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.


Samsung Galaxy Note — Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich now in second-round of testing, expected to be available 27 August

Samsung Galaxy SII 4G — Waiting on Samsung to submit a version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for testing, expected 16 October

Samsung Galaxy Nexus — Waiting on Google to submit a version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for testing

HTC One XL — Waiting on HTC to submit a version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for testing. HTC have indicated it is still being prepared

HTC One S — Waiting on HTC to submit a version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for testing. HTC have indicated it is still being prepared

HTC Evo 3D — Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich delayed out to 12 September after issues found in second testing round, may require new firmware from HTC


HTC Evo 3D — Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update approved by Optus

Motorola RAZR — Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update approved by Optus

Samsung Galaxy Note — Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update approved by Optus


Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 — Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is still in testing

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 — Android 2.3.6 is in its second-round of testing

Samsung Galaxy SIII — Android 4.0.4 Maintenance Release 2 is currently in testing

Samsung Galaxy Nexus — Still waiting on a copy of Android 4.1 to come from Google for network testing

Nexus S — Android 4.1 Jelly Bean rolled out yesterday

Sony Xperia S — Android 4.0.4 currently in its second-round of testing

Sony Xperia Arc — Android 4.0.4 has been approved by Vodafone, awaiting Sony roll-out to handsets

Sony Xperia Ray — Android 4.0.4 currently in its second-round of testing



    Here is the software updates page for Optus.

      So annoying... Optus started off saying the HTC Incredible S would get ICS at the beginning of July... Then it was late July... Then early August... and now, due to a manufacturer delay, late August!

      I can understand it, and I guess I should be grateful the Incredible S is getting the update at all, but with Jelly Bean on my Nexus 7, I'm constantly reminded of how out of date Gingerbread is...

        try september mate! damn optus, i feel like buying a new phone, loosing hope with my incredible s

      Thanks Sam! I'll add this in now.

        Samsung *Nexus S (Vodafone)

    Vodafone - Samsung Nexus S - Android 4.1 Jelly Bean released yesterday.

    I'm guessing there's a slight typo on the line for Vodafone Galaxy S.. Perhaps it should read "Galaxy Nexus S"?

    I got a little excited for a second there..

      Nexus S wasn't in the Galaxy product line - It's more of a Google product as opposed to a Samsung product (Galaxy).

        *cough* Galaxy Nexus *cough*

    I've got an unlocked SGS3 which has no carrier branding (purchased from Dick Smith).

    Who does these updates? Just Samsung?

    What is the best way to follow the status of these updates?

      I go with the carrier SIM you're using - the update will be pushed from them.

        Yep, Just Samsung mate. Definitely not your sim provider. It's all about where your IMEI, carrier branded ones have different IMEI numbers.

    Waiting on Google to submit a copy of JB for testing on the Galaxy Nexus... What a load of shit. It's a public release for gods sake. Why can't they download it themselves and start testing?

    where's my jellybean? ICS is good on onex but J.B one step better...

    Samsung Galaxy S got Android 4.1 Jellybean? Yesterday??

      *Nexus S (Vodafone)

    WTF? Vodafone is rolling out Jelly Bean for the Samsung Galaxy S (GT-i9000)?

    minor spelling error not withstanding - here is a paste of my live optus chat -after the optus link above gave no info on my onex. :
    Thank you for choosing Optus. Please wait for an Optus Representative to respond. You are currently number 1 in the queue. You should be connected to an agent in approximately 0 minutes.

    You are now chatting with 'Devesh'

    Devesh: Hi there! Welcome to Optus Web Chat. How can I help you today?

    lee: Hi,

    Devesh: Hello.

    lee: when will I get Jellybean update for my HTC One X?

    Devesh: Do you want to update your phone?

    lee: no.

    lee: it is the android operating system update, currently called Ice Cream sanwich & the new version is called Jellybean

    Devesh: Okay, I see.

    Devesh: let me check.

    lee: cheers

    Devesh: :)

    Devesh: May I have your number please?

    lee: xxxxxxxxx

    Devesh: Thank you.

    Devesh: As I have check that, the updates are yet to be awaited.

    Devesh: We have not recieved any updates about the same.

    Devesh: however you can check on the Optus website for more details or you can visit the nearest Yes Optus store.

    lee: righto chief, the website is crap. no information what so ever.

    lee: thanks any way

    Thanks for this page, anxiously awaiting 4.1 on my HOXL after trying Jelly Bean on a friend's phone.

    Samsung Galaxy S2 4G - October now for ICS???

    What a bloody joke!

    For the Samsung owners just use and grab the latest international UK firmware for your phone. Its much better than waiting for Australian releases.

    "due to a manufacturer delay" what a lie if want optus branded would have the update already. Opus Suck S**T

    I've given up on Australian vendors releasing timely updates based on when the updates are released by manufacturers. When I did care, it was when I first got my SGSII with Vodafone.. and it was months and months and months before they released the hotfix for the battery drain glitch. They had to "test" it first.. to make sure it was compatible with their bloatware, obviously...

    Australian Telcos are still the most outdated in the world, for just about everything.

    Got my 4.1 update OTA for my Nexus S on Saturday. Feeling great :D

    When can we expect the ICS update for Telstra's Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 4G?

    Since updating my android version on my samsung galaxy S2 (Telstra) to 4.0.3 build IML74K.DVLP4 now my contactsj tab is gone from my phone app and my gallery does not rotate the photos when I put the phone on it's side. I cannot find a way to back out. It is obviously just Telstra and cy colleagues with the same phone (different carrier) do not have this issue. When will Telstra be addressing this?

    I upgraded my Samsung galaxy note to Android 4.0.4 with telstra a couple of Weeks ago, but I don't like it as I lose some of the languages in the Swype package. If I reset to factory settings, will it restore the earlier version of Android? And will I thus also restore the original version of Swype that was on my phone when I bought it a few months ago?

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