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Android Software Updates - 22/12/2016

Posted by (Online Community Manager)
22nd Dec 2016, 9:02am
Optus

Android Software Updates.pngWhen 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 info on the latest Android updates we’ve received for testing and approval as of 22/12/2016. If no info 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 & 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, where it’s made available for a small number of users (5% for example) initially. If no unforeseen problems pop up, it’ll be gradually made available to more & more users over a period of a couple of weeks.

 

Manufacturer & Device

Current Version

Next Version & Latest Information

HTC

 

 

Desire 816

6.0

 

Desire 820

6.0.1

 

One M7

5.0.2

 

One M8

6

 

One M9

6.0

 

10

6.0.1

 

Huawei

 

 

Nexus 6P

7.1.1

 

Ascend P7

4.4.2

 

P9

6.0

 

LG

 

 

LG G2

5.0.2

 

LG G3

5

 

LG F70

4.4.2

 

LG G4

6.0

 

LG G5

 7.0

 

OPPO

 

 

R7

5.1.1

 

Samsung

 

 

Galaxy Core Prime

5.1.1

 

Galaxy Ace 3

5

 

Galaxy A3

6.0.1

 

Galaxy A5

6.0.1

Version 7.0 – Testing, expected end of Jan 2017

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

 Google security update – Testing, expected end of Dec

Galaxy Note 7

6.0.1

 

Galaxy Note Edge

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

 

Galaxy S6

6.0.1

VoLTE Software Upgrade – Testing, expected end of Dec

Galaxy S6 Edge

6.0.1

VoLTE Software Upgrade – Testing, expected end of Dec

Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

6.0.1

 

Galaxy S7

6.0.1

 

Galaxy S7 Edge

6.0.1

 

Galaxy Note 10.1 4G

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
slfepnipl
by Occasional Contributor slfepnipl
‎2016-12-21 10:33 AM

Still no news on Nougat on S7/S7 Edge? I read that Vodafone has been doing the testings about 5 days ago. 

Rockdad83
by Contributor Rockdad83
‎2016-12-21 12:05 PM
Seriously just hurry up! I want the note 7s grace UX on my edge already! Optus are so pathetic when it comes to updates
Gen_R
by RetiredModerator Gen_R
‎2016-12-21 12:46 PM

Hey slfepnipl and Rockdad83 - can appreciate you're both frustrated Smiley Sad This page will be updated when we have the info available. 

savage01
by Contributor savage01
‎2016-12-21 01:17 PM

The Australian android update process is a joke and we all know it. At least we are on 6.0.1 with the S7/edge with December security patch. Nougat would make a nice Christmas present from Optus but I won't hold my breathe as they most likely haven't even received it from Sammy yet. We cannot compare Optus and Vodafone it's like potatoes and tomatoes. I would expect by late January early February we will get Android 7.x for the S7/edge. If you want it now grab the beta and flash it, it's very stable even beta 1.

slfepnipl
by Occasional Contributor slfepnipl
‎2016-12-22 11:12 PM

@savage01I am not part of the Galaxy Beta Program so I guess we just have to wait for the official release. Like you said, it won't happen not until another couple of months 🙁😕

savage01
by Contributor savage01
‎2016-12-22 11:33 PM

You don't need to be in the beta program. The official beta 1 is floating around on the internet to flash via Odin. 

savage01
by Contributor savage01
‎2016-12-22 11:34 PM

I just hope we get 7.1.1 and not 7.0.

TheFirst
by Member TheFirst
‎2016-12-22 01:00 PM

hows does the Galaxy A5 get tested for 7.0 before the S7 WTH

slfepnipl
by Occasional Contributor slfepnipl
‎2016-12-22 01:04 PM

@TheFirst Yes, I read that today too.  And apparently, Australian carriers are not jumping straight to 7.1 So, it seems we'll be getting 7.0 in Jan/Feb Smiley Frustrated 

Nghi
by RetiredModerator Nghi
‎2016-12-22 01:48 PM

Hey guys, we can only test the updates that are provided to us from the manufacturers. Once it's been tested then we send it back for deployment by manufacturer.  

Xxddxx
by Member Xxddxx
‎2016-12-26 10:36 PM

Hey in Galaxy a5 2016  missing camera 2 api!! This api was enabled with Android Lollipop ... Please implement It in nougat.

