Rogers Dream 1.6 Update

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  1. mjschmidt

    mjschmidt Well-Known Member

    Since I have most likely been banned, someone should make an account on the FS forum and say they really want to buy one of FS's Rogers Android phones, but want to know if anyone knows whether or not it will be upgraded to 1.6.

    Then someone else can answer that Rogers won't confirm or deny whether or not they will update the OS. That would seem to satisfy the requirements of the FS forum. ;-)

    UPDATE: Here are the new warnings I received from FS:

    Hi mjschmidt

    I'm sorry to hear android will not be supported by Rogers, but this is a Future Shop forum and is not the place for this type of Content. As I have linked to you before, our guidelines ( which you have agreed to follow when you created your account) prohibit the posting of this type of content.

    As you can see, quote: "please refrain from submitting anything unlawful, libelous, defamatory,
    obscene, pornographic, sexually explicit, indecent, lewd, harassing,
    threatening, violent, racist, abusive, harmful, invasive of privacy or
    publicity rights, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable or injurious
    to third parties.


    Hi mjschmidt

    The Future Shop forums are not the place for this type of content, I'm sorry for this but... the rules are the rules.

    Thank you for understanding."

  2. PascalS13

    PascalS13 Member

    I might be mistaken, but you were not injurious or objectionnal towards third parties AT ALL. Oh well, it's just FS. They can't do much about our situation, anyway.
  3. Andy2010

    Andy2010 Well-Known Member

    It sucks to be Rogers' customer
  4. mjschmidt

    mjschmidt Well-Known Member

    Well, I guess he though Rogers might be offended that I pointed out the truth, that they won't confirm or deny whether or not they will upgrade our phones to 1.6! ;-)
  5. TinBasher77

    TinBasher77 Active Member

    Brilliant! :D

    Also I've sent a letter to the Toronto Sun in the hopes that someone takes an interest.
  6. Andy2010

    Andy2010 Well-Known Member

  7. Klenya

    Klenya Well-Known Member

  8. GreatBigDog

    GreatBigDog Well-Known Member

    Did anybody notice the activity (or lack of) on the @RogersMary and @RogersHelp Twitter accounts today?
  9. Jag

    Jag Member

    The one time I wish I lived in America :p
  10. Andy2010

    Andy2010 Well-Known Member

  11. Hey guys,

    I really don't want to offend anyone here, but with Android 2.1 coming out anytime soon, don't you think that it is too late for asking for Android 1.6 update ???
    I think we should put all our efforts and interest behind requesting for Android 2.0 update instead. No doubt Rogers HTC Magic device hardware with 288 MB RAM is capable of taking load of Android 2.0.

    What say you ???
  12. Macmee

    Macmee Member

    I just rooted and installed cyanogen 1.6

    Rogers can kiss my ass.
  13. mjschmidt

    mjschmidt Well-Known Member

    No offense taken. :) I agree with you in principle, however in practice I think it might be even harder to get _that_. When I spoke to Sherry from the OotP, she put me on hold to talk to Tier-2 support, and told me that while she spoke with them, them checked the HTC web site and saw that an update was available. That sounds like she was saying that until I called to complain they didn't know (at least in that office) that HTC had 1.6 available!

    Now, we might get lucky, and they might have also seen that 2.0 was available, and maybe, just maybe, they will announce in the new year an impending release of 2.0, but until then, now that we've all been pestering them about 1.6, is it possible that asking about 2.0 might just confuse the situation?
  14. mjschmidt

    mjschmidt Well-Known Member

    I've started posting in the "Mobile Syrup" canadian cell phone users forum. These are people who talk cell phones, but not necessarily Android, so people researching cell phones might end up here.

    You can see the current thread here: Rogers won't commit to updating Android phones to new OS versions - Forum

    I am getting blowback from some posters who seem to be equating 1.6 with Sense UI, and suggesting that it is an HTC issue, that HTC is skipping updating Dream and Magic to 1.6 to go straight to newer versions and that we have to wait for HTC to "push" out the update. One poster also suggests that asking Rogers to keep our Android phones cutting edge is equivalent to asking them to keep old StarTacc phones cutting edge. WTF?
  15. GreatBigDog

    GreatBigDog Well-Known Member

    Added my .02 to the thread.
  16. GreatBigDog

    GreatBigDog Well-Known Member

  17. Klenya

    Klenya Well-Known Member

    I personally thought it is bad idea for Google creating his own device since it might slow down expansion of Android OS. Yet after all this story with Rogers I've changed my mind.
    I certainly will not purchase my next phone for my wife (that I planned to do very soon) from Rogers and I'll never sign 3 years contract again because I don't think I would benefit from it.
    I'll wait and I'll buy next phone from Google: it will keep me all headaches and endless discussions with Rogers RCS, empty promises and confusions.
    The only thing that could probably change my decision is a clear message from Rogers: an official promise to update my phone to version 1.6 and 2.0 in next few months.
    Personally I don't believe it could happen :(
  18. gnugu

    gnugu Well-Known Member

    The "google phone" will apparently not have a "telephone" radio. Only data. So you will need to find an unlimited data plan. Calls will be voip.
  19. RatTub

    RatTub Member

    There is no such thing as a "telephone radio" or a "data only radio". Everything is digital. For example, Rogers operates 2 different bands (850 MHz and 1900 MHz). All the different technologies (GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSPA) work on those bands and can be used for making calls or downloading data.

    As far as I can tell, the so called "Google Phone" (aka HTC Bravo / HTC Passion / Nexus One) is nothing but another Android phone (albeit, a very high quality one with a snapdragon processor and running 2.1).

    The fact that Google employees were given this phone to test might only mean that it will also be released as the next dev phone, or "ADP3". Just like the Dream and the Magic were.
  20. Klenya

    Klenya Well-Known Member

    I don't know when this device will be available in Canada. I don't know thing about warranty & service. I even don't know if it will get updates either OTA or USB.
    But I'm so frustrated with the current saga that I'm ready to take a risk and pretty sure it will be better than Rogers "service"
  21. cdstewart

    cdstewart Well-Known Member

    All I want for Christmas is 2.0

    This is so frustrating and its definetly not impossible,
    Even sense is available for Taiwan users.

    Side note : has anyone tried updating to sense using the Taiwan update?
  22. Andy2010

    Andy2010 Well-Known Member

    Have any of you got any words from Rogers yet?
  23. GreatBigDog

    GreatBigDog Well-Known Member

    I haven't heard a thing from them. As a matter of fact, I think that they are ignoring me. Not replying to any tweets I send them, they haven't responded to any email in about a week.

  24. jdodds

    jdodds Well-Known Member

    Sent the above to the OotP.
  25. PascalS13

    PascalS13 Member

    I am rooting my LG Eve. Found on another thread that the LG Eve will not be upgraded due to the fact that it's been optimised for social networking and for the cup cake version of Android.

    If anyone wants to root it's LG Eve, here's a link to a guide on how to root it : LG GW620 Eve/Etna Rooted! - Page 11 - xda-developers

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