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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
TheFuzz
by New Contributor TheFuzz
‎2017-04-20 12:56 PM

Why has the rest of the world recieved the update to 7.0 on the Huawei P9 but we have not recieved anything ? Not even an update?

hec6236
by New Member hec6236
‎2017-04-20 03:13 PM

Why have my 5 x bookmarks to my 5 x favourite web sites dissappeared since the 16/2/17 & 29/3/17 s/w u/g's were applied, AND how may I reinstate these bookmarks ? ?

SamSam
by Crowd Champion SamSam
‎2017-04-20 04:21 PM

@TheFuzz that's probably more of a question for Huawei then Optus as it's up to them which region they release an update to and when. Optus will simply advise they haven't received it to start testing yet

 

@hec6236 You haven't mentioned what phone you have so that'll be a good start along with which browser you're using. That said though, chances are your book marks are gone unless you're using chrome and the update simply logged you out or something but I'm doubtful of that

hec6236
by New Member hec6236
‎2017-04-20 04:47 PM

I have a Galaxy S4 i9507, purchased 02/2015, and using M S Internet Explorer. Is Chrome easier and/or better ??  At age 81 I am reluctant to start another 'learning curve'

SamSam
by Crowd Champion SamSam
‎2017-04-20 04:51 PM

Hmmm unfortunately I think you bookmarks will be gone but your best bet would be to walk into a store and ask them to take a look. Much easier to talk to someone in person and have them show you what they do then it would be over here.


When it comes to browsers, I find chrome the best but really it comes down to personal preference. I use chrome on my computer at home and work, on my iPad and on my phones and as long as I'm logged in, my data is shared across everything (things like your bookmarks) so it's really convenient for me. It's also quite an easy browser to get used to but again, it comes down to preference and if you're used to one thing then it might be a little harder to wrap your head around purely from a habbit point of view

Aman_B
by Moderator Aman_B
‎2017-04-20 05:41 PM

Hi @TheFuzz, android updates are released after we've tested the. But first we have to wait for the upgrades to be made available by Huawei. You can track the updates here → https://yescrowd.optus.com.au/t5/Blog/Android-Software-Updates-20-04-2017/bc-p/208249#M8430 

LilHoo
by Frequent Visitor LilHoo
‎2017-04-20 07:11 PM

Hey I'm just wondering when the Android 7.0 update will be out for the Galaxy S6 (SM-920I)?

My friend in Melbourne who owns an S6 have updated his device to Android 7.0, so why aren't we getting an update here?

SamSam
by Crowd Champion SamSam
‎2017-04-21 09:08 AM

@LilHoo Any chance your friend bought their phone outright rather from Optus? Most people don't realise but Optus only plays a part in the software updates process for the phones they sell. If you buy you're phone from another telco or an electronics dealer like JB and then put an Optus SIM in it, Optus still plays no part.

 

Optus haven't mentioned a 7.0 upgrade for the S6 I don't think so I'm guessing your friends phone isn't an Optus one or he's installed custom firmware on it

-Sven-
by Visitor -Sven-
‎2017-04-21 01:30 PM

Optus why hasn't the Z5 premium received the 7.0 update? Sony mobile Australia has released the software. 

LilHoo
by Frequent Visitor LilHoo
‎2017-04-21 04:32 PM

 So I'm thinking:

1. If I unlock my phone, will I receive the update?

2. Also, if my plan finishes, am I still with Optus or is my phone basically like as if I bought it outright?