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A couple of weeks ago, Vodafone published information pertaining to the cancelled release of Android 4.3 for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. This made people sad, so today they’ve un-cancelled it!

In a post on the Vodafone Community site today, Vodafone says:

Samsung and Google got together and decided that, in the best interest of its customers (that’d be you lot), they’d release the update anyway.

The update will begin rolling out to Vodafone Galaxy Nexus users from April 8 – only a week away now. This is obviously great news for users who are still snuggling up to their Galaxy Nexus at night – getting a software upgrade is second only to getting a new phone.

According to the Vodafone Support page, the update rolls out over 6 days to 5%, 5%, 10% , 30%, 60% and then 100% of phones. There’s no change between day 1 and day 3 to allow them to react in the unlikely event that the update breaks phones.

Other carriers

We’ve been enquiring as to the status of this update with other carriers as well.

Telstra says it was approved but nobody seems to have received the update on their phones and it now seems to have disappeared from their software updates page.

Optus never actually answered our queries (thanks guys), but it seems their software updates page was updated last week to reflect a similar rollout schedule to Vodafone (early/mid-April).

KitKat and beyond

Remember that while your Galaxy Nexus is finally getting Android 4.3, it’s unlikely to see an official KitKat release – not even Google supports it – so for any future updates you’ll probably want to install CyanogenMod using our guide.

Are you still running carrier-supplied software on your Galaxy Nexus or have you modded your phone to stay up to date? Tell us in the comments.

Source: Vodafone Community.
Companies: Vodafone