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  # 1255093 11-Mar-2015 07:30
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timmmay: I'm still waiting to get off 4.4.2 with my S4 -  same with my wife's UK sourced Moto G. By the time they get us to 5.0 I bet 5.2 will be out.

I support a moto g 1st ed on Vodafone. That got 4.4.4 OTA months ago. Same carrier?

I must say I don't really understand the relationships with carriers and OTA and different phone versions. My 2nd ed got 5.0.1 OTA from Vodafone but nothing available.from Motorola.update tool so had to OTA grr.


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timmmay: I'm still waiting to get off 4.4.2 with my S4 -  same with my wife's UK sourced Moto G. By the time they get us to 5.0 I bet 5.2 will be out.

I support a moto g 1st ed on Vodafone. That got 4.4.4 OTA months ago. Same carrier?

I must say I don't really understand the relationships with carriers and OTA and different phone versions. My 2nd ed got 5.0.1 OTA from Vodafone but nothing available.from Motorola.update tool so had to OTA grr.


With the Moto G carrier shouldn't matter.  With my wife's one I had to go and "Check For Updates", it didn't volunteer it..  She's on Spark..


Wife on Vodafone, check for update finds nothing.


Do you understand how the rollout works? Just because an update is available doesn't mean your device will get it, and trying continually won't make any difference.



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  # 1255095 11-Mar-2015 08:16
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My Samsung Galaxy Tab S is still on 4.4.2 and I guess it will be still on that version when I give it away in 12 months . it is the last Samsung device I will own.

Just on a side note I purchased my iPhone 6+ last week and it has received 2 updates, the latest yesterday.




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  # 1255100 11-Mar-2015 08:32
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Apart from the tech community how may people out there who buy their phones from a carrier or retail store   know or care about software updates??   Not many i think..




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  # 1255103 11-Mar-2015 08:46
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old3eyes: Apart from the tech community how may people out there who buy their phones from a carrier or retail store   know or care about software updates??   Not many i think..


Most of the people I know care about updates, a good percentage are not IT folk




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old3eyes: Apart from the tech community how may people out there who buy their phones from a carrier or retail store   know or care about software updates??   Not many i think..


I would guess every Apple user has a fairly good understanding, windowsphone 8+ users to a lesser degree would also, it would be hard to own a device from either for any period of time without receiving updates..... Android on the other hand......



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  # 1256212 11-Mar-2015 11:49
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I've only just got 4.4.2for my S4 :)

One thing I noticed, prior to upgrade the phone would frequently notify/beep when charging wirelessly on my s-pad (a common issue with no fix).  This problem has disappeared since the upgrade to 4.4.2.


timmmay: I'm still waiting to get off 4.4.2 with my S4 -  same with my wife's UK sourced Moto G. By the time they get us to 5.0 I bet 5.2 will be out. I may even have a go at Google Edition one day to see what it's like.




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  # 1256311 11-Mar-2015 13:48
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Just updated to 5.1 on my nexus 5. Ive been running xTrasmooth rom for the last 3 months, and have had 5.01 since he released it. Running his stock image at the moment and will update to his customised version once franco kernel has updated. Overall im welcoming any battery improvements!

 
 
 
 


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  # 1256313 11-Mar-2015 13:52
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sbiddle: Do you understand how the rollout works? Just because an update is available doesn't mean your device will get it, and trying continually won't make any difference. 


Nope, not really sure how it works, other than it's restricted in some way to reduce server load. I'd say I check it once every two weeks. I don't know if it checks with Motorola, Google, Vodafone, etc, given it's a UK sourced product on Vodafone. Happy to be educated.

MikeAqua: I've only just got 4.4.2for my S4 :)

One thing I noticed, prior to upgrade the phone would frequently notify/beep when charging wirelessly on my s-pad (a common issue with no fix).  This problem has disappeared since the upgrade to 4.4.2.


My device is rooted, I deleted the offending sound ;)

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I've owned one apple device (an iPod).  Every iOS update made it slower and less stable ...
 

I would guess every Apple user has a fairly good understanding, windowsphone 8+ users to a lesser degree would also, it would be hard to own a device from either for any period of time without receiving updates..... Android on the other hand......






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  # 1256348 11-Mar-2015 14:35
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ajobbins:
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Nexus 5 on 5.01 here
Don't see any such issues. Performance is great. No camera crashes in the couple of months since the update.


Also Nexus 5 on 5.0.1 here. I have horrible memory leak issues that cause app (including the launcher) to crash constantly. This has persisted through a total handset replacement (warranty) and factory reset. Had no such issues on KitKat.

Yep I have the same thing. Then every day or two the camera just stops working. I try to open the app and it comes up with an error message that says "Can't connect to camera" and I have to reset. Then there is trying to reply to a msg on viber via the lockscreen. Sometimes it gets into some loop where the screen flickers between the message I have half typed and the lock screen at an amazing rate (probably 20 times a second) and I have to press the power button to get out of it. Then unlock the phone and retype the message in viber. Very annoying. And all of this has still persisted even after a hard reset.

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  # 1256359 11-Mar-2015 15:05
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MikeAqua: I've owned one apple device (an iPod).  Every iOS update made it slower and less stable ...
 

I would guess every Apple user has a fairly good understanding, windowsphone 8+ users to a lesser degree would also, it would be hard to own a device from either for any period of time without receiving updates..... Android on the other hand......




That completely contradicts my own experiences, mind you I have at some stage or another done full resets on all our devices

One thing I have learn't over the years (especially with Android) is that if it is a major OS update you are best to wipe and clean install

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  # 1256463 11-Mar-2015 16:57
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I found taking a freakin big hammer to the iPod and buying an S4 solved the problem admirably.


That completely contradicts my own experiences, mind you I have at some stage or another done full resets on all our devices

One thing I have learn't over the years (especially with Android) is that if it is a major OS update you are best to wipe and clean install




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  # 1256465 11-Mar-2015 17:01
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So what was the trigger for the offending sound?  Was it battery 100% or wireless charger detected or .... ?

I still get one beep and illuminate when I first put the phone on the charger (as you would expect) and one more when the phone is 100% charged, which is no drama.

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MikeAqua: I've only just got 4.4.2for my S4 :)

One thing I noticed, prior to upgrade the phone would frequently notify/beep when charging wirelessly on my s-pad (a common issue with no fix).  This problem has disappeared since the upgrade to 4.4.2.


My device is rooted, I deleted the offending sound ;)




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With this new 5.1 news im beggining to think that samsung wanted to hold out on updating some of the range until 5.1 was ready,

in terms of stability, im quite glad that they did,


shill hope i get some lollipop soon though...




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  # 1256511 11-Mar-2015 17:38
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I've been running stock Lollipop on my M7 One since December and have had no issues/bugs/etc (other than the capacitive buttons do not light up as they did on 4.4.4), everyone talks like it is a dog, in reality it is quite the opposite, 4.4.4 seemed buggier

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