How do OS updates work?
So it seems Carriers Release OS updates specific to Their BlackBerry Devices..
Do they Customize an OS that was released from RIM? who determines the build numbers? Who Determines which Carrier will get to release each build ?
I take it a Build release by Rogers may not be fully optimized to work on a T.Mobile phone..
- 05-22-2012, 07:39 PM #3
Carriers don't customise OS builds.
RIM determine the build numbers.
The carriers determine which OS builds to officially release, and for which devices.
A Rogers OS will work fine on a TMO device, and vice-versa.
Ok, so in that case some Carriors just don't have the technical team to realease updates ? Why doesn't all the Carriors release updates when rim send it over to them for testing.
Also I had a Verizon 9650 and when I loaded a Sprint OS6 it was a nightmare, had to drop back down to Verizons OS6.
- 05-26-2012, 04:28 PM #6
I wonder why RIM doesn't just do the testing on the various devices. Why do the carriers do the testing? And what do they actually test? The performance of the builds on their individual networks? And how extensively? It's not like these carriers are UL or something ...
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05-27-2012, 02:05 AM #7
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I will definitely agree with you and say RIM should be the ones to do the testing. With all of the time the carriers keep us in Limbo and then they still release something that is buggy, or break something that already works. No one knows the ins and outs of a phone other then the company that makes them correct?
- 05-27-2012, 09:02 AM #10
That's a good question, and I hope not. I would presume that would be a security issue. The carrier could build Carrier IQ or the likes of it right into the OS! That said, I would think that they just approve/disapprove its release.
- 05-27-2012, 06:44 PM #11