9650: Don't feel bad about not upgrading to OS6!
Looks like (at least what this article states) in that only 10% of BB owners have upgraded to OS6 anyway.
Of course, being that this is a CB forum members are on the techie side, so I'm sure many here love to tweak around with OS6.
Personally, I have been back and forth from OS5 too many times to count and never liked OS6 anyway. What frustrates me is that we should just should have had an official OS on the 9650 that simply works without all the tweaking or having to hunt out things like themes or new OS leaks that never seem to address the 9650's underlying issues.
At least this article shows my opinion of OS6 is aligned with the majority of other BB users. Understandably, just not with the majority of this forum.
I don't post to continually bash Rim's products. I just see such as mass following of other platforms and feel that if CB members used their combined voices in our posts it would let Rim know why they are losing market share. We can't expect CB to post these types of articles, because they are ad driven and they seem to be getting a lot of ads for the Playbook lately on their home page. Too bad some of that expenditure by Rim isn't going into quickly correcting the issues with OS6!
Is It Just Me, Or, Shouldn’t More Than 10% Of BlackBerry Users Be Using BlackBerry 6?
Last edited by expidia; 03-30-11 at 08:39 AM.
- 03-30-11, 09:12 AM #2
OS5 was nice in October 2009 when Storm moved up from 22.214.171.124. That was then, this is now: OS5 is slow/clunky and takes forever to boot up. Those that don't move to OS6 are probably afraid they'll screw it up, and have more smartphone than they really need. 126.96.36.1991, released by Verizon, is very stable.
- CrackBerry Newbie
03-30-11, 09:51 AM #3
- 5 Posts
I've had my Bold nearly 2 months now, a refurb that came with OS5
Upgraded to 6...then back to 5...now back to 6 and generally like it
Only issue is Slacker Radio..which locks the phone up occasionally regardless of the OS, reboot with Quickpull and everything is fine
Love my Crackberry
- 03-30-11, 10:35 AM #5
I think the only thing keeping me from a second go-round with 6 is the lack of column view on the browser. That and the pita effort to make sure all apps work or DLing updated versions.
But the addition of themes now does make it a greater likelihood that I will try again at some point.
- 03-30-11, 10:41 AM #6
Jeff, I have column view with VZW's 431.
It is fantastic. My browser is exactly what I wanted in the beginning.
You ought to give it a try.
Oh and that 90% who have not upgraded should be vying for my husband's LG ENV 3
- 03-30-11, 10:48 AM #7
They want to make calls and take the occasional picture. The Moto Razr can do that.
- 03-30-11, 11:26 AM #8
A large percentage of BB users cannot upgrade to OS6 on older phones that are still in use and on some new phones still be sold today that are only OS5 capable. The last couple of versions of OS6 have been greatly improved over the first couple of leaks for sure. Yes, a column-like view is now in place that works well on CB with OS6.
- CrackBerry Addict
03-30-11, 11:57 AM #10
- 841 Posts
Why argue about it? OS6 works for some, not for others.
I completely agree with the OP on this point. I reverted back to OS5 after several weeks w/OS6 because OS5 just works better for me on my 9650. If that makes me "low tech" in the eyes of other BB users then so be it. My co-worker has the Torch and after trying it out a bit it's clear to me that OS6 was made for larger touch-screen devices. I think most BB users just want their phone to work as efficiently as possible. You can't bash BB users that don't care to change the OS, or install themes. I think this type of user makes up majority of BB owners and explains the low rate of OS6 adoption.
- 03-30-11, 12:04 PM #11
- 03-30-11, 04:17 PM #14
I won't get into too much argument about whether I and others are technological neanderthals. They probably were much safer without nuclear power!
- 03-30-11, 05:35 PM #15
You won't find an option for Column View in OS6, what I and others have experienced is that the CrackBerry site now renders the forums in a "column-like" view. Many people went back to OS5 just because the CB site did not work well with the magnifying glass method, but now when you press the magnifying glass once while in the forums, it enlarges the text but wraps it in a column-like view so you don't have to scroll sideways to read the posts. Some other websites also have this, but many still do not and some like the CNN.com mobile site do not have any way to zoom or enlarge text at all.
- CrackBerry Newbie
03-30-11, 06:24 PM #16
- 9 Posts
I tried Verizon’s upgrade for a month after reading here give it some time. Well I went back to 5 and immediately realized that is was just like when I went from Windows XP to Vista. Vista had all the cool fluff but was not stable, as any corporate user will tell you. Well until they come up with a more stable 6 platform I'll stay with 5. With 6 my battery did not last the work day, even with all the suggestions here. With 5 again I can make it to the next day if I forget. With 6 my cars internal Bluetooth kept dropping connection. With 5 no problem. With 6 emails hesitated to open. With 5 they open immediately. I liked the changes that 6 will bring but I need stability more. I can't wait to hear what everyone say's about 6.1 when it hits.
- 03-30-11, 11:13 PM #17
I loved OS 5. But I have been using OS 6 for about a week now and I really like it. It isn't a big departure form OS 5. But there are a lot of good additions. OS 6 is fast and the browser is a lot better. I also like the universal search and the various slide screens.
Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
- 03-31-11, 08:34 AM #18
- 03-31-11, 12:50 PM #19
Yep .524 is a great build. Very happy with it. There are still issues with every OS, but very minor issues.
I tried going back to OS 5 and missed those extra features that OS 6 gives me to use during the day
- 03-31-11, 01:30 PM #21
You know Windows 311 for workgroups was cool too but times change.
- 03-31-11, 11:57 PM #25
188.8.131.521 us very solid,,,...much faster than any 5.0, very good battery life...whats not to like...every OS has some kind of small tweak...but I' tried alot of the leaks and officials,,,but ..431 is the best of any