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    • Dreamnine
    • By Dreamnine 12th Oct 16, 12:07 PM
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    How often do you update the software on your phone?
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    • 12th Oct 16, 12:07 PM
    How often do you update the software on your phone? 12th Oct 16 at 12:07 PM
    Do you download and install it as soon as it is availlable?

    Or aren't you bothered that much?

    Just noticed there was a 700MB update for my Sony this morning - perhaps the highlight of my day (sarcastic). If it's not Nougat I can't see why it would be so big as the device was previously working well with no bugs that I could find.

    Perhaps you have an older device and don't want any more updates as it may hamper performance? I have to say that Apple is better at updates than android as they generally update phones for 4 years whereas on android it's more like 2.

    Last edited by Dreamnine; 12-10-2016 at 12:13 PM.
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    • cbrown372
    • By cbrown372 12th Oct 16, 12:10 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 12:10 PM
    Today as I'm getting a new one ��
    Its not that we have more patience as we grow older, its just that we're too tired to care about all the pointless drama
    • Dreamnine
    • By Dreamnine 12th Oct 16, 12:11 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 12:11 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 12:11 PM
    Today as I'm getting a new one ��
    Originally posted by cbrown372
    Nice, which phone are you getting?
    • cbrown372
    • By cbrown372 12th Oct 16, 12:22 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 12:22 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 12:22 PM
    As recommended by you, SE
    Its not that we have more patience as we grow older, its just that we're too tired to care about all the pointless drama
    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 12th Oct 16, 12:28 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 12:28 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 12:28 PM
    Shouldn't this be one for the Phone Forum...?
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 12th Oct 16, 12:28 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 12:28 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 12:28 PM
    Everyday give or take.
    I am running a CM13 nightlies (CyanogenMod Marshmallow) on my phone. Will change to CM14 (Nougat) once it becomes a bit more stable... then I will def do it daily.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Dreamnine
    • By Dreamnine 12th Oct 16, 12:41 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 12:41 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 12:41 PM
    As recommended by you, SE
    Originally posted by cbrown372
    I can't fault it in any way, but I do recommend a case if you want to keep it shiny and dink-free. And good value compared to other iPhones.

    I use my Sony as a backup and, as it's got a much bigger screen, for watching You Tube, Netflix etc. It's a good enough phone but not in the same league as the SE.
    Last edited by Dreamnine; 12-10-2016 at 12:44 PM.
    • Dreamnine
    • By Dreamnine 12th Oct 16, 12:42 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 12:42 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 12:42 PM
    Shouldn't this be one for the Phone Forum...?
    Originally posted by pogofish
    Probably - my bad. I tend to just hang around the Arms and post whatever's on my mind.
    • paddyrg
    • By paddyrg 12th Oct 16, 1:27 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 1:27 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 1:27 PM
    Immediately, system service packs help to keep your phone secure
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 12th Oct 16, 1:59 PM
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    Immediately, system service packs help to keep your phone secure
    Originally posted by paddyrg
    To true, that is why google issue monthly security updates. Unfortunately not all of these are passed onto the end user in a timely fashion.
    I do wonder how many peoples phones have the 5th October security patches on. I know mine does, and I know they are rolled out to nexus devices too.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Oblivion
    • By Oblivion 12th Oct 16, 2:16 PM
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    My dumb phone doesn't know what an update is but it can still make and receive calls ...


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    • Gambler101
    • By Gambler101 12th Oct 16, 2:34 PM
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    I have used google nexus phones for the last 4 years, and they do updates every couple of weeks. Only takes about 10 minutes so not too terrible.
    The instructions on the box said 'Requires Windows 7 or better'. So I installed LINUX
    • Jackieboy
    • By Jackieboy 12th Oct 16, 2:44 PM
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    I've never even heard of updating a phone!
    • Judi
    • By Judi 12th Oct 16, 2:50 PM
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    Last time I updated software on my phone it slowed it down to a crawl so I don't bother now.
    'Holy crap on a cracker!'
    • Missli
    • By Missli 12th Oct 16, 3:03 PM
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    I check my phone and tablets regularly for upgrades (Android and Kindle), even though my phone usually automatically checks for one. I've found each one an improvement so far.
    • Andypandyboy
    • By Andypandyboy 12th Oct 16, 6:07 PM
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    I usually do it when prompted, but haven't bothered with the latest IOS upgrade as it seems to have some issues.
    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 12th Oct 16, 6:33 PM
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    Do you download and install it as soon as it is availlable?

    Or aren't you bothered that much?

    Just noticed there was a 700MB update for my Sony this morning - perhaps the highlight of my day (sarcastic). If it's not Nougat I can't see why it would be so big as the device was previously working well with no bugs that I could find.

    Perhaps you have an older device and don't want any more updates as it may hamper performance? I have to say that Apple is better at updates than android as they generally update phones for 4 years whereas on android it's more like 2.

    Originally posted by Dreamnine
    If you have marshmallow that update will no doubt be nougat. I hate marshmallow and wish I hadn't updated from lollipop. I will be very hesitant about getting nougat when it pops up on mine.
    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 12th Oct 16, 6:35 PM
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    The worst thing about updates is that they eat away at your internal memory. Eventually it stops things working due to lack of space. My dad can no longer use the app he's uses to stream movies due to lack of room.
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 13th Oct 16, 8:01 AM
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    The worst thing about updates is that they eat away at your internal memory. Eventually it stops things working due to lack of space. My dad can no longer use the app he's uses to stream movies due to lack of room.
    Originally posted by donnajunkie
    The last couple of updates have used less space on mine than the systems before it seems. They are definitely quicker than the original system that started off on the phone. Marshmallow was a definite improvement over lollipop.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 13th Oct 16, 8:37 AM
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    Whenever the download comes through.
    I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
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