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Software Update Weekly Wrap - 8th May 2014

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Software Update Weekly Wrap - 8th May 2014

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by Device Portfolio Manager Device Portfolio Manager
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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:

ManufacturerModelNew MR Software VersionCurrent Status
BlackberryZ1010.2.1 (Maintenance Release)Available from tomorrow (9th May).
HTCDesire 601Android 4.4.2Did not pass testing, awaiting advice from HTC.
HTCOne (M8)Android 4.4.2 (Quick Maintenance Release 2)Testing passed, awaiting rollout schedule.
HuaweiG526Android 4.1.2Awaiting software for testing. ETA late May/early June 2014
HuaweiK5150To be confirmedAwaiting software for testing. ETA late May/early June 2014
NokiaLumia 1320WP8.1 BlueAwaiting software for testing. ETA late May/early June 2014
NokiaLumia 625WP8.1 BlueAwaiting software for testing. ETA late May/early June 2014
NokiaLumia 720WP8.1 BlueAwaiting software for testing. ETA late May/early June 2014
NokiaLumia 820WP8.1 BlueAwaiting software for testing. ETA late May/early June 2014
NokiaLumia 925WP8.1 BlueAwaiting software for testing. ETA late May/early June 2014
SamsungGalaxy Note 2Android 4.4Awaiting software for testing. ETA late May/early June 2014
SamsungGalaxy Note 3Android 4.4Awaiting software for testing. ETA late May/early June 2014
SamsungGalaxy S3 4G (LTE)Android 4.3 (Knox/Gear - Part 2 of 2)Awaiting Maintenance Release for testing. ETA not yet confirmed.
SamsungGalaxy S4Android 4.4Awaiting software for testing. ETA late May/early June 2014
SamsungGalaxy S4 (Cat 4)Android 4.4Awaiting software for testing. ETA late May/early June 2014
SamsungGalaxy S4 MiniAndroid 4.4Awaiting software for testing. ETA late May/early June 2014
SamsungS5 (G900i)Android 4.4.2In testing
SonyXperia M (C1904)Android 4.3 (Feature Release 2)Available now
SonyXperia M (C1904)Android 4.3 (Quick Maintenance Release 2)Awaiting software for testing. ETA late May/early June 2014
SonyXperia SPAndroid 4.3 (Quick Maintenance Release)Available now
SonyXperia TXAndroid 4.3 (Quick Maintenance Release)Available now
SonyXperia ZAndroid 4.4 (Feature Release 3)Issue found during testing by Sony, awaiting new software for testing.
SonyXperia Z2Android 4.4 (Quick Maintenance Release 1)Awaiting software for testing. ETA late May/early June 2014

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Re: Software Update Weekly Wrap - 8th May 2014

by Fakrudeen Seasoned Member
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Hello..., Why there is no information regarding xperia m feature release 2?
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Re: Software Update Weekly Wrap - 8th May 2014

by Knowledge Management Analyst Knowledge Management Analyst
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Rolling out from today Fakrudeen, more info here:

 

http://support.vodafone.com.au/articles/FAQ/Sony-Xperia-M-software-update

 

Good pick up though! I'll update the post.

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Re: Software Update Weekly Wrap - 8th May 2014

by Fakrudeen Seasoned Member
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@Nick_S 

Thanks 

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Re: Software Update Weekly Wrap - 8th May 2014

by SimgeYıldız Seasoned Member
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Galaxy S4 Cat 4 last week was announced that the update will roll out late April/early May but now you changed it to late May/early June. Why???

 

The new android version will be announced in June but we are still waiting. This is very annoying.

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Re: Software Update Weekly Wrap - 8th May 2014

by Community Expert Community Expert
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@SimgeYıldız - last week the update was expected to arrive for testing early May, not be released to customers. This week you're right, it has changed, but these things do change from time to time. Issues crop up during development, resources are assigned to other projects, updates get cancelled. 

 

Vodafone only test the update, not code or create it. They're at the mercy of Samsung's schedule and in this case it looks like that schedule has changed. 

 

Your phone will never have the latest version of Android at the same time that Google announces it, so there's no point worrying what Google might release at I/O next month. Have a read of these articles (linked at the top of the post) to understand why. 

 

http://community.vodafone.com.au/blog/the-android-software-journey-part-1/

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Re: Software Update Weekly Wrap - 8th May 2014

by akash123x Occasional Visitor
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I updated my xperia m a month ago with the same build version... Do I have to update it again or it this update is the same as last one?
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Re: Software Update Weekly Wrap - 8th May 2014

by Juffmou Occasional Visitor
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I got the s4 active not long ago and I just bought the jawbone up24....however it required the 4.3 framware to use the jawbone....I am just wondering howling before the 4.3  release going to be  open to download. As 4.4 is currently ungo test for the s4. And you know I am just looking for the 4.3 ..any help?

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Re: Software Update Weekly Wrap - 8th May 2014

by grinja87 Seasoned Member
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And again Im dissapointed with Samung! Ill repeat my self... Owner of Sams S4 GT-I9506 havent recieved 4.4 update,and looks like it's delayed/canceled for the fifth time,3 month in a row:

 

SamsungGalaxy S4 (Cat 4)Android 4.4Awaiting software for testing. ETA late May/early June 2014

 

Going to cancel contract with Vodafone and RETURN phone back,as I need phone on 4.4! Doesnt see any pluses buying Samsung S5(buggy,glitchy,useless phone,waste of money)!

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Re: Software Update Weekly Wrap - 8th May 2014

by Community Expert Community Expert
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If you need a phone with Android 4.4 on it, @grinja87 why did you buy one that didn't have it installed? 

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