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Android Software Updates - 07/01/2019

by Online Community Manager ‎2019-01-07 01:59 PM (5,246 Views)
Posted by (Online Community Manager)
7th Jan 2019, 1:59pm
Optus

Latest Android updates

 

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 the 07/01/2019. 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

 

 

One M7

5.0.2

 

One M8

6

 

One M9

7.0

 

10

8.0

 

U11

8.0

October Google CVE’s for Android 8.0
Status: Complete

Huawei

 

 

Nexus 6P

8.1.0

 

Y6

8.0.0

 

Ascend P7

4.4.2

 

P9

7.0

 

P10

8.0.0

 

P10 Pro

8.0.0

 

Mate 9

8.0.0

 

Mate 10 Pro

9.0.0.168

Update to Android 9.0

Build: Build: BLA-L09 8.0.0.118(C34)

Status: Complete

Mate 20 Pro

9.0.0.126

Update – VoWiFi + preloaded Google input

Build: LYA-L09 9.0.0.146(C34E11R1P16)

Status: Testing

Predicted release: Late January

Nova 3i

 8.1

 

Google

 

 

Pixel 3

9.0

Feb 19 Various bug fixes as well as support for Optus VoWIFI + EVS codec activation.

Security updates for Android 9.0

Status: Complete

Pixel 3 XL

9.0

 Feb 19 Various bug fixes as well as support for Optus VoWIFI + EVS codec activation.

Security updates for Android 9.0

Status: Complete

LG

 

 

LG G3

5

 

LG F70

4.4.2

 

LG G4

6.0

 

LGG5

7.0

 

OPPO

 

 

A73

7.1.1

 

R9s

6.0.1

 

F1

5.1.1

 

F1S

5.1

 

R11

7.1.1

Android Security Patch
Status: Complete

R15

8.1.0

 

Samsung

 

 

Galaxy Ace 3

5

 

Galaxy A3

6.0.1

 

Galaxy A8

8.0.0

 

Galaxy A5 (2017)

8.0

December Google CVE’s for Android 8.0

Status: Complete

Galaxy Nexus

4.3.0

 

Galaxy Note 4

6.0.1

 

Galaxy Note Edge

6.0.1

 

Galaxy Note 5

7.0

 

Galaxy S5

6.0.1

 

Galaxy S6

7.0

 

Galaxy S6 Edge

7.0

 

Galaxy S7

8.0

 

Galaxy S7 Edge

8.0

 

Galaxy S8 

8.0

December Google CVE’s for Android 8.0.0. Samsung experience 9.0

Baseband: G950FXXS4CRL2

Build: R16NW.G950FXXS4CRL2

Status: Complete

Galaxy S8+

8.0

 

Galaxy S9

8.0

 

Galaxy S9 +

 8.0

 

Galaxy Note 10.1 FG

4.4.2

 

Galaxy Note 8

8.0

December Google CVE’s for Android 8.0

Status: Complete

Galaxy Note 9

8.1

December Google CVE’s for Android 8.1.0

Status: Complete

Galaxy Tab S2 9.7

5.0.2

 

J2 Pro

7.1.1

 

J1 Mini

5.1.1

 

J5 Pro

8.1.0

December Google CVE’s for Android 8.1.0

Status: Testing

Predicated release: Mid-Late January

Sony

 

 

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

 

Xperia XZ Premium

9.0

 

Blackberry

 

 

Blackberry Priv

6.0.1

 

Alcatel

 

 

Optus X Sleek

6.0

 

A3

 6.0

 

 

Comments
SteveV
by Contributor SteveV
‎2019-01-07 02:10 PM

Please provide explanation on why huawei mate 20 pro has been pushed back. I was willing to cut some slack last month for the security update being over a month late. But with this update being pushed to late January security patch for 9.0.0.146 will be over 2mth old. 

Wattsy
by Frequent Visitor Wattsy
‎2019-01-07 03:31 PM

I have a Mate 10 pro and I'm still on August Security patch go figure

gavinWA
by Visitor gavinWA
‎2019-01-07 08:39 PM

The Android 9 update has just been added for the Sony Xperia XZ Premium.

Wattsy
by Frequent Visitor Wattsy
‎2019-01-07 10:35 PM

I notice that Optus are stocking the Razor Phone 2 is this Optus branded

Slartibartfast6
by Occasional Visitor Slartibartfast6
‎2019-01-07 10:40 PM

I've installed the XZ Premium Android 9 update.

