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Australian network operator Telstra has published an announcement on the status of software updates for some of its major Android handsets, including the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Nexus. Many handsets can look forward to receiving ICS or Jelly Bean updates before the end of the year, however some have slipped into early 2013.

Here's a breakdown of what Telstra customers can expect in the weeks ahead --

  • Galaxy S2 4G - Ice Cream Sandwich update expected Dec. 10
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus - Jelly Bean (4.1) expected to be approved in December. Availability TBC.
  • HTC One XL - Jelly Bean (4.1) expected to land before end of year.
  • HTC One S - Jelly Bean (4.1) due in early 2013.
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 - "Showstopper" bug uncovered in testing the Jelly Bean (4.1) firmware means this update isn't expected before early 2013.
  • Sony Xperia U - ICS update to launch Dec. 17.
  • Motorola RAZR HD - Jelly Bean (4.1) update expected Dec. 17.
  • Motorola RAZR M - Jelly Bean (4.1) update expected Feb. 8, 2013.

Many of these updates lag behind the international versions of these handsets -- for example, the international Galaxy S3 got Jelly Bean over a month ago, while the Galaxy Nexus is already on Android 4.2 in other territories. In any case, hopefully Aussies can take solace in the fact that update schedules are available to them -- that's more than many other carriers offer.

Source: Telstra, via: Ausdroid


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Aussie carrier Telstra publishes new update schedule


All of our networks are GSM here so if you get a GSM phone that supports 3G on 850/900/2100MHz, you can use it on any network. We have the option to buy outright (and direct from the Google Play Store for Nexus 4/7/10) or subsidized by a carrier (and accept delayed updates). Having the choice is not so bad although the problem is that this carrier has the best network and the slowest updates.

So wait, let me get this straight...there are Galaxy Nexus's that DON'T have Jellybean yet? That aren't Verizon?!

Come on, world, you're supposed to be making Verizon look slow with regards to updates, not fast.

It is a GSM Nexus, it's just not a Yakju/Takju build unfortunately.

The fact many people including myself picked up a Nexus partly due to expecting quick updates from Google themselves and were left with phones that received these updates a long time after anyone else was galling to say the least.

I ended up flashing a takju build when 4.1 was released as I'd had enough of it. Many people wont do this and it's tarnished the Nexus brand. The whole internet is aware of the Verizon problem and yet no one seems to acknowledge those outside the US with GSM Galaxy Nexus phones many of which are STILL on 4.04 or lower.