20-02-2014 09:39 AM - edited 20-02-2014 09:41 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||One mini||4.2.2||4.4||In testing.|
|Huawei||Pocket WiFi 4G (R215)||V2.4||V3.1||In testing.|
|Nokia||Lumia 720||GDR2||GDR3||Available now.|
|Samsung||Galaxy Ace 3||4.2.2||4.2.2||Available now.|
|Samsung||Galaxy Nexus||4.1.2||4.3||Testing complete. Awaiting FOTA dates.|
|Samsung||Galaxy S III 3G (GT-I9300T)||4.1.2||4.3||Testing complete. Awaiting FOTA dates.|
|Samsung||E3300||E3300DULI2 / E3300VAULI1||E3300DUML1 / E3300VAUNA1||In testing.|
|Sony||Xperia M||4.1.2||4.3||Testing scheduled.|
|Sony||Xperia SP||4.1.2||4.3||Available via FOTA 21/2.|
|Sony||Xperia SP (Quick Maintence Release)||4.3||4.3||Testing scheduled.|
|Sony||Xperia TX||4.1.2||4.3||Available via FOTA 21/2.|
|Sony||Xperia TX (Quick Maintence Release)||4.3||4.3||Testing scheduled.|
|Sony||Xperia Z||4.3||4.3||In testing.|
|Sony||Xperia Z||4.3||4.4||Testing scheduled.|
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20-02-2014 12:28 PM
20-02-2014 03:19 PM
Just have an eye on the blog here and if there are any updates Vodafone will be sure to post it. Software update weekly is normally posted on a Thursday
20-02-2014 04:41 PM
20-02-2014 09:59 PM
@gmests - really? The information I can find shows that of the 14 releases of that update around the world, only a single one was in December. Four were in January (one month ago) and the remainder were all in February.
Right now it's up to Samsung Australia to give the update to Vodafone. After all, how can Vodafone release something they don't have?
21-02-2014 02:47 AM