04-19-13 06:21 PM
- Now that OS 6 has been out for a while, I am considering upgrading my Bold 9700. However, I am worried about memory: there are a number of apps I use constantly and I am afraid that they will slow down on OS 6. I'm with Rogers so I think that the OS would be 188.8.131.528.
I was going to upgrade my 9700 to a newer device but the 9700 is working well and, if I get a new one now, I will have to wait 6 mos or more before upgrading to the new devices that will use QNX (Rogers allows device upgrades at the upgrade price w/o add'l charges after you have had one for a year).
So my questions are:
1. Are there any really good reasons to upgrade to OS 6?
2. Are there any reasons to stay away from OS 6?
Thanks very much,
John07-31-11 11:04 AM
- I have a Bold 9700 running os6 as well. my opinion is this. OS 6 isnt as "snappy" on the 9700 as it is the 9800. With that being said, i have several apps on that phone and it is working well. The web browser is so much better in os 6, it makes the os 5 browser hide in shame. The universal search feature is awesome as well.
Battery life for me between the two is about the same. I hope this helps some with your decision07-31-11 12:59 PM
- Thanks MikeyG, exactly the kind of insight I was looking for!
Fubaz: maybe you have time to look through nine thousand threads in order to find exactly what you're looking for. I don't ... so I asked a question!
If anyone else has comments on the 9700 and OS 6, I would appreciate hearing from them.
John07-31-11 03:51 PM
- I just upgraded my 9700/184.108.40.2069 (ATT) to 9700/220.127.116.116 and I have to say I am glad I did.
For starters, I am a HUGE web browser. So far the web loads a TON faster. I did have to give up column view though. I am not a big fan of the native browser, but since I can't figure out how to change my default browser to Opera Mini, I just live with it.
Opera mini now works - Opera Mini was VERY laggy on my .979; thus I didn't use Opera Mini as a web browser on my .979.
When I reboot, I have approximately 58MB of application memory. Then in about 2-3 hours my phone drops to 27MB. Then down to 25MB after 2-3 days. I know low memory isn't good; however, I see no negative impact on performance. I don't have too many apps just:
Crackberry (which may uninstall because the browser is just as fast),
I feel this is a great OS.
One unexpected change was in my trackpad sensitivity. Since installing 9700/18.104.22.1686 if I just "put" my thum on the trackpad, it reads it as a "press". This is new and my phone is only 1 year old.
The only reason I did it is novelty. I wanted something new that's all.
The only reason not to, your fear of having too many apps that would eat too much application memory.
Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com07-31-11 04:12 PM
- Thanks Judson. I took a look at Application Memory. With all of my primary apps loaded, I have 66.5 MB free. The last time I restarted was Friday night after updating an app. After restarting today, I had 70.5 MB free.
Does OS 6 tend to leak memory? If so, I'm not sure I want to go down the OS 6 road: I don't want to get into the situation I had with my Bold 9000 - the OS I had on it had memory leaks and I had an app with a local DB. I had to restart the 9000 every day or it would get so slow as to be unusable when memory dropped too low!
John07-31-11 06:25 PM
- Thanks Guatiao. The only feature you mentioned that is *really* interesting to me is Universal search. And, after Judson mentioned memory leaks, I cannot get out of my mind the constant restarts of my Bold 9000 ... and waiting a couple of minutes for it to restart during the day if I forgot to restart it in the morning!
Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com08-01-11 03:55 AM
- I went back to OS5 because it has a better week view in Calendar. Besides email I live in Calendar and Tasks. I see RIM uses the same OS6 Calendar in OS7 so I won't be upgrading handsets anytime soon.
What I really miss in OS6 in the fast, easy to read Webkit Browser, Social Feeds (including News feed), and the modern interface.
Now I'm back on OS5 I avoid the Browser and hardly check Twitter or Facebook. Maybe that makes me more productive but it's less fun.08-01-11 04:22 PM
- Thanks Rob. Calendar isn't a problem for me: we are Maximizer CRM business partners and it has an app for the BB that integrates directly with my Maximizer CRM Calendar and Hotlist (Tasks)...
Social Networks are important to me and I use FB, Twitter and LinkedIN. In fact, one of the reasons I became interested in OS 6 is to be able to run the Google + app, which doesn't run on OS 5.
The memory leak issue really bothers me so I think I'm going to stay away from OS 6.
Thanks to all for their comments and experiences,
Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com08-02-11 04:08 AM
- Sabeel: I found a number of threads by searching for "revert to old os". Here is one of them: Revert back to OS5 from OS6?
Personally, I only run OS's that are supported by my carrier for my device. So I would download from the carrier's web site if I was you.
John11-20-11 03:01 PM
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