Manufacturers make the phones and the software updates that go with them. When an update’s sent to us, we test it to make sure your phone won’t go all SkyNet, and then beam it down to you. Software updates are a bit like blockbuster movies too – manufacturers release them at different times around the globe. So keep this in mind when you see on the web that Narnia got the new version of Android before us
Check out the whole software update process in our 3 part blog post, If you’re keen for all the nitty-gritty.
Just like Windows won’t work on an iPhone, we can’t hack the matrix and update phones we didn’t sell. If you got your phone from another telco (you know who), retailer or from overseas (yes, this includes our Vodafone cousins), we aren’t able to update it
Because we can’t update phones from anywhere else, we can only spill the beans on updates for Vodafone Australia devices. As soon as we intercept the coded messages, it goes straight in this weekly post. So, if it’s not in the blog, we don’t know... yet
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I was on the XDA Forums a while back (around the start of 2014) and asked if anyone knew what the ETA of the Galaxy Note 3 Kitkat upgrade will be. The reply that I got was mid 2014. I brushed it off thinking that's too long. Boy was that individual right. I hope Samsung is at least going to supply Kitkat 4.4.3. I mean the rest of the world's on it already.