tests. It was listed with 4GB of RAM and Android 11 out of the box. Further, the smartphone is tipped to come with the Snapdragon 662 SoC under the hood and pack a 5,000mAh battery with support for 20W fast charging.

But before the phone was listed on NBTC with the moniker Moto G30, a report by DealsNTech had claimed that it will launch as Motorola Capri Plus 21, alongside Motorola Capri 21, based on the phones’ US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) listings.


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Samsung Galaxy Fold Receiving Android 11 Based One UI 3.0: Report


Samsung Galaxy Fold is reportedly receiving Android 11 One UI 3.0 update in some regions. The update comes with firmware version F900FXXU4DUA1 for the LTE variant in France and the UAE, and version F907BXXU4DUA1 for the 5G variant in UK and Switzerland. It brings all the features of Android 11 and One UI 3.0, like chat bubbles, refreshed user interface, conversations section, and more. Samsung has been updating all its recent phones to Android 11 including the Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy S20 series, Galaxy Z Flip, and Galaxy S10 series.

According to a report by SamMobile, Samsung has started rolling out Android 11 based One UI 3.0 for the Galaxy Fold in France and UAE with version F900FXXU4DUA1. This is for the LTE variant of the foldable phone. On the other hand, Galaxy Fold users in UK and Switzerland are reportedly receiving update version F907BXXU4DUA1 for the 5G variant. The Android 11 based One UI 3.0 update brings chat bubbles, dedicated media playback widget, conversation section in the notifications area, a refreshed UI, and more. It also brings the latest Android security patch.

The Samsung Galaxy Fold was launched in India back in February of 2019 with Android 9 Pie. It was updated to Android 10 in March last year. As of now, it is unclear when the update will reach users in India.

Most recently, Samsung reportedly updated the Galaxy S10 series to One UI 3.0 based on Android 11 Late last month, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip was said to have received Android 11-Based One UI 3.0. At the same time, the company also updated the Galaxy Note 10 series. The Galaxy S20 FE 5G received Android 11 based One UI 3.0 late last month as well and now, the company has released another update to improve touchscreen stability.


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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G Receiving New Update for Touchscreen Stability: Report


Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G is receiving another update that improves the touchscreen stability of the phone, as per a report. The update is also said to bring with it the January 2021 Android security patch. The firmware update is reportedly rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S20 FE devices in countries across Europe. Some Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G users have been experiencing problems with using the touchscreen of the phone. This is reportedly Samsung’s fourth firmware update that incudes touchscreen stability improvements.

As per a report by SamMobile, the update for Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G carries the firmware version G81BXXU1BUA5. The update weighs around 263MB. The report states that the update for the Samsung smartphone has started rolling out to dozens of countries across Europe.

This is the fourth update from Samsung that is said to include touchscreen stability improvements for the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G launched last year. But the report also speculates that the ‘stability of touch screen has been improved’ text could have been mistakenly added to the changelog of the new update from the previous one.

Some Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G users had taken to forums to complain about their touchscreens two months ago. Their handsets reportedly registered ghost touches and stuttered a lot while scrolling or zooming. Users had said that as the updates to improve the touchscreen don’t seem to resolve the issue completely, it is possible that this issue is a hardware one and not something that can be fixed via a software update.

If you have an eligible Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G device and haven’t received a notification regarding the update yet, you can check for it manually. Go to Settings > System updates > Check for system updates > Download now > Install update.


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