From time to time, I've checked this thread, and each point when there was someone who said "no more SODs", there was always more than one person who popped with examples of the problem still existing.
The "parameters" must be referring to the 160/161 dpi issue.
However, in my case, I have apps which will no longer update, because they went from "compatible" to "not compatible" - despite no change in my installation other than Google apps updating - so it seems to be a change on the Google end.
BTW, by "alarm" I just mean notification sound, combined with a popup message, like "remember your doctor appointment is in 30 minutes".
(At this point, if I was going to do an update, I would go to CM9 ...)