JustinB
by RetiredModerator JustinB
‎2016-12-26 10:24 AM

Thanks for posting @Xxddxx! I'll send through your feedback to our web developers to let them know Smiley Happy

Xxddxx
by Member Xxddxx
‎2016-12-26 10:53 AM

thanks for the answer !😃😃, I hope that will be really enabled "api 2 camera" because it is a very special feature for us photographers, with Galaxy 5 2016! ...

JustinB
by RetiredModerator JustinB
‎2016-12-26 11:03 AM

No worries at all Smiley Happy Happy holidays!

Xxddxx
by Member Xxddxx
‎2016-12-27 07:36 AM

in addition to the camera 2 API, a very serious bug is the fingerprint reader that does not work while it is charging.(galaxy a5 2016)

Mike-N
by RetiredModerator Mike-N
‎2016-12-27 08:55 AM

Thanks @Xxddxx. I'll pass this onto Justin so he can forward along with your previous feedback Smiley Happy

savage01
by Contributor savage01
‎2016-12-27 01:43 PM

What was in the latest update pushed out? It was only a small update and my security patch month didn't change so what was it?

Serena
by RetiredModerator Serena
‎2016-12-27 02:56 PM

 

Hi @savage01, which one did you have? Details will differ from each other Smiley Happy - Serena 

slfepnipl
by Occasional Contributor slfepnipl
‎2016-12-27 03:17 PM

It seems that the 5th Nougat beta has been rolled out as part of the Galaxy Beta Program in the UK and Korea. I suppose we would have to wait for a good couple of months before Samsung officially rollout to all its carriers.... 🙁😕😑

slfepnipl
by Occasional Contributor slfepnipl
‎2016-12-29 12:09 AM

@Serena I think @savage01 was referring to the 12.3/12.4 MB update. I didn't get any notification for the small update not until I checked my settings manually. 

savage01
by Contributor savage01
‎2016-12-29 12:22 AM

Yes @slfepnipl that's the one. It was pushed out either the 27th or 28th. Only manually checking got it to show up.

Xxddxx
by Member Xxddxx
‎2016-12-29 12:28 AM

Hey testers, do you think programmers will add camera2 api?..

CoreyJ
by Occasional Visitor CoreyJ
‎2016-12-29 07:57 AM

We keep getting told that carriers have to wait for for LG/Samsung etc to send the updates to them.

 

So why aren't carriers pushing harder? Push LG/Samsung to get the updates to us!!!

savage01
by Contributor savage01
‎2016-12-29 12:55 PM

As much as I want the latest and greatest android version I don't want an unfinished one and I'm guessing neither do Optus hence why they wait instead of pushing for it.

CoreyJ
by Occasional Visitor CoreyJ
‎2016-12-30 07:53 PM

@savage01 - 7.0.1 is hardly unfinished if 7.1.1 has been released...

slfepnipl
by Occasional Contributor slfepnipl
‎2016-12-30 09:11 AM

So it appears that the testing for Samsung's Nougat has officially ended yesterday with a scheduled official release in Jan'17. Hope to hear some good news from Optus soon! 😊☺️😆

slfepnipl
by Occasional Contributor slfepnipl
‎2016-12-30 09:14 AM

.... and Samsung will jump straight to 7.1.1 instead of 7.0 ☺️😊

Nghi
by RetiredModerator Nghi
‎2016-12-30 10:05 AM

Hope you have happy New Year slfepnipl Smiley Happy We try to test/approve updates as soon as we can but it's still up the manufacturer to push it out to the handsets.

Xxddxx
by Member Xxddxx
‎2016-12-30 11:51 AM

Hey,how can I also test the ROM?🤔

Nghi
by RetiredModerator Nghi
‎2016-12-30 12:34 PM

Hey Xxddxx, are you enquiring about installing an OS update manually on your device? You should be able to find guides on how to do this online however we don't officially support this. We always recommend waiting for the official release and update from your manufacturer.

Xxddxx
by Member Xxddxx
‎2016-12-31 08:26 PM

I own Galaxy a5 2016, and I would like to test the beta ROM

Hannah-L
by RetiredModerator Hannah-L
‎2016-12-31 08:36 PM

Unfortunately this isn't something we're able to arrange, apologies for any inconvenience.

Xxddxx
by Member Xxddxx
‎2016-12-31 09:17 PM

Ok😓

anthony
by Contributor anthony
‎2016-12-31 11:39 AM

Hi Team,  still waiting on someone to provide some information on the Samsung S7 edge frequency band enablement. 

