04-04-2014 11:19 AM - edited 04-04-2014 02:34 PM
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 310||Android 4.2.2||Available now.|
|HTC||Desire 601||Android 4.4||Awaiting software for testing.|
|HTC||One Mini (M4)||Android 4.4||Software version cancelled. New software has been received. We are awaiting approval from HTC to start testing.|
|HTC||One (M8)||Android 4.4.2||In testing.|
|Huawei||G526||Android 4.1.2||Awaiting software for testing.|
|Huawei||Pocket WiFi 4G (R215)||V3.1||Available now.|
|Samsung||E3300||Maintenance release cancelled, awaiting new software for testing.|
|Samsung||Galaxy Nexus||Android 4.3||Rolling out from April 8.|
|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)||Software received. Testing scheduled.|
|Samsung||Galaxy S4||Android 4.4||Awaiting software for testing.|
|Samsung||Galaxy S4 Mini||Android 4.2.2 (Knox/Gear)||Testing failed. Awaiting Samsung investigation.|
|Samsung||Galaxy S4 (Cat 4)||Android 4.3 (Knox/Gear)||Available now.|
|Samsung||Galaxy S4 (Cat 4)||Android 4.4||Awaiting software for testing.|
|Sony||Xperia M (C1904)||Android 4.3 (Feature release 2)||Testing complete. Awaiting rollout.|
|Sony||Xperia SP||Android 4.3 (Quick maintenance release)||New software received. Currently in testing.|
|Sony||Xperia TX||Android 4.3 (quick maintenance release)||New software received. Currently in testing.|
|Sony||Xperia Z||Android 4.4||Awaiting software for testing.|
|Nokia||Lumia 625||WP8.1 Blue||Awaiting software for testing.|
|Nokia||Lumia 720||WP8.1 Blue||Awaiting software for testing.|
|Nokia||Lumia 820||WP8.1 Blue||Awaiting software for testing.|
|Nokia||Lumia 925||WP8.1 Blue||Awaiting software for testing.|
|Nokia||Lumia 1320||WP8.1 Blue||Awaiting software for testing.|
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04-04-2014 11:32 AM
04-04-2014 11:52 AM
04-04-2014 02:32 PM
The late decision to pull the version we'd completed testing on, in favour of a new version, came in between weekly software wraps - there's usually more of a gap.
This should've been made more clear in the above post, so i've made a small edit.
Thanks for pointing out the error, and for your understanding.
04-04-2014 05:38 PM