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.
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
Next version and Latest Information
Android 8.0.0 upgrade (Re-release) – including correction for conference call participant handling complete
Android 8.0, testing in process. Phase one complete. BETA testing in progress. Final release expected early – mid April
Mate 10 Pro
Android 7.1.1 upgrade, testing in progress, due late March – Early April
Android 7.1.1 upgrade, testing in progress, due late March – early April
Galaxy Core Prime
Galaxy Ace 3
Galaxy A5 (2017)
Galaxy Note 4
Global bug fix update to battery life algorithm complete