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    Why is Verizon so slow to bless OS upgrades?

    Anyone know why VZW lags behind all other carriers in supporting OS upgrades? My wife and I have 9530's, and we're still on 5.00.328 while the rest of the world has moved ahead to .419 or even .436...or has Verizon just abandoned trying to improve their Storm 1 user's experience???
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    There's a really good article in one of the forums about how the leaks are not meant for consumers to use and that they are in testing. But what happens is that beta testers leak the OS and people who download them often find those OS's missing something simple that it should normally have. I'm not sure were the article is but if you can find it its a good read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marsh511 View Post
    Anyone know why VZW lags behind all other carriers in supporting OS upgrades? My wife and I have 9530's, and we're still on 5.00.328 while the rest of the world has moved ahead to .419 or even .436...or has Verizon just abandoned trying to improve their Storm 1 user's experience???
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    Well, at least you are already on OS 5 - although much faster in some countries we here have a Vodafone being extremely slow - officially I am still at OS 4.7 ... :crazy:


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    Quote Originally Posted by happystormuser View Post
    There's a really good article in one of the forums about how the leaks are not meant for consumers to use and that they are in testing. But what happens is that beta testers leak the OS and people who download them often find those OS's missing something simple that it should normally have. I'm not sure were the article is but if you can find it its a good read.
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    And that has what to do with the question of VZW sending out Official OS updates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang02 View Post
    And that has what to do with the question of VZW sending out Official OS updates?
    Not too much, really, but it is a good read anyhow


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marsh511 View Post
    Anyone know why VZW lags behind all other carriers in supporting OS upgrades? My wife and I have 9530's, and we're still on 5.00.328 while the rest of the world has moved ahead to .419 or even .436...or has Verizon just abandoned trying to improve their Storm 1 user's experience???
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    You should consider yourself lucky. Telus (Canada) is still on 4.7.122!! EVERY other Canadian provider is at .419 or .436 but not Telus. They make Verizon look like good. Telus, by far, offers the worst customer service/support.

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    Probably because they want you to upgrade to S2. I got tired of waiting and installed .419. (No regrets. Works great.)

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    Could also be that they want to make sure the OS works well enough not to have millions of tech support requests.
    Since many of the leaks and such have had issues, I'm sure they want to get those things straightened out before a major release.
    Have you ever wondered why things intended to make our lives simpler keep getting more complicated to use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugly View Post
    Could also be that they want to make sure the OS works well enough not to have millions of tech support requests.
    Since many of the leaks and such have had issues, I'm sure they want to get those things straightened out before a major release.
    good point. VZW has way more customers to deal with so if I were them, I would have higher standards to avoid blowing up call centers if an OS is released prematurely.

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    Verizon is looow at anything that will not make them more money!!!

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    The thing is Verizon can do what they want. IMHO they will prob release it right before or right after Official Announcement/Release of the Essex aka Tour 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumessingwitme View Post
    The thing is Verizon can do what they want. IMHO they will prob release it right before or right after Official Announcement/Release of the Essex aka Tour 2
    You could be right. I'm hoping they are holding out for the webkit browser. Other than that the leaks don't have a huge improvement IMHO, at least for the 9550.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOnlyJrod View Post
    Verizon is looow at anything that will not make them more money!!!
    Got that right, I think their focus is on making new customers sign up for data plans because their voice plans are going down the tubes..:no:.but I guess that's what it's all about, the green stuff..ugh, anyway, at least we are on OS 5.0, YES!!

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