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Android Software Updates 26/09/2017

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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 26/09/2017. 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

 

Huawei

 

 

Nexus 6P

8.0.0

 

Ascend P7

4.4.2

 

P9

6.0

 

P10

7.0

 

Mate 9

7.0

Google security patches for 7.0 expected late September

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

 

F1

5.1.1

 

Samsung

 

 

Galaxy Core Prime

5.1.1

 

Galaxy Ace 3

5

 

Galaxy A3

6.0.1

 

Galaxy A5 (2017)

6.0.1

7.0 OS upgrade including Wi-Fi Calling and Google Security Patches expected late September

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

6.0.1

7.0 OS upgrade and Google Security Patches expected late September

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

 

Galaxy S6 Edge

6.0.1

7.0 OS upgrade and Google Security Patches expected late September

Galaxy S7

7.0

 

Galaxy S7 Edge

7.0

 

Galaxy S8 

7.0

 

Galaxy S8+

7.0

 

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

Google Security Patches expected late September

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

 

Blackberry

 

 

Blackberry Priv

6.0.1

 

10 Comments
Frequent Visitor SugarD-x
Frequent Visitor

Just wanted to stop by for the final time and let everyone know that Optus is still lying to you about your Galaxy S6's. I flashed to the vanilla Samsung ROM for my phone's model, (which was Optus branded previously), and it actually worked even better on Android 6.0.1 without all of Optus' bloatware than it did before on the Optus-bloated Android 5.x versions. That being said, I just got an OTA update on the vanilla Samsung ROM for Android 7.0, and it is installed and working flawlessly, still free of any Optus apps or settings. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the updates as Optus keeps claiming. They are trying to force you into giving up and buying newer phones. For my fellow Galaxy S6 owners, do not believe it. Android 6.0.1 AND 7.0 work great WITHOUT Optus slowing down your phone. The so-called battery life issues are also non-existent on the vanilla Samsung ROM, which apparently exist in the Optus-bloated version. 🙂 

Occasional Contributor Duzza
Occasional Contributor

@SugarD-x they are hardly lying. Theyve already started pushing out the upgrade. I got 7.0 on my S6 edge at the start of september. 

Frequent Visitor SugarD-x
Frequent Visitor

The S6 and the S6 Edge are not the same phone. Please check the list noted above. Also, I invite you to read many of the past Android update discussions regarding the S6. Customers were absolutely furious, and Optus refused to provide any information regarding updates for months after repeatedly dropping updates because of "issues" with them that were proven to be false. Optus eventually realized that too much attention was being paid to their scam, so they finally released the update almost a year after every other company, with absolutely no changes to the ROM other than their added bloatware apps that were bundled with it. Not a single other Australian mobile phone service, nor any other provider across the entire planet, had the so-called issues that Optus was reporting, and refusing to provide details on. Their ROM contains no changes other than those mentioned apps being added, and there is nothing unique about their network. They just wanted to force users into getting new phones. It is a very common marketing ploy that companies will use. It is just much harder for them to do it these days since they are no longer in control of a majority of the update process, and customers are more keen to how the system works.

 

I'm not even an Optus customer, but if I were, I would have dumped them anyway. The dishonesty that they displayed over the last year or more to their customers simply to earn a quick buck is absolutely disgusting. I'm very happy that I removed their software from my phone that was originally branded to them. I would never support a company that does the kind of greedy things that they have.

New Contributor ThomsonT
New Contributor

Isn't P9 already on 7.0 as per 29 Aug update??

Moderator Aman_B
Moderator

Hi @ThomsonT, I'll check and confirm this with  our Android team. Thanks for letting us know. 

New Contributor ThomsonT
New Contributor

Hi @Aman_B

 

My Optus P9 already running EMUI 5.0 with build number EVA-L09C34B380 in August update.

Not sure it is just small group release or it is the official release.

 

 

Moderator Aman_B
Moderator

No worries @ThomsonT. I've already emailed our team and waiting for an update. 

New Contributor Eccles30
New Contributor

@SugarD-x -thanks for your comment.  Frustrated at being stuck on 6.0.1 for so long you inspired me to take a look around.  I am now on nougat on my Galaxy S6 (non-edge).

 

Anyone interested needs to look around on updato where the official optus firmware is posted (along with the stock if that's preferable).  Then it's just a matter of using the odin method to update your phone.  I didn't lose any settings or any functionality doing it this way (especially amazing - knox did not die).

 

Visitor Radu
Visitor

Any Huawei P9 update to the question above?

"Isn't P9 already on 7.0 as per 29 Aug update??"

 

I have a P9 on Optus network but so far no update notification for me.

Can the update be downloaded somewhere?

New Contributor aphex2k
New Contributor

Vague idea of Android 0 for Galaxy S8? Would it be optimstic to get it this year?