Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Huawei Mercury

Get excited for the Samsung Galaxy S5! Find everything you need and discuss it in our Galaxy S5 Forum!

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old March 4th, 2012, 06:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Gmash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: neither Here nor There
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,304
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3, Huawei Mercury (stock/rooted), Huawei Ascend (CM7 2.3.5 @710mhz)
Carrier: Cricket

Thanks: 2,107
Thanked 1,437 Times in 1,096 Posts
Default New kernel and version update?

So I was reading on another forum that the new Mercury's are shipping with an updated kernel and 2.3.6. So I checked under settings> about phone> online updates and there were options for firmware update and software update that I don't think were there before. I didn't try them because I don't want an update that might be worse. I usually keep my background data turned off, don't know if that would keep it from upgrading automatically or not, but has anybody noticed this? Anyone with a new Mercury please compare here:

Compare M886 Device Info

This makes me think I might be right about the Mercury shortage having something to do with updates going on. Anybody with an updated version; is the native tethering still available?

__________________
"Machete don't text"
Gmash is online now  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old March 4th, 2012, 06:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 24
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 8 Times in 6 Posts
Default

There is a newer version of the phone and the audio problems have been fixed! Voice to text works beautifully now!

There is a newer version of android 2.3.6 but the kernel is the same. The build version is different and the build date is 1/20/2012.
Sandman45654 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Sandman45654 For This Useful Post:
Gmash (March 5th, 2012)
Old March 5th, 2012, 04:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 8
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

How do you get the new software update?
jbaalson is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 5th, 2012, 07:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 24
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 8 Times in 6 Posts
Default

I forgot to mention tethering is still built into the rom. Sorry, it was a quick reply before leaving for work. Here are a few pics to show some of the other differences I've noticed.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_20120305_074726.jpg (231.9 KB, 41 views)
File Type: jpg shot_000002.jpg (59.9 KB, 41 views)
File Type: jpg shot_000004.jpg (65.7 KB, 37 views)
File Type: jpg shot_000005.jpg (60.6 KB, 36 views)
File Type: jpg shot_000006.jpg (93.3 KB, 36 views)
Sandman45654 is offline  
Last edited by Sandman45654; March 5th, 2012 at 08:11 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old March 5th, 2012, 11:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
the258's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: McAllen TX
Posts: 334
 
Device(s): Huawei Mercury M886
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 24
Thanked 43 Times in 36 Posts
Default

Well, Im pissed. I want the new version.
the258 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 5th, 2012, 11:59 AM   #6 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Fresno, CA.
Posts: 70
 
Device(s): Huawei Mercury
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 4
Thanked 18 Times in 16 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by the258 View Post
Well, Im pissed. I want the new version.
Yea the firmware upgrade / system software upgrade options say No updates available. I wonder if they can flash it in a corp store.

EDIT: Well I called cricket (611) and they said If I upgrade my account to Muve it will receive the updated software. so I have to pay $5 extra per month to do this?? wtf.. the person was really hard to understand (accent) but i'm 95% sure this is what she was telling me.
mathesar is offline  
Last edited by mathesar; March 5th, 2012 at 01:25 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old March 5th, 2012, 03:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Fresno, CA.
Posts: 70
 
Device(s): Huawei Mercury
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 4
Thanked 18 Times in 16 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sandman45654 View Post
There is a newer version of the phone and the audio problems have been fixed! Voice to text works beautifully now!

There is a newer version of android 2.3.6 but the kernel is the same. The build version is different and the build date is 1/20/2012.
Can you verify if the audio sounds any better when recording Video?
mathesar is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 5th, 2012, 07:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 24
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 8 Times in 6 Posts
Default

I haven't done a lot of video recording so I cannot give a definite yes but there does seem to be quite an improvement. The only videos I ever took were of my rearview mirror vibrating. Before I got the new version of the phone the bass from my trunk pegged the mic so hard you couldn't hear ANYTHING in the video. Now when I do a recording at the same level I can actually hear music but it won’t pick up the hard bass (expected). I just did a quick test of someone talking in the house and the quality seems decent.
Sandman45654 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 5th, 2012, 08:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Fresno, CA.
Posts: 70
 
Device(s): Huawei Mercury
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 4
Thanked 18 Times in 16 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sandman45654 View Post
I haven't done a lot of video recording so I cannot give a definite yes but there does seem to be quite an improvement. The only videos I ever took were of my rearview mirror vibrating. Before I got the new version of the phone the bass from my trunk pegged the mic so hard you couldn't hear ANYTHING in the video. Now when I do a recording at the same level I can actually hear music but it won’t pick up the hard bass (expected). I just did a quick test of someone talking in the house and the quality seems decent.
If you get a chance can you play one of the videos on your PC and check what audio codec is being used, For example if you use VLC player you'd start the video then goto Tools / Media Information / Codec and it'll show the audio codec there, On mine its showing AMR @ 8,000Hz sample rate which is sounds pretty bad on playback.

Thanks for the reply.

VideoLAN - Official page for VLC media player, the Open Source video framework!

mathesar is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 6th, 2012, 06:29 AM   #10 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 24
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 8 Times in 6 Posts
Default

Here ya go :-)
Attached Images
File Type: jpg audio.jpg (51.0 KB, 23 views)
Sandman45654 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Sandman45654 For This Useful Post:
mathesar (March 6th, 2012)
sponsored links
Old March 6th, 2012, 01:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Fresno, CA.
Posts: 70
 
Device(s): Huawei Mercury
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 4
Thanked 18 Times in 16 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sandman45654 View Post
Here ya go :-)
Hmm doesn't look like anything has changed with the audio codec which isnt very promising, I recently recorded video from my nephews basketball tournament and the audio was mostly a garbled / mechanical sounding mess.

Thanks for taking the time to do this.
mathesar is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 14th, 2012, 01:15 PM   #12 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Louisvlle Kentucky
Posts: 12
 
Device(s): Huawei Mercury Acer Iconia a500.
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
erica.reneem1
Default

i installed mx player and the codex add on this will give you ability to play all android standard video . I do so thru wifi dlna. bubble up. using mx player.

im on the new version of 2.3.6 kernel 2.6.35.7 as well and i have issues with Voice Dial.. and voice to text does NOT WORK FOR ME . also the phone keeps changing my default keyboard(swiftkey x) back to that stupid swype.. super annoying. I hope huawei makes a cdma ics rom for this or the honor phone . This will be needed before we can get ics ported. the current rom for ics is gsm. and its not likely to port gsm to cdma without Source.
erica_renee is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Huawei Mercury
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:38 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.