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  1. Willy_P's Avatar
    According to a post from Dell Liaison Terry B, Android 5 Lollipop is expected to be released for the Venue 8 7840 on April 21st. I hope it's 5.1 but the latest post I saw regarding the version number indicated it would be 5.01.
    03-23-2015 08:52 PM
  2. ozz007's Avatar
    Yes I hope is 5.1 I don't have any issues right now and I want to stay the same.
    03-25-2015 12:18 AM
  3. Laualie's Avatar
    Thanks for following this Willy. Here's hoping it happens!
    03-27-2015 11:51 AM
  4. mep1127's Avatar
    I hope that's true. I've been following that post as well and they've been constantly pushing back dates.
    04-04-2015 09:59 PM
  5. cpolism's Avatar
    Here we all sit on 4/20, and it's not looking good.
    04-20-2015 02:36 PM
  6. TheFanza's Avatar
    Weird enough, on the official page of the device ( it doesn't allow me to post the link ) it says:

    "Latest technology: Dell Venue 8 comes with the latest Android™ 5.0 Lollipop® operating system, enabled for Android for Work, so you can expect stronger security, immediate syncing across devices, more flexible device sharing, longer battery life and easy access to quick settings."

    Is this new?
    04-21-2015 06:55 AM
  7. cpolism's Avatar
    Weird enough, on the official page of the device ( it doesn't allow me to post the link ) it says:

    "Latest technology: Dell Venue 8 comes with the latest Android™ 5.0 Lollipop® operating system, enabled for Android for Work, so you can expect stronger security, immediate syncing across devices, more flexible device sharing, longer battery life and easy access to quick settings."

    Is this new?
    It also said that when they announced the Venue 10" a few weeks back. So it sounds like it's just a marketing mistake.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-21-2015 07:41 AM
  8. TheFanza's Avatar
    "Mistake" eheh...
    04-21-2015 07:46 AM
  9. paul foster's Avatar
    Nothing here so far 2:00pm April 21...😯

    Gonna go tweek my 1981 cb750.....something I can control

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-21-2015 02:08 PM
  10. Jeffro Bodine's Avatar
    Terry at Dell just delayed the OTA...again. 4th month in a row. What a bunch of liars.
    04-21-2015 02:20 PM
  11. sschimel's Avatar
    Terry at Dell just delayed the OTA...again. 4th month in a row. What a bunch of liars.
    04-21-2015 02:34 PM
  12. sschimel's Avatar
    Just spoke to tech support at 1-800-308-3355 was told that Lollipop started rolling out today but may take a few days to reach everyone. She even put me on hold to check with her supervisor who confirmed it.
    04-21-2015 02:36 PM
  13. ozz007's Avatar
    I don't mind the delay as long it doesn't breaks the usability of the tablet.
    04-21-2015 02:44 PM
  14. DanRyb's Avatar
    Her supervisor must be misinformed. Announced on an ongoing thread since January on Dell's support forums that it's been delayed yet again. What a mistake buying this thing.
    04-21-2015 02:50 PM
  15. mep1127's Avatar
    This is ridiculous. I really like this tablet, but the way dell has gone about with this tablet is terrible. Consistently pushing back a promised update... Shows dell's support. Too bad I'm stuck with this tablet now.
    04-21-2015 03:18 PM
  16. ozz007's Avatar
    The tablet works as it is. Do you want a working tablet or a rush update that breaks it.
    We all seen the horror stories with Samsung updates when they rush them.

    Yes the update will be nice, and its coming. Prefer something stable than a rush untested update.
    LukeT32 likes this.
    04-21-2015 03:32 PM
  17. paul foster's Avatar
    Patience folks....remember the guts is intel which is unusual for android OS.

    Recently (this week) 1password fixed a syncing bug which was unique to Intel / android builds . it took agile bits at least 10 weeks.

    the tablet has plenty going for it and lollipop is not that much better than KitKat. I have a nexus 4 and a nexus 7 with lollipop already. Its no big deal. Stable kit Kat is just fine.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-21-2015 03:49 PM
  18. paul foster's Avatar
    Things could be worse,..............iOS for example😨

    Posted via the Android Central App
    LukeT32 likes this.
    04-21-2015 03:52 PM
  19. Jeffro Bodine's Avatar
    I disagree. This tablet ships with only 8GB of useable storage space. The move to SD function is disabled under Kit Kat. The lollipop build would have re-enabled the move to SD function. At the moment I am out of storage space. Ridiculous.
    zoyano likes this.
    04-21-2015 03:57 PM
  20. mep1127's Avatar
    I disagree. This tablet ships with only 8GB of useable storage space. The move to SD function is disabled under Kit Kat. The lollipop build would have re-enabled the move to SD function. At the moment I am out of storage space. Ridiculous.
    Exactly.
    04-21-2015 04:41 PM
  21. Willy_P's Avatar
    I hope that sschimel got the correct information and the Lollipop update started rolling out today. I know if anyone receives it they'll post to this thread.
    04-21-2015 05:02 PM
  22. paul foster's Avatar
    I use file explorer es3 (free) and have no trouble moving files to my 64gig sdcard

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-21-2015 08:43 PM
  23. Jeffro Bodine's Avatar
    Apps. We are talking about moving installed apps and games to the external SD card. Not copying files using es file explorer.
    04-21-2015 11:19 PM
  24. tabs007's Avatar
    I've been getting by using an app called Folder Mount which basically does a sym link to the SD Card. It allows me to move Android/Data and Android/OBB folders to SD and has been well worth the $2.99 price of admission to redirect 21gb of app data. Note: I am not affiliated in any way with the developers, I just thought it would be useful for those who like me want to make full use if the external Micro SD card.
    04-22-2015 12:58 AM
  25. Jeffro Bodine's Avatar
    I've been getting by using an app called Folder Mount which basically does a sym link to the SD Card. It allows me to move Android/Data and Android/OBB folders to SD and has been well worth the $2.99 price of admission to redirect 21gb of app data. Note: I am not affiliated in any way with the developers, I just thought it would be useful for those who like me want to make full use if the external Micro SD card.
    Doesn't folder mount require root?
    04-22-2015 12:05 PM
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