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Android Software Updates – 03/07/2017

by Online Community Manager
Posted by (Online Community Manager)
3rd Jul 2017, 12:58pm
Optus

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 information on the latest Android updates we’ve received for testing and approval as of 03/07/2017. If no information 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 and 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, for example the manufacturers might make the update available for a small number of users (i.e. 5%) initially; then if no unforeseen problems pop up, it’ll gradually be made available to more and more users over the following weeks.

 

Manufacturer & Device

Current Version

Next version and Latest Information

HTC

 

 

Desire 816

6.0

 

Desire 820

6.0.1

 

One M7

5.0.2

 

One M8

6

 

One M9

7.0

 

10

7.0

 

U11

7.1.1

Google security update for 7.1.1 – testing complete

Huawei

 

 

Nexus 6P

7.1.1

 7.1.2 Update – Including Google security patches – testing expected to complete mid to late July

Ascend P7

4.4.2

 

P9

6.0

 

Mate 9

7.0

 

LG

 

 

LG G2

5.0.2

 

LG G3

5

 

LG F70

4.4.2

 

LG G4

6.0

 

LGG5

7.0

 

OPPO

 

 

R7

5.1.1

 

R9s

6.0

 

F1

5.1.1

Optimizes power consumption – testing complete

Samsung

 

 

Galaxy Core Prime

5.1.1

 

Galaxy Ace 3

5

 

Galaxy A3

6.0.1

 

Galaxy A5 (2017)

6.0.1

 Bug fixes & Google security patch for 6.0.1 – Testing expected to complete mid to late July

Galaxy Nexus

4.3.0

 

Galaxy Note 2

4.4.2

 

Galaxy Note 3

5.0

 

Galaxy Note 4

6.0.1

 

Galaxy Note Edge

6.0.1

Google security patch for 6.0.1 – testing expected to complete mid to late July

Galaxy  Note 5

6.0.1

 

Galaxy S3 i9300

4.3.0

 

Galaxy S3 i9305

4.4.4

 

Galaxy S4 i9505

5.0.1

 

Galaxy S4 i9507

5.0.1

 

Galaxy S4 Mini

4.4.2

 

Galaxy S5

6.0.1

 

Galaxy S6

6.0.1

 

Galaxy S6 Edge

6.0.1

 

Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

6.0.1

 

Galaxy S7

7.0

Google security patch for 7.0 – Testing expected to complete -  mid-late July

Galaxy S7 Edge

7.0

Google security patch for 7.0 – Testing expected to complete – mid-late July

Galaxy S8

7.0

 Bug fixes & Google security patch for 7.0 – Testing expected to complete mid-late July

Galaxy S8+

7.0

 Bug fixes & Google security patch for 7.0 – Testing expected to complete mid-late July

Galaxy Note 10.1 FG

4.4.2

 

Galaxy Tab S2 9.7

5.0.2

 

J3

5.1.1

Google security patch for 5.1.1 – Testing expected to complete mid-late July

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

 

Xperia Z5

7.0

 

Xperia Z5 Premium

7.0

 

Blackberry

 

 

Blackberry Priv

6.0.1

 

 

Comments
tbz
by Contributor tbz
‎2017-07-15 12:18 AM

Seems like Optus have totally missed the Sony Z5 update to 7.1.1 which just happened on my phone with security patches for June 2017.

 

They put all their faith in this so called blog as the update bible which had absolutely no mention of my update.

 

Unfortunatley still no VoLTE or WiFi Calling though.

Jack_gecko
by Member Jack_gecko
‎2017-07-15 08:19 AM

@tbz good to hear that you got something. Was that OTA?

tbz
by Contributor tbz
‎2017-07-15 09:01 AM

Yep OTA

Kitiara
by Occasional Visitor Kitiara
‎2017-07-15 09:09 AM

I had issues with VoLTE on my Note 5 as I run my phone as a hotspot for my Android car radio (for GPS maps and traffic updates etc). VoLTE keeps turning the hotspot off to check if there are any networks around it can connect to - even if there are no active calls. My recommendation is to leave it off unless you are in an area of poor coverage

tizza42
by New Contributor tizza42
‎2017-07-16 08:51 AM

Dear fellow Galaxy S6/S6+ owners. I realise the Optus are not interested in providing updates for older smartphones. Last night I downloaded and flashed the XSA Nougat update. It's an easy process.  I will no longer be following this blog, but I'd like to thank those who appreciated my comments as I appreciated their's. For those of you waiting on Optus, I truly hope that you eventually get the Nougat update. However, my concerns is that the Optus team will also be sloth-like in their rollout of security updates. This is something that is very concerning. Farewell!

 

 

Aman_B
by Moderator Aman_B
‎2017-07-17 01:25 AM

Hi @tizza42, this isn't really what we like to hear & I'm sorry this is the case. We are certainly committed to get the updated software but for this we have to rely on the manufacturer as well. With regards to flashing your handset please note this can void warranty of the handset. 

tizza42
by New Contributor tizza42
‎2017-07-17 05:11 AM

@Aman_B warranty or insurance? I'm pretty sure the warranty on an S6  is over. If you're telling me it voids insurance, like of I drop it and the screen shatters, then I'd like to know because I'll investigate the legality of such a requirement.  Looking forward to your reply.

Aman_B
by Moderator Aman_B
‎2017-07-17 05:59 AM

Sorry for the confusion @tizza42. I was referring to warranty  but if your contract is already over then yes the warranty is finished as well (handsets are covered under warranty for the term of the contract) . 

tizza42
by New Contributor tizza42
‎2017-07-17 06:22 AM

@Aman_B yes, my phone came off contact in June. So that's why I took this decision. The point is, Optus has to decide if they really want to sell phones on contract. There are options to buy phones on a monthly charge, and get manufacturer updates that tend to be released weeks or even months before Optus roll them out. I do not understand the "testing" you need to do. I believe it is more to do with your customisation process. And believe me here, less is more. I think customers would appreciate this approach.

Aman_B
by Moderator Aman_B
‎2017-07-17 06:31 AM

Can understand that @tizza42 but yes the handsets sold by Optus have to be tested to make sure the new update works fine with Optus network and some internal Apps.