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  # 1830587 26-Jul-2017 11:59
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timmmay:

 

JonnyCam: Now what phone to replace? Maybe a p10 ;)

 

You funny guy! How about a Nexus / Pixel / whatever Google calls their phones today?

 

 

Work phone, so has to be from the hardware fund at VF.

 

So I can have my choice of 25 models of Samsung, or a Huawei (has to be android for app dev / demo)


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  # 1833606 30-Jul-2017 00:44
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The this thread on the VFNZ site seems to indicate it has been pushed out to Q4 2017...


 
 
 
 


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  # 1834521 31-Jul-2017 20:17
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Got reply from Huawei NZ on Facebook. They confirm Android 7 for P9 P9+ and P9 lite will come on Q4 2017. 

 

It's late but at least it is coming. (In mainland China it is so much faster)


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  # 1834524 31-Jul-2017 20:18
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Android 8 will probably be out by then! Better late than never.

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  # 1834617 1-Aug-2017 00:12
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@Huchiz:

 

Got reply from Huawei NZ on Facebook. They confirm Android 7 for P9 P9+ and P9 lite will come on Q4 2017. 

 

It's late but at least it is coming. (In mainland China it is so much faster)

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the update! Yep, I have major OS envy when my NZ sourced P9 is sitting next to my wife's China sourced P9 that updated itself to Android 7 as soon as we took it out of the box... >.<


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  # 1834626 1-Aug-2017 04:55
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@Huchiz:

 

Got reply from Huawei NZ on Facebook. They confirm Android 7 for P9 P9+ and P9 lite will come on Q4 2017. 

 

It's late but at least it is coming. (In mainland China it is so much faster)

 

 

Well here's hoping - I'll believe it when I see it. Surely it's got to come via the carriers/telcos once Huawei release it, right?

 

As I said earlier, my P9+ will be my first and only Huawei - not impressed even though I quite like the phone.


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  # 1834851 1-Aug-2017 11:50
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There are two reasons why I am ditching Samsung as my phone brand when I replace S7: slow OS updates and the fragility of glass-backed phones.

 

The Samsung P10 or successor was high on my list as replacement option, but now no longer (unless they significantly up their game for OS updates).


 
 
 
 


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  # 1834879 1-Aug-2017 12:44
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I wonder if Huawei sales are going to be damaged by the number of people electing to look to other brands when it comes time to replacing their Huawei handset; I know GZ doesn't provide a representative sample of phone users, but certainly many on here have stated they'll not be buying another Huawei, many of these for the reason of a lack of updates.

 

My wife and I are on earlier generation Huawei phones - the P8 and Mate 8 respectively - neither of which have received much in the way of updates (my Mate's still on Android 6.0/EMUI 4.0/last Android patch March 16!). While there's firmware available for other versions of the phones, that's not the case for NZ-sourced phones.

 

It's very unlikely I'll be buying a Huawei next time - partly due to this updates issue, but also the other matters raised by others here, namely over-eager battery management that's difficult to tame, and app/device incompatibility (eg, trying to get a Gear S2 to function fully; LastPass app crashing every time its opened etc).




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  # 1835038 1-Aug-2017 15:19
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dafman:

 

There are two reasons why I am ditching Samsung as my phone brand when I replace S7: slow OS updates and the fragility of glass-backed phones.

 

The Samsung P10 or successor was high on my list as replacement option, but now no longer (unless they significantly up their game for OS updates).

 

 

If you are staying with Android, what brand are you looking to?




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  # 1835039 1-Aug-2017 15:21
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jonathan18:

 

I wonder if Huawei sales are going to be damaged by the number of people electing to look to other brands when it comes time to replacing their Huawei handset; I know GZ doesn't provide a representative sample of phone users, but certainly many on here have stated they'll not be buying another Huawei, many of these for the reason of a lack of updates.

 

My wife and I are on earlier generation Huawei phones - the P8 and Mate 8 respectively - neither of which have received much in the way of updates (my Mate's still on Android 6.0/EMUI 4.0/last Android patch March 16!). While there's firmware available for other versions of the phones, that's not the case for NZ-sourced phones.

 

It's very unlikely I'll be buying a Huawei next time - partly due to this updates issue, but also the other matters raised by others here, namely over-eager battery management that's difficult to tame, and app/device incompatibility (eg, trying to get a Gear S2 to function fully; LastPass app crashing every time its opened etc).

 

 

 

 

And somehow they managed to break Android Auto on the P9+ (well, the ability to connect it to my car) with  a long wait for an update to fix


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  # 1835804 2-Aug-2017 15:16
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Antzzz:

 

 

 

Thanks for the update! Yep, I have major OS envy when my NZ sourced P9 is sitting next to my wife's China sourced P9 that updated itself to Android 7 as soon as we took it out of the box... >.<

 

 

Do you notice any difference in the telco network performance between the NZ and China sourced P9s?

 

Often on GZ, you see comments that having a non-NZ supplied phone means that it will have problems with certain aspects of the phone network. Just wondering if you (or anyone else for that matter) have noticed any practical difference.


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  # 1836144 2-Aug-2017 22:48
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MartinGZ:

 

Do you notice any difference in the telco network performance between the NZ and China sourced P9s?

 

Often on GZ, you see comments that having a non-NZ supplied phone means that it will have problems with certain aspects of the phone network. Just wondering if you (or anyone else for that matter) have noticed any practical difference.

 

 

Hard to tell as she's only recently got the phone - haven't noticed any significant difference as yet. IMHO a lot of the NZ vs overseas phone network performance is related to different frequency band support - if the device doesn't support all the NZ bands in use by each provider then strange things can happen. As far as I can tell in the case of the P9 the band support is the same between the NZ and China sourced device, so I'm not expecting any performance differences.


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  # 1836470 3-Aug-2017 11:54
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JonnyCam:

 

dafman:

 

There are two reasons why I am ditching Samsung as my phone brand when I replace S7: slow OS updates and the fragility of glass-backed phones.

 

The Samsung P10 or successor was high on my list as replacement option, but now no longer (unless they significantly up their game for OS updates).

 

 

If you are staying with Android, what brand are you looking to?

 

 

If I was replacing today, I would probably go for a Sony XZ


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  # 1855538 30-Aug-2017 22:18
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Receiving updating today!!!! Finally!!!!!


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  # 1855572 31-Aug-2017 03:20
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Huchiz:

 

Receiving updating today!!!! Finally!!!!!

 

 

Slightly more info would be very useful. What exactly is being updated (Android OS, EMUI overlay,...?), how is it coming to you/what carrier are you with etcetera.


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