Fairphone OS 1.8 release canditate

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_keesj

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Hi,

We are happy to announce the Fairphone 1.8 release candidate.

Here is a short version of the release notes: We have a new Fairphone home screen and launcher (KitKat style), we updated Fairphone updater, we removed some crashes happening in the Camera app and we fixed problem with FUSE storage after reboot (ringtones configurations where gone if the ringtone was stored on the storage). While EPO download was fix in the previous release we now disabled it by default to decrease time to first fix when connectivity is present.
We integrated the following Security fixes for CVE-2014-6041 and CVE-2013-6272. Also the following Android security fixes have been integrated: ANDROID-10227498, ANDROID-10148349, ANDROID-9950697, ANDROID-9695860, ANDROID-8617715, ANDROID-8476102 and ANDROID-8219321.


Bluetooth (testing needed):
We also where able to fix a number of Bluetooth related crashes and worked on improved support but we however where not able to test the latest changes so feedback in this area is very welcome.

warning:
Be aware of an introduced backwards compatibility problem in the MediaPlayer's sqlite database. If you downgrade you will need to wipe the database.


links:
OTA for FUSE based system
- http://storage.googleapis.com/update-v1_8/FP1_Fairphone_OS_v1_8_OTA_2014-11-24.zip

OTA for people using the original layout
- http://storage.googleapis.com/update-v2_8/FP1_Fairphone_OS_1G13G_v1_8_OTA_2014-11-24.zip

OTA for FUSE based Stock Android systems. We will *not* release a Stock Android using to old storage layout.
http://storage.googleapis.com/update-v1_8/AOSP-4.2.2_OTA_2014-11-26.zip

Greetings
 

manu_26

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Apr 23, 2014
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So has there been a media player update. Because I have had issues with the media player not resuming audio podcasts correctly.
 

manu_26

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Apr 23, 2014
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Thanks for your answer. When I'm talking about "media player" I mean the internal Android player that other apps use to play media files.

My problem: I listen to podcasts using BeyondPod. When I pause the playback and try to resume it for example the next day, it often resumes at a wrong position of the paused file. As far as I understand the internal player reports the current position to my podcast app. Something seems to fail at this point.

When I don't resume via widget or notification list but fully load the podcast app I can see how the progress bar is at the wrong position and after 1 or 2 seconds of loading it jumps to the right position. When I hit play now it always works.

I haven't seen this problem on other Android devices so far (using the same version of BeyondPod).

Edit: Here is a thread on the BeyondPod forum where another fairphone user reports the same problem:
http://goo.gl/lXE5po

I am going to send logs to the BeyondPod team and hope that they can figure out what the problem is and who will have to fix it.
 
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    Hi,

    We are happy to announce the Fairphone 1.8 release candidate.

    Here is a short version of the release notes: We have a new Fairphone home screen and launcher (KitKat style), we updated Fairphone updater, we removed some crashes happening in the Camera app and we fixed problem with FUSE storage after reboot (ringtones configurations where gone if the ringtone was stored on the storage). While EPO download was fix in the previous release we now disabled it by default to decrease time to first fix when connectivity is present.
    We integrated the following Security fixes for CVE-2014-6041 and CVE-2013-6272. Also the following Android security fixes have been integrated: ANDROID-10227498, ANDROID-10148349, ANDROID-9950697, ANDROID-9695860, ANDROID-8617715, ANDROID-8476102 and ANDROID-8219321.


    Bluetooth (testing needed):
    We also where able to fix a number of Bluetooth related crashes and worked on improved support but we however where not able to test the latest changes so feedback in this area is very welcome.

    warning:
    Be aware of an introduced backwards compatibility problem in the MediaPlayer's sqlite database. If you downgrade you will need to wipe the database.


    links:
    OTA for FUSE based system
    - http://storage.googleapis.com/update-v1_8/FP1_Fairphone_OS_v1_8_OTA_2014-11-24.zip

    OTA for people using the original layout
    - http://storage.googleapis.com/update-v2_8/FP1_Fairphone_OS_1G13G_v1_8_OTA_2014-11-24.zip

    OTA for FUSE based Stock Android systems. We will *not* release a Stock Android using to old storage layout.
    http://storage.googleapis.com/update-v1_8/AOSP-4.2.2_OTA_2014-11-26.zip

    Greetings