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Android Software Updates - 09/12/2016

Posted by (Online Community Manager)
9th Dec 2016, 9:19am
Optus

Android Software Updates.pngWhen 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 info on the latest Android updates we’ve received for testing and approval as of 09/12/2016. If no info 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 & 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, where it’s made available for a small number of users (5% for example) initially. If no unforeseen problems pop up, it’ll be gradually made available to more & more users over a period of a couple of weeks.

 

Manufacturer & Device

Current Version

Next Version & Latest Information

HTC

 

 

Desire 816

6.0

 

Desire 820

6.0.1

 

One M7

5.0.2

 

One M8

6

 

One M9

6.0

 

10

6.0.1

 

Huawei

 

 

Nexus 6P

7.1.1

Security patch and bug fixes - Completed

Ascend P7

4.4.2

 

P9

6.0

 

LG

 

 

LG G2

5.0.2

 

LG G3

5

 

LG F70

4.4.2

 

LG G4

6.0

 

LG G5

 7.0

 

OPPO

 

 

R7

5.1.1

 

Samsung

 

 

Galaxy Core Prime

5.1.1

 

Galaxy Ace 3

5

 

Galaxy A3

6.0.1

 

Galaxy Nexus

4.3.0

 

Galaxy Note 2

4.4.2

 

Galaxy Note 3

5.0

 

Galaxy Note 4

6.0.1

 

Galaxy Note 5

6.0.1

 

Galaxy Note 7

6.0.1

 

Galaxy Note Edge

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

VoLTE Software Upgrade – Testing, expected end of Dec

Galaxy S6 Edge

6.0.1

VoLTE Software Upgrade – Testing, expected end of Dec

Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

6.0.1

 

Galaxy S7

6.0.1

 

Galaxy S7 Edge

6.0.1

 

Galaxy Note 10.1 4G

4.4.2

 

Galaxy Tab S2 9.7”

5.0.2

 

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

6.0

 

 

Xperia Z5 Premium

6.0

 

Blackberry

 

 

Blackberry Priv

6.0.1

 

Comments
anthony
by Contributor anthony
‎2016-12-08 09:44 AM

Umm, So why did you remove S7 edge information?
Maintenance Release to enable Band 1 (2100MHz) & Band 8 (2600MHz) – Testing, expected mid Nov

Nindroid
by Occasional Visitor Nindroid
‎2016-12-08 10:13 AM

What a lovely surprise for a Friday morning - Nougat for my LG G5 Robot Happy Any idea when it will make it to my device? Only been on Optus for a few weeks so new this update process. Cheers

Edgedancer91
by Frequent Visitor Edgedancer91
‎2016-12-08 10:23 AM

Any word on the HTC 10's 7.0 update? Its been released for the internatuional variant already. I was hopinh it might be in testing or something by now.

PDT
by Contributor PDT
‎2016-12-08 11:01 AM

So lg g5 Optus version of  nougat , is still listed on lg firmwares as gone live 2/12/16.  The lg bridge pc software still shows "updates available" but refusing to download. What's happening with this update?

Scott_M
by Valued Contributor
‎2016-12-08 12:08 PM

Hi @Nindroid, some extra info on the process can be found here → https://yescrowd.optus.com.au/t5/Blog/Android-Device-Updates-What-s-the-Process/ba-p/124198. Let us know if you have any further questions.

 

@Edgedancer91 We don't have any information yet on the HTC 10's update. Nothing has  yet been received for testing but will be updated on the blog when we have some news.

 

@PDT - Whilst the LG G5 update is approved now, the manufacture staggers release to small number of users initially and then progressively ramped up. It will become available to you in time. No way to tell how long that will be unfortunately. Perhaps contact LG directly as they may be able to advise on the roll-out schedule.

mike_112
by Visitor mike_112
‎2016-12-08 12:15 PM

Hi,

 

When can we expect Volte to be activated on Nexus 6p?

anthony
by Contributor anthony
‎2016-12-08 12:36 PM

@Scott_M I just received a 245MB software upgrade for my Samsung S7 Edge, can you confirm this update is for Maintenance Release to enable Band 1 (2100MHz) & Band 8 (2600MHz) – Testing, expected mid Nov?

Upgrade description didn’t mention it - only stability improvement.

AndrewA
by Visitor AndrewA
‎2016-12-08 12:37 PM

Motorola X Play XT1562 still currently on version 6.0. 1 When is the upgrade expected for this device to 7.1.1?

Scott_M
by Valued Contributor
‎2016-12-08 05:46 PM

@mike_112 ,@AndrewA  I'll need to make some enquiries for you all on your post sand get back to you. Generally we only have information once an update is received for testing

 

@anthony I'll try and clarify the details on the update for you. I've raised the question and will get back to you

danz207
by Contributor danz207
‎2016-12-09 07:10 PM

@Scott_M Could you please confirm if Wi-Fi calling was just enabled with the S7 update? I have to option in settings, the icon appears near the clock and a test call worked! 

 

@anthony could you confirm as well?

Hollie
by RetiredModerator Hollie
‎2016-12-09 07:26 PM

Hey Guys! I can confirm WiFi Calling has been enabled on the S7 and Edge Smiley Happy Let us know what you think! 

danz207
by Contributor danz207
‎2016-12-09 10:13 PM

Thanks for the confirmation @Hollie, put phone in airplane (aeroplane?) mode and tested, even tried VoLTE to wifi and vice versa and worked like a charm (one minor little glitch, but no biggie).

