Tag Archives: OTA
Rating: What are the really most important extra features, then?
GoMobile News has only just stumbled upon the very latest updates to the Windows Phone 7.5 (W7 Mango) mobile OS for the Nokia Lumia range of smartphones. It’s curious. What we would regard as massive benefits have been played down whereas tiny breakthroughs get major billings. Here’s a good example. If you flip the handset’s face down then it will automatically end an incoming call. Um ,great stuff. This glosses over the fact that finally, after a lot of pressure from users and GoMobile News itself, Microsoft has finally provided Nokia with the ability to turn the handset into a local Wi-Fi hotspot so that other devices can share your 3G connexion. Continue reading
by Jim Somers, Chief Marketing & Strategy officer with Antenna Software
With over 10,000 athletes from 204 nations converging on London for the Olympic Games 2012, it will be fascinating to see how the city’s communications networks handle the crush of tweets, texts, calls, and Facebook. For the athletes, we can assume that most, if not all, will ‘bring their own device (BOYD)’ to stay connected with family and friends back home. But a whole other BYOD drama will be playing out for the millions of Londoners that work in and around the city. Continue reading
Rating: Third update for Nokia Lumia 800 is damp squib
As we recently reported, Nokia has just released its third OS update for the Lumia 800 (W7 Mango) phone. Out of all of the UK mobile networks, those on T-Mobile and Orange (which together make up Everything Everywhere) were the last to be able to receive this update. As GoMobile News is connected to the Orange network with its Lumia 800, we can now finally update you on the process. Initially, we’d believed that there’d be no formal notification of this update’s availability. We were wrong. You do actually get a message sent to the handset. Ours came on Friday 13th April  – unlucky for some but not us as we’d been expecting to receive it a couple of days from now. Sadly, the whole update has proved to be something of a non-event because there are no visible massive changes. Continue reading
Rating: No more waiting to update operator settings
A solution which will enable mobile network operators to send configuration settings over-the-air (OTA) to W7 Mango devices has just been released by device management specialist Mobilethink. The company claims it’s the first time all WP7 users will be able to access the mobile Internet irrespective of their network operator. Mobilethink actually alleges that in worst case scenarios, users have had to wait for weeks for their devices to be re-configured. That’s because in certain circumstances the user was prevented from correcting network settings after their devices had been shipped thanks to Microsoft security policies. Continue reading
Rating: Cloud-based mobile configuration service replaces call centres
Globally, mobile network operators probably spend unknown millions of dollars on marketing campaigns to attract new subscribers but then turn to the age-old mechanism of call-centres to provide tech support. What they need is a fast track mechanism to get consumers swiftly up and running with ARPU-enhancing services like Internet, MMS and SMS. Thats where Tweakker fits in with its cloud-based mobile configuration service. The technology enables new handset owners to connect to the mobile net in near real-time in order to get the requested parameters for SMS and MMS, etc. Now Doro has become the first device manufacturer to licence Tweakker’s Over-the-Air (OTA) mobile phone connectivity service. Continue reading
Rating: official web site gives comprehensive update details
The US blogs are buzzing with the news that the official OTA upgrade to Froyo (2.2) for owners of the HTC Droid Incredible will begin today (27th August). There are rumours of leaks from Verizon’s intranet for this date plus tales of Verizon sales staff saying that the Incredible now ships with 2.2. However, the evidence on Verizon’s support web site is impressive – especially the instructions on how to install the update. Continue reading
Part of the strength of the Android OS is over-the-air (OTA) updates. When a new version of the OS is available for your device, it gets sent wirelessly and automatically to your device. The end user simply receives notification that their phone is now better than it was. But what should have been a routine matter seems to have been fumbled terribly by Vodafone. Its recent update has been so bad that one customer simply stated “the whole update needs removing”. Continue reading
In a bizarre turn, despite Motorola accidentally losing control of its updating service for the Droid, everything turned out just great. It actually went better than it would have had they been on top of things. How did this happen? It was all thanks to Over The Air (OTA) updates. Continue reading
Rating: Tales of the unexpected
Playing with the T-Mobile G1 Android phone the other day I came across an unexpected flaw with the UI. The handset kept anticipating something I didn’t actually want to do.
Actually the G1 was going into Global Shortcut mode when I didn’t want it to. That meant as soon as I typed [...]
Rating: Use Wi-FI or have a good data plan as the file is 2MB in size.
Nokia have released a software update for N78.
The update includes “improved stability with Bluetooth (headsets and car kits) and music (playback over a long time and content refresh). This release also includes optimized Camera performance and Naviscroll sensitivity improvements.”
The update [...]