 

Works well, a b

Slartibartfast6
by Occasional Visitor Slartibartfast6
‎2019-01-07 10:44 PM

 I've installed the XZ Premium Android 9 update.

 

 

 

Works well, a bit snappier and some things work differently, like copy and paste. They've fixed some WiFi connection and icon issues I've noticed.

 

A little disappointed Optus didn't enable WiFi calling on this firmware but it otherwise looks like a solid update. 

KangLee
by Occasional Visitor KangLee
‎2019-01-08 09:19 AM

Any idea of when Mate 10 pro update will be released? Mine is on 8.0 and still saying there are no updates. 

rizwanw
by Occasional Visitor rizwanw
‎2019-01-08 10:08 AM

when are we getting the Android Pie 9.0 for Samsung Galacy Note 9?

theonlywoody
by New Member theonlywoody
‎2019-01-08 10:30 AM

Are you testing Android 9 yet?  Already rolling out overseas.

Dan_C
by Moderator Dan_C
‎2019-01-08 10:43 AM

Hi all, I've tried to address all of you guys, I'm sorry I've missed someone. 

 

That's a fair comment. I'll try my best to get an explanation for Mate 20 Pro delay @SteveV. . 

 

As for the 9.0 update for the Galaxy S9 range, I've read a couple of articles on the topic @rizwanw

 

"Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ users across Europe and the Middle East are starting to receive the update to Android Pie. This wasn’t expected until mid-January, according to Android Police, but the rollout has begun early."

 

Source*

 

https://ausdroid.net/2018/12/26/android-pie-rollout-samsung-galaxy-s9-s9-begins-updated-release-sche...

 

Given that it's only just been pushed out in the countries mentioned above, I can't confirm when we'll receive the update. As always, I'll keep you guys updated 

 

@KangLee  testing was completed on the 04/01/18. It’s sent back to the manufacturer to be released through their standard update processes. Generally, updates are rolled out progressively. I imagine that you'll receive the update within the next coming weeks. 

 

@Wattsy, I'll reach out and ask if it's the stock version we're selling. I'm going to say it's unlikely, but we'll find out. 

 

@Slartibartfast6, that's a stock version of the XZ (non-Optus brand)? I've reached out to testing I've been advised that Optus hasn't received the pie update for the XZ. Can you guys confirm if that's an Optus supplied handset? 

 

 

Slartibartfast6
by Occasional Visitor Slartibartfast6
‎2019-01-08 10:47 AM

@Dan_C Yep, definitely an Optus branded/delivered XZ Premium. 

SteveV
by Contributor SteveV
‎2019-01-08 12:44 PM

@theonlywoody what handset are you referring to as several already have Android 9

 

Jock1886
by Visitor Jock1886
‎2019-01-08 12:54 PM
 

@Dan_C I can also confirm my Optus Store bought XZ Premium was also updated to Android 9 this morning

Dan_C
by Moderator Dan_C
‎2019-01-08 12:56 PM

Thanks guys


I'll let them know. I just wanted to make sure before I update the blog to reflect the 9.0 update for the XZ.

 

Sorry to be pain, I also wanted to confirm that Optus branding appears on the boot up screen @Jock1886

Jock1886
by Visitor Jock1886
‎2019-01-08 12:59 PM
 

@Dan_C No it doesn't appear to, just Sony, Xperia and Powered by Android

Slartibartfast6
by Occasional Visitor Slartibartfast6
‎2019-01-08 12:59 PM

@Dan_C Optus logos don't normally appear on the Sony devices.

This third-party firmware tracking site also confirms the Optus release of Android 9 for the XZ Premium.

https://xpericheck.com/device/G8141

 

Dan_C
by Moderator Dan_C
‎2019-01-08 01:04 PM

Ah, okay. Thanks for that guys.


Appreciated. I'll update now. I'll reach out to another colleague within the team and confer with him. 

 

Just odd that it wouldn't appear within our reports. 

 

theonlywoody
by New Member theonlywoody
‎2019-01-08 02:05 PM

 @SteveV, oops Note 9

Dan_C
by Moderator Dan_C
‎2019-01-08 02:40 PM

@theonlywoody, I'm quoting AUSDROID again, but they've gone out with the 9.0 release schedule for the Galaxy range.