 

What a welcome holiday surprise! Smiley Very Happy

anthony
by Contributor anthony
‎2016-12-09 06:49 AM

@Scott_M The update sure did work worked great on my cable connection, but would be hesitant to use it over ADSL. Please do advise if this update did include the enabling of the extra bands. 

Toomey
by RetiredModerator Toomey
‎2016-12-09 03:07 PM

I've just checked with Scott and had no reply yet. May have to wait until Monday but we'll let you know

pareshnpatel
by Frequent Visitor pareshnpatel
‎2016-12-11 02:16 AM

After updating my Samsung galaxy s7, opposite calling parties complaining about call quality. They can't here my voice clearly.  This is not only one time.

 

Anyone having this type of problem?

PhilC
by RetiredModerator PhilC
‎2016-12-11 02:26 AM

Hi Pareshnpatel that certainly sounds odd! It may be worth giving our tech team a call on 131344 to help trouble shoot your service. I'm unaware of any others that are experiencing the same problem due to the update - Phil

pareshnpatel
by Frequent Visitor pareshnpatel
‎2016-12-11 11:24 AM

@PhilC After several times handset restart and thoroughly testing, I just find out that problem is with 4G VoLTE calls.

 

When I am on VoLTE voice call, call quality is degrading and opposite calling parties can't here my voice. Same time no issues while VoLTE turned off. 

 

Is there any problem solution for this?

Pete
by RetiredModerator Pete
‎2016-12-11 12:02 PM

I've checked and can't see anything reported :/ Has this been looked into by Faults on 131344 and if so, were you provided with a fault ref? 

anthony
by Contributor anthony
‎2016-12-11 05:32 PM

 Hi guys, I had to switch off the WiFi calling function as multiple people were complaining my call was very bad, I am using a Galaxy S7 Edge on a HFC connection. 

 

I wasn't downloading anything at the time. I also called my landline to test myself and call kept cutting out. 

Pete
by RetiredModerator Pete
‎2016-12-11 05:55 PM

I can't see anything reported with the App. When did you start noticing this? 

anthony
by Contributor anthony
‎2016-12-11 06:54 PM

Just to clarify it's not the WiFi talk app, it's the WiFi calling function embedded 8n the Samsung software released on Friday 9th December. I started noticing and hearing from people around midday today to this evening. 

Hannah-L
by RetiredModerator Hannah-L
‎2016-12-12 08:36 PM

Hey @anthony, were you in an area without Optus Mobile coverage at the time, or did you have your phone on flight mode? Your phone should only be handing the call over to WiFi Calling in those scenarios.

anthony
by Contributor anthony
‎2016-12-12 07:12 AM

@Hannah-L I live in an aear with ok 4G coverage (3071) my S7 edge was not in flight mode at all.

PDT
by Contributor PDT
‎2016-12-12 02:00 PM

Just to let you know, Android nougat finally came through for LG G5.  1605mb.. Download was extremely slow. But all went well. 

Onemadgooner
by Contributor Onemadgooner
‎2016-12-15 09:11 PM

S7 Edge Nougat?

Magnum80
by Visitor Magnum80
‎2016-12-15 04:58 PM

ETA of Galaxy S7 Edge Nougat would be great

Marie
by Moderator Marie
‎2016-12-15 06:17 PM

Hey Magnum80 & Onemadgooner, no details on this just yet. As Samsung release updates we start running tests on them to ensure they're compatible with our network. Although we don't have the official word on this just yet, I'd say it's likely taking place at the moment. 

Jimk
by New Member Jimk
‎2016-12-16 04:21 PM

Nougat for Huawei P9, when?

Thane
by RetiredModerator Thane
‎2016-12-16 04:33 PM

Nothing listed yet sorry Jimk. Thane

Clancy10
by Super Contributor
‎2016-12-18 05:06 PM

I realise that this post is focused on Android, but do you have any idea when you will be releasing BB10.3.3?  It's been released by BlackBerry and already with an additional update.

anthony
by Contributor anthony
‎2016-12-19 07:11 AM

Hi Team, Any update on the S7 edge Maintenance Release to enable Band 1 (2100MHz) & Band 8 (2600MHz) – Testing, expected mid Nov

Marie
by Moderator Marie
‎2016-12-19 07:21 AM

Hey Clancy10 and anthony Smiley Happy

 

I can confirm that we keep this post up to date with the latest information we have.

 

We're not made aware of any other testing or releases outside of this. 

 

 

pareshnpatel
by Frequent Visitor pareshnpatel
‎2016-12-19 04:02 PM

Hi, any update for VoLTE support for Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Premium?

Thane
by RetiredModerator Thane
‎2016-12-19 04:49 PM

Hey pareshnpatel,

 

I've spoken to our techs and they don't have an update to provide at this stage. Hopefully it's not too far away. 

 

You can also keep an eye on this page for updates.

 

CoreyJ
by Occasional Visitor CoreyJ
‎2016-12-21 11:56 PM

Dare I ask if there is any news on the LG G4 front? 

 

We're not even getting security updates!!!

Aman_B
by Moderator Aman_B
‎2016-12-21 03:49 AM

Hi @CoreyJ, as per the update from 9/12 version 6.0 is the latest android software available. Once we receive a software upgrade from the manufacturer we'll start testing it. So sorry but we don't have any ETA's on it yet.