07-03-2015 03:05 PM
When is Telus going to approve and release this firmware? Samsung has had it ready for a couple weeks now, and they've already had it pushed out in places like Greece and Kenya... Why is Telus taking so long with it?
Surprise us with actual customer care and a timely software update for once, Telus.
07-03-2015 05:54 PM - last edited on 07-24-2015 01:47 PM by chungie
Please refer to the article highlighted on the front page of the forum >> http://bhzof35755.lithium.com/blog/N_blog/53596/all/software-update-life-cycle
07-03-2015 06:10 PM
Neat diagram, doesn't have anything to do with my question though.
07-03-2015 08:56 PM
07-03-2015 09:20 PM
Or whenever the update is ready. Samsung pulled previous Lollipop updates because of instability. Rogers has no ETA posted for their update for this either.
07-10-2015 12:32 AM - last edited on 07-24-2015 12:25 PM by A_Kron
@digiNuck Here's everything you need. It was also a link in the article Nighthawk sent you.
07-23-2015 02:49 PM
Hoping that the carrier customization that Telus pushes with this update will allow sorting apps in alphabetical order in the launcher.
It is SUPER annoying to find an app you have not already added to a favourite screen when they are sorted by the install order as it by default. yes you can manually reorder the icons but after upgrading from old phone and having 12 pages of icons to manually sort it's just not feasible.
And yes this is a Telus problem. Samsung has made it a carrier customization setting (for some crazy reason). So Telus has the power to have this fixed when it approves the next update.
You can manually edit the carrier customization files if you root the phone and edit the features.xml or others.xml file in the system partition but why should this be necessary.
Samsung should not allow the carrier to remove the sorting option and Samsung should allow searching the full app list just as it allows searching on the widgets list but that's a complaint for another venue.
07-28-2015 12:02 AM
Why September? What could possibly be wrong!? T-Mobile deployed 5.1.1 successfully, it's not like cell infrastructures vary that much, and it's not like they're using some specialized device. It's the same device.
Coming from a Nexus device, this was something I was not looking forward to, I expected Samsung to be slow, but I thought carriers had shoved off with this secondary testing jazz. I can understand doing a quick 2 week test to make sure there aren't strange bugs with the network but MORE THAN A MONTH!?
What are you testing, anyways? This is literally Samsung software for Samsung devices overlaid on Android software that we know works already.
Unless you're running in to all kinds of software problems that other companies and devs aren't?
07-28-2015 12:12 AM
@TheShane You are assuming a few things.
1) That it is even with telus for testing. It could still very well be with Samsung. Typically the carrier only gets it a few weeks before.
2) That Samsung Canada started the release cycle at the same time as their US counterpart. Unlike Apple, who starts the deployment process in every country at the same time, most OEMs don't. This is why we see carriers all over the world releasing software at different times.
I'm not sure what the big rush is for the OS update anyway. It's just incremental improvements...nothing groundbreaking.
07-28-2015 01:14 AM
Incremental improvements are still improvements. And it's not just incremental, there are features and fixes as well as security fixes. There are also battery performance improvements which, given the mediocre battery life, are more than welcome.
This was almost one month ago.
I know how OS roll outs work, there's just some points that we do not need with newer devices is all.
09-04-2015 10:10 AM
I give Telus credit. Yes other carriers do typically release updates earlier than Telus, but then you read that said updates have issues. Telus may be near last for Canadian Carriers, but it's solid when it's released.
Rogers released the 5.1.1 update on Sept 1st, and guess what! They found a major bug and had to halt the update until further notice. Something that doesn't happen with Telus due to the proper testing on the devices with the update BEFORE release. So you can whine all you want, but I am sure you would be complaining more with an earlier release with problems that hindered your phone and had to wait for a fix way down the road.
09-09-2015 01:56 AM
I noticed an update was waiting for me this evening on my Edge. It may have been released earlier when I was on vacation.
09-09-2015 02:08 AM
looks like it's out now. Ahead of Rogers failed attempt too. Well done telus.