Gingerbread for Charge Speculation

Discussion in 'Samsung Droid Charge' started by jwd45244, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. ajb3985

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    You getting bad data connection or just the internet? The only issue i have ever had with this phone is that it lags when i exit an application and it goes back to the homescreen. I use dolphin hd for my internet and have had no problems

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    The internet constantly starts and stops, starts and stops. It's been my home internet for 2 months now and if the update isn't out soon or doesn't work, I'm gonna make Verizon switch me to another phone. It has nothing to do with where I live as I had the samsung lte hotspot which provided a flawless internet connection. Even loading up this thread took about 5 minutes as I could see the internet appear and disappear on my phone. I can't believe more people don't complain of the same problem but I guess most people aren't using it for home internet so they don't even notice.
     
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    That is interesting that some people are having that problem. I made Verizon upgrade me early from the droid x to the charge because I was having that problem with the droid x, and I do use it as my home Internet. The droid x would only hold a connection for 5 - 10 minutes and then it would lose it. I got the GB update on the x and it got worse. But since I got the charge, I haven't had any problems with it, and I do use it for home Internet and have streamed tv shows for a couple of hours without any issues. I wonder if it is a hardware problem.

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  4. paulg

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    okay still no update :) ...and waiting
     
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    I guess we should be glad they are trying to get it right before releasing it, but this does seem ridiculous how long it is taking.

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    With ICS right around the corner I think the Charge may miss GB all together.
     
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    Or it follow suit with all Samsung devices & never get an update ever again...

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    or get the update right before the 1 year warranty ends and then completely ruin the phone so they have to give a free upgrade like they did with the fascinate.
     
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    I personally think they are hiding somthing from us about this update...maybe they just CANT do it. Regaurdless is pure BS!
     
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    Samsung probably has the update ready, but it must get Verizon's stamp of approval before it is launched. Whenever there is an update, there will be some problems as some phones crash. Verizon isn't going to push out updates for 2 very different phones at the same time. Thunderbolt was released over a month before the Charge and therefore is due the update first. The Thunderbolt will receive another update before we get Gingerbread as they will have to fix the first Gingerbread update. The Charge will have a supplemental update to fix the future Gingerbread update. No matter how quick they produce an update, it won't be soon enough for the impatient. Most smart phones are not perfect when they first come out. You have to wait about 9 months after a phone is released before they get most of the kinks worked out. They don't release phones that haven't been tested, they just have not been tested a equivalent number of times as there will be users of the new device. And when we, the users, tell of a problem, they still have to try to duplicate it to be able to fix it. That is why some problems get fixed faster than others. BE PATIENT!!! IT IS COMING!

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    You do realize that you're asking why Android, an operating system that, while has updated versions just like its Apple counterpart, has several of those versions co-existing on all cell networks ranging from mostly 2.0 - 2.3+ ? And not only do the Android versions vary (I guarantee there are still sub-2.0 Droids running out there), each phone model varies slightly from the Android layout? Because the Charge uses a Hummingbird, but the TBolt uses the Snapdragon, the Tbolt has 768MB of RAM while the Charge only has 512 -- and that's not even getting into all of the other minor differences between all of the phone platforms!

    Yes, the OS is supposed to abstract that all away, but it's not perfect and sometimes differences in hardware will ALWAYS lead to differences in how the software's written.

    Meanwhile, the Apple IOS model is that there are multiple versions, and multiple pieces of hardware, but there's a single hardware maker, and there really are only a handful of devices out there, and they all use just about the same hardware. Sure, switching between iPhone 3 to 3G to 3GS to 4 to now 4S in the coming days offers a few caveats and gotchas, but as far as an app developer is concerned - that's pretty much a unified architecture. If I need to decide which devices I can target, it's a relatively simple process in terms of the libraries I call and the method of which I access system resources.

    So, I hate to slam on you here, but it's not just a "Why doesnt Droid get more attention". Devs want to, its just it requires TOO much attention!
     
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    Hope you weren't being serious... You do know that ICS was just announced in 2011, let alone have anything tangibly seen by the public? It's still being developed, and its a major release. Froyo to Gingerbread was a jump from 2.2 to 2.3. Gingerbread to ICS is 2.3 to 4.0 ? (it's not skipping a version, 3.x is for tablets and 4.0 is bringing the two together). With such a massive under taking, it's going to be a little while before ICS gets out to phones officially. There will be plenty of GB time here.

    EDIT: Alright, so ICS is a little closer than what I had read previously, but still... A Gingerbread update won't be skipped.
     
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    Boy, it'll be real nice to have Gingerbread 2.3.5, though. Google+ video chat, an updated Swype install (on my Motorola Droid A855 I was part of the Swype Beta program, so up to and during the day that I got my Charge I was using Swype version 3.1 or so - the Froyo charge has 2.1 or something still)

    I unfortunately fear that this will turn out much like the 2.0 to 2.0.1 and 2.1 updates for the Motorola Droid were - took months after "inside sources" said it would be released that it finally happened.
     
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    And now it is October 9th and still no update and no news of an update either.

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  15. michelle.ahern

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    gb update

    my suggestion is why wait when you can root and download it. i downloaded gummy charge gb and its awesome no more unwanted bloatware apps and no more ugly brown and orange notification screens. my phone went from an 800 quadrant score to 2190 since rooting.