This Week In Smartphone Software Updates: Telstra, Optus, Vodafone

Wondering when the sweet new versions of Android will land on your device? You're in luck: each week, Gizmodo Australia will take you through all of the handset updates currently being tested on Australian networks like Vodafone, Telstra and Optus, and tell you when you can expect them on your device.

Vodafone

Samsung Galaxy Nexus — Android 4.1.2 update approved. Roll-out commencing shortly.

Huawei Ascend G300 — Android 4.0.3 update approved. Roll-out underway

Nokia Lumia 610 — Windows Phone 7.8 approved. Roll-out underway.

Nokia Lumia 800 — Windows Phone 7.8 approved. Roll-out underway.

Nokia N8 — Symbian Belle Refresh approved. Roll-out underway.

Nokia C7 — Symbian Belle Refresh approved. Roll-out underway.

Nokia E7 — Symbian Belle Refresh approved. Roll-out underway.

Nokia E6 — Symbian Belle Refresh approved. Roll-out underway.

Telstra

Nokia Lumia 920 — Portico update approved and currently rolling-out to customers.

Nokia Lumia 610 — Windows Phone 7.8 approved. Roll-out underway.

Nokia Lumia 800 — Windows Phone 7.8 approved. Roll-out underway.

Optus

TBA


Comments

    Stupid question from someone with an iPhone-

    Why do carriers have to approve OS updates on android phones?

      I always wondered this too. And I always wondered why a OS manufacturer would allow a telecommunications company to be in charge of rolling out their updates.

      Feel a little for the devs in this working on great new features that most people might not get a chance to use because a telco company wont play ball.

      Main reason is that they can test that it doesn't impact usage 'specifically' on their network to cover their ass if it does.

      That, and I'm sure they also retest their baked-in apps, that it remains locked to them, etc.

      Telco's test iOS updates too. They just get them months in advance and it's all kept quiet due to Apple being anal. Then a single release is done.
      When you only do one OS rip off.... I mean update a year on a handful of devices you can afford to be a little more controlling.

      Read this for a little more info.
      Www.ausdroid.net/2012/08/20/talking-updates-and-android-with-telstra/

    Still waiting on Jelly Bean for the S3 on Optus. Given Samsung launched Jelly Bean for the phone in September 2012, and it's now 5 months later, is this grounds to void my current contract? I've been in touch with Optus via twitter twice, and they have said it will roll out in December, then January, and they've yet to provide it.

    Has Gizmondo run out of graphic artists? Or are most of the world's smartphones still being upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich?

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