 

"Android Pie Update Schedule (stock non-carrier branded)" 

 

  • S9 and S9+ (January 2019)
  • Note9 (February 2019)

I'd hope that we'd receive an update from Samsung at a later stage this year. 

Dazkatmaka11
by Frequent Contributor
‎2019-01-08 07:16 PM

So have optus sent the mate 20 Pro firmware back to Huawei for release or are you still tinkering with something that really doesn't need to be tinkered with?

 

If you are bon sending it back till late January then we won't see it until mid February wgiwh is totally unacceptable.

 

I suggest you start work on 9.0.0.171 like NOW.

 

@Dan_C @Optus

ryballs
by Frequent Contributor
‎2019-01-08 08:02 PM

Meanwhile while we are waiting till end of January for Mate 20 Pro .146 Optus firmware, the rest of the world is rolling out .182. Biggest change is it adds a selectable Super Macro mode, which is important to me. As Optus are taking about 2 months between updates, this means we will likely be getting .182 around the start of April. I don't want to wait this long, so I'll be updating using the FH method instead (once it is Google pay/safety net approved). Very few carriers in the world are still on .122, with most on .153 or .177. This has gotta be the worst software support I've ever seen for a newly released flagship product. Cheers Optus!

Dazkatmaka11
by Frequent Contributor
‎2019-01-08 08:42 PM

Their support is really pathetic. They don't even respond to problems. I've been having issues with optus sports, all they do is say reinstall the app, try a different device..bla bla bla. I did all that before I even put in an error case lodgement. Then they reckon that they can't do anything about it, but they have passed it to the technical team..... which like the software team is none existant.

 

4 cases I lodged in 6 weeks one was closed without any intervention..thanks for nothing. The other 3 are still waiting for someone to Fix the issues.

 

Just stop medling with the furfirmw and release the unbranded version, then you can make the one firmware tester you have redundant.

Dazkatmaka11
by Frequent Contributor
‎2019-01-08 08:43 PM

And fix the typing issues in this forum.

Dazkatmaka11
by Frequent Contributor
‎2019-01-09 02:34 PM
theonlywoody
by New Member theonlywoody
‎2019-01-10 09:26 AM

@Dan_C the note 9 release of android 9 has already, officially brought forward to January.  Pretty sure I read that on Ausdroid also.

 

They also have this article (link provided) from 7th January, noting zero activity on note 9/android 9 upgrade from all major aussie telcos, which is what lead me here.

 

https://ausdroid.net/2019/01/07/samsungs-galaxy-note-9-might-getting-android-9-pie-not-australia/

truckerdave0483
by Frequent Visitor truckerdave0483
Friday

Looks like the mate 10 pro optus variant is receiving the pie update. Just saw someone on whirlpool forums say he received the update but hasn't installed it yet

truckerdave0483
by Frequent Visitor truckerdave0483
Friday

Further to last comment. Mate 10 pro build number being slowly released is 9.0.0.168 which was the latest firmware that I saw on firmware finder. 

Smash
by Frequent Visitor Smash
Friday

I got it last night.

Broke my pixel launcher, but otherwise running smooth.

Now to get used to the new UI

Wattsy
by Frequent Visitor Wattsy
Friday

Got the .168 EMUI 9 update last night for this so far so good. @DanC is it possible to get the changelog for this

Dan_C
by Moderator Dan_C
Friday

@Wattsy, done Smiley Happy 

KangLee
by Occasional Visitor KangLee
Friday

It looks like not everyone have got the update yet. Mine is still saying no updates available. 

Dan_C
by Moderator Dan_C
Friday

It's pushed out in batches @KangLee

 

Not everyone will receive the update at the same time.


I'm sure it's not too far off. 

Wattsy
by Frequent Visitor Wattsy
Friday

@DanC where?

Dazkatmaka11
by Frequent Contributor
Friday

Are we ever going to receive a response and a reason why the mate 20 Pro update has been delayed?

SteveV
by Contributor SteveV
Saturday

@Dan_C you acknowledged the importance of an explanation on the delay of the mate 20 pro firmware last Tuesday and still nothing. Meanwhile you've got firmware going out that your team isn't even aware of but can't answer a simple question, for all the grief and stirring I gave @Dazkatmaka11 I'm starting to come round, seems like the customers are nothing but a joke to the firmware team. Eliminate branded software and just let us have stock.

