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Android Software Updates - 16/08/2018

by Online Community Manager ‎2018-08-16 12:01 PM (3,398 Views)
Posted by (Online Community Manager)
16th Aug 2018, 12:01pm
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 the 16/08/2018. 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

 

 

One M7

5.0.2

 

One M8

6

 

One M9

7.0

 

10

8.0

 

U11

8.0

 

Huawei

 

 

Nexus 6P

8.1.0

Google Security patches

Status: Complete

Ascend P7

4.4.2

 

P9

7.0

 

P10

8.0.0

 

P10 Pro

8.0.0

 

Mate 9

8.0.0

 

Mate 10 Pro

8.0

Minor fix – MMS not working over VoWiFi in flight mode, XCAP not working.

Status: Testing

LG

 

 

LG G3

5

 

LG F70

4.4.2

 

LG G4

6.0

 

LGG5

7.0

 

OPPO

 

 

A73

7.1.1

 

R9s

6.0.1

 

F1

5.1.1

 

F1S

5.1

 

R11

7.1.1

 

R15

8.1.0

 

Samsung

 

 

Galaxy Ace 3

5

 

Galaxy A3

6.0.1

 

Galaxy A8

 8.0.0

Android 8.0 update INC Samsung Experience 9.0 + Google CVE’s for June Status: complete

Galaxy A5 (2017)

8.0

Minor fix (non-Optus call forwarding) + Google CVE’s for June

Status: Complete

Galaxy Nexus

4.3.0

 

Galaxy Note 4

6.0.1

 

Galaxy Note Edge

6.0.1

 

Galaxy Note 5

7.0

 

Galaxy S5

6.0.1

 

Galaxy S6

7.0

 

Galaxy S6 Edge

7.0

 

Galaxy S7

7.0

Minor update – Game launcher activation & VoLTE greyed out issue + Google CVE’s for July

Status: Complete

Galaxy S7 Edge

7.0

Minor update – Game launcher activation & VoLTE greyed out issue + Google CVE’s for July

Status: Complete

Galaxy S8 

8.0

Minor update – Game launcher activation & VoLTE greyed out issue + Google CVE’s for August

Status: Testing

Galaxy S8+

8.0

Minor update – Game launcher activation & VoLTE greyed out issue + Google CVE’s for August

Status: Testing

Galaxy S9

8.0

 

Galaxy S9 +

 8.0

 

Galaxy Note 10.1 FG

4.4.2

 

Galaxy Note 8

8.0

Minor update – Game Launcher activation + Google CVE’s for August

Status: In testing

Galaxy Note 9

8.1

Idle mode CP crash fix + Camera super slow-motion menu addition

Status: Testing

Galaxy Tab S2 9.7

5.0.2

 

J2 Pro

7.1.1

 

J1 Mini

5.1.1

 

J5 Pro

7.0

Google CVE’s for June

Status: Complete

Sony

 

 

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

 

Comments
Pony64
by New Contributor Pony64
‎2018-08-16 03:41 PM

How long does testing take at Optus?

 

The length of time it takes to test an update will vary. In general, minor updates go through one round of testing while major updates will go through two, even three on occasions however this is subject to change.

 

In most circumstances, each round of testing should not take any longer than 2 weeks.

 

Evidently....... June to August Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Pony64
by New Contributor Pony64
‎2018-08-16 04:37 PM

Hauwei Mate 10 Pro, unlock with voice "Ok Goolge" not functing making voice control while driving impossible, surly this is a safety issue, making Huawei Mate 10 Pro phone users touch there phone while driving, do we send Optus the fines?

Teddancing
by Member Teddancing
‎2018-08-18 12:38 PM
New update for Huawei Mate 10 pro up on Huawei's server now, (added 14/8/18) 8.0.0.137 (C34) Maybe that's what the delay was about...
JRepeat
by Occasional Visitor JRepeat
‎2018-08-19 10:05 AM

I just want the mate 10 pro updates to start coming through. Android auto compatibility issues are supposed to be fixed, but until we get updates the phone still bricks the radio in my new car. Its quite frustrating really. My old Nexus 6p was working perfectly in the new car for the first week I owned it and then the phone died. Silly me assumed that any flagship handset would work with the car........ 

ashampton000
by Visitor ashampton000
‎2018-08-19 04:51 PM

Latest Update for Galaxy S7 has bricked my phone into an endless boot loop awesome work guys /..

