Last we heard about the availability of the LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy Note II on Australian carriers was a possible launch on Optus in December. We’re now hearing rumours that all three of the major carriers will launch the Galaxy Note II in November albeit as a staggered release with Optus first out of the gate offering it as of the 5th of November seemingly with a two week exclusive. Next up will be Vodafone launching it on the 19th of November followed a week later by Telstra on the 26th of November. The launch will be for[Read More...]
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It’s been a long wait and it doesn’t appear that an end is in sight. Australian carriers are still waiting for Samsung to submit the Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy Nexus to them for testing and Vodafone has just published a statement from Samsung on their blog regarding the delay in supplying the update to carriers for testing : “Samsung are working as quickly as possible to address Australian market specific issues for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. We will launch the Jellybean software as soon as the software has met all our quality checks and is network tested and[Read More...]
We’re a little proud to have been covering the lead up to Vodafone’s App Aid, and just a little disappointed that we aren’t physically there to cover it, but that’s just how the cookie crumbles sometimes. But, despite the lack of our presence there, things are going along really well, and of course they should be! A blog like Ausdroid wouldn’t make a big difference to that, but we’re hoping that the 10 teams competing in App Aid will make a big difference to the ten charities involved in Vodafone’s App Aid hack-a-thon. Check out the proceedings in the YouTube[Read More...]
If you own one of the earlier Samsung tablets, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, then you’ll be happy to hear that the long-awaited Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) update is just around the corner. While Vodafone has announced via its blog that the ICS update has been approved by Vodafone and will be released by Samsung “soon”, Ausdroid tipster Calum has advised that his Galaxy Tab 10.1 (albeit, not an Australian-sourced model) has received the update to ICS already. This certainly bodes well for the owners of the carrier-released Galaxy Tab 10.1s who are anxiously awaiting their updates too. In other news[Read More...]
While the Android 2.3.6 “Value Pack” update for the original Samsung Galaxy Tab might not bring with it every that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has to offer, it will give you an experience that is semi close. Performance will increase; you’ll get face unlocking; menus have been arranged to that of Android 4.0. So really, it’s better than no update at all; but it will be the last major update for the Samsung Galaxy Tab. To receive the update, you’ll need to install Samsung Kies and plug the Galaxy Tab into your PC or Mac to get the update[Read More...]
As we reported last week, the Sony Xperia Ray would be getting Android 4.0.4 “Ice Cream Sandwich” in the near future, and that near future is now. Vodafone have just announced the availability of the update over on their blog this afternoon. To get started with the update, you’ll need to download Sony’s PC Companion software (link) and connect your device to your PC or Mac. This update will more than likely be the last major platform update for the Xperia Ray, so make the most of it! Let us know what you think of the update.
A little while ago we told you about the Vodafone Foundation’s AppAid event, where developers can come together and work on some pretty nifty app ideas for some prominent charities. Over 48 hours, St Johns Ambulance, the Leukaemia Foundation, Oz Harvest, Starlight Children’s Foundation, NSW Wires and The Centre for Volunteering, are just some of the charities that will be working collaboratively with developers to build apps to help support their communities. The finer details can be read on our last post, but we teased that Vodafone Foundation had lined up a fairly prominent venture capitalist as a guest judge,[Read More...]
The Sony Xperia Ray will be getting a major update in the next few weeks according to Vodafone’s software update report. The device which launched earlier this year will go from Android 2.3.4 “Gingerbread” to Android 4.0.4 “Ice Cream Sandwich” — a satisfying update for sure. “Approved by Vodafone, awaiting roll out by Sony.” As the update has already been approved by Vodafone, it’s now in the hands of Sony to push out the update, and when that happens we’ll be sure to let you know of the details. Stay tuned!
Another device mentioned by Vodafone in their software update report was the HTC One X. Although the update might not be as major as the one coming for the Galaxy S III, Vodafone have signed off on the Android 4.0.4 update and are now waiting for HTC to initiate the roll-out process. “Approved by Vodafone, awaiting roll out by HTC.” The update will bring performance and security enhancements as well as a version number bump. This update will be rolling out very soon, and was we hear more we’ll let you know.
Vodafone has published their weekly software update report, and the Galaxy S III is indeed a worthy mention — as we reported a little earlier today. Vodafone have confirmed that Samsung will be submitting the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S III soon. “Manufacturer preparing update for submission to Vodafone for testing.” Vodafone don’t have an exact date, obviously, so one can only assume a release date for end users. We’re thinking some time in early October, or maybe late September if everything goes without a hiccup. Are you excited, Galaxy S III owners?
Vodafone have today hinted at the much-anticipated Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S III. In a tweet sent to myself and Chris, Kieran from Vodafone gave a quick insight into what can be expected from today’s Software Update blog post on the Vodafone site — with the Galaxy S III being a notable entry. @ozcjr @prymal81 You know how I said we should wait for news on the GT-i9300T? Today’s Weekly Wrap just might have some… ^K — Vodafone Australia (@Vodafone_AU) September 5, 2012 Once the blog post goes live on the Vodafone site, we’ll be sure to[Read More...]
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,[Read More...]
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 connection[Read More...]