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Droid X Gingerbread update- VZW blames Google

Posted by anjilslaire on June 10, 2011

So I got the Gingerbread OTA update for my DX. In the 10 days I’ve had it, I’ve experienced the following bugs:

2 times: Network data connection dies overnight. In the morning, there is no 3G/1X icon on th phone, at all. Toggling data or wifi on or off does nothing. The only to get the 3G data back is to reboot the phone.
3 times: The phone randomly locking up & rebooting itself.

So, I called Verizon support from my phone (*611) and tell them after getting the GB OTA update I’m losing my 3G. The tech puts me on hold to “look up any alerts for this update.” A minute or so later, she returns, apologizes for the delay, and tells me the following (paraphrased):

*Google* pushed this update prematurely to some devices, including mine. It was not a Verizon update. She assured me it wasn’t anything with my specific hardware, and *Google* is going to push another update in a couple weeks to resolve it.

So now Verizon is saying that Google is pushing updates directly to my phone, instead of Verizon.


In any event, I’ll wait for the next OTA, which I’m guessing Verizon is working on. Gee thanks VZW. I understand when patches go sideways or unexpected bugs creep in. But don’t tell me another vendor is patching my OS on your phone. Really.


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HTC Titan, aka Verizon XV6800

Posted by anjilslaire on August 6, 2008

So, I caved and bought a Verizon XV6800 about a week back. It’s my 1st smartphone, sporting Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional. So far, I must admit I’m pretty pleased with it: It has a touchscreen + stylus, wifi, and a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard. I’ve got my Gmail account set up on it with ease, but one thing I found amusing: It can’t auto-detect the settings for Hotmail.

That’s right: Autodetect Gmail, but not Hotmail. Say what?

So far I’ve installed Live Search, which is pretty cool. It gives me weather, traffic, maps, and a host of other useful features. Bummer I can’t install Linux on it ;). I did get a great deal on internet access for it though, so I’m really getting used to having a pda in my pocket.

Next up: Finding some killer apps for my new toy. If I find anything really neat, I’ll let you know.

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