Software Update Weekly Wrap - 27th February 2014

by Device Portfolio Manager ‎27-02-2014 09:24 AM
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:

ManufacturerModelCurrent Future Status
HTCOne4.34.4In testing.
HTCOne mini4.2.24.4In testing.
HuaweiG5264. testing.
HuaweiPocket WiFi 4G (R215)V2.4V3.1In testing.
NokiaLumia 720GDR2GDR3Available now.
SamsungGalaxy Ace now.
SamsungGalaxy Nexus4.1.24.3Testing complete. Awaiting FOTA dates.
SamsungGalaxy S4 CAT4 (GT-I9506) scheduled
SamsungGalaxy S4 mini (GT-I9195T) scheduled
SamsungGalaxy S III 3G (GT-I9300T) now..
SamsungE3300E3300DULI2 / E3300VAULI1E3300DUML1 / E3300VAUNA1In testing.
SonyXperia M4.1.24.3Testing scheduled.
SonyXperia SP4.1.24.3Available now.
SonyXperia SP (Quick Maintence Release)4.34.3Testing scheduled.
SonyXperia TX4.1.24.3Available now.
SonyXperia TX (Quick Maintence Release)4.34.3Testing scheduled.
SonyXperia Z (Quick Maintence Release)4.34.3In testing.
SonyXperia Z4.34.4Testing scheduled.

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.


Once you’re signed up, or if you’re already a member, make sure you’re signed in then follow this link and click on click on 'Subscribe to this label', just below the Community search bar. We'll send you an email or PM as soon as the software update is published each week.

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

by FerdiNusaputra ‎27-02-2014 10:15 AM

Xperia M!!!

by Community Expert ‎27-02-2014 11:00 AM

Woo! KitKat in testing for my HTC One :smileyhappy:

by Community Lead ‎27-02-2014 11:52 AM

Happy so far with the 4.3 release for the s3.... my wifes very happy. 

by HendroSaputro ‎27-02-2014 01:53 PM

When Xperia M ??

by Skej13 ‎27-02-2014 02:28 PM - edited ‎27-02-2014 02:29 PM

Sony Xperia SP C5303

Recently upgraded from 4.1.2 to 4.3 and noticed a bug - the screen starts to twitch when it is presented something gray (picture, shutter, volume slider, etc.). Very noticeable at maximum brightness (disable automatic brightness adjustment does not work). Did a master reset - but also to no avail.
Tried to flash a different region - the same problem.
Flashed 4.1.2 - all okay.
The same problem is seen more in seven others - and it is not a hardware problem, a software problem.

by VinothArockiam ‎27-02-2014 03:08 PM

When they will start the testing for Xperia M. Last one month, here it is showing same notification that Testing Scheduled.....



by JulianBravo ‎27-02-2014 03:12 PM

Xperia M cuando :-/

by androiduser97 ‎27-02-2014 03:20 PM

How long would testing take for Android 4.4.2 Kitkat for HTC One? o.O

by saleem6791 ‎28-02-2014 02:10 AM

 when anroid 4.3 xperia m.....

by NiteshKumar12 ‎28-02-2014 02:43 AM

What about xperia m....:smileyfrustrated:

by SatishGulia ‎28-02-2014 03:44 AM

I updated my s3 to 4.3 from 4.1.2. There are not s4 features like smart scroll, smart pause and air gesture. Why? 

by Community Expert ‎28-02-2014 04:31 AM

The list of features added in the update are here: 

by akkush ‎28-02-2014 06:56 AM

Xperia SP (Quick Maintence Release)...


In my reading quick means QUICK. Please tell me when will you start the testing ? (Approx.)

The bugs in V4.3 are very very very nerve-racking...

Thank you!

by Help and Support ‎28-02-2014 01:12 PM

Hi @saleem6791  and @NiteshKumar12 ,


This is the best place to get new on what's happening with software updates so when there's a date for the update to roll out, you'll see it here first.



by Help and Support ‎28-02-2014 02:55 PM

Hi @akkush 


Right now, there's no news on a maintenance release for the Xperia SP. Once we receive an update and it's made available for testing, we'll be sure to post it here in the weekly wrap.

by akkush ‎28-02-2014 08:27 PM
I would like to ask,is this the primary information site about official updates?
by akkush ‎28-02-2014 08:31 PM
Or about upcoming updates...
by Community Expert ‎28-02-2014 09:07 PM

Yes @akkush but only for phones sold by Vodafone Australia. There's a new post every week on Thursdays.

by akkush ‎28-02-2014 09:10 PM
Ok. Thank you very much!
by akkush ‎01-03-2014 12:31 AM - edited ‎01-03-2014 12:37 AM

Good news for SP owners : the boys at sony definietly working on a new SW. :smileyhappy:




by VanNgocNguyen ‎01-03-2014 08:22 AM

Still waiting for note 3333333 :smileymad:

by ysharma722 ‎02-03-2014 09:33 AM
Atleast give an exact date for the testing of Xperia m, we are waiting eagerly for the updates since last one month...... :-(
by Help and Support ‎02-03-2014 11:06 AM

Hey @VanNgocNguyen and @ysharma722 ,

You're in the right place to get all the latest details on our software updates. As soon as we have any details to share we'll pop the details up on our latest software update.

by Erfan ‎03-03-2014 01:34 AM

Why did you have to remove the clipboard feature on s3 ?? That was easy the most useful feature of the phone for me...

by Community Expert ‎03-03-2014 05:33 AM

Vodafone can't add or remove any feature features from updates - only Samsung can do that, @Erfan. What's the specific issue you're having with the clipboard? 

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