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  1. fldude99

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    Saw this in another forum:

    A new update is being sent out. The changes for the update are:

    * Build number: 8.6.5.9-20110816 * Wifi updated: v5.2.58 * GPS updated: v5.5.8 * MobileDock version updated: 0213 * Bluetooth v6.20 * Keyboard on/off switch when docked added. * Selectable cursor type option added (arrow or circle). * Mouse cursor trackpad movement reversed.

    - from [INFO] Firmware update (FOTA) changelog - xda-developers

    The OTA has been pushed in Taiwan and will pushed to other markets in the next few weeks. The published schedule is:

    Taiwan 8/19 CN 8/19 US & WW 8/23 DE 8/25 TB 8/25 JP TBD
     

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    Thanks for that. That's interesting.
     
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    Cool! I don't have my TF with me at the moment to see how many of those have changed but if each has been, that might be a welcome change. Even more so would be a change to the file that keeps Netflix from working but I won't hold my breath.
     
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    Just did the update. I don't really notice any difference
     
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    This: Selectable cursor type option added (arrow or circle) hasn't been implemented?

    The others are behind-the-scenes improvements that probably wouldn't be visible at first.
     
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    Are you kidding? Docked typing is faster, even in these forums. GPS no longer has annoying compass interference. Scrolling is smoother. Gallery app doesn't crash when viewing image details (info). That's what I've noticed so far...a decent improvement.

    Note that I did a factory reset after updating to get a clean install, although the update worked fine prior.
     
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    Just updated here in the UK, no issues so far.

    Pete

    EDIT: Wonderful, selectable mouse pointer has been implemented! Goodbye crappy circle ... hello sexy arrow :)
     
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    I've just updated too. Another improvement is that the weather widget now updates.
     
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    Netflix works now if anyone wants to know
     
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    How do you change from the circle to the arrow & vice versa?
     
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    Nothing for me, I had to do a factory reset too get it auto update to 3.2, hope I don't have to do the same for this one. :(

    EDIT: YAY!, after a restart it's found the update! Downloading now. :D
     
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    Just got both the updates, am finding the text input on forums such as this quicker, and have also noticed that the sroll bar that appears when you scroll in the browser has been changed to a slightly larger rectangular icon which appears to be more responsive that the one it replaced.

    Very glad they gave the option of changing the cursor type back to an arrow as it's much more accurate.

    Ben
     
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    Go into the Settings, Language & Input, scroll down to Mouse and trackpad settings, you'll find the new "Touchpad pointer style" option and then select your setting.

    I actually prefer the circle now that I'm used to it for most uses as it's easier to track visually but also lets me click without having to be as precise as the mouse pointer. While the mouse pointer is more precise for things like placing the cursor between text, I still prefer the circle for its simplicity. To each their own though...
    :)
     
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    Any improvement on the black screen of death?
     
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    Haven't seen any reference to this...where have you heard of a black screen of death?
     
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    Definitely better typing on here :)

    And the mouse pointer arrow is much better as well.
     
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    blimey, think i can safely say the lag thing has gone in this latest update, whoop whoop! also guys, have any of you noticed that instead of the dock draining to 3% in the past, it now drains to 1%? nothing major, but wondered if others noticed this too on their dual battery widget?
     
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    To be honest, I never let my batteries drain that low...once I hit about 40-50% I top up again as li-ion batteries work best when topped up rather than depleted.
     
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    bfksc is right

    Li-Ion batteries dont like being under that charge level as they loose capacity.
    I always cycle my batteries and keep them between 60-100%... only time they get under 50% is when i am unable to plug a charger.

    heat is also a culprit on these batteries, so charging them when they are at like 70% or so doesnt heat them up as bad in the short time it takes, compared as 2 hrs plugged in to be charged from 30% for example...
     
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    nice update!
     
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    Update is very nice, lag seems to have disappeared and I like my new mouse pointer. :)
     
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    i like the new mouse pointer but at the same time it reverses the scrolling (really annoying)
     
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    But isn't that more like the way a PC scrolls?
     
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    Well you can now hold two fingers anywhere you want and scroll, but pinch to zoom doesn't work with the new mouse pointer.
     
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    Yes that's expected. The circle represents a gesture pointer allowing multi-touch while the pointer is more mouse-like. Personally I prefer the circle...clicking on apps and links is easier and I use gestures often on the touchpad.
    YMMV.
    :D
     

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