Originally Posted by larry510
I just think this doing it in waves thing is silly. They need to come up with a better system where everyone can get it at the same time. If they can't do it OTA at least make an online manual download option. Not fair to make someone wait 14 days+ longer than someone else.
Originally Posted by Little Darwin
My issue is that, along with the other carriers, Sprint is treating their customers unprofessionally. Why is this an acceptable business model for the cell companies when any other tech company PLANS their releases, and lets their customers/users know what the planned release date is well in advance?
If we, the paying customers, don't gripe in forums etc, then they will continue to treat us as irrelevant in their business model. How does that benefit anyone other than Apple at this point.
Ok, I can appreciate the frustration but maybe a little background can help here.
First - no one releases to everyone at once for a simple reason - _bandwidth_.
That means computer server bandwidth to meet the demand, the network traffic on the backbone, and then the distribution and tower bandwidth.
If any carrier or supplier tried to update everyone everywhere all at once, then no one would be able to get email, texts, you name it, during that cycle.
Some day, I imagine that technology will improve or even fix that - but not today. It's not a matter of money, it's a matter of iron.
The instant-update-for-everyone idea came from the first Nexus models. Note that until the Galaxy Nexus model came out, there were actually less than 2 million Nexii worldwide - far less than is common for a single model on Sprint alone. As the numbers grew, so did the roll-out schedules.
On the concern that others are lying -
But all it takes is for a tech to throw a switch the wrong way and a sneak-peak happens.
I got one of those a few years ago. And I was called a liar. Until the following week when the actual update went out OTA. And - it was a slightly different revision to mine. Mine was only supposed to go to testers, and they found problems.
That's how it works.
Hope this helps!