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Android Software Updates – 20/04/2017

by Online Community Manager ‎2017-04-20 10:44 AM
Posted by (Online Community Manager)
20th Apr 2017, 10:44am
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 20/04/2017. 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

 

10

7.0

 

Huawei

 

 

Nexus 6P

7.1.1

 

Ascend P7

4.4.2

 

P9

6.0

 

Mate 9

7.0

 

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

 

R9s

6.0

 

Samsung

 

 

Galaxy Core Prime

5.1.1

 

Galaxy Ace 3

5

 

Galaxy A3

6.0.1

 

Galaxy A5 (2017)

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

Google CVE (security) updates for 6.0.1 – Testing expected to be completed late April to early May

Galaxy S6

6.0.1

 

Galaxy S6 Edge

6.0.1

 

Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

6.0.1

 

Galaxy S7

7.0

 

Galaxy S7 Edge

7.0

 

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
Aman_B
by Moderator Aman_B
‎2017-05-03 11:30 PM

Hi @TheFuzz, @Jack_gecko  @thesoxman, apologies for the hassle. Manufacturer release the new version of Android for unbranded handsets before making it available to service providers. Basically the delay is because Optus branded handsets require a different variant. I hope this info. will help understand the delay. Once again apologies for the delay. 

Aman_B
by Moderator Aman_B
‎2017-05-03 11:33 PM

Hi @tinkerer, have you checked WiFi calling under connections? Once you tap on Connections the second option is WiFi calling.  Please let us know if this helps. 

thesoxman
by New Contributor thesoxman
‎2017-05-03 11:55 PM

@Aman_B I think you've missed the point!  The only reason the Optus branded handset requires a different varient is because you guys specify this in order to add your crappy bloatware/branding to the phone.  Physically the unbranded/branded phones are identical.  If I were to install the unbranded firmware on my phone the only difference would be no Optus splash logo at boot and no MyOptus app preinstalled which makes this even more frustrating as your customesr are missing out on great firmware updates ONLY because Optus wnats to put their branding in the phone software.

Aman_B
by Moderator Aman_B
‎2017-05-04 12:11 AM

Hey @thesoxman, can understand the delay can be frustrating. Please feel free to check for software upgrades here → https://yescrowd.optus.com.au/t5/Blog/Android-Software-Updates-20-04-2017/ba-p/208070 .

tinkerer
by Visitor tinkerer
‎2017-05-04 11:02 AM

Hi Aman, Thanks for the response. I have the latest version of the phone firmware and there is no wifi calling option in connections - VoLTE is on as you can see in the banner at the top of the screen - and this only became active with the latest software upgrade. Been through every menu I can think of and cant find anything to do with wifi calling. Checked on the samsung website and cant find any references - this is a factory original phone not an optus supplied phone so no optus wrapping over the top of android.

 

 

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Scott_M
by Valued Contributor
‎2017-05-04 11:25 AM

@tinkerer if you have an eligible device it should be available in Settings. Have yu run through the setup guide here?→

https://goo.gl/wbbALp

and here → https://goo.gl/37MhH8

tinkerer
by Visitor tinkerer
‎2017-05-04 11:39 AM

Thanks Scott, So my device isnt eligible for wifi calling because it was not purchased from optus (it is a S7 edge)  but because it is a s7 edge it cannot load the wifi talk app, which is the only other option to support use of the device in an area of pretty ropey optus cell service. Any ideas whether non optus provided devices will be able to support wifi calling?

 

Scott_M
by Valued Contributor
‎2017-05-04 05:24 PM

@tinkerer, I see. and my apologies,my assumption was you had an Optus supplied S7. External devices are currently not supported, but we are always looking at ways to improve the availability of our products and services. I'll mark this as feedback for developers in any case. Are you on a plan with us or on a month to month arrangement? 

tinkerer
by Visitor tinkerer
‎2017-05-04 05:31 PM

Thanks Scott, i am on a plan. I thought initially VoLTE was only available on optus supplied phones, so things change i guess.

dimastuff
by New Contributor dimastuff
‎2017-05-04 08:05 PM

Would Optus provide OTA updates for LG G6, even though they do no stock the phone?

 

It does not appear in the latest update schedule.