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Android Software Updates - 22/03/2018

by Online Community Manager
Posted by (Online Community Manager)
22nd Mar 2018, 12:08pm
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  22/03/2018. 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

 

 

Desire 816

6.0

 

Desire 820

6.0.1

 

One M7

5.0.2

 

One M8

6

 

One M9

7.0

 

10

8.0

Android 8.0.0 upgrade (Re-release) – including correction for conference call participant handling complete

U11

8.0

 

Huawei

 

 

Nexus 6P

8.1.0

 

Ascend P7

4.4.2

 

P9

7.0

 

P10

7.0

Android 8.0, testing in process. Phase one complete. BETA testing in progress. Final release expected early – mid April

P10 Pro

8.0.0

 

Mate 9

8.0.0

 

Mate 10 Pro

8.0

 

LG

 

 

LG G2

5.0.2

 

LG G3

5

 

LG F70

4.4.2

 

LG G4

6.0

 

LGG5

7.0

 

OPPO

 

 

A73

7.0

Android 7.1.1 upgrade, testing in progress, due late March – Early April

R7

5.1.1

 

R9s

6.0

 

F1

5.1.1

 

F1S

5.1

 

R11

7.0

Android 7.1.1 upgrade, testing in progress, due late March – early April

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 4

6.0.1

Global bug fix update to battery life algorithm complete

Galaxy Note Edge

6.0.1

 

Galaxy Note 5

7.0

 

Galaxy S5

6.0.1

 

Galaxy S6

7.0

 Google CVE’s for Android 7.0 complete

Galaxy S6 Edge

7.0

 Google CVE’s for Android 7.0 complete

Galaxy S7

7.0

 

Galaxy S7 Edge

7.0

 

Galaxy S8 

8.0

Android 8.0 upgrade + Samsung Experience 9.0 complete

Galaxy S8+

8.0

Android 8.0 upgrade + Samsung Experience 9.0 complete

Galaxy S9

8.0

Global bug fix for Android 8.0 + Samsung Experience 9.0 complete

Galaxy S9 +

 

Global bug fix for Android 8.0 + Samsung Experience 9.0 complete

Galaxy Note 10.1 FG

4.4.2

 

Galaxy Note 8

8.0

 8.0 roll out commenced from 03/04/18*

Galaxy Tab S2 9.7

5.0.2

 

J2 Pro

7.1.1

 

J1 Mini

5.1.1

 

J5 Pro

7.0

 

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

 

Cat

 

 

S41

7.0

 

Comments
Dan_C
by Moderator Dan_C
‎2018-03-30 10:42 AM

 

Hey guys, I just wanted to jump in and let you guys know where we're at with 8.0 for the Note 8.

 

I can confirm that we're at the final stages of testing. The update should start rolling out within the next fortnight.

 

We'll include more info on next week’s blog Smiley Happy

 

Great to hear @Kab63. Thanks for the update!

mikeelie
by New Member mikeelie
‎2018-03-31 12:23 AM

Is there a security update for Samsung Galaxy S5 for the KRACK patch?

Toomey
by Moderator Toomey
‎2018-03-31 06:55 AM

@mikeelie Nothing at the moment I'm afraid

nb525
by Occasional Visitor nb525
‎2018-04-03 08:46 AM

Does anyone else find their S8 buggy or seems to lag, apps not open properly etc after the Oreo update? Both my friend and I are having usability problems, just doesnt seeem to flow as well as Android 7 did.

Funsky
by New Contributor Funsky
‎2018-04-03 04:04 PM

Does Optus independently decide on whether to upgrade a handset or does it always follow the manufacturer?  Samsung US social media has indicated an upgrade to Samsung s7/edge from Nougat or Oreo. 

 

So if the answer to the question is the latter, then there is hope that reluctant s7/edge owners forced to downgrade from Note 7 (without any $99 upgrade option) will have a new lease on the phone's life WHEN s7/edge enjoys the Android 8.0 upgrade + Samsung Experience 9.0 update.

Dan_C
by Moderator Dan_C
‎2018-04-03 04:55 PM

I believe it's two major updates per flagship device.

 

You're right, Samsung has indicated they'll be releasing 8.0 for the S7 range and I believe we'll be following suite.

 

As soon we have more info, we'll be sure to update the blog.

Chapter1
by Frequent Visitor Chapter1
‎2018-04-03 05:08 PM
Just putting it out there but any further news on the note 8 Oreo update? Thx in advance!
Dan_C
by Moderator Dan_C
‎2018-04-03 05:25 PM

@Chapter1, we'll be publishing our next Android blog this coming Thursday.


We'll definitely include an update on 8.0 for the Note 8 Smiley Happy

Laoma40
by New Contributor Laoma40
‎2018-04-03 06:29 PM

Hi team

 

Enjoying my near new HTC U11. However no updates since November. Any on the way?

 

Matt

Dan_C
by Moderator Dan_C
‎2018-04-04 10:38 AM

Hey @Laoma40, nothing yet I'm afraid. 

 

Keep an eye out for updates as we do update the blog fortnightly.