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Android Software Updates - 30/08/2018

by Online Community Manager
Posted by (Online Community Manager)
30th Aug 2018, 1:49pm
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 the 30/08/2018. 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

 

 

One M7

5.0.2

 

One M8

6

 

One M9

7.0

 

10

8.0

 

U11

8.0

 

Huawei

 

 

Nexus 6P

8.1.0

 

Ascend P7

4.4.2

 

P9

7.0

 

P10

8.0.0

 

P10 Pro

8.0.0

 

Mate 9

8.0.0

 

Mate 10 Pro

8.0

Minor fix – MMS not working over VoWiFi in flight mode, XCAP not working.

Status: TBC

LG

 

 

LG G3

5

 

LG F70

4.4.2

 

LG G4

6.0

 

LGG5

7.0

 

OPPO

 

 

A73

7.1.1

 

R9s

6.0.1

 

F1

5.1.1

 

F1S

5.1

 

R11

7.1.1

 

R15

8.1.0

 

Samsung

 

 

Galaxy Ace 3

5

 

Galaxy A3

6.0.1

 

Galaxy A8

 8.0.0

Android 8.0 update INC Samsung Experience 9.0 + Google CVE’s for June Status: complete

Galaxy A5 (2017)

8.0

Minor update – B2B MDM VPN fix + Google CVE’s for August

Status: Testing

Galaxy Nexus

4.3.0

 

Galaxy Note 4

6.0.1

 

Galaxy Note Edge

6.0.1

 

Galaxy Note 5

7.0

 

Galaxy S5

6.0.1

 

Galaxy S6

7.0

 

Galaxy S6 Edge

7.0

 

Galaxy S7

7.0

 

Galaxy S7 Edge

7.0

 

Galaxy S8 

8.0

Minor update – Game launcher activation & VoLTE greyed out issue + Google CVE’s for August

Status: Complete

Galaxy S8+

8.0

Minor update – Game launcher activation & VoLTE greyed out issue + Google CVE’s for August

Status: Complete

Galaxy S9

8.0

 

Galaxy S9 +

 8.0

 

Galaxy Note 10.1 FG

4.4.2

 

Galaxy Note 8

8.0

 

Galaxy Note 9

8.1

Idle mode CP crash fix + Camera super slow-motion menu addition

Status: Testing

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

 

Comments
mlakmal
by Frequent Visitor mlakmal
‎2018-08-30 04:04 PM

Huawei mate 10 Pro. Update testing to be confirmed. What the hell is this mean? 

Dan_C
by Moderator Dan_C
‎2018-08-30 04:32 PM

Sorry, that's meant to have just said TBC. 

 

Excuse the typo. 

Pony64
by New Contributor Pony64
‎2018-08-30 05:27 PM

Huawei Mate 10 Pro Testing what since  3rd week in "JUNE", i guess its time to hand them back as Optus have absolutly not provided support or fixes for this devise since June 2018, must be time to head down the ACCC path.

Pony64
by New Contributor Pony64
‎2018-08-30 05:32 PM

Huawei Mate 10 Pro, bugs and thats just the ones i have found.

 

Unable to unlock phone with voice

Unable to open Optus voice mails

Unable to forward Iphone X photos

Bluetooth incompatable with Renaut and Nissan cars from 2016

Apps lock up whan phone goes to sleep "Yamaha wifi remote"

 

 

 

 

Pony64
by New Contributor Pony64
‎2018-08-31 09:50 AM

 

I came for the Nexus P6 and that had updates direct from Google and my son now has the phone and its has version 8.1.7. unlike my buggy new phone with 8.0. I guess the lesson from all this is that don't let your provider dictate your firmware either root the device and just get the latest firmware direct from the manufacture or go to a Google phone. I ditched Samsung phones as there firmware was so woeful, now in hindsight i guess it was my network provider and not Samsung.  I guess at some point the manufacturers like Samsung, LG , Huawei and Oppo should break the shackles and go direct to the consumer like TV and audio manufacturers. As for the updates your network provider is the issue and not the manufacture, Optus have been in testing since June or so they say. As customers we are being given a poor service and we actually pay for that with our fees and charges. We also have to remember that Huawei are providing security patches every month, May is the last time the Optus provided Hauwei users and that leaves all users of the Mate10 exposed.

mlakmal
by Frequent Visitor mlakmal
‎2018-08-31 10:33 AM

No more crap optus firmware update waiting. I rebanded my device to Europe and installed latest firmware 150. Smooth. Lot of new features. 

Pony64
by New Contributor Pony64
‎2018-08-31 10:41 AM

How did you do that?

 

ed0214
by Frequent Visitor ed0214
‎2018-08-31 10:49 AM
Filing an accc complaint if the update doesnt arrive by the end of august.
Teddancing
by Member Teddancing
‎2018-08-31 10:51 AM
You can rebrand your phone with a company that runs a website I won't mention their name. It costs $100 or something US. Kind of like breaking out of a locked phone. Or you can do it manually which carries great risk. I don't know how optus would feel about doing it to a contracted phone though. I really wonder what the explanation optus has for testing updates before they release them. They have already been verified by Huawei and the test populations of wherever they were beta'd.
Pony64
by New Contributor Pony64
‎2018-08-31 11:02 AM

Optus have advised me i can return my phone at anytime due to my issues. The issue i have is my business are with Optus so i am sort of locked in but, here is a copy of my transcript to Huawei customer support and if you buy the phone outright Huawei can send you by OTA the latest updates regardless of your carrier.

 

 

ME

Hi, silly question of the day, how can i change my Huawei mate 10 Pro to get its updates direct from Huawei and not my phone network provider?

 

Support

So we can see that the phone is purchased from Optus.Therefore, any updates will be provided or pushed through Optus.

 

ME

If i purchase outright from JB HIFI a P20 Pro and put it on the Optus network where would my updates come from?

 

Support

Off course if it purchased outright, then we can send you the updates directly, We can push this updates to your phone via over the air (OTA) 

 

 

Lesson of the day buy your phone outright and not from the provider of your network as then the updates come direct from the manufacture.