12-02-2014 03:40 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:
|Blackberry||Z10||10.2.0.424||10.2.1.537||Rolling out now. Check the support page|
|HTC||One mini||4.2.2||4.4||In testing|
|Nokia||Lumia 720||GDR2||GDR3||Testing complete. Awaiting rollout|
|Samsung||Galaxy Ace 3||4.2.2||4.2.2||Testing complete. Awaiting rollout|
|Samsung||Galaxy Nexus||4.1.2||4.3||Testing complete. Awaiting rollout|
|Samsung||Galaxy S III 3G (GT-I9300T)||4.1.2||4.3||In testing|
|Sony||Xperia M||4.1.2||4.3||Testing scheduled|
|Sony||Xperia SP||4.1.2||4.3||Testing completed. Awaiting rollout|
|Sony||Xperia TX||4.1.2||4.3||Testing completed. Awaiting rollout|
|Sony||Xperia Z||4.3||4.3||Testing scheduled|
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13-02-2014 08:41 AM
I see nexus is getting 4.3, the SII was out 7 months earlier with similar specs (apart from screen res mostly). Any idea if 4.3 is being considered for this?
13-02-2014 10:47 AM
Unlikely. The only reason the Galaxy Nexus is receiving 4.3 from Samsung (albeit extremely late) is that it's in the Nexus family.
I would think that 4.1.2 is the final update for the GSII.
13-02-2014 03:53 PM
Isn't Software Weekly Update news comes up every Thursday? Why is it uploaded on Wednesday? Also when will HTC One android 4.4 update be in testing? It has been 2 weeks in testing scheduled.
13-02-2014 03:53 PM
What abt sony xperia sp.....since last Software Update Weekly blog i found that update is under scheduling to rool out....but when.....
13-02-2014 11:54 PM
When will Vodafone introduce the Xperia Sp update to andoid 4.3? The update is allready in many countries for the stock models .I'm from Romania , can you help ?
14-02-2014 12:14 AM
Did you buy your phone from Vodafone Australia and take it to Romania or did you buy it there? The information here is only relevant to phones bought from Vodafone in Australia.
If they're waiting on roll-out it means the ball is in Sony's court to schedule the release. Usually once a timeframe is known the weekly wrap is updated with that info.
14-02-2014 10:21 AM