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    Verizon OS Update news

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    according to http://www.rimarkable.com/verizon-bl...-today-at-noon :
    "Even though you’ve been able to get BlackBerry Storm OS 4.7.0.75 since Monday word on the street is that it will become officially available from Verizon’s OTA at 12 Noon.
    You will also be able to download BB OS 4.7.0.75 from Verizon’s site after 6:00 p.m."

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    Good stuff for everyone who has been waiting!
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    So will this be the same os as the pre released one or do you think there will be different stuff? I am just debating on downgrading back down and then getting the new OTA update when available or just keep what I got... Any one else have any opionions?
    -Josh

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshSeawell View Post
    So will this be the same os as the pre released one or do you think there will be different stuff? I am just debating on downgrading back down and then getting the new OTA update when available or just keep what I got... Any one else have any opionions?
    im sure there are a few things probably different, hard to speculate right now, but taking to the two setup files and comparing them is always helpful ;-)

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    Interesting. Since I have the pre-release version running, I've opted for the .76 Bell version to upgrade to this morning. Grabbed it last night when it was floating around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodi68 View Post
    Interesting. Since I have the pre-release version running, I've opted for the .76 Bell version to upgrade to this morning. Grabbed it last night when it was floating around.
    Yea I got the .76 version also last night. I think I am going to get the official update from verizon today of .75 or whatever is released, if anything is. But I didn't really see any changes in those two so far...
    -Josh

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    So what are the instructions for the OTA?

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    Good! I'll be checking throughout the day. Glad I waited. Thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kabeeo View Post
    So what are the instructions for the OTA?
    When It gets released goto Options > Advanced Options > Wireless Upgrade
    -Josh

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    It should actual place an icon on the home screen when available. Check the "Help" section while in wireless upgrade app.

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    There will not be any difference between the leaked .75 and the Official.

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    Those that grabbed .76---are you seeing these problems?



    [FONT=Arial]"What’s that? You somehow got a hold of the 4.7.0.75 OS for the BlackBerry Storm? Well, in this heavily-connected world we call BG Land, you’re already rockin’ something old. We’re running 4.7.0.76 on our Storm, and boy, does this thing improve a whole heap more than 4.7.0.75 did. Here’s a list of the improvements we’ve found (and bugs):[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial]For starters, switching portrait to landscape is even faster than on .75. We’re talking half a second to make a clean switch. No more “double keyboards” (half SureType, half QWERTY) on the screen.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial]After around a full day of use, our battery is sitting pretty at 50%. This is probably a 25% increase over .65. We can’t say how much better it is than .75 since that wouldn’t be fair seeing as how it wasn’t in use for long, but we believe there will still be an improvement.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial]There was this annoyance where you’d go to tap on an icon, it wouldn’t select if you tried to tap it fast. That’s all cleared up here… [/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial]This was in .75, but DTMF tones in the phone application no longer lag and cause you to hit the wrong prompts, etc.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial]The issue where the keyboard sometimes disappears when you are typing is still there.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial]In the browser, if you tapped once in the .65 build, the bottom navigational toolbar would hide and so would the top status bar. In .75, only the bottom bar would hide but the top bar would stay. Here in .76, both hide again.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial]In the browser, when you flip to landscape, the text size is increased tremendously. It scales up to fit the width of the page. Very helpful.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial]There has not been one reboot so far. In .65 there were probably two a day[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial]There’s a weird bug where sometimes the back button doesn’t actually work. Can’t figure out what causes this to happen. Oh well.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial]When navigating through the music player, playing MP3s is probably 50% better than .65 and 20% better than .75. Very, very quick. [/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial]When navigating through photos, thumbnails appear almost instantly. Even on the Bold it sometimes took a while to load, and it loaded them one-by-one. Here they basically just pop-up after a second or two.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial]Overall data connectivity feels a little slower in our non-scientific tests. Web pages take a little longer to load and we get the infamous BlackBerry clock when sending messages and Messenger nonsense. [/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial]The camera application has way more problems than it started out with. For instance, the green autofocus rectangle no longer appears, the bottom navigational buttons flicker on and off, and it’s just all around chaos. The camera app in .75 was a little better than .65 so don’t get too worried, we’re sure this will be cleared up." via boygeniusreport.com[/FONT]
    • (above info snagged from http://www.pdasnews.com/articles/4368/1/)


    I didn't get the .76 in time...overall, is .76 better than .75?
    Color---it's nothing but a hue of the rainbow...why do people place such importance in it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsNowOrNever View Post
    Those that grabbed .76---are you seeing these problems?



