Vodafone has just announced that the Samsung Galaxy Note II will be available in-store and online from December 5th on their $50 Plan with a $10 monthly handset repayment on a 24 month contract(total min cost $1440), other plans will no doubt be available but at this stage the Note II is not showing up on the Vodafone website. Update : The Galaxy Note II from Vodafone is the N7105 4G enabled model so it will run on their existing 3G network which Vodafone has spent 22 months upgrading as well as being ready for the 1800MHz 4G LTE network[Read More...]
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Vodafone have just announced over at their blog something that Samsung Galaxy S III owners have been anxiously (and, perhaps, impatiently) waiting for. That’s right – come 1pm on Monday 26 November, Samsung will begin rolling out the Jelly Bean over-the-air update to your Vodafone Galaxy S III handsets. As with most OTA updates, Vodafone advises this will be occurring in batches, so if you don’t get an update notification straight away, don’t panic, chances are you’ll receive it within the next two weeks, to make sure the OTA updates flying about don’t cripple networks and destroy things. As a[Read More...]
Galaxy S3 owners on Vodafone – The wait is nearly over! The Vodafone Blog has been updated with a notable change, the 4.1.1 Jellybean update is scheduled to roll out this coming Monday. In the never ending race between the carriers to get updated out to their branded Android handsets, it seems that Vodafone has won the race on the Galaxy S3 Jellybean update, adding it to their already considerable list of updates they’ve beaten the others to. I for one cannot wait; I nearly went with a third party ROM to get Jellybean, telling myself “Be patient, it’s coming”[Read More...]
Sony Mobile today announced the release of the Xperia TX – the official smartphone of the James Bond movie Skyfall – from 28 November. The Xperia TX will be available on Vodafone’s $50 plan and outright from Sony Centres for $629. The Xperia TX is a quad-band HSPA phone (no LTE) with a 4.6″ 720p display, 16GB onboard memory with microSD slot, 1.5GHz Dual Core Krait processor, 13MP camera and launches with Android 4.0 (ICS). Not exactly a flagship device, but well-priced and will gain some great publicity through its association with the new Bond film.
Near Field Communication technology – or NFC – is a feature that’s been appearing more recently on a few devices (such as the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Nexus 4), but hasn’t had much use here in Australia. NFC proponents have been banging the mobile payments drum for a while now, and while Google’s Wallet system has been available in the US for some time now, it’s yet to roll out anywhere else. A few of the major Australian banks have shown interest, with ANZ and Westpac both trialling NFC payment systems, but there’s been nothing publicly available so[Read More...]
A while back we announced the Galaxy Mini 2 giveaway to give you, our readers the chance to win the Galaxy Mini 2 we were given by Vodafone as part of our Nexus S Jelly Bean Challenge. The competition called for you to submit stories on the most spectacular way you’ve destroyed your phone. We had a lot of entries and there was some truly great entries, but there can be only one winner and after reviewing the entries we’ve decided to award the prize to Duane who submitted this tale of destruction : Phone was angrily thrown from car[Read More...]
With the launch of the Nexus 4, I have finally had to start looking around at what I’m going to do in regards to my SIM card as the Nexus 4 takes a microSIM. A microSIM is a essentially a cut down Mini-SIM — anyone familiar with an iPhone 4(S), HTC One XL or Motorola RAZR M (for example) will have seen these before. Here is a comparison table to help you out if you’re not familiar with the SIM sizes: Now there are various options around in regards to chopping down your mini-SIM to a micro-SIM however this can[Read More...]
Australian owners of Samsung’s 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 major Australian[Read More...]
After Vodafone advised they would 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 country’[Read More...]
It 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 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 the $399 16 GB price makes on-contract subsidies less important.[Read More...]
You may remember we had a friendly wager going with Kieran from Vodafone regarding the Jelly Bean update for the Nexus S. Well, after a false start, Vodafone won that fair and square and it’s time to pay up so there it is. Vodafone has again this week shown they speak Android supplying the Android 4.1.2 update to the Nexus S Over The Air to handsets, don’t worry if you haven’t got it yet it should reach you shortly. Part of the wager was that if Vodafone couldn’t push the update out to Nexus S handsets within 2 weeks of[Read More...]
When Vodafone won the Nexus S Jelly Bean Challenge it was a great day for Vodafone, it meant that Nexus S owners got their Jelly Bean upgrade within 2 weeks of the factory image being available on the Google Dev homepage, it also meant that Vodafone were free and clear of supplying a Galaxy Mini 2 to us to review and give away.
We know all too well the turmoil and angst that pending updates for your precious handset can cause, the dreaded “check for update” button returning the result that your device is up to date, when you know it isn’t! We know that the Nexus S update has been approved and rollout has started, we know that Vodafone have received the Jellybean update for the Samsung Galaxy S3 and we know that Galaxy Nexus owners are unfortunately going to have to wait a while. Well, while you wait for your updates, Vodafone have given Ausdroid readers some Jellybean loving! Simply be[Read More...]