Dazkatmaka11
by Frequent Contributor
Saturday

@SteveV @Optus @Dan_C@@ it is really pathetic from optus and Huawei Australia for that matter. This is a new handset and requires all the bugs and issues plus any improvements patching as a priority, so there should be an urgency to roll out to all handset owners.

 

Maybe in 6 months after everything has kind of settled down and most of the issues are ironed out I wouldn't really be so phased about constant updates, unless it's Android Q. 😁

Willdbarber
by Occasional Visitor Willdbarber
Saturday

When are we getting android pie 9.0 and one UI for s9plus?

Dazkatmaka11
by Frequent Contributor
Monday

When are you going to start working on 9.0.0.171 for the mate 20 Pro, you should start chasing Huawei for the firmware. This is a very critical update and has brought a massive improvement for lots who have already received it.

 

I will be expecting you to release .171 by the end of February at the very latest.

Wozza1234
by Occasional Contributor Wozza1234
Tuesday

Received mate 10 pro update to Android Pie yesterday, wasn't automatic had to search for it in System Update

Dazkatmaka11
by Frequent Contributor
Tuesday

@Optus @Dan_C  No updates on the delayed firmware received yet what's taking so long to respond. And when are you going to start working on 9.0.0.171 so it's ready for the end of February.

SteveV
by Contributor SteveV
Tuesday

@Optus@Dan_C it is coming to the end of the 8th day without any explanation on the delay. It is now the proposed release date as per the last firmware blog for the mate 20 pro "early to mid January" prior to the still unexplained delay. I am starting to believe there is no software team I think it's just one casual employee who works one day a month. 

Dc20011
by Member Dc20011
Wednesday

For those wondering Pie update for the unlocked Note 9 has been pushed out to Aus according to Sam Mobile. Hopefully not long now

Dazkatmaka11
by Frequent Contributor
Wednesday

Wow surely you can't be serious, still no reply. For a telecommunications company you sure don't know how to pick up the phone and ask a simple question from the software testing team as to why the updates are delayed.

 

There's another firmware version pushed out by Huawei, and we can't even get this one from 6 weeks ago.

 

What a bunch of losers optus are.

 

We will have to see what the ceo says about this disgusting service.

truckerdave0483
by Frequent Visitor truckerdave0483
yesterday

If anyone hasn't got the mate 10 pro update yet. I recommend clearing the cache in hicare app then reopen and look at update. You may need to ok it there so system update can install the update. 

KangLee
by Occasional Visitor KangLee
yesterday

Tried clearing cache on HiCare but still no updates for me. Smiley Sad

KangLee
by Occasional Visitor KangLee
yesterday

Reviewing the HiCare app carefully, there is actually update options where I need to accept as OS update for early adaptor. 

 

After accepting the T&C, it then prompt the update. Does anyone know whether this is official update and not Beta? 

ryballs
by Frequent Contributor
yesterday

Can confirm FH .187 is now Google Pay (safety net) approved. Will be updating tonight! Smiley Very Happy

SteveV
by Contributor SteveV
yesterday

@ryballs are you using a lya l09 c34xxxxxx handset using Funky hisuite method? If so let me know how you go with volte 

Dazkatmaka11
by Frequent Contributor
yesterday

Hopefully the FH method works, then we can all do this and give Optus the Big Finger.

 

@Optus @Dan_C Still no response do you think this is just a big joke, supplying your customers a sub standard service and appalling product support. The TIO ombudsman has been notified.

 

Legendary007
by Frequent Visitor Legendary007
yesterday

Looks like I'm going to be installing the Samsung stock firmware to receive the Pie 9.0 update when available, considering the lack of updates and responses here.

Always a decent month or more after release until Optus finally push the update to customers, and by that time the next version is already on the horizon. Why bother waiting with a rinse and repeat process.

Kingbilly78
by New Member Kingbilly78
4 hours ago

Hi guys n girls...just to inform you all I was chatting to samsung Australia earlier and they informed me that one ui has been sent to carriers for testing for the samsung s9 and s9 plus...also chatted to optus tech support and the lady informed me that they are in the final stages of testing and it should be released soon for us s9 and s9 plus users...I find it weird though that it says nothing about them testing it above