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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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    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 13th Oct 16, 10:49 AM
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    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.
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    i get all sorts of niggles with marshmallow like for example i often get the message telling me the charge slot is open even when it isnt. the bbc weather app stopped working and i ended up having to remove it.
    when i talked about updates i meant as a whole not just those for the system but also those you get for apps as well.
    • Dreamnine
    • By Dreamnine 14th Oct 16, 2:12 PM
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    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.
    Originally posted by donnajunkie
    Nah, it wasn't Nougat and I can't find any changes on my phone for better or worse. Even though it was 700MB the storage on my phone shows the same as before.
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    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 14th Oct 16, 4:40 PM
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    Nah, it wasn't Nougat and I can't find any changes on my phone for better or worse. Even though it was 700MB the storage on my phone shows the same as before.
    Originally posted by Dreamnine
    in the area of your phone where it tells you the details of your phone what android version does it say? if its six point something it will be marshmallow still. i am not sure what number is applied to nougat, seven point something i guess.
    • Tigsteroonie
    • By Tigsteroonie 14th Oct 16, 5:00 PM
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    If you have older/cheaper phones, they stop issuing the updates. My phone didn't even get an update to Marshmallow, Marley's did. I'm not expecting a Nougat release for either phone.

    It doesn't stop me using the phone, apps still work. I'm not one of those people who always have to have the latest version of summat.
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    • MrsShazbat
    • By MrsShazbat 15th Oct 16, 9:09 PM
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    Short answer, yes I download as soon as it appears (unless I'm not on WiFi anywhere in which case it won't download).

    My Nexus 9 tablet downloaded Nougat midweek. Since Marshmallow it's been laggy and slow and tbh I use my phone or the good old PC more than anything as I just don't have the patience. So far I can't see any difference since the update. The irony of getting the Nexus (I also had a Nexus phone at the time) was to get the updates immediately they're released as it's a Google device. I did a factory reboot, have hardly any apps on it, but it still lags and freezes.
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    • Hoochypooch
    • By Hoochypooch 15th Oct 16, 11:41 PM
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    What you find is often "updates" remove functionality you previously had.
    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 15th Oct 16, 11:53 PM
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    When I get sick of my phone telling me I must update I only updated to iOS 10 as I was sick of the constant reminders!
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    • Dreamnine
    • By Dreamnine 25th Oct 16, 10:41 AM
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    Awoke today to find iOs 10.1 available for my iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. It took about 15 minutes, updating them all simultaneously.

    Last edited by Dreamnine; 25-10-2016 at 10:44 AM.
    It is nexuses not nexi, dummy. And it's between you and me, not you and I.
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