- 11-06-2011, 09:03 AM #1
I bought a Samsung focus a few months ago and it happened to be a stinking rev 1.4. It has been way more than a month since rev 1.3 got mango. And all of us 1.4 owners have been left behind without all the much needed mango features(like multitasking). It simply does not make sense how Microsoft can simply ignore this situation. There has been no communication about this except that it says 'samsung focus 1.4 is in testing' in the 'wheres my update' page.
So will rev 1.4 always get updates this late? The new Samsung focus S and focus flash have already been launched and still no mango for the older model. Seriously I'm thinking about getting a new WP phone since they are struggling with the focus 1.4.
Either they are not trying hard enough to push this update out to us OR there is a serious flaw in rev 1.4. Now which is it?
Either way, I'm disappointed in how Microsoft is handling this. We all gave WP a chance didn't we? When there are other platforms with better hardware and vast number of apps we all had faith in WP and went for it. And now we are being screwed over by them. Great job Microsoft!
EVERYBODY GO HERE AND VOTE: http://windowsphone.uservoice.com/fo...-1-4?ref=title
Last edited by propeller10; 11-09-2011 at 09:42 PM.
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11-06-2011, 09:07 AM #2
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I think it was actually Samsung's fault for changing some hardware components. Not actually Microsoft's fault this time.
I understand your frustration, I'd be the same.
As you probably know, Mango updates are still in testing for 1.4. according to the update page.
Windows Phone US Update Schedule | Mobile Software Updates | Windows Phone 7
Can't be too far away now propeller10. :)
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- 11-06-2011, 01:09 PM #3
- 11-06-2011, 07:34 PM #6
- 11-07-2011, 12:34 PM #8
I tried that forced update trick on my v1.4 Focus at least 30 times over the last week and I've had NO success. It's just not out there, unless another 1.4 user can prove me wrong. After reading about all of the apps that have broken from the Mango update, I'm not in a really big hurry to get it. That being said, I need to have my Mango update by mid month, before the Navigon deal expires! Apparently, the Navigon software is only Mango compatible because it does not show up in the catalog for me, along with Facebook. (I'm on build 7392). My transition from webOS has been less than stellar thus far.
- 11-07-2011, 01:34 PM #11
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- 11-07-2011, 02:06 PM #12
Wow. I'm not surprised, though. I left Verizon for this very reason. It's a crying shame that US carriers have us all by the gonads. I was hoping that an unlocked phone on WP7 meant that the OS updates would come directly from Microsoft, but alas, I was mistaken. IT doesn't matter - I was changing platforms anyway and WP7 was the clear and easy choice, hands down.
I wish MS would just release carrier-independent ROMs like Palm and HP did for their unlocked, unsubsidized phones. Oh well...I'm getting back in line now.
Last edited by LA6507a; 11-07-2011 at 03:34 PM.
- 11-07-2011, 02:35 PM #13