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Android Software Updates – 16/02/2017

by Online Community Manager
Posted by (Online Community Manager)
16th Feb 2017, 1:34pm
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 16/02/2017. 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

Android 7.0 update complete

10

6.0.1

Testing Android 7.0 update and VoLTE – completion expected late February

Huawei

 

 

Nexus 6P

7.1.1

 

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

 

LGG5

7.0

 

OPPO

 

 

R7

5.1.1

 

Samsung

 

 

Galaxy Core Prime

5.1.1

 

Galaxy Ace 3

5

 

Galaxy A3

6.0.1

 

Galaxy A5

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 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 delayed due to issue found by Samsung

Galaxy S6 Edge

6.0.1

VoLTE Software Upgrade – Testing delayed due to issue found by Samsung

 

Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

6.0.1

 

Galaxy S7

6.0.1

Testing Android 7.0 – withdrawn by Samsung due to critical issue

 

**Update** - New software received from Samsung and testing resumed. Approval expected early/mid week commencing 20/02/2017

 

**Update*** - Update suspended by Samsung due to critical issue

Galaxy S7 Edge

6.0.1

Testing Android 7.0 – withdrawn by Samsung due to critical issue

 

**Update** - New software received from Samsung and testing resumed. Approval expected early/mid week commencing 20/02/2017

 

**Update*** - Update suspended by Samsung due to critical issue

Galaxy Note 10.1 FG

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
savage01
by Contributor savage01
‎2017-02-16 06:54 PM

Well that was expected. The galaxy S7 update has been removed due to a critical issue.

What is this critical issue?

Jamessydney
by Occasional Visitor Jamessydney
‎2017-02-16 07:50 PM

S7 edge update withdrawn.  What a joke really.  There was a problem but they released a security update this week for that problem.  So now what,  we wait now much longer?  If I was confident to flash this I would have long time ago.  

CrayCraig
by Visitor CrayCraig
‎2017-02-16 09:42 PM

Wow - how suprising, another delay for the VoLTE update for the S6.
Checking back through the history was meant to ready mid Nov... Guess Nougat 7.0 should be ready for the S6 by Christmas then?

Pete
by Moderator Pete
‎2017-02-16 09:57 PM

Where we've detected software faults, we're required to liaise with the manufacturer to iron out any issues so you're experiencing a seamless user experience with your handset. Although we don't have an ETR at this stage; rest assured we have a dedicated team working only on testing, certifying and approving updates. Thanks for your continued patience.

suburbanbert
by Frequent Visitor suburbanbert
‎2017-02-16 10:58 PM

Any estimate when the HTC M9 update will begin to roll out to users?

CommodoreVT
by Visitor CommodoreVT
‎2017-02-17 11:40 AM

Seeing this is form is about sharing updates and ideas, here is an idea for the desperet people who wants a stable s7 7.0 update, ==Warning== You must understand that if you do decide to install a custom rom that is not approved by samsung and optus then you are voiding your warrenty which means, if you make a mistake and somehow manage to lock up your device, optus and sasmung will not fix your device and in most cases, turn you away. Please do you research and the risks involved, I am not reposable for your action. I recommend for the people that know what they are doing to install SuperMan Rom, I have been running it as a everyday drive with no issues, bloatware and other nonsense can easily be removed as a choice on installation. Once again, if you don't have a clue what you are doing, do some research.

slfepnipl
by New Contributor slfepnipl
‎2017-02-17 01:15 PM

Hmmm...looks like the conspiracy theory of Samsung wanting us to upgrade to S8/S8+ now is coming to a reality O.O...

MattJ
by Forums Community Manager
‎2017-02-17 04:46 PM

@savage01 @Jamessydney @CommodoreVT @slfepnipl Hi all, I understand the situation is frustrating but some good news today. We've received an updated version of the software from Samsung and we're working hard on completing the testing. It's expected to be completed early next week (week commencing 20/02) and then it'll be over to Samsung to distribute 

savage01
by Contributor savage01
‎2017-02-17 06:59 PM

@MattJ thanks for the updated information. Is the updated software still 7.0 or an updated version? 7.0.1 etc...

danz207
by Contributor danz207
‎2017-02-17 07:31 PM

Awesome @MattJ, so potentially, if no issues are found; we could have the update by the end of next week?