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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Myth, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. mpw

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    Having the same problem, but getting the error message that it can't get a reliable connection; hope to try again when I'm on WiFi, as was trying earlier on the bus via 3G
     

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    yea, I have the same error...going to try this evening via wifi
     
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    Just phoned T-mobile to see what they had to say, a lady told me to go to the shop (didn’t have a clue), a bloke new a little about the Android ROM but didn’t know about the updates and said he will look more into this and send me an email (doubt it though) with more information.
     
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    Same problem on WiFi (Nordic unbranded Hero)
     
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    Updated my unbranded phone this morning.

    There were a lot of nerves fraying though. It failed once due to a lack of space, so I cleared my browser cache and tried again. It updated fine second time but refused to load the UI. My phone just sat there with a white HTC screen, but would accept incoming calls etc. After about 15 minutes it had gained a wallpaper and menu bar and I could access the notification bar, but the actual menu was still greyed out and there was a little loading screen. A few minutes after that I got a notification to say my phone was low on space. I selected the notification and it took me to the app manager. I uninstalled a few big apps and bingo... the UI loaded up straight away!

    What can I say about the update? It's like having a new phone. So responsive! I'm in work at the moment but I can't stop picking it up to have a play. Gonna have a proper look tonight.

    Oh, and I've reinstalled the big apps now and it's still fine.

    Hope that's of use to someone if they have similar issues.
     
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    Hmm, pocketlink is reporting that 3uk won't get the update until later in July....
     
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    Orange UK
    Canada - Telus
     
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    Article here.

    Frankly, knowing Three, this is actually pretty good. The fact they've even acknowledged that there is a thing called Android and that versions change over time is beyond what I've come to expect from them... :p
     
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    I Just asked on twitter 3 UK when the update will be out and I got this in reply " ThreeUKLatest @zunocera we'll have rolled it out by end of July at the latest. We're testing it on our network as we speak :)"

    I guess we will have to be a patient for a bit more.
     
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    That would be good for Three, however I usually take their arrival dates and and add another 2 months on.

    As you say, the fact that they even acknowledge the existence of Android is a step forward for them!
     
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    Installed 2.1 today and overall it's an improvement as far as i have poked around. It has only been 2 hours so i might still find bugs.

    Only thing i found that is not ok is the calendar. HTC's calendar widget has starting day as sunday but if i press the calendar it jumps "into" the calendar and now the first day is monday.

    I have not found any ways of telling it that monday is to be the first day on the main windows of the widget.

    Other than that it seems like everything is working as expected....Update went well and did not have to enter a single password or reinstall a single application or resync my contacts list .... Even my old SMS history is intact.

    Hmadsen
     
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    here's another comment from the coolsmartphones article. It seems noone at orange has the slightest idea! "I've just spoke to a nice woman at Orange in the
    data team who has been folllowing the status of
    the 2.1 update and she said officially Orange
    haven't even begun to rebrand the Rom and
    reckons its going to be between 4 to 8 weeks.
    So ill be interested to see if you do end up with
    2.1. However, she did say the update would be
    80 mb. If the Rom hasn't been created yet how
    do they know the size?"
     
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    i seem to have found a problem with quickoffice...wont load up ms word docs properly... anybody else got this?
     
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    taken from 3's website:

    "Hi Graham
     
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    Looks like 3 are taking it seriously in the UK - hope Orange do soon as well :(
     
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    When ever I put the date forward it sets it back to the current date and time after about 2 seconds. Anyone know why?
     
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    The customer service with Orange is quite good actually, try Three for few weeks - you'll see how much can it suck.

    If you want instant FW updates you need to get yourself a generic, unbranded phone. If you want FW updtaes as soon as Google releases them get the Nexus One and you won't have to wait until any manufacturer will put his BS UI over vanilla Android.

    Again - Orange, T-mo and Vodafone are the only real options in the UK when it comes to any customer service. The fact that Three even acknowledged the existence of Android OS is a miracle.
     
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    Just spoke to Orange, level 2 data (?) support.

    Nobody there has even heard of Android 2.1. They know nothing about Orange rebranding the phone software or anything like that.

    Who on earth are you meant to ask for?
     
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    Orange will be far too busy selling the new iphone to give a toss about 2.1.

    If we get it before August I'll be stunned.

    Al
     
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    Thank you Mr_Coates!! I declined OTA update yesterday at work, and since then I've been trying to figure how to redownload. Eclair is on the way :D:D:D
     
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    What the bloody hell about Telus? I swear, it's like Canada doesn't even exist to smartphone companies.

    Frustrating. :mad:
     
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    Have you disabled the automatic time/date update from the network?
    Although you can't normally change the time/date manually if it's enabled anyway.
     
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    so when does 2.2 come out?
     
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    Hi all, first post from me after reading this forum for weeks and getting the breaking news here last night.

    I'm relatively pleased with the update. My Hero is now certainly quicker and more responsive with considerably less lag. The pinch home screen is a nice touch and there are some neat settings to monitor memory and battery usage now. Beyond that it doesn't seem a lot different.

    Couple of things I was hoping for which so far I've been unable to do...

    Google Navigation - I think this is probably because I live in Norway more than any other reason.
    Live Wallpapers - I guess these don't work on a Hero, but I believe they drain battery anyway.
    Bluetooth file transfer - still the same old garbage for me!
    Picasa sync - I've seen a friend's Desire with a Picasa app and sync to the albumns. I don't have this, but I thought it was part of 2.1?
    1881.no (Norwegian directory enquiries) - I've lost this app since update.

    The only one that I'm really disappointed about is Picasa - anyone had any luck with this?
     
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