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Android Software Updates - 10/01/2018

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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 10/01/2018. 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 testing in progress. Expected release late Jan - early Feb

U11

8.0

 

Huawei

 

 

Nexus 6P

8.1.0

 

Ascend P7

4.4.2

 

P9

7.0

 

P10

7.0

KRACK fixes in testing to be completed mid Jan to early Feb

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

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

 

R11s

 7.0

Android 7.1.1 testing in progress. Expected release, late Dec – early Jan

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

Google security updates for 7.0 + KRACK fix complete, expected early Jan to late Jan

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

Google security updates for 7.0 + KRACK fix complete. Expected release, late Dec - early Jan

Galaxy S7

7.0

Google security updates for 7.0  + KRACK fix complete expected late Dec to early Jan

Galaxy S7 Edge

7.0

Google security updates for 7.0  + KRACK fix complete. Expected release, late Dec to early Jan

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

 

J1 Mini

5.1.1

 

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

Android upgrade 8.0 + KRACK. Testing in progress, release expected early January

Xperia XZ Premium

8.0

Android 8.0 upgrade + KRACK fixes completed.

Blackberry

 

 

Blackberry Priv

6.0.1

 

Alcatel

 

 

Optus X Sleek

6.0

 

A3

 6.0

Android 6.0 upgrade completed + Security Patch & KRACK fixes

 

34 Comments
Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

Still no updates on Android 8.0 Beta/testing for Note8? Anyone knows if Oreo would solve the fragmentation issue in Australia moving forward? Also, why do we always miss out on the Samsung Beta Program to test out any new updates? Are we too far from people taking our users seriously?

 

I would consider a Pixel phone if Optus were to carry it, very disappointed.... 😣

Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

update for u11 8.00 completed but still not showing up on my Phone ?

Frequent Contributor
Frequent Contributor

@Elzir u surprised?

Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

@SteveV when will it be released 

Blog Author

Hey guys, I can confirm that testing has been completed for Android 8.0 + KRACK files for the Sony XZ Premium as of the 20/12/17.

 

Over the course of the next few weeks, we'll be pushing out the update to Optus Sony XZ Premium handsets. 

 

Keep in mind, 

 

  1. Once Optus has completed testing and the software is ready to distribute, they advise the device manufacturer
  2. The device manufacturer then begins deploying the update via their preferred method (over the air is most common now).
Blog Author

Hey @slfepnipl

 

If there’s no information on our latest software updates table then we haven't yet received the update from the manufacturer to begin the testing process. As soon as we receive further information, we'll be sure to update this thread or include the update on our next blog. 

Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor
@dan c when will the update be pushed out for HTC U11. Says its been completed ?
Blog Author

Hey @Elzi, testing has been completed and the update is ready for deployment. It's now up to the manufacture to roll out the software update via which ever method they chose. I don’t want to be too specific but it should become available within the next 2-3 weeks. 

Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

@SteveV

I received the update last night mate for the Sony, if you're on the same handset check for updates

Frequent Contributor
Frequent Contributor

I called it. Dunno why my comments keep getting moderated for calling out optus.... 

Frequent Contributor
Frequent Contributor

@deano_pie I'm already running oreo. 

New Contributor
New Contributor

Don't know if it's the offical Optus one, but an OTA udate to Oreo landed on my XZ premium yesterday..  looking goos so far!

Blog Author

@SteveV, which comments are you referring to? 

 

I definitely haven't edited or removed any recent comments of yours. We'll only moderate posts that include profanity, spam or posts that may be seen as disrespectful to other community members. You're well within your right to express your opinion, in fact we encourage it! 

New Contributor
New Contributor

Optus U11 2.33.710.9 Oreo update is available today on my phone.

Blog Author

@grc, awseome! Thanks for the update 🙂 

Occasional Visitor
Occasional Visitor

HTC u11 update available now. Just run a force check in settings🤓

Occasional Visitor
Occasional Visitor

My Galaxy S6 has had no WIFI or Bluetooth since upgrading to G920IDVU3FQH3.  Will the new security updates be released with the latest firmware (G920IDVU3FQJC) as per Vodaphone and Telstra, who released this firmware in late November?

 

I have performed a network reset and also a factory reset which has not resolved the WIFI and Bluetooth issues.  Currently downloading the android 6.0.1 firmware as a possible option to resolve in the short term.

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

Why is the Huawei mate 9 android 8.0 taking so long and such a long way from release? China already has it for the same varient of models... 

