Competition: Win a Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 from Ausdroid and Vodafone

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... Continue reading

Vodafone shows Jellybean love to Ausdroid readers

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... Continue reading

Rumour: Galaxy Note II LTE (N7105) to launch on all three carriers in November

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... Continue reading

Samsung comments on availability for Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy Nexus via Vodafone Blog

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... Continue reading

Vodafone’s App Aid well under way — take a look!

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... Continue reading

Galaxy Tab 10.1 receiving Ice Cream Sandwich update, local devices stand by anxiously.

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... Continue reading

Vodafone: Android 2.3.6 “Value Pack” update now rolling out to the original Samsung Galaxy Tab

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... Continue reading

Vodafone: Android 4.0.4 update for the Sony Xperia Ray is now available

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... Continue reading

Vodafone Foundation announces guest judge Guy Kawasaki for AppAid

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... Continue reading

Vodafone: Sony Xperia Ray will go from Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich

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! Continue reading

Vodafone: HTC One X will be updated from Android 4.0.3 to 4.0.4, awaiting roll-out by HTC

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. Continue reading

Vodafone: Samsung submitting Jelly Bean update for Galaxy S III soon

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? Continue reading