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Master Geek


Topic # 31718 28-Mar-2009 12:17
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  I'd like to know how people are getting on with Iphone OS 3 (beta).

SEE BELOW FOR BETA 3 UPDATE

I've found:

-Curser does not appear when typing in forms inside Safari

-It's annoying how you have to press on the text box to start the keyboard within a txt message

-OFTEN the touch screen becomes unresponsive to all touch! - Have to turn off / on or reboot phone - This is REALLY annoying.

-Got MMS working, but PXT / MSS picture quality is SHOCKING!

-Internet and Email appears to load a lot faster over-all

-Push service seems to work quite well

-Landscape keyboard view leaves too little of the page or email on the screen

-No option to turn off auto-rotation in txts

-Txt conversations don't fill the whole screen (left to right) what a waste of space

-3g speeds seem somewhat improved

-My Iphone finally works properly with WPA Enterpise / MSCHAP login at work!

-Spotlight is quite slow

-Battery life is all over the place, some times it seems much better sometimes much, much worse (probably due to processes no killing or memory leaks?)

-Supprised that there are no beta apps available in the app store

-Flash player in Safari appears 'dodgy' and does not work on all sites

-Cut / Copy / Paste is a cool idea, but you often activate it my mistake and it is quite laggy

-Ambient light sensor works even worse than usual (i.e. not-at-all)

-31/3/09 - Today I found that I any txt I would send would fail, even after rebooting my phone, fix was to enable aeroplane mode and disable again.

I'll update this as I find things.



-General Speed Up

-Sometimes phone will lock itself while you're typing (as if it doesn't realise you're actually using it)

-Push notifications are now broken

-Safari Curser Fixed!

-Spotlight seems faster, but maybe not?

-Cut Copy Paste is far less laggy

-Ambient light sensor still doesn't work

-Just noticed text box doesn't expand when writing a multi-line txt message (purely cosmetic)

-MMS / PXT Quality is still unusable


Beta 3 Just out!

http://www.rlslog.net/iphone-3g-os-3-0-beta-7a238j-spongebob/

P2P user spongebob releases the iPhone OS 3 beta, this new OS includes copy and paste, and much more new improvements. Use in at your own risk and don’t forget to read the pdf file(included in the rar and below).

iPhone OS is the operating system running on the iPhone (both original and 3G models) and the iPod Touch. It is based on a variant of the same basic Mach kernel that is found in Mac OS X. iPhone OS includes the software component “Core Animation” from Mac OS X v10.5 which, together with the PowerVR MBX 3D hardware, is responsible for the interface’s smooth animations. The operating system takes up less than half a GB of the device’s total 8 GB or 16 GB storage.[58] It is capable of supporting bundled and future applications from Apple, as well as from third-party developers. Software applications cannot be copied from Mac OS X but must be written and compiled specifically for the iPhone.


Like the iPod, the iPhone is managed with iTunes version 7.3 or later, which is compatible with Mac OS X version 10.4.10 or later, and 32-bit or 64-bit Windows XP or Vista.[59] The release of iTunes 7.6 expanded this support to include 64-bit versions of XP and Vista,[60] and a workaround has been discovered for previous 64-bit Windows operating systems.[61] Apple provides free updates to the iPhone’s operating system through iTunes, in a similar fashion to the way that iPods are updated.[58] Security patches, as well as new and improved features, are released in this fashion.[62] For example, iPhone 3G users initially experienced dropped calls until an update was issued.


Release Name: iPhone 3G OS 3 0 beta [7a238j]-spongebob
Size: 229MB
Links: NFO - PDF - Official Site
Download: NewTorrents - Deposit Files





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Reply # 204324 30-Mar-2009 22:38
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Sounds very buggy, think ill wait till its released to the public 



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Master Geek


  Reply # 204334 30-Mar-2009 23:16
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Pradip: Sounds very buggy, think ill wait till its released to the public 


Yeah, however, If you're a geek that loves gadgets it's a must!
I'm going to stick through with it.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 204626 1-Apr-2009 10:14
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Freezing intermittently, needs rebooting to work normally again.
Losing all the audio, needs to reboot to get back all sounds.
YouTube not working
Syncing problems (Intermittent)

But a lot of the features I wished for are now in it, and it's better than what I thought it would be.

