Looks like RIMM did a good job on the new OS v5.0 update released for the storm yesterday:
I disagree, this is a complete fail. SImple things like email links don't work. It is advertised as THE email device, yet I can't click a link(and select/copy on Storm SUCKS) from my email?
Themes don't work in landscape, apps that worked in previous 5.0 builds don't, blah blah. This should still be a 4.x build, not 5.0. They added features that SHOULD have been on the phone to start with. Don't know why I kept it so long...
STORM is total ****. loosen display click, dropped calls, random network timeouts, NO batterylife, bad radio
Wheres my DROID?
Theme problems are caused by the OS being too new for the version of theme creator that they were made in, this is NOT considered an OS fail.
Same thing for apps being incompatible. It is up to the app vendor to update their apps to be compatible, it's not RIM's responsiblilty to ensure that every app out there works on the new OS.
I have to agree with dave above. I have a storm and the new update almost made me hold back on getting my Droid, until I played with a unit in the store. But really that last update made the storm much better. Some things that didn't work well off the top of my head: sending photos over bbm was a pain and often didn't go through, links, viigo didn't load pictures anymore, and you couldn't soft reset anymore...
There was no Improvement. All the LEAKS are better working as the official Firmwares and they still suck. one call with 5 miutes and battery is drained.....
Sadly this os update brought the phone to the "what it should have came with from the start" level. Nothing more.
I agree here. First they ONLY released 184.108.40.2068 because they didn't want a backlash of Storm users calling when S2 came out.then they didn't get the developers the tools needed for 5.0. Some applications worked but not on home sreens and most themes were broken too. Now I think that's gotten alot better as the tools have been released. Having said that. Releasing an update to make the Storm what it should have been is not acceptable to me. That's why I got the Droid and since have had VZW reset my upgrade date so my GF can get her droid also.
Sometimes , It is what it is !