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Software Update Weekly Wrap - 24th April 2014

by Device Portfolio Manager ‎24-04-2014 04:39 PM - edited ‎24-04-2014 04:39 PM
Device Portfolio Manager

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
HTCDesire 601Android 4.4In testing.
HTCOne (M8)Android 4.4.2 (Quick Maintenance Release 2)Previous QMR withdrawn by HTC, new one in testing.
HTCOne Mini (M4)Android 4.4.2Available now.
HuaweiG526Android 4.1.2Awaiting 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 April/early May 2014.
SamsungGalaxy Note 3Android 4.4Awaiting software for testing. ETA late April/early May 2014.
SamsungGalaxy S3 4GAndroid 4.3 (Knox/Gear)Available from 29/04.
SamsungGalaxy S4Android 4.4Awaiting software for testing. ETA late April/ early May 2014.
SamsungGalaxy S4 (Cat 4)Android 4.4Awaiting software for testing. ETA late April/early May 2014.
SamsungGalaxy S4 MiniAndroid 4.2.2Available now.
SamsungGalaxy S4 MiniAndroid 4.4Awaiting software for testing. ETA late April/early May 2014.
SamsungS5 (G900i)Android 4.4Awaiting software for testing. ETA late April/early May 2014. 
SonyXperia M (C1904)Android 4.3 (Feature Release 2)Testing in progress.
SonyXperia SP Android 4.3 (Quick Maintenance Release)Testing in progress.
SonyXperia TX Android 4.3 (Quick Maintenance Release)Testing in progress.
SonyXperia ZAndroid 4.4 (Feature Release 3)Awaiting software for testing. ETA late April/early May 2014. 

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Comments
Fakrudeen
by Fakrudeen ‎24-04-2014 05:52 PM
Hello., xperia m feature release 2 testing was successful last time but FOTA failed.. And what is the current testing for?
tobyiidog
by ‎24-04-2014 07:09 PM
What happened to the M8 QMR? Found more bugs like the Bluetooth and MHL connectivity?
kjmci
by Community Expert ‎24-04-2014 07:32 PM

I was withdrawn by HTC @tobyiidog. Says it right there :smileyhappy: 

MercuryHero
by MercuryHero ‎24-04-2014 07:32 PM
HTC one mini owner here. Just confirming that I checked for updates and the update IS available now. Will update soon!
tobyiidog
by ‎24-04-2014 07:55 PM

I saw that @kjmci :-) 

Just wondering why it was withdrawn. 

5speedeb
by 5speedeb ‎24-04-2014 11:09 PM - edited ‎24-04-2014 11:09 PM

  good to see that the s4 mini will be getting the andriod 4.4 update

thanks vodafone for the update

kjmci
by Community Expert ‎24-04-2014 11:15 PM

Hey @tobyiidog - as it was HTC who pulled the update it may be because they want to incorporate new features or because an issue was identified somewhere else in the world. Vodafone are usually pretty upfront if the update failed testing. In this case, HTC have said there'll be a new one. :smileyhappy:

MercuryHero
by MercuryHero ‎25-04-2014 01:19 AM
I've done the update on my One Mini now but heaps of stuff has stopped working, like the Play store and even the Vodafone app. Have rebooted etc. Need to figure it all out some time - i fear this is gonna be one of those weird issues that waste heaps of time trying to solve. Internet app works fine interestingly enough.
Unix
by Unix ‎25-04-2014 09:35 AM
Waiting feature 2 for my xperia m,.. Need kitkat official :smileyvery-happy:
Grant_P
by Help and Support ‎26-04-2014 09:17 AM

Hey @MercuryHero,

 

Let's get your phone running smoothly.

What we'd like to get you to do first is jump into Settings and head over to Back up & Reset and back up your handsets. From here we'd like you to do a factory reset of your HTC One mini. By doing this it'll give you a fresh install of the latest versions. You can check out how to do this over here.

 

Let us know how you go.

aak10
by aak10 ‎27-04-2014 05:36 PM
Hope xperia m not failed again in testing.. Eagerly awaiting for bugs free firmware version..:-o:-)
JustinMarando
by JustinMarando ‎29-04-2014 04:40 PM

Any idea if the 3G Galaxy S3 will get 4.4 Kit Kat?

Charlotte
by Help and Support ‎30-04-2014 10:40 AM

No news at this stage @JustinMarando  but you're checking the right spot. If you haven't already, subscribe to our weekly software updates and you'll be notified.