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Android Software Updates - 09/03/2018

by Online Community Manager ‎2018-03-09 05:08 PM
Posted by (Online Community Manager)
9th Mar 2018, 5:08pm
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  09/03/2018. 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

*8.0

 *Previous release was withdrawn by HTC due to a software issue. This has now been fixed and updates for 8.0 should be live again later today and over the weekend.

U11

8.0

 

Huawei

 

 

Nexus 6P

8.1.0

 

Ascend P7

4.4.2

 

P9

7.0

 

P10

7.0

Android 8.0, testing in process. expected release early – mid April

P10 Pro

8.0.0

 

Mate 9

8.0.0

 

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

 

F1S

5.1

 

Samsung

 

 

Galaxy Core Prime

5.1.1

 

Galaxy Ace 3

5

 

Galaxy A3

6.0.1

 

Galaxy A5 (2017)

7.0

 

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

Live focus fix (impacting specific devices) + Google CVE’s for Android 7.1.1 testing in progress, expected release late Feb - Early March 

Galaxy Tab S2 9.7

5.0.2

 

J3

5.1.1

 

J2 Pro

7.1.1

 

J1 Mini

5.1.1

 

J5 Pro

7.0

 

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

 

Cat

 

 

S41

7.0

 

Comments
ShaneG
by Frequent Visitor ShaneG
‎2018-03-09 05:18 PM

Still nothing on the S8 or S8+ - this is getting ridiculous - how can we have such an unsecure phone in todays world.

 

Not even 7.1.1 come on Optus pick up your game.

Dan_C
by Moderator Dan_C
‎2018-03-09 07:49 PM

Samsung had identified a critical software issue in early stages of the Oreo (8.0) rollout for the GS8 and GS8+. The bug was said to have resulted in some phones with the new software to inexplicably reboot. 

 

We'd initially planned on deploying the final carrier build in late Feb - early March. 

 

According to recent updates the roll out has resumed internationally. Certain countries in Europe have been amongst the first to receive the stable build. 

 

At this stage,  I’m unable to confirm when we'll be deploying our final carrier build. As soon as we receive another update, we'll update this thread or include the update on our next blog. 

 

 

ShaneG
by Frequent Visitor ShaneG
‎2018-03-09 09:19 PM

The final Oreo release for S8 and S8+ has been out since the 21st Feb (the fixed version) wouldn't you have this - and most likely Beta versions before that - to finalise a few Optus tasks - a few days at most I would have thought.

Dan_C
by Moderator Dan_C
‎2018-03-09 10:43 PM

Well, not quite a couple of days. Obviously, not quite as extensive but we go through the same testing process as say, Google would. We'll release an Alpha carrier build and Beta carrier build. Testing is required to ensure the update works with Optus Network features and apps such as the My Optus app and Optus Sport app.

 

Once we've completed testing, the build is sent back to the manufacturer for deployment over the air. At this stage, the manufacturer will roll out the update progressively, usually to a small percentage of users at first.

 

There are articles you can find on Android news sites, the global release is also happening progressively. 

 

 

 

 

 

woo
by Visitor woo
‎2018-03-10 04:15 PM
Vodafone said they are getting ready for testing the firmware released by Samsung soon. So I actually have no idea what you guys are doing right now.
ShaneG
by Frequent Visitor ShaneG
‎2018-03-10 04:30 PM

This is what really annoys me about Android, as it is meant to be greatest Mobile OS ever made and yet it has so many variations, versions and security holes that it is not funny.  Microsoft controlled Windows Mobile 10 - and it was the same on all devices and you could update the minute Microsoft released an update.  Apple too controls iOS and you can update the minute they release an update, plus you get a Windows Phone, or a iPhone, you will get the next 3-4 versions of the OS, Android you wait and wait and wait for a small update, forget about big ones they take forever, then when they get released you wait another 6-7 months to get it and you will only every get one major version upgrade no matter what.

 

Don't even get me started about the lack of reading your SMS's while driving - can't believe this does not exist in Android.

 

I miss my Lumia 950XL and Windows Mobile - at least it just worked all the time.

Dan_C
by Moderator Dan_C
‎2018-03-10 04:35 PM

I'll see if I can dig up some info guys. I should be able to confirm if we've received the finalised stock build. 

 

I'll post back here once I have an update. 

 

 

Whelp888
by Frequent Visitor Whelp888
‎2018-03-11 03:43 PM

When is the next mate 10 pro update, are you waiting for the android 8.1 update?

Ash_R
by Frequent Visitor Ash_R
‎2018-03-11 09:15 PM

I'm interested in knowing if the Galaxy S7 Edge is going to get any new updated firmware (7.1 or 8.0)

Duzza
by Frequent Visitor Duzza
‎2018-03-12 09:57 PM