Owners of a Galaxy S III smartphone on the network of Australian wireless carrier Vodafone will be happy to learn that the deployment of Android 4.1.1 for their devices has re-started.The software began landing on devices last month, but its deployment was halted due to some issues that it caused on devices.
The issue resulted in contact names no longer being displayed in applications like Messages or Call Logs after the update; yet, it seems that not all those who installed the new software release were affected.
However, three weeks later, Samsung and Vodafone finally got all things right, and the update is once again available for download for the owners of a Galaxy S III.
For users who have already installed the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean OS upgrade, a new update will be available for download, packing only a hotfix for the aforementioned issue.
“Customers on Ice Cream Sandwich will be offered the full upgrade as well as the hotfix,” the wireless carrier announced in a blog post.
As it usually happens with this kind of software updates, the new OS upgrade won’t be available for all users at the same time.
“Whether you’re on Jelly Bean or Ice Cream Sandwich, the update is released in batches so not everybody can update at the same time,” Vodafone announced.
However, the wireless carrier did say that it should upgrade all Galaxy S III units on its network within two weeks. For those out of the loop, we should note that the update was released for this device over at Telstra too, and that it will reach all of the carrier’s users in two weeks as well.
“There are heaps of new features like the predictive magic of Google Now and some great performance improvements thanks to Google’s Project Butter. Some small bugs and glitches have also been addressed,” Vodafone also explains.