Android OTA: Device Updates & Firmware Weekly Report – June 27th Edition



Pantech Flex Gets Jelly Bean Update on AT&T




There's some good news for our readers out on AT&T, the Pantech Flex has been updated to Android 4.1.2! While that's not the latest version of Android, it does grant you access into the Jelly Bean club and all the benefits that come with it. Benefits like Google Now at long last, and a performance boost thanks to Project Butter. The update should be rolling out now and Ma Bell are telling us that you should receive a text message letting you know the update is ready to download. You can read more from AT&T here.


Sony Update Xperia Z to Android 4.2.2




Sony have updated their Xperia Z to Android 4.2.2, which brings the handset into the elusive club of very few handsets running the latest version of Android. We reported on this earlier in the week, the software version will be updated to 10.3.A.0.423 and it seems to be rolling out all over Europe right now. With carrier versions rolling out in Austria and the Czech Republic, LTE versions in Spain and the Ukraine are getting the update and in the East they should have the update rolling out. If you've not got it yet, keep on trying to download it and maybe contact Sony for some more info. Please remember that your carrier may still be testing the software update before sending it out to your device.

HTC One S Gets Update on T-Mobile; Brings Improved Battery Life




T-Mobile's HTC One S is receiving a "mandatory update" at the moment, which leaves the device at Android 4.1.2 and instead focuses on the battery life of the device. The software will be updated to version 3.14.531.17 710RD and should be rolling out right now. If you haven't downloaded it yet, there are a couple of things you can try, you can head over to Settings -> About phone -> Software updates -> Check now to see about downloading the update. As well as that, you can download the update from the HTC website and install it over USB. You must not be rooted and have every update before this one, for more info on how to update head over to here.

AT&T's Xperia ION Finally Gets Android 4.1.2




While the rest of the Xperia family already has Android 4.1, the ION has been left out until now. Finally, the AT&T member of last year's family is ready for Android 4.1. The update brings with it such fun like Google Now and Project Butter, and should also bring the software up to parity with some of Sony's newer smartphones. The update is available from the PC Companion suite and ready to download now, after that you should have software version 6.2.B.0.211 on your device.


Canada's Galaxy S III Finally Gets Multi-Window Update


Here in the States, the Galaxy S III has enjoyed Multi-Window support for some time now and, finally, it's Canada's turn to get in on the action. The software will be updated to version MVLDMF1 and has apparently been rolling out all over the place including Telus, Bell, Rogers, MTS, Koodo, Fido, and SaskTel. The update will bring with it the following improvements and additions:

  • Improved download speeds when HSPA+ network coverage.
  • Proactively addresses instances where third-party VoIP apps could interfere when dialing E911
  • Multi-Window Support
  • Gallery has been updated
  • Improvement in the Camera app

Sony Xperia S Gets Android 4.1.2 on Rogers


Much like AT&T's Xperia ION, the S is getting the update to Jelly Bean in the Great White North as well. The build number is a littler different at 6.2.B.0.200 but, it brings with it all of the same additions. Finally, Google Now is hitting Canada for those with an Xperia S!

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Getting Jelly Bean on AT&T


Those on AT&T with a 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 2 should finally have something to be excited about, as the device is at long last getting the update to Android 4.1.2. We're disappointed that it took AT&T six months after the WiFi Only update rolled but, did we expect anything less? Unfortunately though, this is one of those updates that you'll have to install using KIES, which is annoying to say the least. However, things should be relatively straight forward for most of you, and you can find out how to do it here. After that, you should have version I497UCUAMF2 on your Tab 2 10.1, which brings everything Jelly Bean brought us and an improved e-mail app to boot. Huzzah!