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OS 6 On The Storm2?

stormsurvivor

Jul 12, 2010, 5:08 PM
There's been a lot of talk about the upcoming BB OS 6 on the CrackBerry forums today.

http://crackberry.com/new-official-blackberry-6-teas ... »

With over 150 comments, (Many differing opinions), I still do not believe this OS will be offered by RIM for this device, nor will it appear on the Storm3. The "word out" is that device will have its own OS, specifically designed for the touch screen Storm. A sneak peak UTube Video today, shows a proliferation of social site improvements if thats your thing. Great if your a Messenger fan, FaceBook, My Space etc.

If not, I don't see the big deal with this OS. Besides, 256Mb on the current device more likely will not "cut the cake." A good source from RIM advised me that OS 6 ...
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HawkeyeOC

Jul 15, 2010, 4:15 PM
One of the comments was by the username Valace2. He is credible and the source of at least one of the Storm OS leaks. He says VZW has a version of OS6 on the Storm in testing, heard it was crap though but it does run on the Storm2.

The question is even if it runs on the S2, would we be happy with it? Lack of memory may make this a repeat of what the S1 suffered from. Unless they come out with an OS6light version, it's probably going to work best on units with better memory.

I'd like to see another OS optimized for touch screen phones. I don't think this will be on S3.
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stormsurvivor

Jul 16, 2010, 12:15 AM
I read the post that you mentioned. I believe the virtues of the OS now under development are not fully compatible with the format being tested by RIM at this time for the Storm2. The new 6.0 OS appears to be more consistent with a hard-qwerty device design. The nature of those phones are obviously directed to the feature-laden social networking which dominates the 6.0 OS.

Lack of memory was a major issue in the original Storm. I opened with under 35Mbs, and the phone, lagged, did not respond, and due to the burden and lack of RAM, performed terribly.

RIM will upgrade to a new OS for the Storm2. It will, however, be designed with a specific considerations, accounting for the limitations and nature of the device. As for a light ve...
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HawkeyeOC

Jul 19, 2010, 6:19 PM
http://crackberry.com/blackberry-storm-3-details-sho ... »

Refresh? WTH? I am thinking Storm 2 is not going to run OS6. 2,5 will? Laughing
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stormsurvivor

Jul 19, 2010, 7:36 PM
Most of the posts on the "refresh" mention it as a tease and not a ready for prime time player. LTE? your not going to see it on this Odin version of an OS.

They'll move up the Mega Pixels and will shoot the memory to 512, but there will not be "this defining" device for the Storm3 that will set a touch screen standard resulting in an exodus of Iphone and Android owners flocking to the BB Nation. I question whether I would abandon the 2 for those minute improvements. Even the 6.0 OS is directed towards social messaging (which I do not use my phone for), and perhaps video streaming. I use my Storm2 for business communication.....emails, massaging to employees and clients, web info (news, weather, sports), and productivity. I'm not i...
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HawkeyeOC

Jul 19, 2010, 7:50 PM
I would have to agree. Some nice improvements there with this "refresh" but it appears to me that the very reason for this is so they can have a few devices out that can handle the 6.0 OS.

Not quite enough for me to upgrade if this is all there is in Nov/Dec. LTE is really what I am excited about. Drooling

I'll have to see how this plays out Confused
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stormsurvivor

Jul 20, 2010, 7:14 PM
I've gotten to the point where this build, 713, will be a keeper. I've invested so much time in multiple theme setup, DLs, app locations, folders, etc., that another "update" will wipe out so much. The chore of setting up everything again will really open up a serious Droid "look" for me.

Not worth it! The reactivation codes, hours of re-configuration....for what? More Japanese language improvements?

Short of LTE, I'll pass, even on a refreshed device with a 5mp camera and the 512Mb. I still open with 93Mb and have a mountain of apps installed. The tease will come in November. These devices don't even go a year before RIM sets them up for the scrap heap! And the new "big improvement" device?... Ha! That will become obsolescent...
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HawkeyeOC

Jul 22, 2010, 2:15 PM
Yup, it's not gonna work well for the Storm 2 so why release it?
256mb won't cut it

http://crackberry.com/did-verizon-halt-blackberry-6- ... »
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stormsurvivor

Jul 22, 2010, 10:39 PM
Its a funny thing....I read all these blogs & forums which emphasize how dissatisfied so many users are with the "limited 256Mb" and inability for the device to handle the 6.0 OS, and how everyone was screwed out of their value.

I have a different take on the matter. The Storm2 was designed for the 5.0 OS. If one were to manage all parameters within that arena, there is nothing really to complain about. It works pretty good, and depending on how creative you are, the unit can be pristine.. Sure a couple of updates produced this & that. However, the bottom line... for its design it was a major improvement over the original, which, with 4.7, was a supreme example of crapware at the lowest level. So, we went out and purchased the better ...
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HawkeyeOC

Jul 22, 2010, 11:06 PM
They could have put 512 or 1GB in it from the beginning, but then it would have made it a more expensive device to purchase initially and we would have been complaining about that Laughing

The latest and greatest quickly becomes the old and obsolete in the phone world...such is life.

RIM is typically better than others about giving its older devices updates. Most manufacturers forget about updates.

The funny part about all this is all the complaining some people did about RIM being behind with an outdated OS. Now we get a decent update and the complaining still continues...just about something else Laughing
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stormsurvivor

Jul 22, 2010, 11:37 PM
Well said! The device performs fine for what it is. They will continue to improve the numbers and will obsolete every release of "the day." Either buy a new one every six months (for those without a plan upgrade, it will be expensive), or join the minority like me. Be happy with what you have.... Drooling
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