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...]
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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...]
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...]
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.