Good news for Samsung Galaxy S III owners, as the Android Jelly Bean 4.1 update is progressing ahead of schedule. Telstra were expected to sign off on approval today and deployment of the update is expected within 10 business days (as we reported on Thursday). Those still running the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G will be less pleased to hear the Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 update has been delayed yet again, due to "failing Google certification". Telstra has now... Continue readingThere's a bit of a mixed bag this week regarding Telstra's Android handset OTA updates.
Galaxy S III have been waiting for the Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" update for their devices for some time. The Galaxy S III 4G recently launched here in Australia running Android 4.1, fueling speculation that the update for the older model device was imminent. Google originally released Android 4.1 into the Android Open Source Project repository in July. Four months later - and with Android 4.2 now on the horizon - the update is closer than ever, but it depends on your carrier. Let's take a look at the status of the update on... Continue readingAustralian owners of Samsung's
not be stocking the Nexus 4 Phone we asked if they were looking to stock the 3G enabled Nexus 7 tablet, unfortunately it does not appear to be good news on that front either with Vodafone advising : We will not be stocking the 3G-enabled Nexus 7 tablet. It's very much looking at this stage that Google will be without carrier support for the launch of their Nexus line of devices, at least in regards to Australian carriers. With the status of the 32GB Nexus 7 3G still showing as 'not available in your... Continue readingAfter Vodafone advised they would
Nexus 4. Vodafone responded to a Twitter query from Ausdroid reader Mi7k regarding the newly-announced device, but also noted that the phone can be used should it be purchased outright. https://twitter.com/VodafoneAU/status/263434494344830976 We have no details about the reasons for their decision. It could perhaps be due to their past sales history with Nexus devices, or because... Continue readingIt looks like Vodafone's tradition of supporting Google's flagship Nexus phones in Australia may be coming to an end. We've received word today from a reader that Vodafone has decided not to stock the
Around a month ago we reported on the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Telstra Samsung Galaxy S II 4G being delayed. Fast forward one month and Telstra have just made another announcement regarding the update - via a community forum post. It seems Samsung have once again delayed the OS update due to "requirement for a mandatory update of the Google components of the software to meet Google certification requirements." This delay is also affects the Telstra Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9" Ice Cream Sandwich update and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean... Continue reading
It appears that a few of HTC's One X variants have started receiving the eagerly awaited Android Jelly Bean OTA update in Asia, as was announced by HTC North Asia General Manager Jack Tong yesterday. The update, weighing in around 350MB, brings Android 4.1.1 (still not the latest 4.1.2) and of course an update to HTC's own launcher and framework, HTC Sense. Initial reports over at XDA are positive, with performance increases in the UI quite apparent. There are also a few new features in the Sense components, such as an updated keyboard and tweaked notification... Continue reading
Redbull Mobile are a new player in the mobile space and have yet to develop a reputation in the market, but I can now tell you from my personal experience, they're worth a very close look! Chris did some testing a while back in Sydney and found that (due to the hilly surrounding areas) much like Vodafone, Redbull was a bit hit and miss with the supplied handsets,... Continue readingIf you're looking for a way to save money on your mobile bill without compromising the service you've got, here's a great option!
Samsung Galaxy S III 4G on the Telstra network, but didn't want to purchase from the Telstra on-line store can now head into your local Telstra store where stock is now waiting for you. Available for $66 per month on a 24 month contract which includes a $6 per month handset repayment, the plan offers you $600 worth of calls and MMS with unlimited SMS and 1GB of Data. But just in case a contract isn't for you the phone is also... Continue readingThose of you who have been waiting to get your hands on a Jelly Bean powered