Testing for the update will commence next week, with Telstra commiting to releasing 3.1 as an over the air update next month. Among the features included in the update are:
• Full support for the final release of Adobe Flash Player 10.3, delivering significant performance enhancements when viewing rich Flash content on the web. • Resizable widgets to enable further customisation of home screens. • The MicroSD card reader activation enabling customers to play apps and media from MicroSD cards. • Support for USB-connected peripherals and accessories, such as keyboards, mice, game controllers and digital cameras. • Expanded Bluetooth features to support Bluetooth headsets in Google Talk™ video chats and Bluetooth mouse support in addition to additional shortcut keys with the Bluetooth keyboard • Picture Transfer Protocol Feature support to enable easier transfer of photo files to your PC without the need for drivers. • A file manager app allowing you to easily navigate through your storage.
Given that Android firmware upgrades generally take months to arrive in Australia after seeing a release elsewhere around the world, it seems that Telstra is doing its best to increase communication about status upgrades to try and pre-emptively strike the complaints.