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Android Software Updates - 08/02/2018

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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

 

15 Comments
New Contributor
New Contributor

Where is the update for Xperia Z5 Premium up to? 

Online Community Manager
Online Community Manager

@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 🙂 

Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

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.

New Contributor
New Contributor

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/

Online Community Manager
Online Community Manager

@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. 

Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor
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.
Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

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.

Online Community Manager
Online Community Manager

@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 🙂

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

@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 😉

Online Community Manager
Online Community Manager

@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.

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

Awesome, thanks for the insights @Dan_C, I didn't realise that feature inclusions also meant that other features were left out or were incompatible.

 

The more you know!

New Member
New Member

Are you guys sure HTC M9 Oreo 8.0 isn't a typo? Lets double confirm that eh 🙂

New Contributor
New Contributor
Well, bored on a Sunday arvo. I decided to bite the bullet. I downloaded the latest Exynos "CRAP" firmware and followed the Odin instructions from XDA. It took ten mins to flash and it's just running the first install boot. I chose to keep all my data in place but once it's finished I think I'll factory reset and wipe it as I want to see how it looks before I go ahead and use my usual software..... All seems good but I'm only 20 mins into the install/upgrade. I don't use wifi calling or volt and i actually have an amaysim sim in at the moment.
Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

This is crazy Samsung S8 and S8+ still on 7.0 not even 7.1.1 and nothing on 8.0 or god forbid 8.1.

 

This is why I miss Windows Mobile 10 as I could do any update the second microsoft released it and not wait for Optus.

 

Come on guys in the days of major security holes we need updates fast.

New Member
New Member

Follow this instruction to update android software

Open the menu for your Android. ...go to the last of the menu click on  About device. ...

click on System updates. click Download or Yes if an update is available. Install Now after the update has downloaded. Connect your device to a charger. Wait while your device updates,

 

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