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Motorola Moto G getting OTA update to fix troublesome bugs

0. phoneArena 26 Feb 2014, 19:33 posted on

The Motorola Moto G has been widely regarded as one of the best devices in its price point, but that doesn't mean that the handset hasn't had its share of bugs. Some of them have been quite annoying for the unlucky users who have been affected. But, Motorola has started pushing an update to the GSM versions of the Moto G (aka all but the Verizon model) that will fix the worst of those issues...

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posted on 26 Feb 2014, 19:36

1. ady_lad (Posts: 82; Member since: 17 Jul 2013)


I just updated my G :)

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 19:46

2. cripton805 (Posts: 1456; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Ohhhh. I was wondering about the SMS issues. I wasn't sure if it was my service.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 19:49 1

3. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14238; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Don't they test these things before they release them?

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 19:56

4. cripton805 (Posts: 1456; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


It's so minimal, I didn't even notice. Ocassionally I had a dropped SMS, but thought it was related to a carrier.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 20:22 3

5. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Stop trolling. Nothing is perfect at release. Just be glad they're bothering to fix the problems rather than neglect that they even exist.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 20:51 2

6. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14238; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I'm not trolling. That's what quality control is for. They test the bugs before they send the product to the shelves. An SMS bug is unacceptable. There's no excuse for it happening period.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 21:03 3

7. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4486; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


IIRC didn't Apple have an issue with messaging a short while back, to the point that they advised users not to use SMS?

As far as updates for bugs showing how well/poor they are tested pre launch, what's with all of the .x updates that Apple issues? Should they simply issue iOS 7.0 and be done with it?

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 21:07 3

8. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


http://www.phonearena.com/news/Some-Apple-iPhone-owners-complaining-of-problems-with-iMessage-since-iOS-7-update_id47860

Totally, no excuse whatsoever.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 22:38

16. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14238; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Your point? I didn't target anyone specifically in my comment. Get over it.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 21:41 4

11. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Mxy, if you're going to sit there and self righteously rip on Motorola for minor bugs, you shouldn't be surprised at all of us pointing out the laundry list of bugs that iPhone users have to deal with over every software release.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 22:35

15. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14238; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


An SMS bug isn't minor. I wasn't ripping on Motorola specifically. I was speaking in general for any OEM. I know you were on the defensive you being you when it comes to Motorola.

Seems like you've had a relapse, you're back to your old habit again Sniggly.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 22:41 2

18. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Talking about the one with the relapse, Mxy, you had a reasonable phase there, but it seems you've snapped out of it.

So, Mxy, did you think it was totally unacceptable for iOS 7 to be released the way it was?

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 23:13

25. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14238; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I'm still being reasonable. It's you who's gone back to being your old self.

I think I just answered your question in a previous comment.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 23:15 2

26. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4486; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


You mean like the original iPhone that didn't even have MMS capability at launch, when even feature phones had that ability?

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 23:22 2

28. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4486; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


You're commenting on an article about an update to fix an SMS bug on Motorola phones, and say "Don't they test these things before they release them?" and you're not talking about Motorola? Aren't you the one who always says you only talk about the companies referenced in the article. Whenever someone brings another company into the discussion, you say that the article isn't about them, so why would we assume this time would be any different.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 04:08

31. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14238; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I'm commenting on a Motorola article yes. So what? I never mentioned another company.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 08:28

39. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4486; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


In the comment I replied to, you said you weren't going after Motorola specifically, but OEMS in general. OEMs would be other companies would it not?

What's stupid about this is that it's just you being you when it comes to Motorola. They have a hit with the Moto G, and they have been very on the ball with updates fr not only the X and G, but also the Droid lines. They just recently committed to upgrading the Droid RAZR I to KK, which is a 2012 phone. They're doing better, give it a rest.

Will it be the same with Lenovo, who can say? I can't and neither can you. And even if it does go downhill, it's out of Motorola's control. That's what happens when you get bought.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 21:56 1

12. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


What about the glaring SSL issue with the iphone and OSX? That was a one line code problem that caused a major security breach that apple didn't know of until someone told them.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 21:58 1

13. cripton805 (Posts: 1456; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


It hasn't bothered me enough to care. I'm not going to sit in a corner and cry because I missed or didn't send one SMS over every hundred.

I didn't even know the issue was related to the phone. So, Im glad they even bothered to fix something I didn't know was wrong with the phone in the first place. +1 for Moto.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 22:40

17. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14238; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Don't cry to me, cry to companies not testing their products.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 21:39 3

10. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


*ahem*

iOS 7.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 22:43

19. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14238; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Irrelevant to this article.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 22:52 1

21. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


It's completely relevant to your comment. We're testing your consistency.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 23:11

24. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14238; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Well you're consistently dropping the ball

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 23:23 1

29. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Yes or no, Mxy: was it inexcusable of Apple to release broken software in iOS 6 and 7?

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 04:09 1

32. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14238; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Yes or no Sniggly: was it inexcusable for Motorola to release broken software in the G?

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 04:51 1

34. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


The software in the Moto G wasn't broken. As noted by people who own it, the main issue, the SMS bug, was barely noticeable. It wasn't all the time even when it happened.

On the other hand, iOS 6 AND iOS 7 both had glaring, obvious issues at launch which were so bad they became the stuff of parodies. The legacy of the Moto G at launch and beyond has been "holy crap, for a 200 buck phone this is really nice." I mean, this is the first time these issues were even reported in a news article.

My point is, Mxy, you're freaking out over relatively minor bugs which owners barely noticed, yet you said NOTHING and were NOWHERE when it was Apple wrestling with crippling software issues.

So I ask you then: have Apple's software screwups been just as unforgivable as the bugs which Motorola just fixed? Give a goddamned straight answer for once, you troll.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 05:33

37. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14238; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Apparently it was notable otherwise there wouldn't be an ota update lol. It doesn't matter the frequency of it happening. It happened.

lol you know android has a lot of problems to right? Go read some horror stories about the nexus 5. Make yourself look less like a puppet.

I'm not even freaking out lol. You are, a sea of tears flowing.

A straight answer from someone who's flaming me? My my someone needs a nap. Again I answered your question. Get over it.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 22:01 3

14. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Like Apple Maps you mean?

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 22:44

20. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14238; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Apple Maps has improved a lot.

Checkmate.

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