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8th August 2010, 01:52 PM |#21  
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Btw I don't think North America is getting the R2BA026 firmware update... apparently it was mainly to fix the PlayNow crashing issue, among other minor fixes, and since Rogers conveniently decided to remove that app, it won't need to release this update.
2.1 soon *fingers crossed*
 
 
8th August 2010, 01:57 PM |#22  
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Originally Posted by alitech

No one has actually answered my questions. Whats so special about this new software update? I dont see any difference at all. Its still 1.6. No improvement on battery life and no real update worth all this hype.

What is it really?

1.6 (Donut)
Based on Linux Kernel 2.6.29[35] On 15 September 2009, the 1.6 (Donut) SDK was released.[36][37] Included in the update were:[35]
An improved Android Market experience
An integrated camera, camcorder, and gallery interface
Gallery now enables users to select multiple photos for deletion
Updated Voice Search, with faster response and deeper integration with native applications, including the ability to dial contacts
Updated search experience to allow searching bookmarks, history, contacts, and the web from the home screen
Updated technology support for CDMA/EVDO, 802.1x, VPNs, and a text-to-speech engine
Support for WVGA screen resolutions
Speed improvements in searching and camera applications
Gesture framework and GestureBuilder development tool

2.0/2.1 (Eclair)
Based on Linux Kernel 2.6.29[38] On 26 October 2009 the 2.0 (Eclair) SDK was released.[39] Among the changes were:[40]
Optimized hardware speed
Support for more screen sizes and resolutions
Revamped UI
New Browser UI and HTML5 support
New contact lists
Better white-black ratio for backgrounds
Improved Google Maps 3.1.2
Microsoft Exchange support
Built in flash support for Camera
Digital Zoom
MotionEvent class enhanced to track multi-touch events[41]
Improved virtual keyboard
Bluetooth 2.1
Live Wallpapers
The 2.0.1 SDK was released on 3 December 2009.[42]

The 2.1 SDK was released on 12 January 2010.[43]

2.2 (Froyo)[44]
Based on Linux Kernel 2.6.32[45] On 20 May 2010 the 2.2 Frozen Yogurt (Froyo) SDK was released.[2] Changes included:[46]
General Android OS speed, memory, and performance optimizations[47]
Additional application speed improvements courtesy of JIT implementation[48]
Integration of Chrome's V8 JavaScript engine into the Browser application
Increased Microsoft Exchange support (security policies, auto-discovery, GAL look-up, calendar synchronization, remote wipe)
Improved application launcher with shortcuts to Phone and Browser applications
USB tethering and WiFi hotspot functionality
Added an option to disable data access over mobile network
Updated Market application with batch and automatic update features[47]
Quick switching between multiple keyboard languages and their dictionaries
Voice dialing and contact sharing over Bluetooth
Support for numeric and alphanumeric passwords
Support for file upload fields in the Browser application[49]
Browser can now display animated GIFs (instead of just the first frame)
Support for installing applications to the expandable memory[50]
Adobe Flash 10.1 support[51]

3.0 (Gingerbread)
Based on Linux Kernel 2.6.33 or 34[45] Tentatively scheduled for Q4 2010 launch. Confirmed new features:
Support for WebM video playback[52]
Improved copy–paste functionalities[53]
Unconfirmed new features:

Android Market music store[54]
Media streaming from PC library[54]
Revamped UI[55]
8th August 2010, 02:15 PM |#23  
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@Izzy
It sounds like he asked why we're so excited about minor firmware updates, they're still Donut (1.6) and in his opinion doesn't show many changes.

@alitech
The most common things added are bugfixes. Sometimes the updates tweaks the built-in apps while other times they change some hardcoded settings. Many of these things you don't notice as an end user but they can still be important. It can change anything from rare crashes in Timescape to issues with some brands of SD cards and for me the update from 020 to 026 fixed my battery issues. So in all there are plenty of things to be excited about and reasons to upgrade.
8th August 2010, 03:46 PM |#24  
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@Izzy
It sounds like he asked why we're so excited about minor firmware updates, they're still Donut (1.6) and in his opinion doesn't show many changes.

Sorry, I read the word software and thought he was talking about software

As to the firmware, I saw better battery life from 016 to 023, never used 020.
8th August 2010, 08:35 PM |#25  
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http://xperia-fan.jp/howto/contents/xperia-i-mode

nothing wrong trusting japanese overheads even if the news is in may.

october and beyond!
8th August 2010, 08:54 PM |#26  
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Originally Posted by Izzy_Deadyet

Sorry, I read the word software and thought he was talking about software

As to the firmware, I saw better battery life from 016 to 023, never used 020.

Well technically the updates are software and not firmware.
9th August 2010, 01:56 AM |#27  
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http://xperia-fan.jp/howto/contents/xperia-i-mode

nothing wrong trusting japanese overheads even if the news is in may.

october and beyond!

You are woefully out of the loop.

http://blogs.sonyericsson.com/produc...peria-updates/
9th August 2010, 02:16 AM |#28  
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of course i know about that. The problem lies, do you think you will get 2.1 before the japanese does?

You better think twice.
9th August 2010, 10:07 AM |#29  
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Originally Posted by wrongfeifong

of course i know about that. The problem lies, do you think you will get 2.1 before the japanese does?

You better think twice.

?

Are you being serious? The Japanese SO-O1B is three updates behind versus the international X10i/X10a phones.

But, continue to be delusional. It's cute.
10th August 2010, 05:39 AM |#30  
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Originally Posted by wrongfeifong

of course i know about that. The problem lies, do you think you will get 2.1 before the japanese does?

You better think twice.

Are we talking japan vs world?

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24th March 2017, 01:58 AM |#31  
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Please how can I upgrade my version, I'm using SO-01B

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