30-01-2014 11:21 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||Testing scheduled|
|Nokia||Lumia 720||GDR2||GDR3||Testing scheduled|
|Samsung||Galaxy Ace 3||4.2.2||4.2.2||Testing scheduled|
|Samsung||Galaxy Nexus||4.1.2||4.3||Testing scheduled|
|Samsung||Galaxy Note 2||4.1.2||4.3||Rolling out now. Check the support page|
|Samsung||Galaxy Tab 2||4.1.2||4.2.2||Rolling out now. Check the support page|
|Sony||Xperia M||4.1.2||4.3||Testing scheduled|
|Sony||Xperia SP||4.1.2||4.3||In testing|
|Sony||Xperia TX||4.1.2||4.3||In testing|
|Sony||Xperia Z||4.3||4.3||Testing scheduled|
We've got answers! Post any questions or comments below, and we'll be able to help you out.
30-01-2014 01:50 PM
31-01-2014 03:23 AM
Have you ever convented a lengh of string into a unit of time? If yes then that's how long.
However ballpark is 2-12 weeks.
31-01-2014 10:07 AM
Why Samsung Galaxy S3 update is not rolling out??? It's outrageous - whole world got updates and only Australian mobile providers are sitting on their collective backsides and doing nothing! I understand a bit of delay, but two-three months? I can update manually, but it is annoying!
31-01-2014 03:29 PM
31-01-2014 08:19 PM
31-01-2014 08:33 PM
Can you close the Kies application and restart your computer. Since it stopped after starting an upgrade probably why , restarting the app and the comp should do the trick!
Did you know you can also update via data on your phone ? This is completely free
Check out this support page on the Samsung Note 2 software update:
Hope this helps.