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Upgraded 4.4.2 to 6.0.1 and there are disappointments

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by AppleUser, Jul 23, 2017.

  1. AppleUser

    AppleUser Android Enthusiast
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    For many months have postponed updating my S5 from 4.4.2 . 4.4.2. was just fine. The icons looked good, messages showing "sending" when they were sending, and the camera showed a green circle when focusing (meaning also the glass cover was clean).

    Two days ago I tried the update, but it failed twice, so Kies was used with success. But there's nothing better about 6.0.1 . Here are just a few of the issues:

    • The green circle of focus never appears. Pictures don't seem as sharp. (16M setting)

    • Messages do NOT show when they are sending. They do show the sent time after sending. I like to see that they are sending. Is this a preference?

    • Icons are not as attractive.

    • Occasionally get "network failure" message, never seen before.

    Would enjoy reading comments on 6.0.1 .

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  2. AppleUser

    AppleUser Android Enthusiast
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    No one has any thoughts or opinions?
  3. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Maybe nobody reading this thread has a Galaxy S5 and can share experiences?
  4. mydian

    mydian Android Expert

    My S5 updated to 6.0.1 when I purchased it, so I never used an older version on this particular phone. I do miss the green focus square you are talking about the my S3 and wife's S4 have. Other than that I haven't had any of the issues you mentioned. Everything works fine.
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  5. Slane252

    Slane252 Lurker

    I did notice after update that camera hasn't been as quick to focus or quite as clear as before. And I've had some other odd issues like a few system apps error out all the time now and never had before, as well as my battery life slowly at first seemed to be decreasing now a week later, Im carrying a charger everywhere I go!
  6. AppleUser

    AppleUser Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Exactly. Thank you. Yesterday by mistake I made things a bit better by Developer Options ----> input ------> show touches (check it). Maybe that's why the text message "sending" now appears as a blue rotating circle and certain actions seem faster.

    Camera hasn't changed.

    Why do software developers often make stupid mistakes and make things worse?

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 release date was April 2014. Features and Specs include a 5.1" inch screen, 16MP camera, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon 801 processor, and 2800mAh battery.

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