Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 22:26 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Today, we have two major mobile operating systems releasing updates to their platforms. First, Apple bumped the iPhone OS up to version 3.1.3, and second, Google released an update for the Nexus One which implements activates multitouch support for the phone.
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RE[3]: Over the air...
by unoengborg on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 09:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Over the air..."
unoengborg
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2005-07-06


And what happens if you start the update on WiFi and have to go out somewhere? Have to leave the phone behind? Does it automatically stop the update and pick up again later, or does it just continue on your 3G data, that in some countries you pay significantly for. Again, it's about what works everywhere, but most people don't give a shit if it doesn't affect them.


These phones are built for internet use. To use them to their full capacity without costing you an arm and a leg you need to have some kind of flat rate plan. If you can't get that from your provider you should probably switch provider or use some other phone.

So I guess most people with these phones will have little problem with OTA updates, at least as long as you can prevent it from ugrading or use none wifi internet services when you are abroad, where flat rate plans usually do not apply. In Android it is possible to turn off such internet access so it should not be a problem.

Any upgrade of this kind neet to take into account that loss of internet connectivity might be lost during update, and handle that somehow, either save whatever bits it allreayd downoaded, or start all over when it gets connected again. So if they have done it correctly it should be possible to turn off internet in the middle of an upgrade.

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RE[4]: Over the air...
by mrhasbean on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 13:25 in reply to "RE[3]: Over the air..."
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2006-04-03

These phones are built for internet use. To use them to their full capacity without costing you an arm and a leg you need to have some kind of flat rate plan. If you can't get that from your provider you should probably switch provider or use some other phone.

So I guess most people with these phones will have little problem with OTA updates, at least as long as you can prevent it from ugrading or use none wifi internet services when you are abroad, where flat rate plans usually do not apply. In Android it is possible to turn off such internet access so it should not be a problem.

Any upgrade of this kind neet to take into account that loss of internet connectivity might be lost during update, and handle that somehow, either save whatever bits it allreayd downoaded, or start all over when it gets connected again. So if they have done it correctly it should be possible to turn off internet in the middle of an upgrade.


My point is that in some countries there are no such things as flat rate mobile data plans - unfortunately. This is one of the things Apple took into consideration with the iPhone. Even updating apps - it won't update an app that is larger than 10Mb over 3G (at least in my country it won't) because of the possible data charges involved. Like I said, those who don't have to worry about these things don't really care about those who do...

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