Tuesday , November 21 2017

Kogan surprises us all and updates an Android device – Agora 6+ Nougat update rolling out now


In a surprise twist, belying their history with updates, Australian online electronics retailer Kogan has begun rolling out an Android update.

The Kogan Agora 6+ is the first Agora branded device we’ve seen receive an update, with Ausdroid reader Gregory advising his handset has received the prompt to update overnight. The update, which is 1.4GB in size, updates the software from Marshmallow to Nougat (Android 7.0) with the security patch now sitting at April 5th 2017.

The Kogan Agora 6 Plus is still on-sale through the Kogan website for $349 + delivery, and though the security patches aren’t quite up to date, it’s better than we’ve come to expect from Kogan to date. Specs on the handset aren’t earth shattering, but decent:

  • 5.5″ Full HD IPS Display (1920 x 1080)
  • Helio P10 Processor MT6755
  • Octa-Core A53 4 x 2.0Ghz + 4 x 1.2Ghz CPU
  • Mali T860 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB Memory – expandable by up to 128GB via MIcroSD
  • 21MP Rear Camera, 8MP front facing (perfect for those awesome selfies of course!)
  • Android 6.0
  • Dual-Sim
  • NFC, Rear Fingerprint sensor
  • Battery: 2950mAh
  • Network Connectivity:
    • 2G: 850/900/1800/1900
    • 3G: 850/900/1900/2100
    • 4G: B3 (1800) / B7(2600)/ B5(850) / B8 (900) / B28 (700)
  • Dimensions: 154.5 x 76.8 x 7.2mm

We’ve reached out to the Kogan PR team to see if any other Agora devices will be updated. If you jumped on board with Kogan Agora 6 Plus, then you should probably check for updates now.

Thanks: Gregory.

Daniel Tyson   Editor

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He’s been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there’s a phone that’s run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

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10 Comments on "Kogan surprises us all and updates an Android device – Agora 6+ Nougat update rolling out now"

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Jim
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How can I get a download link for the full firmware? I don’t seem to get the update from the ota update app

Dave
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Dave

I bloody love my 6+! Nougat update went smooth as silk, as did a patch released on 12 July (40MB tidy up). Current version is now M1_PLUS_N_AU_MT6755_65_V2.5_20170712-1634
Thanks Kogan!

Mark Gabb
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Mark Gabb

anyone tested android pay on the new update? my phone says device not compatible now

Travis
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Travis

Kills the Bluetooth on the phone, prettymuch unusable.

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gregoryopera

Bluetooth works for me… What do you mean?

DamoTheRaso
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DamoTheRaso

Hi guys,

I’ve tried updating my Kogan Agora 6+ to Android 7.0 using the official updater, but it only downloads up to 30mb before either telling me I have an SD card error (even when it’s not inside the device) or that network connection failed (even though my internet is still working perfectly fine). I have tried rebooting the device several times and retrying the download, but none of that seems to work. A solution would be greatly appreciated!

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gregoryopera

Are you downloading over mobile data or Wi-Fi? How strong is your signal?

You could always try to wipe your smartphone and then immediately upgrade to Android 7.0 (“Nougart”)… I know it’s a pain, but I had a similar issue with a Sony tablet a few years ago, and that was how I got around it.

Member

This update actually makes this phone worth looking at I think.
Still waiting for my update for the Moto X Play if it ever is going to happen.

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gregoryopera

Interestingly, my children’s Sony Xperia XAs still haven’t seen an Android 7.x (“Nougart”) upgrade yet… Looks like Kogan is staying ahead of a few “mainstream” manufacturers.

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gregoryopera

Note to self: Next time I should write-down or screenshot the changelog!

Anyway from memory, it wasn’t too much… The changelog said that the first SIM slot is now 4G, and the second SIM slot is 3G (it used to be 3G/2G, respectively)(why didn’t they do this the first time around?), “bug fixes” and obviously, the upgrade to Android 7.0 “Nougart”.

If I remember correctly, that was all that was shown in the changelog…

Idiot – the changelog is shown in the screenshot I took above!

Okay, feel free to point and laugh… I am.

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