 

Maintenance Release to enable Band 1 (2100MHz) & Band 8 (2600MHz) – Testing, expected mid Nov

Marcel
by RetiredModerator Marcel
‎2016-12-31 12:22 PM

Sorry to hear that you're experiencing issues with our coverage Anthony. Generally when an upgrade is done we let all our customers know via SMS or you will notice a sudden change in your coverage / signal strength. Are you able to PM us your exact location so we can take a look at that site? 

Anrew122
by New Contributor Anrew122
‎2017-01-01 02:17 PM

Hi there.

I have a galaxy s6 and was just wondering how much longer until the VoLTE software update will be realeased.

 

Thanks

Guy
by RetiredModerator Guy
‎2017-01-01 04:38 PM

Testing was due to be completed by the end of December. Once testing results have been assessed and reviewed then we'll make an announcement with regards to a general release date. 

Xxddxx
by Member Xxddxx
‎2017-01-02 03:15 AM

hello members of Optus!,😃😃 you sent the email to the developers to the problem of camera 2 api of the Galaxy A5 2016??🤔

Toomey
by RetiredModerator Toomey
‎2017-01-02 03:21 AM

Hey @Xxddxx, I can see that Justin tagged and forwarded your comment to our web developers, we'll let you know if they're able to give us an update. 

Xxddxx
by Member Xxddxx
‎2017-01-02 03:28 AM

Ok thanks!!,😄😄

Rockdad83
by Contributor Rockdad83
‎2017-01-02 12:33 PM
What was the latest 12mb update for the s7edge? And what's with the volte update, I've got it but the icon constantly disappears and reappears.
Esther
by RetiredModerator Esther
‎2017-01-02 12:43 PM

Hey there - have you done any troubleshooting with our techs on 131344 in regards to it dropping out? 

Xxddxx
by Member Xxddxx
‎2017-01-05 10:14 AM

hey, some new news about nougat for galaxy a5 2016? new features or other?😁

Marie
by Moderator Marie
‎2017-01-06 02:15 PM

Hey Xxddxx, 

 

Nothing on our end just yet. 

 

Any updates we have (not specifically for this) should be coming in the next two weeks or so.

 

Cheers.

Funsky
by Occasional Contributor Funsky
‎2017-01-08 07:16 AM

Happy new year all. 

 

There's news of Nougat 7.1.1 (?) being seeded for the S7 Edge.  But the table in this thread doesn't even identify any testing activities on Optus' radar. 

 

Please update?

Serena
by RetiredModerator Serena
‎2017-01-09 12:39 PM

Hey @Funsky, if there's any updates on that, it will be posted on this thread Smiley Happy

Steve_Blair
by Occasional Visitor Steve_Blair
‎2017-01-09 05:38 PM

Hi, are you planning on updating the Galaxy S5 to be able to use VoLTE Software Upgrade.  I can see that it is being tested for the S6.  Hopefully the S5 will get it, it is available in the UK.

Cheers

 

slfepnipl
by Occasional Contributor slfepnipl
‎2017-01-11 05:53 AM

Looks like the European GS7 and GS7Edge will finally receive the OTA Nougat updat on the 17th Jan. I hope we will get ours before the end of the month? If Vodafone is getting theirs first, I'll be switching providers when my contract expires 😊 

Gill_007
by New Contributor Gill_007
‎2017-01-11 05:43 PM

Any updates for s6 edge to use volte? Mid nov to end dec now in jan still waiting for it. Not good enough optus

Aman_B
by Moderator Aman_B
‎2017-01-11 05:58 PM

Hey @slfepnipl, that's not good to hear. We're waiting for the update from Samsung and once we've we'll test this and release for consumers.

Aman_B
by Moderator Aman_B
‎2017-01-11 06:00 PM

Hey @Gill_007, we're still in the process of testing some new handsets for this, sorry don't have the details of the handsets or an ETA yet. 

simonpf
by Frequent Visitor simonpf
‎2017-01-12 04:04 PM

For everyone waiting for the nougat update don't hold your breath as most people know optus are the worst for updates. I think they take there time hoping people will get fed up with waiting and buy a new phone with the new system on it. Optus are more than happy to take your money but are lousy with giving anything back like updates.

