Vodafone App Aid: Calling all developers

Vodafone have approached us and asked us to promote something for them, and we've decided to do it. Why? Because it's for a good cause. Vodafone is asking for programmers, developers and designers to donate their time to help charities build smartphone apps for their communities, under Vodafone Foundation's 48 hour hackathon event, aptly named App Aid, to be held in Sydney from 20 to 22 September. App Aid is supported not only by the Vodafone Foundation, but by Facebook and Samsung too - it has some pretty big backing. Participants have the opportunity to get themselves, and their ideas,... Continue reading

Android 4.0 now rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v

Vodafone Australia have today confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v will be receiving Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" in the form of an over-the-air update from today onwards. While it still isn't the latest version of Android (4.1 "Jelly Bean"), at least you'll be finally off the tablet-specific Android 3.1 "Honeycomb". The update is a staggered-release, so if the update isn't ready for you today, it will certainly be available in the coming days. There's no confirmed size for the update, though, as always, we highly recommend charging the battery to full and connecting to a stable internet... Continue reading

Vodafone Samsung Galaxy S III receiving maintenance update now

Vodafone has just advised that maintenance release 2 for Android 4.0.4 is rolling out to the Galaxy S III. There are a few new upgrades to applications in there as well as updates to features and some bug fixes, you can see the full information in their FAQ but the basics are here : Applications Upgrade to Google Mobile Services v4.0 r3 Updates to included Samsung Applications (S-Memo, S-Suggest and S-Voice etc) Introduces AllShare Cast Device Features Brightness slider now included in notifications shade Change to dialling animation and browser bar Refreshed power button pop-up menu Other... Continue reading

Vodafone wins the Nexus S Jelly Bean Challenge

It's with good grace that I happily accept defeat, Vodafone has delivered -for real this time. Vodafone Nexus S customers are currently receiving the Jelly Bean OTA upgrade on their handsets as we speak, if you haven't yet received it go to Settings > About Phone > Check For Updates and you should receive a prompt to install but it is a staggered rollout so don't be alarmed if you haven't got it just yet. Vodafone have delivered pretty well despite the early setback. Big thanks to the Vodafone software team and in particular Kieran Mcilwain for this... Continue reading

Vodafone Australia Nexus S Owners receiving OTA Jelly Bean – Is the Challenge over?

Starting to see reports that Vodafone Nexus S users are seeing Jelly Bean being pushed out to their Nexus S this morning. First Tweet we saw was from Taufiq : Jelly Bean is now installing on my Nexus S - thanks to @vodafone_au ! @ausdroid— Taufiq Khan (@tfqkhn) August 8, 2012 I confirmed he is on an Australian Vodafone Nexus S and is using an Australian SIM. Seen a second tweet from Slarv : @ausdroid Received Jelly Bean OTA. On my Crazy Johns Nexus S this morning. Did Vodafone lose the challenge?— Slarv (@Slarv19) August 8,... Continue reading

HTC to rollout Android 4.0.3 to Vodafone EVO 3D from 1PM today

Vodafone has just updated their Blog to advise that HTC will begin the long awaited update from Android 2.3.4 to Android 4.0.3 to Vodafone branded EVO 3D handsets, the update will begin from 1PM today. As per all rollouts I would hazard a guess that this update will be staggered also so keep checking Settings > About Phone > Check for Updates. The Full Statement HTC will begin rolling out the Android Ice Cream Sandwich platform upgrade for EVO 3D handsets sold by Vodafone in Australia. This is a platform upgrade and will introduce a number of new features... Continue reading

Ice Cream Sandwich update for Samsung Galaxy Note on Vodafone rolling out tomorrow

Vodafone have updated their blog mentioning that the Android 4.0.4 "Ice Cream Sandwich" update for the Samsung Galaxy Note will begin rolling out to users from tomorrow afternoon. Not all users will receive the update at the same time, it will instead be a staggered release with a portion of users getting the update over a few days. The update will be available over the air (charge your phone up + have a good data connection) or via Samsung Kies desktop software. As always, let us know how it goes! Continue reading

Ice Cream Sandwich update for Vodafone Samsung Galaxy Note is approved awaiting rollout

It's been a while coming but an update to the weekly Vodafone blog has advised customers with the Samsung Galaxy Note that the Ice Cream Sandwich update for their phone has been approved and all we're now waiting on is details on how and when the rollout will occur. The update will take owners from Android 2.3.6 up to 4.0.4 and should hopefully include the Samsung Ice Cream Sandwich Premium Suite which brings updates to the S-Note Productivity Tool, My Story App and an S Memo Upgrade. I’m pleased to announce that we have now granted approval for the Android... Continue reading

HTC EVO 3D and Sony Xperia Arc Ice Cream Sandwich update approved by Vodafone rollout to start soon

According to the Vodafone blog the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for the Sony Xperia Arc and the HTC EVO 3D have both passed testing and are awaiting rollout by their respective manufacturers. The upgrade will see both the Sony Xperia Arc and HTC EVO 3D go from Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) to Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). How the updates will be rolled out remains to be seen, we'll keep our eye on the Vodafone, Sony and HTC Blogs for further information and let you know as soon as we see any movement, if however you see... Continue reading

Vodafone 3G Motorola Xoom owners to get Ice Cream Sandwich July 30

The latest Vodafone Software update blog has a listing that should excite Motorola Xoom owners, they will finally receive their long awaited update to Ice Cream Sandwich on the 30th of July. Xoom owners have been waiting patiently since Ice Cream Sandwich was announced back in October last year and then when Motorola advised the udpate would be coming last month on June 21st much rejoicing was heard however the udpate was pulled. The Xoom is considered not quite a Nexus device but certainly a 'Reference' device for the Honeycomb release of Android and early adopters of the tablet... Continue reading

Vodafone Nexus S Jelly Bean rollout halted – The Challenge may not be over

Hold the phone folks, the Vodafone rollout of Jelly Bean to the Nexus S has been halted. Vodafone has just advised me that they have had to halt the update, according to the blog there are some issues. The full statement : Important news We’ve just been advised that due to a software issue, the roll-out the of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update to Vodafone Australia customers has been delayed. It’s been advised the software currently does not meet all the Australian regulatory requirements related to emergency calls. At this stage, we don’t have any further information on when the roll-out will resume,... Continue reading

Vodafone win the Nexus S Jelly Bean Challenge – Rollout begins tomorrow at 1pm.

With good grace I concede defeat, Vodafone has done what I thought impossible for any carrier, they have completed testing and will roll out the update for Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) to Vodafone Nexus S handsets from 1pm tomorrow beating even Google to releasing the image on the Google Dev page. I will happily send a picture of myself wearing a Vodafone Speaks Android Lanyard out onto the web because that is just awesome. The Vodafone update blog advises the status of the rollout as : Approved by Vodafone, roll out by Google scheduled for 1:00pm AEST, 19th July... Continue reading

Vodafone Nexus S – Jelly Bean Challenge

We love to talk with Australian carriers regarding Android updates and so far Vodafone has been an excellent communicator in regards to what is happening with updates for their phones. When I reminded Vodafone yesterday that I still had my Nexus S and that the countdown to the Vodafone OTA update would begin when the official Jelly Bean image for the Nexus S hits the Google Dev page. They responded to the challenge: @phroghollow Excellent! I love a challenge. If our OTA arrives within a 2 weeks of it being posted to AOSP... ^K— Vodafone... Continue reading