1. Simon_y7's Avatar
    Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note 3 receiving maintenance update | PhoneDog

    How common is this for a brand new, flagship phone?
    10-25-2013 05:00 PM
  2. UJ95x's Avatar
    Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note 3 receiving maintenance update | PhoneDog

    How common is this for a brand new, flagship phone?
    Quite common, that's when a lot of bugs/glitches start to surface that didn't do so during any testing they did. Usually just minor fixes within the first few weeks
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    10-25-2013 05:11 PM
  3. imtravis's Avatar
    From every new phone I've gotten, I tend to see updates for the first few months, from samsung and the htc phones I've owned..


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    10-25-2013 05:12 PM
  4. anon8126715's Avatar
    How many updates have you seen? I've seen 1 update, which is understandable since from what I remember, it needs to get local tower updates.

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    10-25-2013 06:03 PM
  5. Simon_y7's Avatar
    My own smartphone experience has been limited to BB Storm and HTC Rezound, but, for the life of me, can I remember that many updates so fast. I guess it can also be argued that it's a good thing.
    10-25-2013 06:04 PM
  6. Simon_y7's Avatar
    How many updates have you seen? I've seen 1 update, which is understandable since from what I remember, it needs to get local tower updates.

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    I think some people have reported four.
    10-25-2013 06:05 PM
  7. zmann's Avatar
    I am on sprint and have received 2.

    THE BEAST,,NOTE 3. SIZE IS EVERYTHING!!!
    10-25-2013 07:27 PM
  8. ccpopham's Avatar
    I am on verizon have not had any updates which kind of sucks the way carriers roll out the updates.

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    10-25-2013 07:37 PM
  9. UJ95x's Avatar
    I am on verizon have not had any updates which kind of sucks the way carriers roll out the updates.

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    Only thing I like about the iPhone line...

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    10-25-2013 07:40 PM
  10. anon8126715's Avatar
    I am on verizon have not had any updates which kind of sucks the way carriers roll out the updates.

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    The grass is always greener....

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    10-25-2013 08:43 PM
  11. JB802's Avatar
    Only thing I like about the iPhone line...

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    IPhone's get the same updates, hell, they 7.0.1 for the 5s and 5c on launch day and they are currently on 7.0.3.. the first release of iOS6 had huge WiFi problems that needed patching. nothing is immune from bugs and holes

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    10-25-2013 11:42 PM
  12. UJ95x's Avatar
    IPhone's get the same updates, hell, they 7.0.1 for the 5s and 5c on launch day and they are currently on 7.0.3.. the first release of iOS6 had huge WiFi problems that needed patching. nothing is immune from bugs and holes

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    Yes, but they fix them relatively fast and don't get released at different times for different carriers or phone models like on Android.

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    10-26-2013 04:52 PM
  13. Simon_y7's Avatar
    Makes me wonder about the number of testers and the length of testing before the phones are released.
    10-26-2013 04:59 PM
  14. Simon_y7's Avatar
    10-30-2013 10:58 AM
  15. AuburnGrad's Avatar
    Another thing to think about for those asking this question. Is how often are you on the front end of a phones release.

    If you normally buy phones that have been out 6 months already, then you missed all the updates, and it was already taken care of when you bought it. Thats why when buying a new phone, you have to weigh the bugs out, and if you really can't put up with them, then you get a new phone. Otherwise, assume that the updates will fix the tweaks. Nothing is perfect, no matter how much testing you put into it.
    10-30-2013 12:29 PM
  16. Almeuit's Avatar
    Yes, but they fix them relatively fast and don't get released at different times for different carriers or phone models like on Android.

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    That's just the nature of the beast. Android is open so carriers can and will modify the phones.. So patches have to be sure not to mess up the other things.

    Apple controls it fully.. Carriers don't touch it.

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    10-30-2013 12:49 PM
  17. UJ95x's Avatar
    That's just the nature of the beast. Android is open so carriers can and will modify the phones.. So patches have to be sure not to mess up the other things.

    Apple controls it fully.. Carriers don't touch it.

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    Yeah, the one thing I wish Google would enforce...Let the OEM add some stuff but tell the carriers to make their own phones if they want to add their bloatware to something. That way you don't have 20 different firmware versions for basically the same phone...
    10-30-2013 12:53 PM

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