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Orange 2.2 update

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Verbal, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. Verbal

    Verbal Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hi all, I've just been on the phone to Orange customer services (3g down) and whist i was on asked about the 2.2 update. Anyway she checked and said this weekend.... fingers crossed then!
     


  2. Mubble

    Mubble Well-Known Member

    Good news!

    Let's see if it's actually true though. Fingers crossed!
     
  3. DaddyCee

    DaddyCee Android Enthusiast

    hmm customer support person I take it?
     
  4. mrgsmith77

    mrgsmith77 Newbie

    everything crossed
     
  5. adam_hilluk

    adam_hilluk Well-Known Member

    don't get TOO excited.

    Already had a similar debarcle with my Hero, and so many false promises.
     
  6. Eris Ed

    Eris Ed Android Expert

    If it comes this weekend that would be 3 weeks from their announcement, instead of the estimated 4 weeks. Hope its true though I'm not crossing anything just yet lol!

    This is the latest Tweet by @conorfromorange yesterday about the 2.2 update:

    "hi mate, as I previously tweeted-the process (for testing &adding network specific functions) takes about 4 weeks. Still on track"
    3:38 PM Aug 17th

    That would make it sometime towards the end of next week at the earliest....
     
  7. propatomdhi

    propatomdhi Lurker

    I'm on orange and have had it for about 3 weeks?

    This is weird.
     
  8. Eris Ed

    Eris Ed Android Expert

    You are on an Orange talkplan with a stock, unbranded phone, not an Orange branded phone that needs the official update. You have the HTC version of FryYo without Orange branding/apps.
     
  9. propatomdhi

    propatomdhi Lurker

    ahhhhh, right...... oh well you guys it's worth the wait it sorted out most of the niggles I had with the phone.

    I'll keep me fingers crossed for you guys.
     
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  10. Verbal

    Verbal Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Well they've got until the end of next week and then I'm seeking an alternative route.
     
  11. Eris Ed

    Eris Ed Android Expert

    lol! Don't panic just yet. My feeling is that all the networks have been surprised by customer demand for 2.2 and they all seem to be working hard to get it out as soon as they can. It's not like in the recent past where an update was considered much less important because the software only applied to a limited number of handsets, and any updates took months to arrive (if they arrived at all). Android phones are now a major part of the network's customer base, which is why Vodafone, Orange, etc are actually keeping customers updated (at last!)
     
  12. nharber

    nharber Lurker

    Me too. Have you gone to Settings > Abount Phone > Software Update and checked ?
     
  13. Eris Ed

    Eris Ed Android Expert

    See post #8 above ;)
     
  14. zachamuffin

    zachamuffin Newbie

    Curious about the 'official' orange update - I currently have an unbranded desire on the orange network, when orange roll out their official update, will I get another update notification & will they try to force their software on my phone like what vodafone did?
     
  15. Eris Ed

    Eris Ed Android Expert

    have you already got 2.2? If so, then you never had an Orange 2.1 ROM so you won't be asked if you want the Orange update. Only handsets with an Orange ROM will be notified about the official update.
     
  16. zachamuffin

    zachamuffin Newbie

    Yup already on 2.2.. so my worries are unfounded.
     
  17. alvinchong99

    alvinchong99 Lurker

    ok....I guess I am at my wits end on getting this fixed. So here goes,

    Bought a HTC Dsire Phone locked to Orange when it first came out (wth 2.1) Unlocked the phone from the operator. <Ok I deleted the unlock code from my email -- trust me its gone> Moved to Singapore. found out that 2.2 is coming but cant seem to get a straight answer if whether I can get pushed the update while I am in Singapore without the Orange SIM. Any help would be great if someone can tell me how I can upgrade to 2.2.
     
  18. Vertigo1

    Vertigo1 Well-Known Member

    Be interesting to see how much Orange crap is installed this time around. Whilst it'd be nice to think they've taken notice of the Vodafone backlash and reduced it, I can't see it myself.

    Can pretty much guarantee they'll disable the WiFi hotspot functionality though.
     
  19. turbohobbit

    turbohobbit Android Enthusiast

    This weekend? I really hope this is the case, although I'm not confident...
     
  20. turbohobbit

    turbohobbit Android Enthusiast

    Soory for being dim, but surely if Android is a "truely" open source then

    a) How can service providors bung loads of bloatware on a phone without the customer having the ability to remove it (without debranding, etc)

    and

    b) How can service providers justify disabling certain features of an OS because it doesn't suit them?

    Surely this flies in the face of what Android is all about?
     
  21. Vertigo1

    Vertigo1 Well-Known Member

    With regards to (a), do you mean how can they technically do it or how can they justify it? Technically it's easy, they just create their own version of the ROM image with stuff "hard-coded" into it. As for justifying it, that's a lot harder - they have to tread a fine line between the additional revenue they get from use of these bundled apps and services with the loss of revenue from potential customers being driven away to other networks.

    As for (b), Orange, along with most (all?) other UK networks, ban tethering in their Terms & Conditions as they like to charge you an additional fee for this service. This would obviously make them feel justified in removing things like the WiFi Hotspot feature as it just makes it "too easy" for the average person to do. They may not remove it to allow the feature for those who do choose to pay for the service but I understand quite a few US networks remove such features from their phones for this reason.
     
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  22. Eris Ed

    Eris Ed Android Expert

    I can never understand the network's attidute to tethering. I pay my bill, it's my data allowance, I should be able to use it how I want.
     
  23. turbohobbit

    turbohobbit Android Enthusiast


    Damn straight!
     
  24. oldnick

    oldnick Well-Known Member

    Still no 2.2 then :(
     
  25. turbohobbit

    turbohobbit Android Enthusiast

    It's not the weekend yet. Or "4 weeks" for that matter (that's next weekend...). Call me cynical, but if I get 2.2 this weekend I'll eat my work Blackberry.
     

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