Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


49 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1

Trusted

Topic # 115144 15-Mar-2013 07:59
Send private message

Plugged my TelecomNZ Lumia800 in this morning to sync podcasts.

Notification of new update available pops up.  

Now installing 7.10.8860.142

Installer says "Update includes several quality improvements"

Nothing on the Windows Phone update history page - http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/How-to/wp7/basics/update-history


Wonder if this fixes the live tile updates

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
BDFL - Memuneh
60586 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11520

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 782054 15-Mar-2013 08:07
Send private message

Thanks for the heads up. Yes this seems to be the new one. I wonder if the handset who had already been updated to 7.10.8858 will get this one as well - or have to endure the four to six weeks "staggered" release hell.




BDFL - Memuneh
60586 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11520

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 782059 15-Mar-2013 08:17
Send private message

Well, here is the answer: installed Zune again just to see if my old devices would receive the update and here it is.

First time in two years I didn't have to do any trick to be offered an update for Windows Phone 7.




Infrastructure Geek
4056 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 195

Trusted
Microsoft NZ
Subscriber

  Reply # 782145 15-Mar-2013 10:01
Send private message

update instantly offered to me too - lumia 800 from optus stock




Technical Evangelist
Microsoft NZ
about.me/nzregs
Twitter: @nzregs


987 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 136

Subscriber

  Reply # 782202 15-Mar-2013 11:43
Send private message

Nothing for Telecom Lumia 800 yet.

136 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 11


  Reply # 782224 15-Mar-2013 12:05
Send private message

Yep, have been prompted to update. Haven't had a chance to plug into a PC yet though

7 Trophy, supplied by Vodafone if that helps

81 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 782366 15-Mar-2013 16:00
Send private message

Pushed the 7.8 update to my OEM Mozart when it first came out, and received another notification today! I never really noticed any Live Tile issues so I really don't care about it too much...

1780 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 35

Trusted

  Reply # 782520 15-Mar-2013 21:57
One person supports this post
Send private message

Don't settle for 8860, plug it in again, you should be greeted with 8862.144

Infrastructure Geek
4056 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 195

Trusted
Microsoft NZ
Subscriber

  Reply # 782538 15-Mar-2013 22:52
Send private message

zocster: Don't settle for 8860, plug it in again, you should be greeted with 8862.144


and this time the update *does* contain the live tile fixes: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/how-to/wp7/basics/update-history




Technical Evangelist
Microsoft NZ
about.me/nzregs
Twitter: @nzregs


3829 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 233

Trusted

  Reply # 782540 15-Mar-2013 22:54
Send private message

Plugged in my HTC Titan running 7.8. Got offered and downloaded both 8860 and 8862. Took 10 minutes to download and install both updates via Zune.




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

153 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1

Trusted

  Reply # 782673 16-Mar-2013 13:51
Send private message

I found this article that explains the reason for the new update





_Allan (my blogmy tweetscompany tweetscompany web site)
           Geekzone Speedtest  -  Download: 16.28 mbps  Upload: 5.86 Mbps

BDFL - Memuneh
60586 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11520

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 782683 16-Mar-2013 14:01
Send private message

It doesn't explain much though.

It seems that Microsoft release two updates after 7.8 was introduced. My LG was updated to 7.8 and I was expecting one update (the Live Tile fix) but then it appears they released one, and then realised something wasn't going well then did a second one.

The Windows Phone update history page is almost as good as a Mac OS X update history. Almost non-commital with vague comments about "improvements". Granted most users wouldn't know if "issue x was fixed" and would care less.

With Windows on the other hand people can easily search for an issue they are having on their laptop or desktop and find a KB article pointing to a fix or workaround.

I have Windows Phone (and have had Windows-based mobile devices since Pocket PC OS 2002) and I think Windows Phone is pretty good. But we have to keep pushing otherwise they won't make it better. As it is now I think of Windows Phone as the Microsoft version of Android in terms of software releases. Slow to come out and too little changes when they do.








1780 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 35

Trusted

  Reply # 782690 16-Mar-2013 14:29
Send private message

Have to admit though, the 2 500kb updates speed the phone up a bit. Pretty happy with it, until the Z10 officially drops.

BDFL - Memuneh
60586 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11520

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 782706 16-Mar-2013 15:43
Send private message

Not that impressed with the Z10 really. It seems Android devices are coming with more and more apps that really just look like the old PC days of crapware loaded by OEMs.

With so many great apps in the marketplaces why do the manufacturers need to create a "social hub" or a DLNA server? Those are things developers could easily provide for.

I'd rather have a great out of the box experience, faster updates and good email support than some of the gimmick apps those Android folks are developing.




4955 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1318

Trusted
Microsoft

  Reply # 782708 16-Mar-2013 15:46
Send private message

It will staggered rollout over 3 weeks for all NZ devices to be offered the update

153 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1

Trusted

  Reply # 782730 16-Mar-2013 17:46
Send private message

Google Contact and Calendar users.   You may want to read this article before you do the update.





_Allan (my blogmy tweetscompany tweetscompany web site)
           Geekzone Speedtest  -  Download: 16.28 mbps  Upload: 5.86 Mbps

 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07


All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks arrives on Amazon Prime Video
Posted 2-Jun-2018 16:21


Innovation Grant, High Tech Awards and new USA office for Kiwi tech company SwipedOn
Posted 1-Jun-2018 20:54


Commerce Commission warns Apple for misleading consumers about their rights
Posted 30-May-2018 13:15


IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12


New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17


Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
Posted 24-May-2018 19:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.