Pony64
by New Contributor Pony64
‎2018-08-20 10:12 AM

Hi ,

I Had a  Nexus P6 previously  and i could use voice dial from my car, the different it the Nexus got its updates direct from Google. The  Hauwei  Mate Pro made by the same company  but Optus has its fingers in this one making the Huawei flagship looking bad by not supporting the firmware updates. Optus have had the Mate list for updates since the last week in June but non have arrived, yet Germany have had the same updates since March this year, so who's holding us back? My advice  is to go and get the Pixel two and cut out the middle man who makes profit from the devise but doesn't want to support it, its either financial or brand favoritism/intervention.

Pommster
by Contributor Pommster
‎2018-08-20 06:18 PM

Hey, nice to get security patch for S8 in the same month that it is issued!

mlakmal
by Frequent Visitor mlakmal
‎2018-08-27 08:51 PM

Any update on mate 10 Pro? You guys finished testing process for new firmware? 

Teddancing
by Member Teddancing
‎2018-08-28 07:35 AM
Shouldn't be long now mlakmal. They've been testing the new update for the last 2 weeks, as I understand each round of testing goes for 2 weeks. If there were no unforeseen bugs they should start rolling it out soon.
Laoma40
by New Contributor Laoma40
‎2018-08-29 08:26 AM

I think the U11 may have an update soon. Software update: 2.42.400.7. Can you please confirm? The 128 GB version got it.

Dan_C
by Moderator Dan_C
‎2018-08-29 10:57 AM

I've checked the report we received on Monday. There's no mention of a new update for the U11.

 

You're advising that an Optus Supplied U11 128GB received the update?

 

I believe we only stock the 64GB variant. The 128GB may have received the stock Huawei update not the Optus firmware update. 

Laoma40
by New Contributor Laoma40
‎2018-08-29 02:42 PM

Not an optus phone. We will wait and see. Thanks for your response.

Dan_C
by Moderator Dan_C
‎2018-08-29 02:52 PM

No problem Smiley Happy 

 

Updates are posted fortnightly.

 

If the update isn't on the next blog, then we haven't received the update for testing from the manufacture. 

Pony64
by New Contributor Pony64
‎2018-08-29 02:57 PM

And if you have a Huawei Mate 10 Pro, its posted fortnight that Optus are still doing nothing, we have only been waiting since  June  and every fortnight we are told it in testing............ Unlease the beast and go Google. Pixel

Teddancing
by Member Teddancing
‎2018-08-30 05:16 PM
Good news on the horizon for mate 10 pro... Looks like it will be getting android 9.0 pie and Huawei have begun internal testing on it. They are set to roll out a public beta in china in September. So hopefully (conservatively) by the middle of next year we'll have it here.
Dan_C
by Moderator Dan_C
‎2018-08-30 05:29 PM

@Teddancing, I saw that an annoucement up on GSM arena yesterday!

 

P10 included as well. 

 

Pony64
by New Contributor Pony64
‎2018-08-30 05:34 PM

No it will be  in testing untill 2020 with Optus

Teddancing
by Member Teddancing
‎2018-08-30 06:13 PM
Oh well, I suppose I'd better get used to these android updates being on a delayed schedule. I switched from iPhone a bit over a month ago and it's such a shambles compared to the uniform updates from apple. I suppose there's no other way with so many different manufacturers etc. I still love my new phone though (Huawei Mate 10 pro).
Pony64
by New Contributor Pony64
‎2018-08-31 09:43 AM

Hi Ted,

i came for the Nexus P6 and that had updates direct from Google and my son now has the phone and its has version 8.1.7. unlike my buggy new phone with 8.0. I guess the lesson from all this is that don't let your provider dictate your firmware either root the device and just get the latest firmware direct from the manufacture or go to a Google phone. I ditched Samsung phones as there firmware was so woeful, now in hindsite i guess it was my network provider and not Samsung.  I guess at some point the manufacturers like Samsung, LG , Huawei and Oppo should break the shackles and go direct to the comsumer like TV and audio manufacturers. As for the updates your network provider is the issue and not the manufacture, Optus have been in testing since June or so they say. As custmers we are being given a poor service and we actually pay for that with our fees and charges. We aslso have to remember that Huawei are providing securty patches every month, May is the last time the Optus provided Hauwei users adn that leaves all users of the Mate10 exposed.