1. laughing_mole's Avatar
    Am still on 10.3.0 and loving my PP other than the slow camera focus. Have resisted upgrading to 3.1 due to loss off flash and now reports of worse battery. Is there any way of staying on 3.0 but loading the new camera software module?
    04-14-15 02:15 AM
  2. pboud_01's Avatar
    Nope. The camera module will be looking for 10.3.1 hook-in points.

    You try the latest option?

    P.

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    04-14-15 02:38 AM
  3. brendanr6's Avatar
    I love 10.3.1. I think it would be easier to try it. If you really hate it then work out how to downgrade instead.

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    04-14-15 03:48 AM
  4. Matt J's Avatar
    For me the only good thing about 10.3.1 was the more responsive camera. The battery life is definitely worse overall.

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    04-14-15 10:43 AM
  5. zombiecupcake's Avatar
    You should upgrade. The benefits outweigh the negatives. You can install a flash browser to continue flash use. The camera is better on 10.3.1

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    04-14-15 12:56 PM
  6. Matt J's Avatar
    You should upgrade. The benefits outweigh the negatives. You can install a flash browser to continue flash use. The camera is better on 10.3.1

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    Not so fast on the "upgrade". Yes, the camera is faster. However, I think that 10.3.1 is "slower" than 10.3.0, since it seems to take longer for some apps to run. I've noticed that the Calendar app is less responsive, as is WhatsApp. The added animations seem to slows things down a bit too.

    The battery life is worse, without question. Anyone that tells you otherwise has not investigated this in detail. There are Android processes running in the background on 10.3.1 that did not run on 10.3.0. Namely, Android Player, that now account for an ongoing load on the CPU. I have found that battery life is worse by about 30% at the end of the day.

    The removal of Flash is also something to consider. I personally do not care so much, but it might render some sites non-functional. With time, this will resolve itself as more sites move to HTML5.

    I'm sure future OS updates will resolve these issues, but really, BlackBerry released an OS that was half-baked. The flickering issue was released to the masses. Some carriers waited over a month to actually release it to their customers.

    If you buy a Passport now, you may not know how good 10.3.0 was for battery life and just assume that all is good. I can tell you, having run 10.3.0 since the Passport came out, and only "upgrading" last week to 10.3.1, the upgrade was not worth it.

    My advice, wait as long as you can. At least another couple/few builds to work their way through the system. 10.3.1 is buggy and unfinished.
    04-14-15 02:01 PM
  7. sorinv's Avatar
    I agree. Not worth upgrading. Camera improvement is minor. Focus is improved a bit but not enough to justify loss of flash and worse power consumption due to android player uploading data surreptitiously and running all the time in the background.
    04-14-15 10:59 PM
  8. laughing_mole's Avatar
    Thanks for your helpful feedback guys. Think I'll stick on 3.0 for now.
    04-15-15 02:35 AM
  9. vader42's Avatar
    Just weighing in. I am on 10.3.1, and have found the battery life to be at least as good, if not better. I don't use many android apps, and have stopped them running in the background. Android itself has been upgraded and more apps run now and you can select the aspect ratio for better compatibility. The camera is much improved, and I find general performance better. I suppose it is really up to how you use your PP, but for me, I wouldn't dream of downgrading back to 10.3.0.

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    04-15-15 03:06 AM
  10. vader42's Avatar
    Oh and flash browser solves all flash issues. Works a treat.

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    04-15-15 03:07 AM
  11. Matt J's Avatar
    Thanks for your helpful feedback guys. Think I'll stick on 3.0 for now.
    Good call.
    04-15-15 04:31 AM

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