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Android Software Updates - 16/11/2015

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 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 16/11/2015. 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.

 

Manufacturer & Device

Current Version

Next Version & Latest Information

HTC

 

 

Desire 816

5.0.2

 

One M7

5.0.2

 

One M8

5.0.1

 

One M9

5.1

 

LG

 

 

LG G2

5.0.2

 

LG G3

5

 

LG F70

4.4.2

 

LG G4

5.1

 

Samsung

 

 

Galaxy Core Prime

4.4.4

 

Galaxy Ace 3

5.0

 

Galaxy Nexus

4.3.0

 

Galaxy Note 2

4.4.2

 

Galaxy Note 3

4.4.2

 

Galaxy Note 4

5.1.1

 

Galaxy Note 5

5.1.1

 

Galaxy Note Edge

5.0.1

New Version 5.1.1 - Completed

Galaxy S3 I9300

4.3.0

 

Galaxy S3 I9305

4.3.0

New Version 4.4.4 - Completed

Galaxy S4 I9505

4.4.2

New Version 5.0.1 - Expected by end of Nov

Galaxy S4 I9507

4.4.2

New Version 5.0.1 - Expected by end of Nov

Galaxy S4 Mini

4.4.2

 

Galaxy S5

5.0

 

Galaxy S6

5.1.1

 

Galaxy S6 Edge

5.1.1

 

Galaxy Note 10.1 4G

4.4.2

 

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

 

9 Comments
New Contributor martybooth
New Contributor

When are we going to see the 5.1.1 update for the Samsung S5 owners?

 

Marty

New Contributor martybooth
New Contributor

Or even better yet...6.0? Smiley Very Happy

Contributor danz207
Contributor

Hey @Andy, just FYI the category 'Android Software Updates' has been broken for a few days now. Displays the Nexus 6P article, one update article and the initial Stagefright article whereas it used to show all update articles.

Retired Employee Andy
Retired Employee

Hey Marty, no word yet on this but once we get any info from our device team we'll update.

 

Thanks for the heads up @danz207 we're looking into this now!

Frequent Visitor TheStens
Frequent Visitor

I own the Galaxy S4 I9507. When you say end of November the 5.0.1 update will be avaliable for me, what exact date? it just says end of November...

RetiredModerator Esther
RetiredModerator

Heya! Appreciate the wait is a little frustrating, but at this stage this is the only info we've got - no exact dates sorry!

Frequent Visitor keiren1990
Frequent Visitor

how much longer do we have to wait for s4 update s3 got a update before the s4 which i think is completely unfair 

RetiredModerator Nghi
RetiredModerator

Apologies for the delay keiren1990. We are working as quickly as we can to test the new updates to make sure they work and don't cause unintended problems. Appreciate that customers are waiting for these updates but we'd rather have delay than release update which stops your phone from working.

Contributor danz207
Contributor

@Andy It's slightly broken again Smiley Surprised

About the Author
I’ve worked in the social media space for the last 6 years and I’m fascinated by tech and all the possibilities the future holds! When I’m not online you can find me oil painting and listening to good music… long live art, tech and rock and roll! The best part is getting to know all the awesome people that contribute within the community, and it’s where you can find the latest announcements and get help and advice from your peers!