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With iOS 5, some OTA updates can be handled through 3G

0. phoneArena 26 Jun 2011, 07:37 posted on

Perusing through the iOS 5 SDK, the gang at 9to5Mac has discovered that the latest build of the OS will allow for firmware updates over a 3G connection; apparently though, only small "point" updates will make it through 3G while major updates will still require a Wi-Fi signal...

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posted on 26 Jun 2011, 09:22 2

1. TDroid21 (Posts: 70; Member since: 04 Apr 2011)


Wow!! That is quite a nice move by apple on a new ios faeture..
How is google going to counter apple's move? Let's see waht google will bring on teh table..

posted on 26 Jun 2011, 10:05 5

3. zealcrest (Posts: 7; Member since: 23 May 2011)


Lol Android has been doing OTA's for quite sometime now so they dont need to counter they are just going to keep bringing new stuff to *teh* table

posted on 26 Jun 2011, 12:22 5

10. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


He's trolling that was supposed to be sarcasm. Fail for you both lol.

posted on 26 Jun 2011, 09:22 4

2. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Since iOS people want all these android features in iOS5, why not just get an android. Why get the pretender when you can have the throne?

posted on 26 Jun 2011, 10:10 6

4. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


And yet, most of those features in Android are so half baked that they aren't even worth having.

posted on 26 Jun 2011, 12:01 2

7. mfrapp20 (Posts: 14; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


@The_Miz such as?

posted on 26 Jun 2011, 12:19 6

9. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Such as this article. It talks about how Apple built in safe guards to make sure there's enough battery and memory so you won't brick your phone which happens to a lot of android users with ota.

posted on 26 Jun 2011, 12:36 3

11. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


actually, that doesnt happen to a lot of android users. Android has been checkin battery levels and signal before OTA since at least android 2.0.

posted on 26 Jun 2011, 13:25 5

15. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Be careful now. Don't want the Fandroids to blow a fuse lol at such true comments.

posted on 26 Jun 2011, 20:13 1

24. TOdoubleD (Posts: 114; Member since: 28 Mar 2011)


You really just don't have any idea what your talking about.

posted on 26 Jun 2011, 20:31

26. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Keep telling yourself that if it makes your tugboat float

posted on 26 Jun 2011, 13:24 4

14. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Notifications, widgets, browser, etc. Things iOS can pull off effectively when used by Apple.

posted on 26 Jun 2011, 15:14 2

19. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


can you explain further? I would like to hear about that

posted on 26 Jun 2011, 20:32 2

27. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


I can explain it over and over, but it won't change anything because Fandroids can't accept that their OS is half baked in some areas.

posted on 26 Jun 2011, 22:21 4

32. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Why not give an answer and just judge the person making the question? Saying that any Os is fully perfect is not the way to go, and don't come with the "lag " as your only argument, it would like to hear something that's not calling people names

posted on 27 Jun 2011, 11:24 2

39. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


let me ask you a question...

Was notifications better on iOS before iOS5?

Which one was it better on: Android or iOS 4 and earlier?

How can you mention notifications being half baked on Android....when it wasnt better on iOS until iOS5?

posted on 27 Jun 2011, 14:58

41. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


not better jroc.. an EXACT COPY of Android Notifications in iOS5.

Now, will google sue the daylights out of apple for it? If Apple can sue Samsung over how widgets look, i sure as heck hope Google goes after Apple for copying their OS so blatantly

posted on 26 Jun 2011, 12:17 5

8. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


And you're trolling on yet another Apple article. I think I understand you better now. You're on t mobile and CAN'T have the iPhone. You've become very bitter as we can all see.

posted on 26 Jun 2011, 12:40 3

12. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


lol, actually i wanted to bait you into making stupid comments to entertain me. Thanks for playing. :)

Just as a point of note, there are over 1 million iphones on tmobile. Tmobile has had its own iphone tech team through phone cust service for quite some time. And if rumors are correct, we will have the upgraded iphone 4S with the bigger camera and processor by fall.

And even then, I still wouldnt buy one. Why take a step back in tech and features? You iBots have no idea how many neat features your missing, and I'm not about to give them up.
The samsung hercules which is an oversized Galaxy2 will release about the same time with more power, features, and the ability to go the whole way to 42mb/s... again, if the rumors are right.

posted on 26 Jun 2011, 13:07 4

13. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I've used android so I'm fully aware of features I'm missing. Majority I don't want such as widgets. T-Mobile doesn't do 42 Mbps that's theoretical. Real world speeds are about 4.

posted on 26 Jun 2011, 14:21 2

17. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


lol, if you want to beleive that, go ahead. I get more than 4 on my 3g vibrant. I get way more than that on my 4g LG Slate, and ive seen our aircards that can hit that theoretical max hit well into the high 20's pretty regularly.
just because u cant hit it, doesnt mean no one else can.

posted on 26 Jun 2011, 13:27 4

16. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


There's a lot of bs coming from this. Galaxy S2 will as usual take forever getting updates just like the half baked Galaxy S did. I rather have features missing from an iDevice than to have a half assed effort on the Android device.

Lol, more power, features, etc. Yeah right, good luck having your phone to yourself because it'll be loaded with some apps just for you Fandroids.

posted on 26 Jun 2011, 14:23 4

18. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


The galaxyS was one of the first devices to get the 2.3 update. The US galaxyS variants are held up by carriers. That is neither Google's nor Samsung's fault. Ive been running 2.3 for quite a while now on my galaxyS.
I wonder where you ibots get ur facts? iRetorts.com?

posted on 26 Jun 2011, 20:33

28. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Uh, no. Sasung sat on their asses for months with the Froyo update.

posted on 27 Jun 2011, 15:00

42. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


The euro galaxyS got the update like 3 or 4 months before america did. Samsung took its time at first but then only got held up by american carriers when it started rolling it out

posted on 26 Jun 2011, 15:16 1

20. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


well the Verizon iPhone cant use new features added, so maybe carriers have something to do after all

posted on 26 Jun 2011, 15:38 3

21. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i dont know how it is in the rest of the world, but in america carriers have final say on everything that goes on the phones.. updates included. That was the original reason VZW turned down the iphone way back when because apple refused to let VZW control features and such and VZW refused to allow a phone on its network that it couldnt control.

the update must pass google, then the manufacturer, then finally the carrier. If it doesnt pass one of these, its sent back until it passes all.
That is honestly the biggest reason android updates are so far behind sometimes.

posted on 26 Jun 2011, 16:40 1

22. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I buy Unlocked Phones.... so I cant really tell either.... I get the phone I want and a discount on my plan for bringing my phone to my company around 20% for a year ;D I go to websites check reviews, ask people who had it, read news and efforts from company to remain relevant, then I make my purchase, so far so good and hopefully my probably GS2 wont let me down when I decide to get it, waiting for overall impressions... so far its looking good

posted on 26 Jun 2011, 19:11 2

23. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


so far its lookin really good. :) im waiting to get my paws on one myself.. gonna be a while though :(

posted on 26 Jun 2011, 20:22

25. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Verizon already officially confirmed that Apple never approached them with an offer to carry the iPhone.

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