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Australian Carriers Android Software Updates Round-up

 

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It certainly has been a while since we have done a round-up of all the android software updates that are currently going through or are now delaying to Australian carrier branded android devices and we thought it might be time to bring it back.

So without further ado, here is the software update for the week ending 6th November 2016.

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In testing:

Device Update Testing or Scheduling for Testing Approximate Schedule/Deployment Date
HTC Signature Premium Lollipop 5.1.1 (1.63.841.12) – Bugfix Only Testing 11 November 2016
Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Lollipop 5.1.1 – Bugfix only Testing 14 November 2016
Samsung Galaxy S5 Marshmallow 6 (G900IDVU1CPJ2) – Security Update Testing 11 November 2016
Samsung Galaxy S6 Marshmallow 6 – Feature Update Scheduling 8 November 2016

Deploying:

Device Update Schedule/Deployment Date
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Marshmallow 6 (N910GDTS1DPJ1) security update Awaiting deployment from 4 November 2016
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Marshmallow 6 (N915GXXS1DPJ1) security update Awaiting deployment from 4 November 2016
Sony Xperia XZ Marshmallow 6 – Bugfix only Awaiting deployment from 14 November 2016

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In Testing:

Device Update Information Testing or Scheduling Expected or Approximate Deployment Date
LG G5 Android 7.0 (Nougat) Firmware Update Testing Expected Mid November 2016
Samsung Galaxy S6 VoLTE Software Upgrade (Android 6.0.1) Testing Expected Mid November 2016
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge VoLTE Software Upgrade (Android 6.0.1) Testing Expected Mid November 2016

Deploying/Deployed:

Device Information/Update Expected or Approximate Deployment Date
Huawei P9 Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) Bugfix Security Update Completed and deploying out to devices now

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In testing:

Device Update Information Testing or Scheduling Expected or Approximate Deployment Date
HTC One X9 Maintenance Release Awaiting new software for testing No ETA Given
HTC 10 Maintenance Release (Android N + Cat12) –
No TA target date as this is an interim build for issue verification.
Awaiting Software for Testing 12 December 2016
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Maintenance Release Awaiting Software for Testing No ETA Given
Samsung Galaxy S5 Maintenance Release Currently testing No ETA Given
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 VE Maintenance Release Awaiting Software for Testing No ETA Given
Sony Xperia XA Maintenance Release Testing complete, awaiting rollout No ETA Given. Could be next week for deployment

Deploying/Deployed:

Device Update Information Expected/Approximate Deployment Date
Motorola Moto X Style Software Maintenance Release Rolling out now
Samsung Galaxy A3 Maintenance Release – Android M Rolling out now
Samsung Core Prime Software Maintenance Release Rolling out now
Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Software Maintenance Release Rolling out now
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Software Maintenance Release Rolling out now
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Software Maintenance Release Rolling out now
Samsung Galaxy S6 Software Maintenance Release Rolling out now
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Software Maintenance Release Rolling out now
Samsung Galaxy S7 Software Maintenance Release Rolling out now
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Software Maintenance Release Rolling out now
Huawei Nexus 6P Software Maintenance Release Rolling out from 8 November 2016
 
Source: Telstra Crowdsource - Software Updates 04/11/2016, Optus Yes Crowd - Android Software Updates - 28/10/2016, and Vodafone Community - 4th November 2016 - Software Update.

Alex Dennis   Journalist

By day, Alex works within the Industrial Relations field/occupation but by night and in his spare down time he searches the net for anything and everything relating to Android and Chrome related products and news.

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5 Comments on "Australian Carriers Android Software Updates Round-up"

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D987
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D987

Telstra is still blocking 7.0 on Nexus devices, I had to buy a Vodafone sim to finally get the update

Gumbercules
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Gumbercules

I concur – I have a Nexus 6P which I had to enrol in the Google Beta program to get the update.

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Dean Rosolen

Citation needed. You can also sideload the appropriate OTA update using ADB.

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Valid rebuttal for confirmation of the claim… there is something fishy going on and while there are a good number of ways to get the update … with this device there shouldn’t have to be – update should just roll out.
What would be really good to appreciate with whats going on, not only for the 5x users but for Pixel users going forward – remember both were Telstra exclusives.

A 5x that happens to have a telstra sim shouldn’t be sitting back on an August security update!

SYD Harry
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SYD Harry

Thanks for bringing it back. Nice work.

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