Love 3.0! :)

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  Reply # 204644 1-Apr-2009 11:43
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I downloaded and installed the new Skype app today.  It works fine if you have it running on the iPhone, but of course it can't run in the background, which would be real useful.

Will the iPhone 3.0 OS allow this to happen?  ie if you have your iPhone on and you are in a WiFi area, other users of Skype would see you as being online.  However you could carry on with any other iPhone activities at the same time.






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Master Geek


Reply # 204649 1-Apr-2009 12:10
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bobmeister: I downloaded and installed the new Skype app today.  It works fine if you have it running on the iPhone, but of course it can't run in the background, which would be real useful.

Will the iPhone 3.0 OS allow this to happen?  ie if you have your iPhone on and you are in a WiFi area, other users of Skype would see you as being online.  However you could carry on with any other iPhone activities at the same time.





Yes, Iphone OS 3.0 allows background processes, also skype can use push to notify you when someone is ringing you even when skype is not running on your phone!

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  Reply # 204650 1-Apr-2009 12:16
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Brilliant.  Background tasks will make a big difference.

I just wonder what it will do to the battery life.



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Master Geek


  Reply # 204654 1-Apr-2009 12:24
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bobmeister: Brilliant.  Background tasks will make a big difference.

I just wonder what it will do to the battery life.


Well, on all phones / laptops background tasks will decrease battery life, thats where push comes in, push uses no extra battery and can notify your phone of various things (ie, a new email, an incomming call, a new message on msn etc...)

Pop on over to apple's website and watch the webcast!

http://www.apple.com/iphone/preview-iphone-os/


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  Reply # 204668 1-Apr-2009 13:34
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FYI: Apple releases second beta of iPhone 3.0 Software to developers
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/03/31/apple_releases_second_beta_of_iphone_3_0_software_to_developers.html




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  Reply # 204677 1-Apr-2009 13:59
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sammcj:Yes, Iphone OS 3.0 allows background processes, also skype can use push to notify you when someone is ringing you even when skype is not running on your phone!


I didn't think Apple was enabling background processes in OS 3.0?? Apparently due to processor speed issues and battery life? But they were introducing push notifications instead...



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Master Geek


  Reply # 204747 1-Apr-2009 16:54
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bcourtney:
sammcj:Yes, Iphone OS 3.0 allows background processes, also skype can use push to notify you when someone is ringing you even when skype is not running on your phone!


I didn't think Apple was enabling background processes in OS 3.0?? Apparently due to processor speed issues and battery life? But they were introducing push notifications instead...


Processes can still run in the background, BUT there is no multi tasking system other than the dashboard, most applications will take use of the Push service.

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  Reply # 204829 2-Apr-2009 02:05
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Hi,

I was wondering if you could share some more info on MMS in OS 3.0.
1. can you configure the MMS profile (MMSC info etc)?
2. can you send audio and video?
3. can you send multi objects?
4. did you manage to receive MMS messages?

thank you



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Master Geek


  Reply # 204835 2-Apr-2009 08:24
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rutyruty: Hi,

I was wondering if you could share some more info on MMS in OS 3.0.


1. can you configure the MMS profile (MMSC info etc)? - Not in settings
2. can you send audio and video? -Yes
3. can you send multi objects? -Yes
4. did you manage to receive MMS messages? -Yes

  thank you

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Master Geek


  Reply # 204851 2-Apr-2009 10:13
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There is still no third party background processes running in 3.0. The PNS is a completely different beast than running apps in the background.... You seem to have your wires crossed somewhere :)

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Master Geek


  Reply # 204852 2-Apr-2009 10:14
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sammcj:
rutyruty: Hi,

I was wondering if you could share some more info on MMS in OS 3.0.


1. can you configure the MMS profile (MMSC info etc)? - Not in settings
2. can you send audio and video? -Yes
3. can you send multi objects? -Yes
4. did you manage to receive MMS messages? -Yes

  thank you


For point 2, how do you send video? The iphone as it stands doesnt currently support video capture :S



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Master Geek


  Reply # 204858 2-Apr-2009 10:27
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Whoops!
My mistake, I was mis-reading an announcement page!

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