Following Samsung’s confirmation that all UK-based Galaxy S3 will be getting Jelly Bean in the coming weeks, Vodafone was the second mobile operator in the country to serve Google’s latest and greatest mobile operating system. Remarkably, there’s no hint of a delay and the software upgrade seems to be rolling out smoothly.
When it comes to that buttery smooth Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S3, those in the UK fare better than American folks who may not get the update until 2013. Three has jump started the race to bring Android 4.1 to Galaxy S3 owners in the UK, where the update has been pushed out for a couple of days. Now, more carriers have announced when customers can expect to frantically check their phone for signs of jelly.
Earlier today we reported on the official unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. Now we have confirmation that a UK SIM-free version of the Mini will arrive in white and blue variants, priced at £298.80.
HTC’s latest mid-range budget offering, the Desire X, didn’t exactly look like a phone to make the crowds very excited, so it didn’t come as a big surprise when the weeks passed and we didn’t hear a thing about its release. However, exciting things are finally happening to the Desire X, at least in the UK.
Vodafone is now stocking the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. This news comes just days after the handset was initially released in the UK. The additional UK carriers will be releasing the device in the next couple weeks, along with EE’s 4G network.
EE has officially announced it will launch its 4G service in the UK on October 30th in ten lucky cities. What does that mean for the rest of the UK carriers? Telecommunications watchdog Ofcom has now confirmed that 4G services will reach the other carries starting around the spring and summer of 2013.
If you’re in the UK, chances are you’ve been waiting with baited breath over the eventual release of this monster device. Well, the wait comes to an end next Tuesday, when Vodafone, O2, T-Mobile and Orange start taking orders through Phones4u, a well known UK retailer.
People have become very attached to their phones, taking them everywhere and answering them anytime. Having an easy way to communicate means that we always think we have to answer the call or text, even at the worst possible times: when driving, when using the restroom, when hanging out with friends. Even when having sex.
UK is still in pole-position to get the Xperia T and J before any other market, and we’ve now started to hear about the carriers preparing to start selling the two phones. As expected, no carrier will be getting exclusivity over any of the devices, which is good news for regular users, who’ll have more freedom of choice.
The European Commission has approved a joint venture including Everything Everywhere, Telefonica, and Vodafone to bring “mobile marketing and wallet services” to the UK.