Thread: OS 5.0 vs 6.0
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: OS 5.0 vs 6.0

I got sick of my v6.0 9100 running out of memory trying to use multiple apps (Google Maps, UberSocial and Facebook) simultaneously.

So I recently downgraded to my carrier-supported v5.0 offering.

What you will find is that the browser is not so good (but this is not an important consideration for me as I rarely browse web sites on the tiny screen) and the UI is now looking pretty dated (but I don't think the v6 & v7 UI is much good compared to Windows 7, iOS or even Android).

Overall, I'm happier running v5.0 on my 9100 as the experience is better...but with some reservations:

Whilst apps run better (the OS is much less memory hungry) there are other issues (sometimes device response lags, but doesn't show a timer, so not sure what the issue is) with v5.0 software, so I'm looking for a more recent release than v5.0.0.623 (Bundle 1083).

Any suggestions?
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