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Android Software Updates - 16/06/2015

Retired Employee Andy
Retired Employee
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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 Operating System Updates

 

The below table provides info on the latest Android updates we’ve received for testing and approval as of 16/06/2015.  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.

 

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12 Comments
Occasional Contributor daddins
Occasional Contributor

you might want to check the updates team - I received an update last month for my Optus HTC One M7 and I'm on android 5.0.2 - Sense 6!

New Contributor InsaneGenius
New Contributor

Finally Z1!!!!!!!!!! even better being 5.0.2 instead of 5.0 🙂 

New Contributor Willosy
New Contributor

What is happening with Galaxy S4, you don't have a next version listed, but I believe this will be updated to Lollipop Android 5?

Occasional Contributor AV8R767
Occasional Contributor

Don't update the Galaxy s5 as it is still 5.0 which had all the issues with battery drain etc. wait until 5.0.1

New Contributor rso2008
New Contributor

too late... i went 5.0 and absolutely hate this phone now.... S5 runs slow. lags. menus look like a kiddy phone... notifications are a disaster... power button is a fail... bring on 5.0.1 or whatever is going make my phone feel like my phone because right now...not liking it at all. biggest fail.

Contributor plapic
Contributor

It would be great to see Latest Information column filled for all phones. Even if it says no future release planned it would at least inform customers not to have undue expectations. 

 

For example Galaxy S3 I9305 was due to have 4.4 update tested so the latest info would reflect such details.

 

Regular Contributor
Regular Contributor

What about the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 update to 5.0.2 ?  It's not even in your list.

Occasional Contributor AV8R767
Occasional Contributor

Firstly the new software is using a new system that's not the same as Davilak which was used in kitkat. Lollipop uses ART. So any crap left behind after the update will send phone crazy. You have some options , factory reset phone is best as it clears everything but make sure you backup your data. The other thing you can do is wipe the partition cache and the google play services cache . Many apps won't run on lollipop and if google play has not been cleaned and updated then you will see the phone have issues.Here is a link to a you tube video that will help. http://youtu.be/oBlJXOpe2TI

 

i have the S5 and I am waiting until 5.0.1 . Optus obviously does not read the forums as they all say that 5.0 had the issues and to wait for the 5.0.1. Optus has just taken the original problem riddled update then tweeked it and shoved it out. Some times it works but usually it develops issues within a few days. One thing you may get is the pin code lock screen showing white squares instead of numbers. Try my fix and it should work.

Contributor danz207
Contributor

Everyone was complaining that they weren't getting the 5.0 update on their S5's and now they complain that they have it.

 

Also Optus do not make the updates, Samsung do so go complain to them.

Occasional Contributor AV8R767
Occasional Contributor

Danz207

thats true but no one ever checks the forums before hand so that they dont make the mistake of downloading updates that are problematic. Knowledge has power!

Occasional Visitor nephiaust
Occasional Visitor

I know I am being impatient, but it's the end of June. Any update for Lollipop on the Sony Xperia Z1

Retired Employee Andy
Retired Employee

Thanks for the feedback everyone, we're working with our device team to get more information out to you, including tablets and we'll have this coming over the coming weeks. The latest updates can be seen here:  Android Updates - 01/07/2015