    [FONT=Arial]"What’s that? You somehow got a hold of the 4.7.0.75 OS for the BlackBerry Storm? Well, in this heavily-connected world we call BG Land, you’re already rockin’ something old. We’re running 4.7.0.76 on our Storm, and boy, does this thing improve a whole heap more than 4.7.0.75 did. Here’s a list of the improvements we’ve found (and bugs):[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial]For starters, switching portrait to landscape is even faster than on .75. We’re talking half a second to make a clean switch. No more “double keyboards” (half SureType, half QWERTY) on the screen.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial]After around a full day of use, our battery is sitting pretty at 50%. This is probably a 25% increase over .65. We can’t say how much better it is than .75 since that wouldn’t be fair seeing as how it wasn’t in use for long, but we believe there will still be an improvement.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial]There was this annoyance where you’d go to tap on an icon, it wouldn’t select if you tried to tap it fast. That’s all cleared up here… [/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial]This was in .75, but DTMF tones in the phone application no longer lag and cause you to hit the wrong prompts, etc.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial]The issue where the keyboard sometimes disappears when you are typing is still there.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial]In the browser, if you tapped once in the .65 build, the bottom navigational toolbar would hide and so would the top status bar. In .75, only the bottom bar would hide but the top bar would stay. Here in .76, both hide again.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial]In the browser, when you flip to landscape, the text size is increased tremendously. It scales up to fit the width of the page. Very helpful.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial]There has not been one reboot so far. In .65 there were probably two a day[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial]There’s a weird bug where sometimes the back button doesn’t actually work. Can’t figure out what causes this to happen. Oh well.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial]When navigating through the music player, playing MP3s is probably 50% better than .65 and 20% better than .75. Very, very quick. [/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial]When navigating through photos, thumbnails appear almost instantly. Even on the Bold it sometimes took a while to load, and it loaded them one-by-one. Here they basically just pop-up after a second or two.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial]Overall data connectivity feels a little slower in our non-scientific tests. Web pages take a little longer to load and we get the infamous BlackBerry clock when sending messages and Messenger nonsense. [/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial]The camera application has way more problems than it started out with. For instance, the green autofocus rectangle no longer appears, the bottom navigational buttons flicker on and off, and it’s just all around chaos. The camera app in .75 was a little better than .65 so don’t get too worried, we’re sure this will be cleared up." via boygeniusreport.com[/FONT]
    • (above info snagged from http://www.pdasnews.com/articles/4368/1/)


    I didn't get the .76 in time...overall, is .76 better than .75?
    Overall, yes it is. It's not as much as BGR said it was, but yes there are a few more bug fixes.

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    nope not really, I downgraded after installing that OS, I didnt keep it on for too long, but my browser was taking way too long to appear on my home screen and from what I read, all the advantages to me sounded like problems I either didnt have or care about and that didnt outweigh the new problems mentioned, thats just me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dean0uga View Post
    nope not really, I downgraded after installing that OS, I didnt keep it on for too long, but my browser was taking way too long to appear on my home screen and from what I read, all the advantages to me sounded like problems I either didnt have or care about and that didnt outweigh the new problems mentioned, thats just me!
    Technically there are more fixes in .76. But how OS's work is totally "device specific". You may never have the same bugs as me, and vice versa. It just depends. But when you load a new OS, it's good to let it run a bit, and then pull the battery. And then after a few hours you can see how it's going to work for your device. It may work great for you and not for others, and vice versa. A lot of it depends on certain applications installed, etc.

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