17-04-2014 10:51 AM
We know how much you love to have the latest software on your phone and we love to get it to you. But, we can't always get it to you as quickly as you'd like. What we can do is keep you in the loop throughout the process. This weekly wrap is our way of doing that.
Stuff you need to know about software updates
Just as we don't make the phones we sell, we don't code the software that runs on them. We do some testing to make sure they work as we expect them to, but that's all there is to our part in the process.
Software updates are complicated, and there's a lot of moving parts to take into account (enough to fill three whole blog posts). But that's for us to worry about, not you.
We'll do the hard work behind the scenes like chasing our suppliers and doing the testing. The easy stuff is letting you know how we're progressing, and that's where this post and the table below comes in.
News from overseas
All the info we have on the updates we know about is below. Keep in mind though that this just for us here at Vodafone AU.
What happens overseas doesn't apply locally, so that info on a UK release or news about Android 4.4 KitKat you read on the web won't be coming to your phone straight away.
As soon as we hear news though, this is the place to read all about it. I'll be back for you again next week so stay tuned if what you're looking for isn't here yet.
What's in the labs?
Device models which are listed in bold type indicate a change from last week:
|HTC||Desire 601||Android 4.4||In testing.|
|HTC||One Mini (M4)||Android 4.4||Testing finished. Awaiting roll out.|
|HTC||One (M8)||Android 4.4.2 (Quick maintenance release)||Testing finished. Awaiting roll out.|
|Huawei||G526||Android 4.1.2||Awaiting software for testing.|
|Samsung||E3300||Maintenance release cancelled. Awaiting new software for testing.|
|Samsung||Galaxy Nexus||Android 4.3||Available now.|
|Samsung||Galaxy Note 2||Android 4.4||Awaiting software for testing.|
|Samsung||Galaxy Note 3||Android 4.4||Awaiting software for testing.|
|Samsung||Galaxy S3 (LTE)||Android 4.3 (Knox/Gear)||FOTA re-testing due to changes by Samsung.|
|Samsung||Galaxy S4||Android 4.4||Awaiting software for testing.|
|Samsung||Galaxy S4 Mini||Android 4.2.2 (Knox/Gear)||Testing finished. Awaiting final approval.|
|Samsung||Galaxy S4 (Cat 4)||Android 4.4||Awaiting software for testing.|
|Sony||Xperia M (C1904)||Android 4.3 (Feature release 2)||FOTA testing failed. Pending Sony investigation.|
|Sony||Xperia SP||Android 4.3 (Quick maintenance release)||FOTA testing failed. Pending Sony investigation.|
|Sony||Xperia TX||Android 4.3 (Quick maintenance release)||FOTA testing failed. Pending Sony investigation.|
|Sony||Xperia Z||Android 4.4 (Feature release 3)||Awaiting software for testing.|
|Nokia||Lumia 625||WP8.1 Blue||Awaiting software for testing. ETA late May/early June 2014.|
|Nokia||Lumia 720||WP8.1 Blue||Awaiting software for testing. ETA late May/early June 2014.|
|Nokia||Lumia 820||WP8.1 Blue||Awaiting software for testing. ETA late May/early June 2014.|
|Nokia||Lumia 925||WP8.1 Blue||Awaiting software for testing. ETA late May/early June 2014.|
|Nokia||Lumia 1320||WP8.1 Blue||Awaiting software for testing. ETA late May/early June 2014.|
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17-04-2014 12:13 PM
17-04-2014 12:16 PM - edited 17-04-2014 12:19 PM
Thanks @Cyrille13 for the update, and for the tag. Hoping the same fate doesn't befall this update as the last one
I love my One Mini - despite that it's not "flagship" it's in my eyes a more usable device than the M7 and M8 due to its small form (usable while holding the hand-holds on the bus or train) and its resistance to dents and scratches. Seriously, I've dropped this onto hard floors way more than my previous Samsung and it still looks brand new. The "plastic" around the edge must be some sort of magic dent-free plastic unseen on other phones. My Note II was only dropped once and looks like someone's hacked at the corners with a machete.
17-04-2014 04:15 PM
17-04-2014 06:46 PM
17-04-2014 07:17 PM - edited 18-04-2014 02:34 AM
I know that. I'm curious about the tech behind it. Another question:what is the latest officially available FW for SP ? (For Vodafone AU)
17-04-2014 07:23 PM
17-04-2014 08:36 PM
@tpr91 that will result in their post being removed. Modifying your handset (even with legitimate firmware) can damange your phone and discussion of how to do this isn't allowed on the Community. There are places to find that info, but it isn't here.