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 Tab 2 10.1 — Android 4.1 Jelly Bean currently in testing.

Samsung Galaxy S III — Android 4.1.1 approved, set to roll out from 1pm AEDT on 26 November. All users to receive the update within 14 days.


Samsung Galaxy S II 4G — Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich now in second round testing. Expected to ship on 29 November.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus — Android Jelly Bean 4.1 still yet to be submitted from Samsung. Expected to ship in December.

Samsung Galaxy S III — Issue in Android 4.1 submission found, will require Samsung to submit a second version for testing.

HTC One XL — Android Jelly Bean 4.1 still yet to be submitted from HTC. Expected to ship in December.

HTC One S — Android Jelly Bean 4.1 submission delayed by until next year.

Sony Xperia U — Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich now in first round testing, expected to ship 17 December.

Motorla Razr HD — Android 4.1 Jelly Bean now in second round testing, expected to ship on 17 December.





    When I read this "Issue in Android 4.1 submission found, will require Samsung to submit a second version for testing."
    I was very sad

      What it SHOULD read is "Incompatibility with optus's bullshit bloatware on 4.1"

    Every week i read these updates it makes me realise that i really do need a nexus 4 straight from Google. Or just keep running Cyanogenmod

      Spot on, if I go back to Android I'll get a Nexus device direct from Google (hopefully they keep it up, selling their Nexus phones direct), I'm sick of waiting forever for carrier updates. Either that or flash a CM ROM also, they're great.

      It always seems to be "in testing" doesn't it? Or "final testing". I never hear much about the updates actually getting pushed out. Next Android phone I get will definitely be an unbranded Nexus. Direct updates from Google, and a long developer support life.

    hurry up optus and give out jellybean for HTC One X! officialy HTC stated that it was supposed to come out at the end of october but optus hasn't approved it yet.

      This x1000.
      Hurry up HTC and Optus!
      Quickly losing faith in the both of you.

        Companies like HTC and Samsung and any serious Android contenders are never to blame. It's the service providers who for some reason have to test the firmware for months on end. It's actually getting beyond ridiculous. I'm thinking of switching back to Apple. I know it sounds sheepish, but I don't like being on Cyanogenmod roms that much. I want it official and I want my warranty kept. Definitely going to nexus device next time.

          Yeah very true. But in this case I thought that HTC haven't even released the JB update for the One X? I could be wrong on that one.
          And it doesn't sound sheepish. I've considered it myself. It is definitely one of the advantages apple has.
          The problem with the Nexus devices is that they never seem to be as good spec wise as other phones on the market at the time. However, I think I would definitely think about the switch to a Nexus next time.

            Not with the Nexus 4 I think, it's pretty amazing man, looks amazing too :)

    Sigh, Still no news on HTC One X, voda is so fail at updating software.

    What, galaxy s 2 jellybean testing on voda doesn't rate a mention?

    Not accurate. Eg. Vodafone will release JB for S3 on Monday... Starting after 13:00.

      Is there any way to tell when it will be released to different users - how do they break this down? Eg, it says it will be released from Monday after 1pm, and rolled out to all users within 14 days. I am trying to figure out if there is a way to make sure I get it in the first couple of days - heading away for a break and would be cool to upgrade the phone before I go.

    yeah i will get a Nexus next time around, i'm over waiting for JB on the GS3 with Telstra its a joke.

    Why do the carriers have to spend so much time approving android builds? Why does the iphone not need carrier approval and testing for the updates? Are the carriers testing for network compatibility or are they testing for extra compatibility of software?

    HTC has definitely already made the Jellybean update, Taiwan and most of Europe already have it.

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