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  1. tube517's Avatar
    Still on Beta 4
    01-11-2018 10:16 AM
  2. lucidlyseen's Avatar
    Just a heads up for Swiftkey users - the SK Beta released today no longer crashes when switching themes, so I'm finally back on SK.
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    01-11-2018 11:27 AM
  3. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Just a heads up for Swiftkey users - the SK Beta released today no longer crashes when switching themes, so I'm finally back on SK.
    Haven't been on the SK Beta but doing that now. Thanks for the info.
    01-11-2018 10:05 PM
  4. pankaj981's Avatar
    Just received the beta 6 notice for my US unlocked S8+ variant. At least something to play around with while this bad weather passes lol
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    01-13-2018 12:15 AM
  5. badcat's Avatar
    Downloading it now.
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    01-13-2018 07:28 AM
  6. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Downloading
    01-13-2018 08:11 AM
  7. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Guess this is the final update. Will see how it does at work today. Hope everyone has a smooth running phone post update.
    01-13-2018 08:28 AM
  8. badcat's Avatar
    So far, so good. Doing the update chewed up 10% of my battery. Don't know what's up with that. Otherwise everything seems ok at the moment. I'm considering a hard reset but haven't made up my mind. Did a Smart Switch backup just in case.

    At least we're now on the January patch.
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    01-13-2018 08:38 AM
  9. mary beth hale's Avatar
    So far, so good. Doing the update chewed up 10% of my battery. Don't what's up with that. Otherwise everything seems ok at the moment. I'm considering a hard reset but haven't made up my mind. Did a Smart Switch backup just in case.

    At least we're now on the January patch.
    First time I've ever been absolutely up to date on security patch with any Android.
    Yeah, my battery dropped 13% for that small update.
    Wiped cache and away we go.
    Unless something bizarre happens, think I'll wait for the official release to hard reset.
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    01-13-2018 08:43 AM
  10. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Still on Beta 4
    Did you get 6 today? Several of us have already updated.
    01-13-2018 08:46 AM
  11. badcat's Avatar
    First time I've ever been absolutely up to date on security patch with any Android.
    Yeah, my battery dropped 13% for that small update.
    Wiped cache and away we go.
    Unless something bizarre happens, think I'll wait for the official release to hard reset.
    I used to use a Nexus 5X so being up to date security wise was never a problem. Nice to see Samsung catch up finally. I hope they continue to stay current.

    Holding out until the final release to hard reset is my plan as well. I did wipe the cache partition and hopefully won't need to do anything else until we get the final release.
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    01-13-2018 09:19 AM
  12. pankaj981's Avatar
    First time I've ever been absolutely up to date on security patch with any Android.
    Yeah, my battery dropped 13% for that small update.
    Wiped cache and away we go.
    Unless something bizarre happens, think I'll wait for the official release to hard reset.
    Yeah my battery dropped significantly as well. Hopefully this update improves the standby time because honestly it has been slightly bad for me on Beta 5. One thing for certain, performance has been really smooth without issues.
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    01-13-2018 10:50 AM
  13. tube517's Avatar
    Did you get 6 today? Several of us have already updated.
    Got the notification. Not in a hurry since B4 is very good for me.

    How is B6?
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    01-13-2018 12:10 PM
  14. gendo667's Avatar
    First time I've ever been absolutely up to date on security patch with any Android.
    Yeah, my battery dropped 13% for that small update.
    Wiped cache and away we go.
    Unless something bizarre happens, think I'll wait for the official release to hard reset.
    Yeah, I'm waiting to factory reset after the official build is released.

    On a side note, I'm wondering how many people here are thinking about keeping your S8? Parts of the S9 sound tempting. Specifically the additional bands supporting TMobile. Apart from that, I might stay put. Love this phone.
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    01-13-2018 01:29 PM
  15. pankaj981's Avatar
    On a side note, I'm wondering how many people here are thinking about keeping your S8? Parts of the S9 sound tempting. Specifically the additional bands supporting TMobile. Apart from that, I might stay put. Love this phone.
    Well I might keep it for as long as I don't feel tempted to upgrade. I had similar thoughts about the S7E but then here I'm with an S8+
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    01-13-2018 03:12 PM
  16. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Well I might keep it for as long as I don't feel tempted to upgrade. I had similar thoughts about the S7E but then here I'm with an S8+
    I am perfectly happy with my S8. I am though, an admitted phone junkie so if I fall into some extra money... Well you can probably guess what will happen.
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    01-13-2018 06:05 PM
  17. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Got the notification. Not in a hurry since B4 is very good for me.

    How is B6?
    Nice and smooth for me today at work. No crashes, lags, etc. I usually give it at least 24 hours before I make a judgment on battery.
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    01-13-2018 06:08 PM
  18. henryfool3's Avatar
    So far so good. The last update was very good at the start and then weird stuff stated happening again. Hoping this time the update stays stable and corrects all of the remaining issues.
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    01-13-2018 07:12 PM
  19. gendo667's Avatar
    Just updated. Seems snappier scrolling through the app drawer. Overall, seems pretty stable on my end.
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    01-13-2018 07:14 PM
  20. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Got the notification. Not in a hurry since B4 is very good for me.

    How is B6?
    6 is good so far. They've squashed quite a few bugs since 4.
    One of the biggest things though, is that you will be up to date with January security patch.
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    01-13-2018 10:09 PM
  21. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Repost for Instagram stopped working.

    Didn't tell me it's beta on startup for once.

    Gave me advice over what's running and in status bar such as my VPN. Polished. Acts like RC final.

    Microsoft Launcher on 7.1.1 Note and this both setup yesterday were different.
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    01-14-2018 08:27 AM
  22. badcat's Avatar
    Things are working well for me too. Battery life could be better but it isn't real bad either. No other bugaboos yet.
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    01-14-2018 09:01 AM
  23. badcat's Avatar
    Repost for Instagram stopped working.

    Gave me advice over what's running and in status bar such as my VPN. Polished. Acts like RC final.
    I would have to agree it feels like a finished product. The entire beta process has been very smooth overall in my opinion. I know others had significant issues but I didn't encounter any major problems and I never regretted participating in the beta.
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    01-14-2018 11:10 AM
  24. Daniel Woodward's Avatar
    Is anyone not able to sync basically any data? I stopped receiving emails suddenly and I removed my google account and added it again to try and kick the account sync into action, but that just ended up removing all my data saved to that account (contacts, calendar, etc.) and then didn't sync to restore them. Under the "More information" tab in my samsung cloud sync settings it says "The data that you can sync may differ based on your phone or system software" which makes me things it might be something in the new update messing with it.
    01-14-2018 06:31 PM
  25. mary beth hale's Avatar
    No sync issues
    01-14-2018 10:50 PM
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