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Old 28.06.2012, 16:37
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Android Jelly Bean v4.1 to be released

Android have announced that Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.3) is about to be replaced by Jelly Bean (4.1). Not a full update, but I hope that we will:
a) see it in Switzerland in the not too distant future, and
b) see the fix where it managed to crash mobiles with great regularity when turning wifi on. That bugs the snot out of me.

http://www.android.com/

Release date is supposedly sometime in July. Orange (my carrier) too about 6 weeks to supply ICS, so I'll expect to see JB sometime in September/October.

Unless Android comes out with a fully fledged whole version update to 5 by then!
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Re: Android Jelly Bean v4.1 to be released

get rid of your "orange" firmware then, and enjoy the freedom of a Cyanogen Custom Mod firmware...

no one's forcing you to suffer the big bugs from your mobile phone provider.
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Re: Android Jelly Bean v4.1 to be released

unless it would void the warranty of the phone


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get rid of your "orange" firmware then, and enjoy the freedom of a Cyanogen Custom Mod firmware...

no one's forcing you to suffer the big bugs from your mobile phone provider.
Requiring me to root the phone?
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unless it would void the warranty of the phone
But then after you can flash the original firmware back....
Edit: Sorry I meant " the original orange crappyware back". That's it. More correct.
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Requiring me to root the phone?
Rooting the phone? Not necessarily.

Especially if the custom firmware you want to flash has not the root enable.
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Rooting the phone? Not necessarily.

Especially if the custom firmware you want to flash has not the root enable.
Ok, so what's crappy about the Orange version, or what can this custom version do that the Orange version doesn't?
I'm not against changing things, but I would have to see some significant improvements. Simply saying that the Orange firmware is "crappy" isn't objective enough.

Also, when I looked, the stable custom firmware for the SGS2 is still using Android 2.3 as a base, and not 4.0, so in that instance there is a step backwards.

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b) see the fix where it managed to crash mobiles with great regularity when turning wifi on. That bugs the snot out of me.
Yes thats a really horrendous bug they let through, I find it never happens if I turn airplane mode on and off before turning on wifi, a pain in the ass but better than a crash.

I've not been very impressed with the number of bugs in ICS on the Galaxy S2 so far, I've still got a nandroid backup of Gingerbread that I've so far resisted flashing back.
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Yes thats a really horrendous bug they let through, I find it never happens if I turn airplane mode on and off before turning on wifi, a pain in the ass but better than a crash.

I've not been very impressed with the number of bugs in ICS on the Galaxy S2 so far, I've still got a nandroid backup of Gingerbread that I've so far resisted flashing back.
I've just had to make sure I'm not doing anything on the screen. As long as the phone is basically in waiting mode then it will access the wifi. If I'm using the internet or facebook app or whatever and try to change on the fly, that is when I have found it hangs.

I have a feeling the 4.1 release might be more about sneaking in patches than an actual upgrade, even though they just spout on about the cool stuff they are adding.
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Ok, so what's crappy about the Orange version, or what can this custom version do that the Orange version doesn't?
I'm not against changing things, but I would have to see some significant improvements. Simply saying that the Orange firmware is "crappy" isn't objective enough.

Also, when I looked, the stable custom firmware for the SGS2 is still using Android 2.3 as a base, and not 4.0, so in that instance there is a step backwards.
The ReleaseCandidate of Cyanogen mod 4.0 has 3-4 bugs, but its features rarely used for most users. But to be fair it was made a few days ago, they are still improving it.

It's not to me to list the bugs of your "orange firmware", especially that they probably keep them all quiet.

The custom version is much better, has much less default crap, increase your battery duration, etc... Most of the code is rewritten or reused in better ways.
Have look at changelogs, feature lists, etc...


You could even look for a newer kernel which add a lot of improvement (but it's not officially compatible with the latest cyanogen, its 2 separate projects).
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