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Re: Gingerbread for Captivate

Where is the support page for the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate on the Rogers site?  The phone is no longer on the website and the support link for it has been removed!  How inconsiderate of Rogers.  I do like the fact that they dropped the link.  At least put an archive page for past phones.  BTW, the phone is about a year old only.

 

C'mon Rogers, do something right for a change and stop pissing me off.  As soon as my contract ends, I will most likely move to Bell as they have better reception, coverage and they've had the Gingerbread upgrade for thier Samsung Galaxy S phone, months ago.  What the heck is taking Rogers so long to release Gingerbread for their phone?  More than 50% of the android users are on Gingerbread or better.

 

Do something positive for your customers, Rogers!

 

--jetlig

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Re: Gingerbread for Captivate

The Rogers Galaxy S Captivate has had Gingerbread since September 2011: http://www.androidcentral.com/samsung-captivate-rogers-gets-its-gingerbread-update-kies

 

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Re: Gingerbrea​d for Captivate.

This is what I have noticed with the Gingerbread update:

 

1) POP email accounts disappear. They worked for a few days and then gone again. Good that all emails are kept on the server.  It is unacceptable.  It happens randomly.

2) Calander brings up a message now saying it cannot sync with Google or Kies anymore when adding an event. This never happened with FROYO. It is very annoying.

3) My Power button is less responsive now. Sometimes it does not work. Press it twice doesn't help. Never had any problems with FROYO.

4) Startup/Bootup time is much faster now, that is a good thing.

5) The Phone is much faster now, no more lagging.

 

These problems are serious.  It is serious enough to make me go back to FROYO.  Wish Rogers can fix them ASAP.

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Re: Gingerbrea​d for Captivate.

Havent noticed your first point at all, I havent had any problems.  I remember having some sort of problem with the Email app that came with the Samsung Galaxy S, cant remember if it was when I upgraded to Gingerbread or not though.  Try using Gmail App it works much better.

 

All four of your other points I agree 100%!

I have a list of other issues Ive had since the update in the other thread (http://communityforums.rogers.com/t5/forums/forumtopicpage/board-id/Android/thread-id/1137/page/19)

Heres what I said:

 

1) Captivate buttons no longer light up when I touch my screen.  This was usefull when using the phone in the dark.

2) My battery life has been reduced SIGNIFICANTLY now. I heard all about people having battery life problems with FROYO, I had none with FROYO.  Gingerbread was a downgrade to me in terms of battery life because this is much worse now.

3) The Phone is much faster now, that is a good thing.

4) Startup/Bootup time is much faster now, that is a good thing.

5) My Power button is less responsive now. Sometimes it does not work. Have to press it twice for screen to turn on. Never had any problems with FROYO.

6) The vibration when pressing a captivate button is weaker now, I can barely feel it now when I press one of my captivate buttons.

7) Calander brings up a message now saying it cannot sync with Google or Kies anymore when adding an event. This never happened with FROYO.

 

Those are the major differences I have noticed.  I would have been happy just staying with FROYO to be honest. My phone wasnt that slow to begin with to warrent an upgrade just for that. Everything else has been considered a downgrade between the two versions. If anyone has any information on how to safely downgrade back to FROYO (Without rooting and flashing the phone), it would be greatly appreciated.  Or if anyone has any information on when Captivate gets the next firmware upgrade and what version that would be.

 

Thanks

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Re: Gingerbrea​d for Captivate.

I remember reading that one of the issues with the update was it changed it so the CPU changed running its calculations from 75% on avg and higher when necessary to 100% ALL THE TIME.

This would explain why it runs smoother but eats battery faster. Have you noticed if the device runs hotter because of this as well?

You might want to check if there is a setting (or an app) that can tweak that for you.
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Re: Gingerbread for Captivate

Now Rogeres needs to produce the ice cream update to the Samsung Galaxy Captivate so that any Rogers customer that has a Samsung Galaxy Captivate will have the ability to do so if the customer chooses to do so. Its would please plenty of people and woukd solve many comments. Please Rogers I would love to be able to have that update for my phone as i see how cool it is on the other phones such as the Samsung Nexus. and others as well. thank you for your time. its muchly apriciated.

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Re: Gingerbread for Captivate

Ummm one problem there. Even Samsung isn't going to release Ice Cream Sandwich to the original Galaxy devices, including the Captivate. I have the Captivate too, and while Gingerbread is awesome and all, I'll be upgrading to the S3 or Note 2 sometime soon. Unfortunately if you want the newest operating system, you'll have to upgrade.