Aman_B
by Moderator Aman_B
‎2017-01-12 04:19 PM

That’s very disheartening to hear @simonpf  Smiley Sad  We do release the upgrades as soon as we receive them from the handset manufacturers. You can keep a track of these here → https://yescrowd.optus.com.au/t5/Blog/Android-Software-Updates-22-12-2016/ba-p/191157 

simonpf
by Frequent Visitor simonpf
‎2017-01-12 04:33 PM

It may be disheartening but i am only going on your past updates it took months for optus to release android 6 and 5 if we see the nougat update before the release of the s8 i will be very surprised. 

simonpf
by Frequent Visitor simonpf
‎2017-01-12 04:35 PM

And i also noticed there is no Kudos thumbs up next to my post

Aman_B
by Moderator Aman_B
‎2017-01-13 08:50 PM

Hey @simonpf, I'' certainly pass on your feedback to our IT team. 

Xxddxx
by Member Xxddxx
‎2017-01-14 12:44 PM

camera 2 api is enabled now in galaxy a5 2016??Smiley Indifferent

 increased approximately 2 weeks from the feed...

Jax_K
by Valued Contributor
‎2017-01-15 02:55 PM

Hey @Xxddxx, anything we can help out with? 

Xxddxx
by Member Xxddxx
‎2017-01-16 07:00 PM

Hey, I believed that the developers have released a new build with "api" active and you could confirm..

Koraylan
by Visitor Koraylan
‎2017-01-22 10:02 AM

I don't understand what is taking so long for the 7.0 update to come through to the s7 edge. No update since 22nd December?

savage01
by Contributor savage01
‎2017-01-22 10:39 AM

@Koraylan 13/1/2017 is the latest update.

Funsky
by Occasional Contributor Funsky
‎2017-01-30 10:49 PM

NOUGAT 7.0 or 7.1.1 is way overdue. Im wondering if I can download the APK versions off the net and install myself? I know Optus will obviously recommend against it (but then Optus has disabled the FM radio chip on the device as well, so they're not always thinking about customers first) but can anyone else tell me if this is possible? 

savage01
by Contributor savage01
‎2017-01-30 11:46 PM

@Funsky considering you just called nougat an apk I would suggest you not go down that route as nougat and all other previous android versions are roms / firmware not an apk file that you install. You would most likely brick your device and void your warranty. Nougat will come when it's ready and this isn't even the latest blog post so maybe keep up a bit.

 

On a side note using google chrome on my galaxy S7 hitting the comment button then pressing in the comment box often results in "pressing" the post your comment button instead of allowing me to type. Please look into this.

simonpf
by Frequent Visitor simonpf
‎2017-01-30 11:53 PM

I have just read that even india is getting nougat update now if a poor country like india can get updates before optus even mentions a release date for nougat how pathetic is optus . Come on you guys how much longer do we have to wait . Here is an idea spend some money hire more technical support  and get the job done every body is sick to death of waiting .

Funsky
by Occasional Contributor Funsky
‎2017-01-30 05:27 PM

@savage01, I don't know how this can't be the latest given Optus has been referring to this Android Software Update thread whenever people scream 'How much longer?' regarding the Nougat update. As to it'll come when it's ready, is that what you say to the girls mate?

 

@simonpf, exactly! 

savage01
by Contributor savage01
‎2017-01-30 05:56 PM

 @Funsky  1.check this link https://yescrowd.optus.com.au/t5/Blog/Android-Software-Updates-31-01-2017/ba-p/196166

2. Do you really think complaining here will make the update get to you faster? 

3. As for your comment directed at me it's water under the bridge for me "mate" cause I'm married to woman and don't need "girls".

4. If you can't wait for official Optus / Australia firmware then go flash the BTU firmware and get nougat now.

Funsky
by Occasional Contributor Funsky
‎2017-01-31 09:51 AM

@savage01, that's fine. I stand corrected and my apologies.

 

The frustration is still there about the delays. GS7/E users, a big proportion of whom are forced downgrades from N7 are still in the dark about Nougat updates whilst 7.1.2 is now already being tested. Optus is a $9.1B a year company, it can do better!

savage01
by Contributor savage01
‎2017-01-31 12:22 PM

@Funsky I agree and don't get me wrong I too am annoyed at the delay but we are just the consumer. Samsung and Optus do as they please when they please.

Panda968
by Occasional Visitor Panda968
‎2017-02-04 01:09 AM

If you update to csc BTU  you will stuff your phone up as your phone is locked to optus already tried 

Not my first samsung and wont be my last 

I was really looking forward  to android  7.0 i used it on my samsung s6 rooted phone and wont root this one 

 

Unless optus can confirm  we can update to btu