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Android Software Updates - 08/02/2018

by Online Community Manager
Posted by (Online Community Manager)
8th Feb 2018, 2:02pm
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 08/02/2018. 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

Android 8.0 Beta INC Parameter update for conference call participant handling, testing in progress. Expected release Feb-March

U11

8.0

 

Huawei

 

 

Nexus 6P

8.1.0

Android 8.1.0 + Google Security update deployed 02/02/18

Ascend P7

4.4.2

 

P9

7.0

 

P10

7.0

Android 8.0, expected release early – mid April

P10 Pro

8.0.0

 

Mate 9

7.0

Android 8.0.0 platform update + KRACK. Testing in progress. Expected release, late Feb – early March

Mate 10 Pro

8.0

 

LG

 

 

LG G2

5.0.2

 

LG G3

5

 

LG F70

4.4.2

 

LG G4

6.0

 

LGG5

7.0

 

OPPO

 

 

A73

7.1.1

 

R7

5.1.1

 

R9s

6.0

 

F1

5.1.1

 

Samsung

 

 

Galaxy Core Prime

5.1.1

 

Galaxy Ace 3

5

 

Galaxy A3

6.0.1

 

Galaxy A5 (2017)

7.0

 VPN fix, Default VoLTE setting to ON + Google CVE’s for Android 7.0 + Samsung experience 8.1

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

 

Galaxy Note 5

7.0

 

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

7.0

 

Galaxy S6 Edge

7.0

 

Galaxy S7

7.0

 

Galaxy S7 Edge

7.0

 

Galaxy S8 

7.0

 

Galaxy S8+

7.0

 

Galaxy Note 10.1 FG

4.4.2

 

Galaxy Note 8

7.1.1

 

Galaxy Tab S2 9.7

5.0.2

 

J3

5.1.1

 

J2 Pro

7.1.1

Android 7.1.1 update + Samsung Experience V8.5 deployed on 02/02/18

J1 Mini

5.1.1

 

J5 Pro

7.0

Android 7.0 + Samsung Experience 8.1 deployed 30/01/18

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

 

Xperia XZ Premium

8.0

 

Blackberry

 

 

Blackberry Priv

6.0.1

 

Alcatel

 

 

Optus X Sleek

6.0

 

A3

 6.0

 

Comments
natjen09
by Occasional Visitor natjen09
‎2018-02-08 04:43 PM

Where is the update for Xperia Z5 Premium up to? 

Dan_C
by Moderator Dan_C
‎2018-02-08 04:53 PM

@natjen09, we'd deployed Android 8/OREO + Security Patch for KRACK in Mid-Jan. 

 

At this stage, we don't have any further updates. As soon as we have more info, we'll include an update on our next blog Smiley Happy 

CrayCraig
by Frequent Visitor CrayCraig
‎2018-02-09 08:53 AM

Still no sign of any updates for the Galaxy S8. Around the world they are rolling out Oreo with beta programs and full releases while here we have got nothing and no news on the horizon. Currently running the OCTOBER 2017 security patch. 

Also have my old Galaxy Edge S6 which has the August 2017 security patch. Remember seeing news of an update to that but doesnt seem available for me.

Shame Optus, shame.

morgy56
by Frequent Visitor morgy56
‎2018-02-09 01:40 PM

Get the Oreo update for the S8 and S8+ please asap and nag for it https://ausdroid.net/2018/02/09/android-8-0-oreo-rolling-samsung-galaxy-s8-s8-starting-germany/

Dan_C
by Moderator Dan_C
‎2018-02-11 04:03 PM

@morgy56, as soon as we have an update we'll be sure to let you guys know. Samsung has only just completed BETA testing therefore I imagine that it'll be some time until we're ready to deploy the update. 

 

I've emailed one of our product managers for further comment. As far as I'm aware, testing hasn't commenced. At the least, I should be able to find out if we've received the new build. 

guppybetta10
by Frequent Visitor guppybetta10
‎2018-02-13 03:36 PM
Guys, check this out. Android 8 for the Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge: https://youtu.be/t6ycUb3UzoU Man, I'm really excited for the update. Please, I hope it gets released as quickly as some other countries had their quick software update deployment.
Legendary007
by Frequent Visitor Legendary007
‎2018-02-15 12:13 PM

I'm just going to Samsung and flashing my firmware with them after I receive a new phone, updates take too long to go through Optus testing when it's already stable on non-carrier branded/outright phones, with the same features.

 

All we get with carrier branded firmware is the MyOptus app pre-installed, no loss and no hastle reinstalling it from the play store.

 

Though, I am curious as to if Optus allows users to beta test new releases alongside their testing?

I feel that would aleviate some of the waiting time, and frustration, that some users experience while Optus conducts their testing.

Dan_C
by Moderator Dan_C
‎2018-02-15 01:51 PM

@Legendary007,

 

It's stable on non-carrier branded devices but I think it's the point of the testing process we undertake. We add to the manufacturer build by customizing the software. That includes adding our own branding and ensuring that the update is compatible with certain Optus applications i.e. The My Optus App (as you've mentioned) amongst others, we've also got Network features such as VoLTE to consider.

 

This does have the effect of prolonging the roll out process.

 

As far as giving customers the opportunity to be a part of BETA testing. I'd be all for the idea! I'm not sure if it's been done in the past but I'll send the feedback through Smiley Happy

Legendary007
by Frequent Visitor Legendary007
‎2018-02-15 02:50 PM

@Dan_C

 

Sounds good - Could be a perk to the Optus Digital Advisors side of things?

 

I've had VoLTE enabled on non-CB firmwares, after a Provider Update (or similar to do with Carrier Settings) it was an enabled feature.

Either way, I understand that it's for stability reasons, crowdsourcing stability info would be a quicker turnaround for all Smiley Wink

Dan_C
by Moderator Dan_C
‎2018-02-15 04:34 PM

@Legendary007, exactly my train of thought! I mean, Android OS is essentially built from crowdsourcing. That's the beauty of an open source OS. It's mainly intended for app developers but it'd be great to receive feedback from the end user (our customers) on a carrier level.

 

This is an old example but it’s relevant all the same.

Samsung stock firmware had 3g video calling enabled. We couldn’t support this feature (at least not at the cost of losing VoLTE and WiFi calling). It’s just a bit of insight into the sort of considerations that need to be made before releasing a new update.