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on 22-10-2012 08:14 AM
There are a number of changes and new additions in this update. The two new entries are the Android Jelly Bean 4.1 update for the Motorola RAZR HD and the Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 update for the Sony Xperia U. At this stage we are planning for a 2-cycle process for each of these which will mean deployment will commence in mid-December. If the opportunity arises to shorten this process then we will do so and advise of revised timelines through this forum.
Unfortunately we have a delay in the submission of the second round of firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S 2 4G Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 update – this has further slipped the approval and deployment dates by another week. On a more positive note the Android Jelly Bean 4.1 update for the Samsung Galaxy S 3 was submitted on 19 October and is currently in test.
The Nokia N8 PR 3.1 “Belle Refresh” approval and deployment dates have also been included.
That’s all for this week. As always let us know if you have any questions or suggestions.
Update status for this week*:
|Handset||Update||Status||Expected test rounds||Expected approval date||Expected customer availability date||Notes|
|HTC EVO 3D||Android 4.0 ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ update||Now available||3||8/10/2012||12/10/2012||Now deploying|
|HTC One XL||Android 4.0.4 update||Now available||1||2/10/2012||3/10/2012||Now deploying|
|Samsung Galaxy S 3||Bugfix update only||Now available||1||26/09/2012||27/09/2012||Now deploying|
|Nokia N8||PR 3.1 "Belle Refresh"||First round testing||1||29/10/2012||12/11/2012||Update received and in test|
|Samsung Galaxy S2 4G||Android 4.0 ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ update||Waiting for second FW submission||2||12/11/2012||26/11/2012||Samsung have delayed the second software submission until 26 October|
|Samsung Galaxy Nexus||Android 4.1 ‘Jelly Bean’ update||Waiting for initial vendor submission||2||November||TBC||Samsung is preparing an update but has slipped the test submission. Current estimate for submission is 26 October. Customer availability dates TBC|
|HTC One XL||Android 4.1 ‘Jelly Bean’ update||Waiting for initial vendor submission||2||TBC||TBC||HTC is preparing a submission for late October, Customer availability expected before end-2012|
|HTC One S||Android 4.1 ‘Jelly Bean’ update||Waiting for initial vendor submission||2||TBC||TBC||HTC is preparing a submission for late October, Customer availability expected before end-2012|
|HTC Desire S||Android 4.0 ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ update||Waiting for initial vendor submission||2||TBC||TBC||HTC is preparing an update but is yet to confirm the date it will be submitted for Telstra testing.|
|Samsung Galaxy S3||Android 4.1 ‘Jelly Bean’ update||First round testing||2||3/12/2012||17/12/2012||Update received 19 October and in test|
|Sony Xperia U||Android 4.0 ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ update||First round testing||2||3/12/2012||17/12/2012||Update received and in test|
|Motorola RAZR HD||Android 4.1 ‘Jelly Bean’ update||First round testing||2||3/12/2012||17/12/2012||Update received and in test|
* - Although accurate at time of publishing these dates are subject to change.
on 22-10-2012 10:41 AM
Can you please explain why two software submissions are required for the Samsung Galaxy S2 4G? My expectation after the initial release was that it was up to Telstra to expedite the release, and now all we see is further delays.
This phone is not fit for purpose (I cannot use 4G without the phone locking up several times daily), and I've been waiting patiently in the hope that ICS will solve the problem.
Can you please recommend another course of action to rectify the problem. The T-Life store told me they'd send the phone off for at least 2 weeks which is unacceptable.
on 22-10-2012 03:07 PM
Been waiting for this post, thanks Craig. Good to see s iii has had jelly bean submitted but poor performance to samsung for not just sending the **bleep** stock image for the gnex
22-10-2012 04:36 PM - edited 22-10-2012 04:37 PM
Of course the mythical and possibly non-existent ICS update for the Galaxy S2 4G has been delayed.
Delays are what Telstra does best it seems. From the shoddy service I've been getting with the BigPond Cable plan we signed up for in August (and haven't recieved yet) to handset updates (although Samsung is also to blame here).
Woo! Go Telstra!
on 22-10-2012 05:31 PM
22-10-2012 05:41 PM - edited 22-10-2012 05:42 PM
S2 4G = massive DUD. You burned us. Badly. 03/12 ,still running Gingerbread, no ICS released yet, not even a mention of JellyBean release for it. As a goodwill gesture, you should allow the people who brought this to exchange for an S3 4G and then just drop all these in a recycle box.
Wishful thinking. It'll never happen. No, instead you'll have to pay full price for the S3 4G. Then realise that after JB, it's not going to get Key Lime Pie or any other update.
See, by the looks of things, Telstra 4G handsets are simply "throw out to Telstra and abandon because they're an insignificant carrier on a global scale" handsets. Hell, even their NEXUS device doesn't have the update. And that's not even a 4G phone or modified by the manufacturers with all the additional bloat - it's just pure stock Android.
on 22-10-2012 06:27 PM
I'm now stuck in 4g range at work and even with juice defender and minimum use the phone didn't make it to lunch time!
on 22-10-2012 06:41 PM
Craig, no offence meant by this but what the fk is going on. I mean come on. This is now going into the 6th fkn month. Thank christ i put a TIO complaint in. Maybe that way we might see some resolution on this POS phone
22-10-2012 07:35 PM - edited 22-10-2012 07:46 PM
Awww, Galaxy Nexus still waiting? I understand the S3 is Samsung's flagship phone and they must put those customers first, but still this is a poor effort considering Google updated the same phone months ago! I just don't understand the hold up? it's suppose to be a stock Google phone and other then adding Telstra's specific customizations (which wouldn't be much) why do they need even longer then the S3 (which has TouchWiz etc to be added)?? makes no **bleep** sense! really wish Google would step in and tell Samsung to pull their heads in...
<rant> I can tolerate this behaviour on an OEM device (like the S3 for example) but on a Nexus device I cannot tolerate it one bit! Samsung are causing fragmention across the Nexus brand and are failing to hold up to what a Nexus device is suppose to deliver. I'm glad LG is rumored to get the next Nexus phone because Samsung performed badly as a Nexus OEM (which worries me about the rumored Samsung Nexus 10 tablet) </rant>
on 22-10-2012 08:10 PM
I don't see why people are so agitated about the nexus about (well i can but thats not the point). all people have to do is download the stock google image and flash it, thats it. problem solved
on 22-10-2012 08:11 PM
Yes I am being condscending because now the blame, imho, falls onto Telstra. It's as simple as that. No If's Buts or Maybe's. I mean come on. It's beyond the realms of "coming soon" and now entered the "taking the piss" phase.