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Android Software Updates - 20/11/2017

Posted by (Online Community Manager)
20th Nov 2017, 2:20pm
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 20/11/2017. 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

 

U11

7.1.1

Update to 8.0 in testing expected mid to late December

Huawei

 

 

Nexus 6P

8.0.0

Security update for 8.0.0 completed

Ascend P7

4.4.2

 

P9

6.0

 

P10

7.0

 

P10 Pro

8.0.0

Android update 8.0.0 in testing due mid to late November

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

 

 

A73

7.1.1

 

R7

5.1.1

 

R9s

6.0

 

F1

5.1.1

 

Samsung

 

 

Galaxy Core Prime

5.1.1

 

Galaxy Ace 3

5

 

Galaxy A3

6.0.1

 

Galaxy A5 (2017)

7.0

 

Galaxy Nexus

4.3.0

 

Galaxy Note 2

4.4.2

 

Galaxy Note 3

5.0

 

Galaxy Note 4

6.0.1

 

Galaxy Note Edge

6.0.1

 

Galaxy Note 5

7.0

 

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

 

Galaxy S6

7.0

 

Galaxy S6 Edge

7.0

 

Galaxy S7

7.0

Bug fixes & eSim profiles expected mid to late November

Galaxy S7 Edge

7.0

Bug fixes & eSim profiles expected mid to late November

Galaxy S8 

7.0

Bug fixes expected late November

Galaxy S8+

7.0

Bug fixes ecpected late November

Galaxy Note 10.1 FG

4.4.2

 

Galaxy Note 8

7.1.1

 

Galaxy Tab S2 9.7

5.0.2

 

J3

5.1.1

 

J1 Mini

5.1.1

 

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

7.0

 

Xperia Z5 Premium

7.0

 

Xperia XZ Premium

8.0

Android upgrade 8.0 + KRACK fixes in progress due late November mid December

Blackberry

 

 

Blackberry Priv

6.0.1

 

Comments
Jamallandit
by Member Jamallandit
‎2017-11-20 01:30 AM

Why did not come November update for the Note 8?

Chapter1
by Frequent Visitor Chapter1
‎2017-11-20 10:01 AM
It's been reported November security update + KRACK patch has been released around the world for the note 8 Why is it such a problem for you OPTUS to keep our phones update with security at least! Please don't blame we to receive it test it send it back to Samsung etc blah blah. Many other companies around the world get all this done in a timely manner even companies that under the same umbrella as you Some big wigs there need a @$$ kicking
Jamallandit
by Member Jamallandit
‎2017-11-20 03:42 PM

what do you mean! "as you Some big wigs there need a @$$ kicking"

The question is normal and allowed!

SteveV
by Contributor SteveV
‎2017-11-21 03:02 PM

@Jamallanditi believe he was commenting on that fact that the patch hasn't been released for Note 8 not on ur question.

Just an update on XZ Premium - Generic Firmware, Telstra Firmware and Vodafone are all Running Oreo now (47.1.a----) come on @Optus even vodafone is beating you.

havfun
by Member havfun
‎2017-11-23 10:24 AM
My sons 2016 Galaxy Tab A8.0 that we purchased on a contract with Optus, that is not on this list of devices, and is running XSA firmware straight out of the box from Optus, has just downloaded and is installing Android 7.1.1
BeardedDroid
by Occasional Visitor BeardedDroid
‎2017-11-29 12:55 PM

To be honest I don't think these updates are complete or accurate. I just recently upgraded from a Sony Z3, which on here shows that it is on 5.1, however, I have been running 7.0 for a while now which was pushed to my device. What I would suggest to Optus is that they open up a Beta type system for people to opt into, like Verizon or AT&T did in the US. It would give Optus free trialing for their software updates and appease the minority of handset users that want the bleeding edge of software.

Dan_C
by Moderator Dan_C
‎2017-11-30 05:06 PM

Hi @BeardedDroid,

 

The blog has been updated to reflect the most current version of Android 7.0 for the Sony Z3 Premium. Beta testing is currently underway for Android 8.0 Oreo and should be pushed out in early-mid December. In regards to giving users the opportunity to trial BETA updates; that’s actually a really good suggestion! That's something I'm definitely on board with. I'll feed that back through to the team and get their take. If you have any other questions regarding software updates, security patches etc - shoot them through and we'll try and source some info. 

Hazza88
by New Contributor Hazza88
‎2017-12-01 05:25 PM

Hi when will xz-premium get oreo update 

Dan_C
by Moderator Dan_C
‎2017-12-01 05:59 PM

Hey @Hazza88. We don't have a solid date however we expect Android upgrade 8.0 to be released for XZ-Premium in mid-late December. BETA testing is currently underway. 

Mark_A
by Frequent Visitor Mark_A
‎2017-12-02 08:32 PM

Hey guys, any news on the update for Huawei mate 9? cheers.

Dan_C
by Moderator Dan_C
‎2017-12-02 09:00 PM

@Mark_A, no details at this stage. I'll chase this one up with the team when they're back in Smiley Happy 

wilbert0427
by New Member wilbert0427
‎2017-12-02 07:17 AM

why my S4 i9505 not update ?

pls. help me how to update still 4.4.2 version

Hazza88
by New Contributor Hazza88
‎2017-12-04 08:00 PM

Why is optus taking so long with the oreo update for the xz premium? Other carriers Telstra and Vodaone have released oreo for xz premium. Even security patches take forever with optus

zaphid
by Frequent Visitor zaphid
‎2017-12-05 01:59 PM

Ok have to profess to bring pretty peeved at the moment. Have just traded up my Nexus 6p to an Galaxy S8+ and Tab A 8. The Nexus had been on Oreo for months and mine is even eligible for the 8.1 beta. The much hyped, but not even really new flashship phone from Samsung - which I was assured by store staff would upgrade to Oreo immediately on unboxing - comes out of the box at 7.0 and gets no update other than patches!!!!! 

 

I bought the S8+ to get VoLTE and wifi calling (because the coverage in Tarneit, Vic is crap) but seriously expected better in terms of current software.

 

I wish you would enforce some honesty from your store staff. And make them aware of the content of this list... They should know it by rote, if they are recommending phones. 

 

Amazed that according to Optus in the list above you don't currently actually sell an Oreo capable handset, and the only option currently is the "obsolete" near three year old Nexus 6p. 

 

Can you provide any indication when Samsung will release the 8.0 update... It's not even listed above!?!

Hannah-L
by RetiredModerator Hannah-L
‎2017-12-06 04:29 PM

Hey @zaphid, I'm sorry to hear about this experience. We'll definitely make sure our stores are across this info in future. As Dan_C mentioned above, beta testing is already underway for Android 8.0 Oreo and it should be pushed out this month.

Spangoli
by New Member Spangoli
‎2018-01-05 12:22 AM

Hi, 

 

Any updates when S8 will recieve OREO ?

Toomey
by RetiredModerator Toomey
‎2018-01-08 08:44 AM

@Spangoli The latest software upgrade blog is available here. Unfortunately no news on Android 8.0 at this stage.