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Software Update Weekly Wrap - 3rd April 2014

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Software Update Weekly Wrap - 3rd April 2014

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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:

ManufacturerModelUpdateStatus
HTCDesire 310Android 4.2.2Available now.
HTCDesire 601Android 4.4Awaiting software for testing.
HTCOne Mini (M4)Android 4.4Software version cancelled. New software has been received. We are awaiting approval from HTC to start testing.
HTCOne (M8)Android 4.4.2In testing.
HuaweiG526Android 4.1.2Awaiting software for testing.
HuaweiPocket WiFi 4G (R215)V3.1Available now.
SamsungE3300E3300DUML1/ E3300VAUNA1Maintenance release cancelled, awaiting new software for testing.
SamsungGalaxy NexusAndroid 4.3Rolling out from April 8.
SamsungGalaxy Note 2Android 4.4Awaiting software for testing.
SamsungGalaxy Note 3Android 4.4Awaiting software for testing.
SamsungGalaxy S3 (LTE)Android 4.3 (Knox/Gear)Software received. Testing scheduled.
SamsungGalaxy S4Android 4.4Awaiting software for testing.
SamsungGalaxy S4 MiniAndroid 4.2.2 (Knox/Gear)Testing failed. Awaiting Samsung investigation.
SamsungGalaxy S4 (Cat 4)Android 4.3 (Knox/Gear)Available now.
SamsungGalaxy S4 (Cat 4)Android 4.4Awaiting software for testing.
SonyXperia M (C1904)Android 4.3 (Feature release 2)Testing complete. Awaiting rollout.
SonyXperia SPAndroid 4.3 (Quick maintenance release)New software received. Currently in testing.
SonyXperia TXAndroid 4.3 (quick maintenance release)New software received. Currently in testing.
SonyXperia ZAndroid 4.4Awaiting software for testing.
NokiaLumia 625WP8.1 BlueAwaiting software for testing.
NokiaLumia 720WP8.1 BlueAwaiting software for testing.
NokiaLumia 820WP8.1 BlueAwaiting software for testing.
NokiaLumia 925WP8.1 BlueAwaiting software for testing.
NokiaLumia 1320WP8.1 BlueAwaiting software for testing.

Want to stay up to date?

We can let you know when the Software Update is published on our blog each week. If you’re not already a member of the Community, then you can create an account, or sign in using Facebook, from the links at the top of the page.

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We've got answers! Post any questions or comments below, and we'll be able to help you out.

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Re: Software Update Weekly Wrap - 3rd April 2014

by tpr91 Seasoned Member
Message 2 of 39 (12,615 Views)
first question. I thought the 4.4 software update for the HTC one mini had been tested, AND awaiting roll out? why is it being tested again when it should have been deployed by now?!
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Re: Software Update Weekly Wrap - 3rd April 2014

by Occasional Poster
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It looks like 4.4.2 for the one mini was tested, then testing complete, then stuck on "awaiting FOTA rollout date" for weeks, now it's scrapped?? We already missed out on 4.3 which the rest of the world got so we're still stuck on 4.2, no 4.3 or 4.4. Whats the reasoning? And don't say "all we know is what HTC tells us" - we bought the phone from Vodafone, not HTC, and it's Vodafone that should be liaising with HTC on our behalf to find out what's going on. Do carriers really have no ability to talk to the manufacturer about what their release plans are? The inability to tell customers what's going in is hurting Vodafone.
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Re: Software Update Weekly Wrap - 3rd April 2014

by Device Portfolio Manager Device Portfolio Manager
Message 4 of 39 (12,391 Views)

@tpr91 @MercuryHero 

 

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. 

 

Lawrence.

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Re: Software Update Weekly Wrap - 3rd April 2014

by saleem6791 Seasoned Member
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WHEN XPERIA M 4.3 ROOL OUT DATE
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Re: Software Update Weekly Wrap - 3rd April 2014

by JulianBravo Seasoned Member
Message 6 of 39 (12,316 Views)

como asi en xperia m (version feature 2)???

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Re: Software Update Weekly Wrap - 3rd April 2014

by akkush Seasoned Member
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I would like to ask about the new SW for XSP which is under testing.... Is it the .201 ??? I hope not. I just want to be sure,because it is buggy a "little bit".... Thanks in advance!
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Re: Software Update Weekly Wrap - 3rd April 2014

by Joeshimaster Experienced Member
Message 8 of 39 (11,935 Views)

YESSSSSSSSSSSS FINALYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY 4.3 for the LTE :smileyvery-happy:

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Re: Software Update Weekly Wrap - 3rd April 2014

by markus3887 Seasoned Member
Message 9 of 39 (11,593 Views)
When we can we expect an update for the s4 active it seems every other samsung gets one and we dont not happy
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Re: Software Update Weekly Wrap - 3rd April 2014

by Crowd Pleaser
Message 10 of 39 (11,451 Views)

WOO! windows phone 8.1!! :smileysurprised:

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