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# 44469 28-Oct-2009 10:03
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So the sdk was released to the developers earlier and I believe some of the devices coming to verizon has 2.0 on them retail. When would 2.0 drop to htc magic on Vodafone?

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  # 267681 28-Oct-2009 13:09
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There's been a lot of rumours circulating about this, one major one being that the specs of the machine weren't good enough to run future versions of the OS, but these havent been proven true or false yet.

It seems to take quite a while for the software to become available for download once it is released, which I dont think will be for a month or so yet.

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  # 267970 29-Oct-2009 09:30
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I havnt even got 1.6 on my hero yet :(

 
 
 
 




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  # 267972 29-Oct-2009 09:32
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ALTRON: I havnt even got 1.6 on my hero yet :(


Did you not try what I posted here? oops just realised you said hero ... sorry, not sure if donut is out on hero or is it?

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  # 267976 29-Oct-2009 09:40
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ALTRON: I havnt even got 1.6 on my hero yet :(


Did you not try what I posted here? oops just realised you said hero ... sorry, not sure if donut is out on hero or is it?


Doesn't seem to work on my hero. I enter checkin and nothing happens.



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  # 272957 14-Nov-2009 09:45
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So, phandroid advises that the adp2 is a pvt32b magic, good signs I guess that it will be getting the eclair??






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  # 272976 14-Nov-2009 11:19
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Hmmm could be cool ,although personally I am just really looking forward to trying to get a Milestone once they've been released in Europe

 
 
 
 


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  # 273697 17-Nov-2009 00:34
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The latest version of Cyanogen (v4.5.2) is said to be a huge performance improvement and to include a lot of the next version of Android.

On that basis, I;d say the next version will provide more function with equal or better performance. Certainly v1.6 made my HTC Magic faster....

I want A2DP bluetooth support. Not being able to listen to music or video while charging the battery is becoming tedious.






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  # 276719 27-Nov-2009 00:51
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Over at www.androidspin.com there is news a dev is about to release an Eclair (Android 2.0) ROM shortly. He says he has it all working. http://j.mp/6nIkVC




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  # 280598 9-Dec-2009 07:45
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Hardware spec of the Magic is nigh identical to the Hero, and the Hero will be getting 2.0/2.1 fairly soon, so it should be able to manage it. I believe that they (HTC) have said nothing regarding porting 2.x to the Magic, although I'd imagine that Cyanogen or someone will cross-build the Hero release once it's out.

There is no 1.6 for the Hero. There are rumors that v2.x may be out as soon as this week though.

Vodafone NZ won't get the firmware as such, if/when it's ever released it'll be a direct-download from HTC to install it.




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  # 280599 9-Dec-2009 07:50
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The tech support guy I spoke to at Vodafone last week said that HTC keep fairly tight control of the phones and Vodafone doesn't have much to do with supporting them. I guess that could mean the OTA process is probably driven by HTC / Google according to whatever contractual arrangement exists with Vodafone. You'd think HTC wouldn't abandon phones that only hit the market in May / June of this year. That wouldn't encourage future sales / repeat buys. Having a few guys composing the packaging of the roll-out of the mainly already-written android software (drivers excepted) for several million existing phone users would make sense in my way of seeing things.




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  # 280606 9-Dec-2009 08:10
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I'd imagine that Vodafone probably want fairly tight control of the OS on the phone in case it's updated with something that might somehow break their functionality. Doesn't stop people flashing beta versions of Windows onto their WinMo phones though.

Besides, if the generic ROMs are released, people can just do a manual upgrade on them, although it's by no means as straight-forward.




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  # 280611 9-Dec-2009 08:43
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Stevenz: Not sure what functionality you have in mind. My HTC Magic had no Vodafone functionality beyond making phone calls and sending / receiving data. The sole addition by Vodafone was a Home screen icon linking to the Vodafone web site. There was no SIM toolkit or any other functionality. Vodafone Live doesn't exist as far as my phone is concerned and streaming Sky Mobile tv on the phone isn't offered.

In short, there is no Vodafone-specific function at risk because there isn't any in the first place. Generic GSM/GPRS/whatever are all supported by android (from HTC) as they would be for a GSM/global-roamable handset anywhere.




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