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Topic # 147254 13-Jun-2014 14:54
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Greetings,

Earlier this year I updated my Ativ S Windows Phone to what I assume is the gd2 update, via settings-phone update. I am on 2degrees prepay plus. I hear that Microsoft has since released the next update, gd3, but it doesn't seem to be available for my phone. After checking for updates, even today, it days "your phone is up to date".

Does anyone know if 2degrees plan on making this update available to customers using Windows phones, or could it be something I've missed, such as the need for a factory reset, etc?

I sincerely appreciate any help and advice.

My OS specs:
OS version: 8.0.10327.77

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  Reply # 1065259 13-Jun-2014 22:43
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if you hang tight for a bit longer, you should be able to jump to wp 8.1 instead




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Reply # 1065308 14-Jun-2014 02:41
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ok thanks heaps for that, from what I've read so far, Windows Phone 8.1 looks quite impressive.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1065317 14-Jun-2014 07:08
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On my ATIV S OS version is 8.0.10517.150.

As Feb says...  Hang out another 10 days for the 8.1 update.





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  Reply # 1065320 14-Jun-2014 07:28
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_Allan: On my ATIV S OS version is 8.0.10517.150.

As Feb says...  Hang out another 10 days for the 8.1 update.


Yeah once we see the first units getting wp 8.1, then we can ask the respective carriers of an Eta. And then lean on them a little.

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  Reply # 1065615 14-Jun-2014 16:13
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Its not coming in 10 days sorry

We are working with Samsung to get them deploying WP8.1 to its devices in NZ.


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  Reply # 1065649 14-Jun-2014 17:39
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Probably going to be a long wait for 8.1 on the Ativ S. I did the CSC change trick to get gdr3 on my Ativ S, but better to just be patient and not mess with that, mine seems to have messed up localization now despite it being set back to NZC.




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  Reply # 1071115 20-Jun-2014 16:27
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nathan: Its not coming in 10 days sorry

We are working with Samsung to get them deploying WP8.1 to its devices in NZ.



Do you know if they have any firmware updates planned for them to fix the Bluetooth issues?

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  Reply # 1071234 20-Jun-2014 18:44
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What issues are they?

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  Reply # 1071640 21-Jun-2014 13:18
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nathan: What issues are they?


I find it disconnects constantly requiring me to reboot the phone, or turn off Bluetooth and turn it back on.

Happened with gdr2 and 8.1, happens with both of our cars, sometimes it might do it every five minutes, sometimes longer.  My wife has a Lumia 820, it stays connected to both cars without issue

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  Reply # 1075658 27-Jun-2014 16:54
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Hi Microsoft people
can you give any sort of timeframe for WP8.1 on the Ativ S? very keen to get it but I'm too far behind in updates to use developer preview.





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  Reply # 1075749 27-Jun-2014 20:12
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I'll try to find out. Ultimately this is a question for Samsung and the operators that sold them here, which I think was Telecom and 2D, but ill try to find out

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  Reply # 1075813 27-Jun-2014 22:32
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nathan: I'll try to find out. Ultimately this is a question for Samsung and the operators that sold them here, which I think was Telecom and 2D, but ill try to find out


Yes it was both telecom and 2 degrees who ship them here, last time I had to lean hard on both Samsung and 2 degrees to get gdr2 released, initially they both played the blame game but we got there with 2 degrees finally pulling through, with windows 8.1 being such a big update it will be hard for telcos to ignore



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  Reply # 1076742 29-Jun-2014 23:00
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Took the plunge and signed up for the developers preview, updated to the latest version and then upgraded to 8.1

It auto installed an update after the installation and all my contacts and apps are also all on my phone.

No problems so far, haven't tried everything yet, such as camera or videos, but so far so good...

Have to say this new version is very good indeed, seems much more user friendly with more detailed descriptions about things on your phone. Also love the new start screen wallpaper, swipe keyboard seems a little tricky but I'm sure with practice it could be quite good..

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  Reply # 1077345 30-Jun-2014 21:20
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if you want a walkthrough of some of the new 8.1 features, the try.nokia.com site is awesome for that (even for HTC 8S/8X and Samsung ATIV owners) :-)




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  Reply # 1082577 7-Jul-2014 17:43
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Well after a week on Windows Phone 8.1 no serious problems as yet, only bugs so far seem to be with the flashlight. When activated, either by the camera or a third party app like torch, the phone intermittently reboots itself. Also some battery drain issues when using power hungry apps like Facebook and Moliplayer Pro.

Other than this, everything else seems ok, really enjoying this new OS, very good indeed. Windows Phone 8.1 is truly the most personalized smartphone operating system currently available (imo)

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