Searching...

Android Software Updates - 02/11/2015

Posted by (Online Community Manager)
2nd Nov 2015, 12:58pm
Optus

FeaturedBlog_540x540_AndroidSoftwareUpdate.jpg

When a new Android Operating System update is announced by Google there are a few steps that take place before it becomes ready for your device.  The manufacturer receives the update and customises the software for the device and mobile carriers in each country.  Once this is completed they’ll send the update to the carriers for testing.

 

For more info on this process check out our page:

Android Device Updates - What's The Process?

 

The below table provides info on the latest Android updates we’ve received for testing and approval as of 02/11/2015. If no info is listed, it means we haven't received the build or any new details from the manufacturer.

 

When a version is marked as completed it means testing has been finished on our end and approved.  Each manufacturer has a process for releasing updates to devices & once we approve the update, it’s sent back to the manufacturer to be released through their standard update processes. Generally, updates are rolled out progressively, where it’s made available for a small number of users (5% for example) initially. If no unforeseen problems pop up, it’ll be gradually made available to more & more users over a period of a couple of weeks.

 

Manufacturer & Device

Current Version

Next Version & Latest Information

HTC

 

 

Desire 816

5.0.2

 

One M7

5.0.2

 

One M8

5.0.1

 

One M9

5.1

 

LG

 

 

LG G2

5.0.2

 

LG G3

5

 

LG F70

4.4.2

 

LG G4

5.1

 

Samsung

 

 

Galaxy Core Prime

4.4.4

 

Galaxy Ace 3

5.0

 

Galaxy Nexus

4.3.0

 

Galaxy Note 2

4.4.2

 

Galaxy Note 3

4.4.2

 

Galaxy Note 4

5.1.1

Security Update Only – Expected early Nov

Galaxy Note 5

5.1.1

Security Update Only - Completed

Galaxy Note Edge

5.0.1

 

Galaxy S3 I9300

4.3.0

 

Galaxy S3 I9305

4.3.0

 

Galaxy S4 I9505

4.4.2

 

Galaxy S4 I9507

4.4.2

 

Galaxy S4 Mini

4.4.2

 

Galaxy S5

5

 Security Update Only – Expected early Nov

Galaxy S6

5.1.1

 Security Update Only - Completed

Galaxy S6 Edge

5.1.1

 Security Update Only - Completed

Galaxy Note 10.1 4G

4.4.2

 

Sony

 

 

Xperia SP

4.3.0

 

Xperia Z

5.1.1

 

Xperia Z1

5.0.2

 

Xperia Z1 Ultra

5.0.2

 

Xperia Z2

5

 

Xperia Z3

5.1

 

Xperia Z3 Compact

5.1

 

Comments
paulmate
by Occasional Visitor paulmate
‎2015-11-01 03:18 PM

Any chance to get marshmallow for S5? Latest update on S5 fixed the stagefright issue that is good. But marshmallow seems to be much improved for battery usage. When can we have marshmallow?

danz207
by Contributor danz207
‎2015-11-02 08:20 PM

@paulmate Wait for it to come out for the S6 devices first.

titanovski
by Occasional Visitor titanovski
‎2015-11-03 09:32 PM

Hi, will the Samsung S Tab 8.4 receive the lollipop update as in other parts of the world? Thanks.

MattJ
by Forums Community Manager
‎2015-11-04 12:14 PM

@paulmate We only test the updates to make sure they're compatible with out network. It's up to the manufacturer (Samsung in this case) to release the update to us so I'm not sure sorry.

 

@titanovski The Tab S 8.4 actually gets it's updates direct from Samsung so it might be best to ask them 

liam_phelps
by Member liam_phelps
‎2015-11-05 06:39 AM

With you now selling Nexus 6P, can you confirm that you will be letting its updates pass through straight from Google?

Marie
by Moderator Marie
‎2015-11-05 09:45 AM

Hey liam_phelps,

 

Google will push the updates once it's been approved by Optus & we confirm it's working with our network. 

 

Hope this helps.

brit_in_oz
by New Member brit_in_oz
‎2015-11-07 05:56 PM

Hi Matt

 

I have a tab S 8.4 LTE also, but your info is wrong. i have been in contact with sansung customer care and they have said the upgrade has to be verified by optus first...if you look overseas you will see all are carrier specific upgrades when you look at the firmware file data, each has a specific carrier code

 

 

coggibird
by New Contributor coggibird
‎2015-11-10 09:57 AM

Any news of Note 4 getting Marshmallow (6.0)?

Esther
by RetiredModerator Esther
‎2015-11-10 10:06 AM

No word as yet coggibird, but will let you know through our MyOptus Community once more info is at hand! 

boxa72
by Contributor boxa72
‎2015-11-11 02:34 PM

@liam_phelps you can just download the factory images directly from Google Developer website.

 

 




boxa72
by Contributor boxa72
‎2015-11-12 07:46 PM
MattJ
by Forums Community Manager
‎2015-11-12 11:32 AM

@brit_in_oz @titanovski Apologies for the delay but I've just received some more info. Samsung advised that they released the update for lollipop late last month and didn't request us to test the software. It's up to them to distribute however in the past they have taken a staggered approach so some users receive it before others. I'd suggest touching base with them again if you haven't got it yet.