11-14-11 08:15 PM
- Seen posts on other forums and over twitter about IOS 5 OTA (Over the Air) Download. Blackberry has had OTA download's for a long time. Seen a lot of people saying its an apple Inovation as such. Peoples thoughts considering OTA downloads have been available on BB for a long time.11-10-11 11:02 PM
- Seen posts on other forums and over twitter about IOS 5 OTA (Over the Air) Download. Blackberry has had OTA download's for a long time. Seen a lot of people saying its an apple Inovation as such. Peoples thoughts considering OTA downloads have been available on BB for a long time.11-10-11 11:23 PM
- Playbook OTA OS updates are entirely painless. the install happens in the background, and notifies me once the update is complete. After a 90 second reboot, i am back to what I was doing. less than 2 minutes did I have to spend dealing with the update, and 90 seconds of that was a reboot. This will be very beneficial once BBX hits handelds.
Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com11-11-11 01:47 AMLike 2
- You are funny, but correct. After owning a few blackberrys, I found it was hardly reliable. Maybe I has gotten better, buti have read many threads about people having to connect their phones to the computer to sync data. I'm loving this iCloud thing. Syncs to all my devices automatically.11-11-11 02:57 AM
- 11-11-11 03:02 AM
- Im not having a pun at Apple or Android or anything, I just think the Apple team kinda have taken a blackberry characteristic as such and used it to there advantage cause it was trending on twitter and all about the OTA download. Where as if someone said OTA download 2 years ago people would have associated it with a Blackberry App download not Apple IOS update.
Just food for thought.11-11-11 03:46 AM
- OTA upgrades have been on every BB since OS4(possibly before, but my experience goes back that far). With that being said, the OTA part is dependent on your carrier not RIM. RIM makes the OS's, it is up to your carrier to push the upgrade out OTA.
Did a couple fellow coworkers device upgrades via OTA and it worked pretty fast(faster then DM), and everything was back to normal afterwards. Definitely not an ios innovation but everyone will hail it as such.
Last edited by homer1475; 11-12-11 at 06:55 AM.11-12-11 06:52 AM
- There are many people that think Apple has created many things that they use. It's only because they don't really pay attention to the innovation as it happens and then when Apple comes out with it it's usually the first time they've seen it. It's annoying sometimes. A lot of the people I've run into have a bit of a complex thinking they are better then other people since they use Apple products, a lot of it comes from them think Apple invented everything I think.
Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com11-12-11 07:26 AM
- 11-12-11 08:34 AM
- Kinda like how the smart cover sleeper magnet on the iPad 2 was such a great "invention"?
All kidding aside...
I don't see too many people acting like OTA updates are an Apple invention, though obviously there's a lot of hype in that community right now because it's a new feature for iOS, and part of the "post PC" experience Apple is pushing right now along with iCloud service.
I almost never use OTA OS updates on my Berries, mostly cause my carrier is so damn slow in releasing official versions and cause it downloads the entire OS as opposed to just doing a small delta update. BBX/QNX solves both those problems, so it'll be a thing of the past pretty soon.11-12-11 12:25 PM
- To the OP's point. The Playbook had OTA updates before the iPad.
A friend of mine purchased an iPad and he had to go through **** to connect to iTunes because he needed to upgrade his OS, then he needed more RAM to upgrade his OS and then he could connect to iTunes.
For Apple to offer this OTA is a step forward. I'm glad to see it for my Apple buddies.11-12-11 02:53 PM
- Seen posts on other forums and over twitter about IOS 5 OTA (Over the Air) Download. Blackberry has had OTA download's for a long time. Seen a lot of people saying its an apple Inovation as such. Peoples thoughts considering OTA downloads have been available on BB for a long time.11-12-11 04:02 PM
- One thing I did love about updating my iOS was the fact it took < 10 minutes from start to finish. The last time I updated my BBOS was with my old Curve 8530 (Storm hasn't had an update in a year) and it took over an hour from connecting my BB to the DMS to installing to rebooting. Even reinstalling a BBOS to a nuked BB took over an hour, if not closer to 90 minutes.11-14-11 09:40 AM
It's not that Apple invented OTA updates, but it is certainly more reliable than updates on other platforms.
It's the same way that BB 7 Liquid Graphics were regarded to as a luxury when the same touchscreen effects could be found on the very first iPhone running OS 1.0.11-14-11 08:15 PM
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