RetiredModerator
RetiredModerator

Hey @ScottGill, I've replied to your PM 🙂 

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

The Huawei P9 current version is 7.0 and not 6.0 as stated in this, the admins should correct this.

 

Can the admins advise when the P9 will received 8? 

New Contributor
New Contributor

Anyone else experiencing issues with picture messages after Oreo update on the HTC U11; I have to retry to send the messages multiple times and then eventually it does send, if receiving, have tried automatically and doesn't download and manual attempts states can't be downloaded from server ... But if I try forcing it to download, after multiple attempts it then does work.

 

 

Blog Author

@arozawa, our bi weekly update hasn't featured the P9 in a while. We'll have a new blog up in the coming days; hopefully we'll have received some further information in regards to an expected release date of 8.0 for the Huawei P9 handset. In the meantime, we'll ensure that we update our current list. 

New Contributor
New Contributor

I'm trying to update my HTC U11. When I force Software Update I get an Error message:

 

"There was an unexpected error and the file system may be corrupted.

Please contact HTC Support for further assistance".

 

I contacted them but they could not help. 

 

HELP! Please....

 

P.S. I don't think any file has been downloaded to my phone. 

RetiredModerator
RetiredModerator

@JezMobile this sounds like a hardware fault so I'm surprised HTC were unable to assist. My only advice would be to back up and restore to try the update again.

New Contributor
New Contributor

I'm back again. HTC have advised me that my phone software has been "modified". I have done nothing to the phone at all. Is it possible that at some time over Christmas (when I was totally away from WiFi) that the New Oreo Update tried to download to my phone and only partly succeeded? It was at that time that I received the message in my previous post.... "the file may be corrupted. Please contact HTC SUPPORT for further help"... It was only at that time that I became aware of the new software update to Oreo - by googling it. 

 

I was really upset with HTC Support for implying I had tampered with my phone. 

 

Please Help!!! 

Blog Author

Hmm, when you boot your phone in recovery mode, the boot up screen displays the below message?

 

Software modified

***LOCKED***
***S-ON***
***Security Warning***

 

HTC have then advised, that due to the software modification, your warranty is now void? 

 

I'd really suggest backing up all your data and doing a full factory reset. Boot up the handset in recovery mode and see if you're still being prompted with the "modified prompt."

New Contributor
New Contributor

Folks, I am confused. I am running a Mate 9 and it's still on Emui 5!!!

 

I see here that 8 is due soon but mine shows no updates as being available even for 7 so anyone who can help me figure out why I am so far behind will make me very happy.

Blog Author

You'd have to still be running on Android 7.0 with EMUI 5. Huawei deployed 7.0 with EMUI 5 last year. 

 

We're currently in the testing phase for Android 8.0 + Huawei EMUI 8.0. 

 

 

 

New Contributor
New Contributor

Thanks for setting me straight there Dan. My mind is running on Sunday time and I am mixing up EMUI and Android versions.

 

And to think, I write software better than I cogitate!!!.

 

All these hot days have fried the neurons.

 

Blog Author

Ah, that's okay! I'm based in Melbourne and we've finally had a bit of relief from the heat! I'm sure you're aware of how it all works but for any lurkers out there; Android is deployed in the following way:

 

Android Stock Build → Device manufacturer build → Carrier customised build → Carrier customised build is sent back to the manufacturer for deployment over the air. 

 

It's more of a lengthier process then one might think. 

New Contributor
New Contributor

I understand lengthy. I write software for myself and the family and everything suffers from feature creep so I have yet to finish something other than a beta because I keep adding things (My friends don't need anything so the family is elected). (heheh).

 

Thanks Dan. I am in Mount evelyn and we get hotter than Melbourne central. Miracle that our mobiles survive.

Blog Author

Haha, well at least you've made it to BETA! Lengthy is a difficult concept to understand, especially when you've come from Apple (like myself) and you're used to receiving the update at the same as everyone else in the world!

 

That's near the Yarra Valley, isn't it? I imagine it'd be scorching there.

New Contributor
New Contributor

Yes, we belong to the Yarra Valley. At the ass end of Lilydale and it hit 41 3 weeks ago and I thought I'd melt.

 

The good thing about never making it past beta is that nobody wants anything from me so I can add features all I like that I want and get no criticism (evil grin).

Blog Author

Oh wow, I'm not a heat person. When it gets above 30, I'm locked inside for the day with the aircon on full blast.

 

Haha, I completely get what you mean.

 

Great chatting with you @Fanglestein, if anything else comes up in the future, you know where to me 🙂