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:

Needless to say: Challenge Accepted. I’m so torn right now, I want Jelly Bean on my phones as soon as possible but to be able to get a phone to give away to you our readers would be super sweet as well.

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xperia user
xperia user
8 years ago

How about 2 weeks for xperia ics update?

Skythe
Skythe
8 years ago

VF’s support for Android have made me hate them much less.

vince
vince
8 years ago

I’m already using JB, ported ROM from GNex, on my Nexus S. It’s a great improvement, love it. Although Voice Search is still to be fix, can’t wait for the OTA from Google.

billchen0014
billchen0014
Reply to  vince
8 years ago

voice search works fine for me,

vince
vince
Reply to  billchen0014
8 years ago

What ROM are you using? (links…) the one in XDA does not have a functioning Voice Search due to missing libraries.

joss
joss
8 years ago

lol pity the can’t get it out to us note users, a or a eta

Nathan
Nathan
Reply to  joss
8 years ago

It’s not Vodafone’s fault, but you have to wait for Samsung to announce it. They advised the Galaxy SIII will be Q4 2012. By then, Note II will be out, and no doubt will ship with Jelly Bean, so who knows when they will upgrade the original Note, etc, etc.

Alex
Alex
8 years ago

Wow that is impressive. Can you make a similar challenge for the Galaxy Nexus too? If Vodafone push Jelly Bean to Galaxy Nexus owners in the next 2 weeks I’ll be very happy ๐Ÿ™‚

billchen0014
billchen0014
Reply to  Alex
8 years ago

its already out

Alex
Alex
Reply to  billchen0014
8 years ago

There is definitely no OTA yet and I’m sure there isn’t even an official build for Vodafone Galaxy Nexus’s (though I’d be happy for you to prove me wrong). There are official builds for takju and yakju. Vodafone and most Australian Galaxy Nexus’s run yakjudv. Their updates come from Samsung, not Google. Vodafone has tweeted that Samsung are working on a Jelly Bean update now. Once Samsung have finished their testing then I think Vodafone tests it further. Hence the massive delay. I’ll be quite happy if said “massive delay” ends up being only 2 weeks.

Nathan
Nathan
Reply to  Alex
8 years ago

Confirmed no OTA yet for VF G Nex

billchen0014
billchen0014
Reply to  Nathan
8 years ago

yeah, if you’re rooted, there should be a port from takju or yakju, if not, it’s very easy to compile from source anyway, i dont have a GN, and this is about the NS anyway so

billchen0014
billchen0014
8 years ago

above is the link to a 100% working rom, and i am using it right now! try it out guys!

xperia user
xperia user
Reply to  billchen0014
8 years ago

For xperia ray I meant

billchen0014
billchen0014
8 years ago

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1764119 something doesn’t work? send me a message on twitter @billchen0014

Kirbysuperstar2
Kirbysuperstar2
8 years ago

Vodafone can be surprisingly cool at times.

Buzz Moody
Reply to  Kirbysuperstar2
8 years ago

Agreed. Support the hardcore Android lovers is always great ๐Ÿ™‚