Sony Xperia Tablet Z 4.2.2 update rolling out now

Sony's Xperia Tablet Z is one of the best Android tablets on the market - it's fast, it's beautiful and the screen is fantastic. And it's about to get a whole lot better, with Sony beginning to roll out the Android 4.2.2 update to the LTE model as we speak. Xperia Blog haven't been able to get the update to show on the Wi-Fi model yet, but it should roll out fairly soon as well. Love it or hate it, the update comes with the new tablet UI, with the notification tray at the top of the... Continue reading

Vodafone approves Xperia Z Android 4.2.2 update

Vodafone has advised in a Blog post that the upgrade for the Sony Xperia Z, from Android 4.1.2 to Android 4.2.2 has been approved as of the 23rd of July and should be rolling out as an OTA update or through the Sony PC Companion software update application. The Android 4.2.2 update brings about a whole host of updates to the Xperia Z including : General stability and performance improvements New settings available: "Increasing Ringtone" and "Pulse Notification" Application security improvements Lockscreen widgets Customisable "Quick Settings" in the notification bar (max 10) Transparent notification and navigation bar My Xperia service introduction Before performing... Continue reading

All the OTA Nexus updates and why they are slow to roll out.

By now, you either have received your OTA notification to download and update your device to the latest version of Jelly Bean - Android 4.3 (JWR66V) - but there are still some out there who are waiting. The curator of the Android Open Source Project, Jean-Baptiste Quéru has taken to Google+ to explain why the OTA updates for Nexus devices seem to take such a long time to come. Please don't ask for the ETA of any given OTA. Here's the deal: OTAs intentionally start very slowly, both in terms of numbers and in terms of timing. The goal is to... Continue reading

Telstra advise Android 4.2.2 update for HTC One will begin tomorrow

Telstra owners of the HTC One, get excited the long awaited Android 4.2.2 update for the HTC One is set to go live for your handsets tomorrow. According to an update added to the Telstra Crowd Support message board this morning from Craig : HTC have informed us of a slight delay in the deployment of this update. It is now expected to begin deploying on Thursday 1 August. No specific time of day has been provided yet - when it is I will let you all know. Updates to expect in the Android 4.2.2 update have been outlined... Continue reading

Sony Mobile is already looking at updating some Xperia devices to Android 4.3

With the announcement of Android 4.3 not yet 24 hours old, Sony Mobile has updated their blog to advise their plans for Android 4.3 updates to their Xperia range of handsets. So far they can confirm some models will definitely get Android 4.3, but they're also looking into upgrading some of their devices from Android 4.1 straight to 4.3. So, which devices will get Android 4.3? Sony advised : we’re already getting stuck in and can confirm we’ll make 4.3 available for: Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia SP and Xperia Z Ultra… Back to current updates... Continue reading

Android 4.3 Factory Images available to download

After this mornings official announcement of Android 4.3, it appears that Google has released factory images for Android 4.3 for the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 on the Google Developers website. The factory image is Android 4.3 - JWR66V. Which is a slight increment from the leak for the Nexus 4 which appeared last week, which was JWR66N. So, anyone who flashed that build to their device would be advised to flash the newest build to their device. The update will be rolled out to devices from today, however... Continue reading

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Announced

Google this morning have held a Press Conference in San Francisco where they have announced the new 2013 Nexus 7, Chromecast and Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean), so what's new in Android 4.3? If you remember when Google announced Android 4.2 last year, they introduced Multi Account Support. With Android 4.3 they have pushed it to a new level by allowing the owner of the Android device to set up restricted profiles. These restricted profiles work in the same way as multi user accounts and include the functionality to remove access to certain features from apps... Continue reading

T9 dialler finally added to AOSP with Android 4.3

Normally, one small feature of a new version of Android wouldn't deserve a post of its own, but this has been a huge issue that many people have had with AOSP for a long time. In fact, while there are other benefits to custom ROMs, the lack of a T9 dialler in AOSP builds is the single factor, for me, that necessitates the use of CyanogenMod (or equivalent). The only Android phones that don't ship with a T9 predictive dialler are Google's Nexus devices. As custom and OEM ROMs have had this ability since the dawn of time, I... Continue reading

Telstra confirms Samsung will skip Android 4.2.2 update on Samsung Galaxy Note II in favour of next version of Android

Just a couple of days ago, we saw rumours appear that Samsung was considering skipping the Android 4.2.2 update for the Galaxy Note II and the Samsung Galaxy S III. Yesterdays Telstra software update blog has indeed confirmed this with Craig Ruhan from Telstra posting the following update for the Galaxy Note II : Samsung have elected globally to skip the 4.2.2 update for this device and will instead go to a newer version of Android. No schedule has been provided for this update. With Android 4.3 having leaked for the Nexus 4 and Galaxy S4 Google Play edition so... Continue reading

Android 4.3 now ‘unofficially’ available for the Nexus 4

The announcement this morning, of an event at Google next Wednesday - Thursday AEST - is rumoured to be the event where Android 4.3 is officially announced - along with a new Nexus 7 and possibly the Moto X. But instead of having to wait for the inevitably slow rollout of Android 4.3 to your Nexus 4, there is both a TWRP Recovery backup as well as a System Dump floating around the internet. The build number is JWR66N - the same as was seen leaked for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition - with the J... Continue reading

Rumour: Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III skipping Android 4.2.2

According to an "insider", Temefy is reporting that Samsung are debating whether or not two of their devices are going to get Jellybean 4.2.2 as an official update. The devices in question? Oh, only the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II. Fear not, however! The debate boils down to whether they should bother with 4.2.2, or simply update these devices straight to 4.3. This rumour comes following a recent delay for the Galaxy S III moving to 4.2.2, while the Note II has been stagnant for some time with no indication of Samsung's intentions for software... Continue reading

Google updates Stable, Beta and Developer channels for Chrome

It's rolled around to the average 6 weekly cycle for ChromeOS updates and the Chrome Team has updated the Chrome Releases blog to advise that the Stable, Beta and Developer channels for ChromeOS have all been updated. First up, the Stable channel - old faithful - has been updated to version 28.0.1500.71, but it's for Windows, Macintosh and Chrome Frame platforms. The update includes an update to Flash Player 11.8.800.97 but this will be done seperately through the component updater. The update consists of security updates and the full list of updates is available on the Chrome... Continue reading

HTC: No Android 4.2.2 or Sense 5 Update for the HTC One S

The HTC One S, the micro-arc oxidised phone that played second fiddle to the HTC One X and One XL last year, has been confirmed by HTC as not being on the list to receive an update from Android 4.1.1 to Android 4.2.2. That means no Sense 5 update or any of the associated goodies that come with it. The full quote from HTC reads We can confirm that the HTC One S will not receive further Android OS updates and will remain on the current version of Android and HTC Sense. We realize this news will be met... Continue reading