Android 4.2.2 for Samsung Galaxy SIII leaks

Samsung has so far had a pretty decent track record with keeping all their older models of the Galaxy S line up to date and it appears that the Galaxy S III is about to get some love. A very early pre-release Android 4.2.2 firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S III has surfaced and it includes many of the features found in the newly released Galaxy S4. The Android 4.2.2(Build JDQ39) software brings a number of features to the Galaxy S III including a new lockscreen that includes widgets and updated ripple and lighting effects, driving mode, DayDream and... Continue reading

White Nexus 4 and Android 4.3 coming 10 June?

Prior to Google I/O there were rumours of a White Whale.. no.. a white Nexus 4. In fact, we've been covering these "White Nexus 4" rumours for months, going back as far as November last year. It seems that this rumour has finally turned out to be correct. The good folk over at Android and Me have, in their hot little hands, that elusive white Nexus 4, and besides a lick of paint, it's the same Nexus 4. There's no LTE (sorry, that rumour is bust for now), and no other changes whatsoever, just that... Continue reading

Android 4.3 confirmed by Developer website

While the next version of Android wasn't announced at the Keynote for Google IO 2013, it appears that the next version of Android has been confirmed on Google's developer website. The screenshot taken by TheVerge : Shows that along with expected BLE and OpenGL for Embedded Systems 3.0 graphics updates there will be security enhancements along for the ride. With no announcement this morning when we can actually begin to see this start rolling out is anyones guess. Continue reading

Mention of Android 4.3 quickly pops up and disappears from official Android website

Just hours before Google I/O even begins, The Verge has come across a mention of Android 4.3 on Android's official developer website. The mention of the next version of Android has since been removed. We don't know much about what will be in Android 4.3, but that screenshot tells us that security is one area that will be updated. Stay tuned for more Google I/O news! Continue reading

Vodafone update Galaxy Note II and Whooska… 4G

In preparation for their major network update in June, Vodafone have started pushing out the 4.1.2 update to the Samsung Galaxy Note II. The update brings not only the obvious Jellybean update, but also the required software tweaks for the phone to be 4G capable on the upgraded Vodafone network. The update began its push out a couple of days ago and is expected to have reached all current Note II users within the next 10 days. This is great news for those who invested... Continue reading

HTC Butterfly getting Android 4.2, Sense 5.1?

The HTC One seems well-loved by everyone, but we think the world might be a better place if (a) it was rocking the latest build of Android, and (b) Sense 5 would come to other phones, as HTC promised. It seems that HTC might be preparing to deliver on both of these requests, as a build of Sense 5.1 for the HTC Butterfly seems to have appeared in the wild - complete with Android 4.2's quick settings notification pane. How long it... Continue reading

Google Glass to receive software update; gets Google+ notifications

According to Engadget and Phandroid, Google Glass units will soon receive a firmware update that is said to fix a number of bugs and optimisations, as well as two fairly significant changes. Firstly, Glass will only allow applications to upload data in the background when the headset is connected to both a power source and a WiFi network. Apparently there is no explanation for the change, but chances are it has to do with battery life. Google have also updated the battery indicator to be more accurate. A neat trick that Google have added with the update... Continue reading

Asus Transformer TF300TG receiving Android 4.2.1 update OTA now

The Asus update train moves ever forward, this time delivering Android 4.2.1 to the Transformer 300TG. Thanks to a tip off from Boulton who advised that his TF300 received the update over the air(OTA) this afternoon, bringing with it a new launcher which he describes as more Nexus looking. From all accounts he is liking the new update. From looking around the internet and confirmed by the screenshot below, the Android 4.2.1 update for the TF300TG is Firmware Version 10.6.2.3 and weighs in at just over 463MB in size, so make sure you're on a Wi-Fi connection if you're... Continue reading

No Key Lime Pie coming at Google I/O 2013?

We're all keen to see what's going to come out of Google I/O next month, and while Key Lime Pie (or Android 5) is something that many of us can't wait to see, it just looks that little bit more unlikely. One of Ausdroid's good friends across the pond, Artem from Android Police, has done a bit of hunting around his server logs and has found a bit of evidence which suggests that perhaps the next version of Android won't be Key Lime Pie, but more likely, a revamped Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Here are Artem's key findings: The... Continue reading

Sony begins rollout of Android 4.1 for Xperia P, Xperia Go and Xperia E Dual

The title of this article kind of speaks for itself, but Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) will begin rolling out to the Xperia P, Xperia Go and Xperia E Dual this week, bringing buttery smoothness and Google Now to Sony's 2012 lineup. Together with Jelly Bean's trimmings, Sony have also made some improvements of their own, including: WALKMAN, Album and Movies applications have been updated to use libraries to make it easy to view and share your content; The application tray now lets you organise applications manually, and has an inbuilt search feature The homescreen now can have up to... Continue reading

Rumour: Key Lime Pie delayed

Rumour or genuine bad news? Only time will tell right now but according to Gadgetronica, their inside sources have revealed that Google may be looking to delay Key Lime Pie by as much as 4 months. The reasoning behind this is simple, reduce the forking in the market and allow the OEM manufacturers to catch up. Recently it was reported that Android 4.1 and 4.2 were gaining traction in the marketplace with 16.5% of the Android active users now on Jellybean. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, as at the March figures commanded a respectable 28.6%... Continue reading

Vodafone update the HTC One SV to Jellybean starting tomorrow

The Vodafone blog has been updated with news that HTC One SV owners will be excited to see, starting tomorrow HTC will be pushing out an Over The Air(OTA) update to their device which will see it update from Android 4.0.4 to Android 4.1.2(Jellybean). There will be an official post outlining the update, the delivery and the features of the update which will be posted tomorrow via the Vodafone Blog although most of these roll-outs tend to be staggered over a week, so if you don't receive a notification to update your phone tomorrow don't worry the update... Continue reading

Vodafone to begin rollout of Jelly Bean to Samsung Galaxy S II tomorrow

On the 5th of April Vodafone annoubced that they had approved the Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S II for both the Vodafone and 3 models. Unfortunately at the time, no date was given on when the update would be rolled out but today the information has been updated to advise that the update will begin to rollout tomorrow. The rollout will be staggered as most Fimware Over The Air(FOTA) updates are, the scheduled rollout will move like this : Day 1-3 : 10K of IMEIs selected at random to be eligible for update, users are... Continue reading