Category / Tablet Updates
Yesterday we noticed that Sony pushed out a “major” update for the original Sony Tablet S.
The update adds a few new features, some of which are already available on the new Sony Xperia Tablet S. However, the update does not provide an overall Android update – which remains on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Here are a couple of updates we thought were most notable:
The original update to Android introduced small apps, shortcut apps to multitasking apps that open in a smaller window that float on the top of the screen. The original small apps were browser, calculator and remote control. However the update now introduces voice recording and timer, the ability to …
The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy Note 10.1 is poised to bring a Premium Suite of software to the Galaxy Note 10.1. For starters, there will be improved multi-tasking with the on-screen windows. You’ll have the ability to open many windows of 16 different apps at once with different window sizes, dual-screen functions and other little benefits.
Another welcome feature is Air View, which has been found on the Galaxy Note II. You’ll be able to hover over the screen with the S Pen to get a better idea of the content below. S Planner, Email and videos or the Gallery will be able to perform this function.
There’s a few other functions, like taking clips of …
Well, what do you know. Things have been fairly quiet on the Jelly Bean update cycle and no one really knew if some of Samsung’s major phones would get the update or not. It turns out that Samsung’s flagship phones of 2011 will in fact be updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. That is the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy S II. Oh, and, the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will also be getting a little sweet Jelly Bean treatment.
For those of you who are still keen to hold onto your older phones rather than updating – this is great news! We’re not sure when to expect the updates, but Samsung is preparing the update for submission to Vodafone to …
Google recently announced Android 4.2 this week, which will be bring a lot of new features to the Android OS. Although the name from 4.1, Jelly Bean, will be carried over to 4.2 we’ll still be seeing some great new fancy features. Overall, the OS will remain very similar with some minor tweaks and the addition of some cool new software. In fact, we went through a bit of it when we spoke about the three features we’re most excited for in Android 4.2.
Well, Google have announced that the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 will be shipping with Android’s latest and greatest – 4.2 Jelly Bean. However, the Nexus 7 is still stuck on Android 4.1. But, for …
Got yourself a Galaxy Nexus or Nexus S from an international outlet? Well, the Android 4.1.2 update that started rolling out to the Nexus 7 last week is now available for international variants of the Galaxy Nexus or Nexus S. If you bought your Nexus from an international retailer and it is updated by Google then the update should be starting to roll out now.
My personal Galaxy Nexus (and Nexus 7) received the update today, meaning that the roll-outs have begun! The update includes a few bug fixes and the ability to use the device in landscape mode.
You know the drill – head over to the Settings -> About -> System Update -> Check Now. If the update …
Got a Nexus 7? You’ve got an update. Android 4.1.2, which was previously spotted on the rumoured LG Nexus is now rolling out to the ASUS/Google Nexus 7. The update brings some minor changes in the way of chip management and performance, which is standard for a small bump.
The update also apparently includes a landscape mode for viewing your homescreens on the side – something which Google initially ditched from the Jelly Bean tablet. If you don’t have the update yet then don’t worry, it’s likely being staggered out with so many of us owning one of these tablets.
Check your device in the Settings -> About -> Software Update -> Check Now. Let us know if you …
Got an ASUS Transformer Infinity device? Well, today is a happy day for you! As they generally do, ASUS has managed to push an update out to their device in an extremely quick fashion. The update is going out around the world and in Australia too – I know, I just got it on our (second) test unit.
You know the drill: Head over to Settings -> About -> Firmware Update -> Check Now and you should find the update waiting for you!
The update will provide a fresh take on Android and give Infinity users the most up-to-date OS there is. It runs very smoothly and welcomes some great screen animations.
As always, let us know if you …
The update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the ASUS Transformer Prime went live in the US in the latter part of last week. At the time, we were unsure whether the update had made it over to Aus at the same time. However, it is now clear to us where this update is at.
Ladies and gentlemen, for those of you who have got yourself an ASUS Transformer Prime (TF201), then now is the time to start getting excited. Jelly Bean looks to be here and ready for your installing. Well, at least that’s according to Twitter user Crazy Sean who @ASUSAU (ASUS Australia retweeted). Hopefully, that is enough evidence from ASUS Australia that the update is up and …
ASUS Transformer Infinity, Transformer Prime (in US) to receive Jelly Bean update in the coming days
ASUS Campus broke the news today that ASUS will be updating the popular Transformer Prime and Transformer Infinity devices to Jelly Bean in the coming days. The Transformer Prime will be updated on September 27th (today) and the Transformer Infinity to be updated on the 28th (tomorrow).
As these devices are not bound by carrier restrictions and testing, we can expect that they will be available for us Aussies very shortly. Don’t worry, an email has already been sent off to ASUS Australia about the upcoming update.
ASUS has posted a change-log for the update:
- Upgrade OS from Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
- Default enable System Bar Lock
- Add Multiple Photo Selection feature
- Support Connect
Samsung has today let everyone know of the list of international devices that will be receiving Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. In total there are 15 devices to be updated, which is quite a cumbersome list. Seeing as though Samsung has been able to start releasing 4G Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II models that are preloaded with Jelly Bean, we can hope to getting these updates sooner rather than later.
The update will bring enhancements to Sammy’s ‘Pop up play’ feature, a new ‘Easy Mode’ and a new ‘blocking mode.’ As we had expected, Samsung are making a few necessary changes to the software of the Galaxy S III to make it a viable competitor for the iPhone 5 …
Finally, the long, extended, continuing wait is over! If you’ve purchased a Galaxy Tab 10.1 from Vodafone and have been anxiously awaiting the update to Ice Cream Sandwich – then, well, it’s here!
You know the drill:
Head over to the Settings -About -Software Update -Check Now.
The update is available OTA (Over The Air) or via Samsung’s Kies Software.
In other news, the Xperia S is still waiting for Sony to roll out the update – shouldn’t be too long now!
As always, let us know if you get the update and how it goes below!
Source: Vodafone Blog
Have you got any of these phones from Vodafone? Well, today sure is your lucky day. Vodafone have finally got some really great, solid news about these Android devices. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is just around the corner!
Vodafone has approved the updates for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Xperia S, leaving it up to Samsung and Sony respectively to hit the button and push the update out. There’s not too long to go.
Head on over to the Settings -> About -> Software Update -> Check Now and see if the update is ready. It shouldn’t take over a week, so start getting excited. Of course, there are sometimes hiccups so we made have a longer wait …